If you are hurt in a car accident in Kentucky, Indiana or Tennessee, you know that the true cost of the losses can never be measured. The pain of a serious injury can last the rest of your life. Money will never be enough to make up for what you’ve endured.
But the laws in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee make the driver who caused the crash responsible for your losses. The car accident lawyers at Becker Law Office can help with your case. In a perfect world, we could turn back the hands of time and yell “Watch Out” to the at fault driver and prevent your crash. We wish we could do that for you and your family. All we can do now to help is to get the full compensation you deserve. That’s our goal as your lawyer.
The majority of auto accidents involve moving vehicles crashing into something or someone. In Kentucky, for example, in 2011 alone, 81,320 collisions — 64 percent of all crashes — involved a crash between two or more vehicles including cars, trucks, tour buses and motorcycles.
The rules of the road, including speed limit laws and right-of-way laws, are designed to protect motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders. If everyone drove carefully and obeyed all of the rules of the road, there would be virtually no car accidents. And even in this imperfect world of distracted driving, if insurance companies paid the claims fairly, there would be no need for Becker Law Office to help you.
Unfortunately, people make careless choices and dangerous driving mistakes every day. These mistakes can lead to deadly car wrecks or to accidents that cause serious injuries.
Accidents can also be caused by vehicle malfunctions or road design or maintenance defects. Problems with vehicle components, for example, can be a car accident cause, especially when trucks are involved.
The Kentucky Traffic Crash Facts, for example, reveal that a problem with load securement caused 117 truck crashes in 2011 alone. Tire failure was responsible for another 141 truck accidents and defective truck brakes resulted in 75 wrecks. Any malfunctioning vehicle, however, can result in an accident.
When there is a vehicle defect, road design or road maintenance problem, the company or entity responsible can be held legally liable for injuries.
In every crash, it is important to determine if one or more drivers was to blame, if there were vehicle problems or if there was an issue with the road.
Accident victims can obtain monetary damages for these types of losses in one of two ways: by settling a case with an insurance company or through a personal injury lawsuit. In either situation, it is up to the accident victim to prove he or she is entitled to damages.
This means the accident victim must show the other driver was unreasonably careless or broke the rules of the road — and that these bad decisions were the direct cause of the accident and injuries. Evidence including police reports, eyewitness testimony, expert testimony from accident reconstruction experts, and photos at the accident scene can all be helpful in proving your case.
The stronger your claim, the more likely it is that the insurance company will settle or that you will prevail in court. As such, you need to begin building a car accident case as soon as you can after the accident. This means you need an experienced car accident lawyer right away.
The outcome of your car accident claim will determine if you have enough money to cover the costs of a serious accident.
When looking for a car accident lawyer, you shouldn’t have to choose between a lawyer known for negotiating or an experienced trial lawyer. With Becker Law Office, you never have to make this choice — you get two firms in one.
Becker Law Office is part of a legal team with Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss, a law firm made up of experienced litigators who have been recognized among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky.
When Becker Law Office handles your car accident claim, we’ll send in our top negotiators to fight for your rights with the insurance company. If your case has to go to trial, you’ll be represented by a trial attorney who can make a strong case to the judge and jury to get you the compensation you deserve.
With so much at stake in your car accident case, you should never settle for a legal team that can’t provide the very best in legal service from start to finish. Trust in Becker Law Office to represent you and you’ll have the right advocate to get you fair and full compensation no matter how your claim is resolved. Becker Law Office has been handling cases since 1985 and has represented over 33,000 people just like you!
Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule your free case evaluation and to learn more about the unique legal representation we can offer. From our offices in Lexington and Louisville, we accept car accident cases throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. And we never get paid unless we settle or win your case.