Louisville Car Accident Lawyer
In this video, Attorney Brett Oppenheimer discusses the types of auto accident claims he handles and the type of service he provides. Mr. Oppenheimer discusses why he takes fewer cases and how his cli
Most of us rarely think about the grave consequences that can result from an ordinary action like driving our vehicle. Thousands of people are injured or killed on the roadways every year across the United States. Car accident figures have reached such alarming numbers that they are predicted to become the main cause of preventable death over the next fifteen years. Injuries from automobile accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. Whether you were the passenger, driver or a pedestrian involved in an automobile accident, you could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills etc.
An automobile accident-related injury claim is against the responsible driver and/or their insurance carrier. Although insurance is mandatory in Kentucky, occasionally the at-fault driver is uninsured. In that case, a claim can be made against one's own Uninsured Motorist Coverage. If the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance, one can make an Underinsured Motorist claim.
The many types of insurance and vast array of injuries can make the injury claim process seem confusing. Many turn to an injury attorney for help.
A Car Accident Lawyer Can:
- Help prove liability by preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses
- Focus on the business of your case while you focus on your recovery
- Help you understand the law, including statutes of limitations (timing and filing requirements)
- Document and present your injuries properly so you will receive adequate compensation
Car Accident Injuries
Although car manufacturers continue to produce safer vehicles, even the best safety precautions can be insignificant in the wrong situation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This emotional complication is in addition to the long list of potential physical injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Airbag injuries
- Organ damage
- Ruptured/bulging discs
- Concussion/brain injury
There were more than 6 million car accidents in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these accidents was more than 230 billion dollars. But the financial cost pales in comparison to the staggering number of lives affected and lives lost. One person will die as a result of an automotive accident approximately every 13 minutes.
How to Get Legal Advice
It may be important to seek legal advice from a reputable Louisville car accident attorney as soon as possible following an automobile accident. Kentucky has short timing/filing requirements and statutes of limitations, so do not delay. Contact Brett Oppenheimer via email here.