Aggressive Lawyers Pursue Full Compensation for Louisville Auto Accident Injuries
Experienced attorneys represent crash victims in Kentucky and Indiana
After an auto, motorcycle or trucking accident, you are probably feeling overwhelmed with medical and property damage bills. You have the right to seek compensation, and you need to be represented by an attorney who has the knowledge and skill to advocate for you. The Schuler Law Office has a well-deserved reputation for effective service and attention to detail. As with every case we handle, our attorneys are prepared to challenge the insurance company’s lawyers and present a compelling argument in court for you.
Sobering statistics point to the dangers on Kentucky’s roads
In 2015, there were more than 136,000 motor vehicle collisions in Kentucky. Those collisions resulted in 761 deaths and nearly 15,000 injuries. More than 1,000 of those collisions injured pedestrians, killing 71 of them, and of the 405 collisions involving bicyclists, seven people were killed. The main contributing factors in Kentucky automobile accidents are driver behavior, vehicle malfunction due to design or maintenance issues, and road and weather conditions.
Helping you determine fault after a Louisville car accident
To obtain full compensation for your injuries after a car accident, you must be able to show by a preponderance of the evidence that another party was at fault. This often means proving negligence on the part of a driver or owner of a vehicle, the manufacturer of a car, or the municipality responsible for maintaining safe road conditions. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your crash and consult accident reconstruction experts to establish fault.
Recovering full compensation for various car accident injuries
Kentucky roads experience a greater rate of car and truck accidents than the national average. Common injuries from auto accidents in the commonwealth include:
- Broken bones
- Concussion and traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Soft-tissue whiplash injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including partial and complete paralysis
- Shock due to blood loss
- Wrongful death
When choosing an attorney to represent your case, you should look for one who has specific experience with your type of crash and injuries. Lawyers at the Schuler Law Office have managed auto accident cases involving catastrophic injuries and are prepared to fight for full compensation, which includes:
- Costs of past and future medical treatment
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost earning past and future
- Pain and suffering damages
We aggressively pursue the maximum damage amount possible under the facts of your case.
The role of motor vehicle insurance in Kentucky
Kentucky is a “choice no-fault” auto insurance state. That means no matter who was at fault for your accident, you must turn to your own insurance company for compensation first. When purchasing car insurance, you do have the option of opting out of the no-fault system, but then you run the risk of someone else suing you after an accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers help you understand your options under your insurance policy and help get you the compensation you need.
If you’ve sustained a physical injury, compelling you to sue the at-fault party, you may find that driver has insufficient insurance coverage. Kentucky law requires drivers to carry a minimum level of liability insurance as follows:
- $25,000 bodily injury per person per accident
- $50,000 bodily injury for all persons per accident
- $10,000 property damage liability
- $10,000 personal injury protection
This is hardly adequate for a serious injury that requires hospitalization. To make matters worse, insurance industry studies indicate that about 16 percent of drivers in Kentucky have no insurance at all. Dealing with an uninsured or under insured driver can complicate your pursuit of justice, making it even more important to seek the help of a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney.
Speak to an experienced automobile accident attorney in Louisville
The Schuler Law Office in Louisville provides experienced and effective auto accident representation throughout Kentucky and Southern Clark County Indiana. You pay no attorney fees until you recover through a settlement or verdict. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 877-206-0203 or contact us online.