Car Accident Causes & Liability
Car accidents are among the most common causes of serious injuries and preventable deaths every year in the U.S. Because most people rely on their cars to get them where they need to go on a daily basis, the possibility of suffering injuries in a car accident is a serious safety concern. Unfortunately, far too many drivers do not exercise the caution they should when on the road, putting others at risk of serious injury or even death.
Car accidents can happen in many different ways, but if someone else was at fault for your accident, you may be entitled to take legal action in order to seek compensation. At Wilson & McQueen PLLC, we know how devastating the effects of a car accident can be on you and your entire family, and as such, we are dedicated to upholding the rights of victims as they pursue the compensation they need to cover their accident-related losses.
Our Car Accident Practice Areas
Numerous factors can contribute to the occurrence of a car accident. At Wilson & McQueen PLLC, our highly experienced legal team can help you in a wide range of situations, including cases involving:
Driver errors like failing to look before changing lanes
Running red lights, tailgating, and other forms of reckless driving
Speeding on highways and surface roads
No-fault car accidents and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance matters
Drunk driving accident caused by an impaired motorist
Pedestrian accidents in crosswalks and on sidewalks
Neck injuries like whiplash
Wrongful death claims
Accidents caused by a car defect/malfunction
Bicycle accidents with much larger motor vehicles
At Wilson & McQueen PLLC, we are dedicated to standing up for the rights of accident victims, and we are ready to put our passion and our years of experience to work for you if you or someone you love has been the victim of a car accident.
What if I’m Partly at Fault for the Accident?
While many car accidents are 100% the fault of one driver, often more than one driver contributes to the wreck. Fortunately, in Kentucky, you do not lose out on compensation just because you were partly to blame.
Under Kentucky’s pure comparative fault rules, the damages you recover get reduced by the amount of fault you contributed to the incident. So, if a jury finds the other driver was 80% to blame and you were 20% responsible, the size of the verdict you receive will be reduced by 20%. This could still go a long way toward paying for damages like medical bills and lost wages.
Speak With a Car Accident Lawyer in Lexington
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, you should not be forced to bear the consequences alone. Contact the lawyers from Wilson & McQueen PLLC by calling our offices today to speak with a dedicated member of our legal team and learn more about what we are prepared to do for you.