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.
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.
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.
Kentucky roads experience a greater rate of car and truck accidents than the national average. Common injuries from auto accidents in the commonwealth include:
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:
We aggressively pursue the maximum damage amount possible under the facts of your case.
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:
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 underinsured driver can complicate your pursuit of justice, making it even more important to seek the help of a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney.
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 502-568-9000 or contact us online.