Calling these wrecks "accidents" is usually inaccurate. "Accident" implies that no one was to blame and nothing could have been done to avoid the wreck and resulting injuries.
However, most accidents are caused by some sort of negligence, including:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to obey traffic laws
Auto accidents can cause injuries such as brain damage, concussion, headaches, TMJ (jaw), scars and disfigurement, hearing loss, seizures, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, leg pain, rotator cuff tears, herniated and bulging discs, fractures and broken bones, muscle damage, ligament damage, tendon damage, nerve damage, spinal cord injuries, and many other physical problems. Even sprains and strains, ranging from knee injuries to whiplash, can prove to be serious injuries causing permanent pain and suffering and disability.
While you are recovering from the initial impact of a auto accident, the insurance company has teams of adjusters, investigators, and attorneys already working to minimize its payout. At the same time, your own insurance company is also trying to limit its exposure if you have underinsurance coverage.
Medical care is not cheap. Neither is physical therapy. And after a auto accident, you can find it difficult to return to work and earn a living. All because of an accident that was caused by someone else's mistake.
We understand that no amount of money can ever truly make up for the horrors you experienced. But compensation can surely help you handle some of the myriad costs that arise after an accident.
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in a wrongful death case)
- Lost wages / Diminished earning capacity
No lawyer can promise you a specific monetary award or settlement. There are no guarantees in personal injury law, and we will always be up-front with you about the wisdom of a potential legal claim. However, skilled legal representation will greatly increase your chances.
Dotson Law PLLC of Ashland, KY offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case. They will always give you an honest opinion about your case, the applicable law and experience with similar cases. Call their accident attorney at 606.325.0000.