Lexington, KY Vehicle Accident LawyerDetailed Investigation is Critical
Thousands of vehicle accidents happen in Kentucky every year. Until one impacts you personally, you may take vehicle safety for granted. But if you or a family member has been seriously injured or your loved one was killed, you have learned firsthand how something completely unexpected can turn your life upside down and leave you struggling to get by. We help people in these situations get fair compensation for their injuries and economic losses.
Dangerous drivers surround us.
- Both New Circle Road and Man-O-War Boulevard in Lexington seem to be where budding NASCAR drivers try to hone their skills.
- Common courtesy and basic safe driving can be in short supply as apparently color-blind drivers don’t notice the difference between red and green lights.
- I-75 and I-64 are often zones where many drivers see speed limits as optional and where otherwise sensible people lose their common sense.
These people don’t understand or care that Lexington car wrecks, and Kentucky car crashes anywhere, can change the lives of their victims in an instant because they often result in serious back, spine and brain injuries and even death.
Vehicle accidents happen all the time. The Kentucky State Police figures for 2015 show that:
- The total number of reported traffic accidents was 136,338, which averages to about 374 accidents each day in the state of Kentucky.
- 36,460 people suffered injuries.
- 3,175 of those injuries were incapacitating.
- 761 people were killed, more than two a day.
- The total number of traffic fatalities increased 13.2% compared to 2014, with 89 more fatalities than the prior year.
We help clients who are the victims of a wide range of accidents, including those involving the following:
- Aggressive drivers who treat streets and highways as personal property, endanger others with excess speed and sudden, dangerous maneuvers, causing harm to innocent motorists in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Distracted drivers are a common cause of accidents because they don’t focus on driving and are trying to multitask while going from one place to another. Talking on the phone, texting, using smartphone apps or simply site seeing while driving can injure or kill.
- Drunk drivers injured 2,072 people in Kentucky in 2015 and killed 175 others. They are too impaired to drive safely and they, and possibly those who served them alcohol, may be held responsible for their acts.
- Those using over-the-counter or prescription medications or illegal drugs can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers. They are especially dangerous if they are drugged and drunk while behind the wheel.
- Intersections are frequent scenes of accidents. Drivers may be confused, distracted, fatigued or in too much of a hurry and cause accidents.
- Motorcyclists face higher chances of serious accidents than vehicle drivers. One reason is that drivers don’t pay attention or notice motorcyclists and cause collisions.
- Bicyclists and pedestrians are often injured when drivers fail to notice them or simply decide to disregard their safety.
- Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and if negligence occurs an accident can easily cause serious injuries and deaths to others on the road. Trucks may be poorly maintained, and drivers may be fatigued, distracted or inexperienced.
- Traumatic brain injuries can happen in any of these accidents. They are some of the most disabling injuries a vehicle accident can cause because they not only impact a person’s physical abilities, but can also cause severe intellectual, emotional and psychiatric issues.
Julie Butcher has been practicing law for more than 25 years and started her own firm 14 years ago. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident or if a loved one was killed in a collision, you need to find someone you can trust to work effectively to protect your rights and fight for fair compensation for your injuries so you can get your life back together.
Over the years, Julie has developed the knowledge and experience to help clients not just in the courtroom but with investigating accidents, negotiating with insurance companies and building injury cases so they can stand up in court. She also understands the practical and emotional needs of her clients and their families, as well as the stress and practical challenges they face. Julie can also help clients get the medical care and rehabilitation they need.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a vehicle accident of any type and you were not at fault, you need to know your rights and seek legal protection. You can bet the insurance company knows what to do to keep you from getting fair compensation. We can help. Call Julie Butcher, the Lexington, KY Vehicle Accident Lawyer at 859-233-3641 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.