Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious, life-threatening injuries and death. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in or if your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle crash in the Louisville area, you can seek help from personal injury lawyer Brett H. Oppenheimer.
Brett is s skilled personal injury lawyer who represents individuals and families affected by negligence. He can help you collect the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Brett represents individuals who suffer serious injuries in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
He also represents bicycle riders and pedestrians who are hit by vehicles while on the road. Serious crashes can result in debilitating injuries that can change a person's life forever. Brett recognizes this and does everything he can to help his injured clients recover the maximum amount of compensation possible. He has a proven record of success in some of the most complex injury cases and can help you if you're suffering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, paralysis, amputation injury and more.
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Negligence
One of the key elements in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit is liability. In some cases it is obvious who is at fault, but in other cases, it is much more complicated. For example, while it may appear that a person is responsible for an accident if he or she failed to stop at a red light, it could come out during the investigation that his or her brakes were faulty, making the case a product liability claim.
There are many reasons why a driver could be found negligent in a vehicle accident, including:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving aggressively or recklessly
- Failure to follow traffic signals (e.g. running a red light)
- Being distracted by the radio or an electronic navigation system
- Texting or talking on a hand held cell phone while driving
- Being over exhausted
- Driving too close to the vehicle ahead (tailgating)
Drivers aren't the only ones who can be found negligent in motor vehicle accidents. Auto manufacturing companies can also be found negligent if the accident was caused by a defective or faulty part. An auto mechanic may be found negligent if he failed to fix a problem with the vehicle. In trucking accidents, the owner of the company may be found negligent if he or she failed to provide proper safety training for the drivers or if he or she required the drivers to rush to meet unreasonable deadline.
Motor vehicle crashes can be complicated. To ensure the best result in your case, you need the skills and knowledge of an experienced vehicle crash attorney who can conduct a thorough investigation to determine exactly what happened and why.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, make sure to take pictures or video of the scene with your camera phone, if you are able to. Write down all the names and contact information of parties involved in the crash as well any witnesses. Be sure to write down the license plate number and the insurance information of the other driver.
After the accident, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately. Sometimes shock can mask the symptoms of injuries and you want to make sure you are checked out right away. You will also need documentation of your doctor visit. After you have seen a doctor, the next step is to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Evidence can be lost and memories of the accident can fade, so it is important that your attorney evaluates your case while everything is still fresh.
Contact a Louisville Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Brett is a highly sought after personal injury lawyer, serving people in Louisville and throughout the state of Kentucky. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto, trucking, motorcycle or other type of motor vehicle accident, he would like to help you. To schedule a consultation with Brett, please call (502) 242-8877.