Our Car Accident Law Firm Can Protect Your Rights as a Crash Victim in Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky has a network of rural highways, as well as more urban streets and highways in the Paducah and Henderson areas. Each day, people drive their cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks to work, school, and other important obligations, usually arriving safely. Unfortunately, what may seem like a run-of-the-mill drive can sometimes alter the course of your life if a serious crash occurs.
If you or a family member sustains injuries in a crash, know that there is help available. The car accident attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm can evaluate your legal rights and advise you of your legal options. The path to physical and financial recovery after a serious car crash is never an easy one, though the help of our experienced legal team can relieve stress and financial pressure from you and your household.
The sooner you consult with our office, the sooner we can start protecting your rights as an injury victim. Call today at (314) 276-1681 or contact The Cagle Law Firm online to schedule your completely free case evaluation.
We Take on Many Types of Car Accident Claims
Car accidents can suddenly occur in many ways. You could suddenly see a driver heading directly toward you in your lane just before you crash, or you may never see another car coming before it collides into you from the side or rear. However, your accident happens, it’s important to know that you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you are injured.
The Cagle Law Firm handles car accident cases involving many types of crashes, including:
- Wrong-way accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Multi-vehicle crashes
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Teen driver accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured motorist accidents
- Work zone accidents
- Highway accidents
- Rural road accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Red light accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Driver fatigue accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Defective auto part accidents
- Defective road accidents
- Pedestrian collisions
- Bicycle collisions
Another party can be liable for your crash for many reasons, even if it was a single-vehicle accident[JC1] —such as when negligent road construction or repair led to your injuries. Our lawyers will thoroughly review the circumstances of your accident and advise you whether we believe you have the right to compensation from another party. We can then set the wheels in motion to seek that compensation for your losses, and handle every step of the process along the way.
Who Is Responsible for Your Losses?
After a traffic crash, you may automatically assume that another driver is the responsible party in your car accident claim. While this is often the case, it is important to remember that other parties may cause accidents to occur, as well, including auto manufacturers, road maintenance crews, and more. Our legal team knows how to identify all liable parties, file the appropriate claims, and provide evidence to prove their liability.
We regularly prove the following causes of crashes in Paducah and Henderson:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Failing to yield
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective auto parts or repair
Each cause requires different types of evidence, including witness reports, police reports, surveillance video, and more. We know what it takes to prove to an insurance company that another party was responsible for your injuries.
Car Accident Injuries and Losses
In addition to gathering information to prove liability for your crash, we always work to prove the nature of your car accident injuries and the resulting losses. Many types of injuries can result in substantial losses from seemingly minor injuries that heal in a few weeks to catastrophic injuries that have lifelong effects. We help clients with the following injuries, among others:
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head trauma
- Abdominal and chest injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal injuries
Sometimes, it is obvious that someone requires emergency assistance after a crash. However, even if you have no obvious injuries, you should still seek a medical evaluation if you feel any type of pain or stiffness after a car accident. This could be the sign that an injury is still developing.
Whether you sustained a sprained wrist or a paralyzing spinal injury, you deserve compensation for your expenses and other losses stemming from your injury. Our car accident law firm helps clients seek many types of damages, such as:
- Medical bills
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical impairments and disabilities
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Property damage
- Punitive damages (in appropriate cases)
Many car accident victims are shocked when an insurance company fails to offer them the full amount of their losses. The reality is that insurance companies may try to minimize payouts to claimants whenever possible so they can maximize their own profits. Insurance adjusters have many methods of challenging the value of your claim and the severity of your injuries, and the claims process can be wrought with delays, denials, and other frustrations. The good news is that having the right law firm handling your claim can help get you the full compensation you deserve in your specific situation. Contact The Cagle Law Firm for help before you even file an insurance claim.
Car Accidents Are Common in Kentucky
Our car accident lawyers handle many insurance claims and lawsuits since car crashes are, unfortunately, all too common in Kentucky. Consider the following statistics reported by the Kentucky State Police and Governor:
- 136,979 crashes happened in a single year
- These crashes caused at least 36,895 injuries and 799 deaths
- 2,403 accidents happened in McCracken County
- 1,509 accidents happened in Henderson County
Contact a Respected Car Accident Law Firm in Paducah and Henderson Today
You only have a very short time to file a legal action after a car accident under Kentucky law, so you should never delay in contacting the skilled car crash attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm. Please call (314) 276-1681 or contact us online right away for your free case evaluation.
[JC1]This sentence needs more explanation or we need to delete it. About the only way you are not liable is if you are a passenger in a one-vehicle crash. Or, if you are avoiding another vehicle, but again, we would really need to explain this sentence or discard it.