Paducah Car Accident Attorneys
Committed to Aiding the Injured
Your first goal after a car accident is to recover from your injuries so you can move on with your life. However, moving on with your life has a financial component too. Medical bills are often so high that some may contemplate filing bankruptcy to overcome them, and wages lost from missed work only make matters more difficult. Keep this in mind: If you were not at fault, you should not have to pay.
Negligent drivers should be held accountable for the car accidents they cause, and they should be forced to fully compensate you for medical costs and lost wages that exceed your own insurance coverage, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, and any other loss of income you may encounter in the future. Our Paducah car accident attorneys have advocated for the injured since 1998 and can come to your aid when you call Katz Law.
Kentucky Auto Laws
According to the Kentucky Transportation Center, there were 34,774 reported injuries from car accidents in 2018. While crash reports show a decrease in accidents over the years, injuries and fatalities are still higher in Kentucky than the national average. Unfortunately, a majority of these injuries and fatalities are caused by human error and can be prevented if individuals practice safe driving habits and avoid being distracted or intoxicated.
Kentucky is considered a “no fault” state in car accident cases. This does not mean that the driver who hit you is not at fault, but refers to the type of auto insurance system established by a state’s laws. In Kentucky, the no-fault portion of your auto insurance is called Personal Injury Protection (PIP). It provides coverage for your own medical expenses and lost wages, up to a specified limit, depending upon how much coverage you purchased.
Drivers are also required by law to have bodily injury liability insurance to cover the costs of injuries or damages from a car accident. Under this system in Kentucky, you can’t sue another driver unless you have more than $1,000 in medical expenses. Insurance is meant to cover damages like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Medical bills can easily mount if your injuries require hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and more.
Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?
Since most insurance settlements state in the agreement that the amount in compensation paid to you will be the only amount in compensation the insurance company will pay out, once you agree to a settlement it’s usually difficult to recover any more compensation. If you have already signed an agreement, it’s important to call out firm today to learn about your options.
Common Car Accident Causes
Car crashes happen in the blink of an eye. You may not immediately know what happened. Later, you may learn from a police report or a witness statement that the negligent driver was seen texting before hitting you or had been drinking beer at a bar before getting into a car. Ultimately, it is our role as your attorneys to determine exactly what took place and to prove it in order to build a strong case designed to get you full compensation.
We frequently handle cases involving:
- Texting and driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Accidents due to inattention
As if the stress of recovering from injuries suffered in a car collision was not enough, victims have to suffer the added stress of trying to deal with the car insurance company.
Call (270) 778-0020 to contact an experienced Paducah car accident attorney. We can fight to secure the compensation you need to heal from your injuries and offers free consultations.
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