Erlanger Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Erlanger, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
Erlanger’s population consists of about 18,500 residents, and it’s the third largest city in Kenton County. From Erlanger, it’s a quick 10 mile drive north on Interstate Highway 71 across the Ohio River to Cincinnati that has a metropolitan population of about 2.1 million residents. Erlanger is a little more than an hour from Lexington which has a population pushing 318,000, and it’s about 90 minutes to Louisville with a population of well over 550,000.
Our clients are involved in a wide variety of accidents that result in them being injured. Aside from motor vehicle accidents, we represent injured clients in slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, falling merchandise, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, construction and industrial accidents and even dog attacks and farming accidents.
Car accidents in Erlanger
Sitting just about as far north in Kentucky as you can go, Erlanger can get its share of winter rain, sleet, ice and snow that can make roadways downright slick and dangerous. We all know that motor vehicle crashes are also going to happen in pleasant weather too. Given the triangle of Cincinnati, Lexington and Louisville, those crashes with injuries are going to occur every day.
As personal injury lawyers, our experience tells us that most motor vehicle accidents with injuries result from:
- Distracted driving as a result of drivers taking their eyes off of the road for sending or receiving texts, talking on a phone, eating, personal grooming, using an infotainment center or just taking in the scenery
- Following a vehicle ahead too closely to be able to stop or slow down to avoid an accident
- Driving too fast for weather or road conditions, even when driving under the speed limit
- Speeding in normal conditions which increases stopping distance
- Drunk driving, drugged driving or a combination of the two
Accidents could occur on 75, 275, on Commonwealth Ave or any other street or parking lot.
Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?
Insurance companies make money by depositing premium payments in their banks and then investing the money. That money grows, and then the insurers pay out as little as possible or even nothing on claims. They have highly trained adjusters and crafty attorneys who will try to devalue or defeat your claim in its entirety.
We’ll want to maximize any compensation that you might receive for your injuries and damages. On your side of the case, you’ll want experienced, aggressive and effective attorneys for that purpose. Those qualities are exactly what our law firm is made of. Here are just some of the damages that we can consider and claim in your personal injury case:
- Past medical bills and medical bills that are reasonably necessary in the future
- Past lost earnings and earnings reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
- Funeral and burial bills if a wrongful death occurred
Like you, we want your claim resolved favorably as soon as possible. As soon as you retain us to represent you in your personal injury claim or lawsuit, we’re going to begin gathering all of the evidence in support of your claim like medical bills, hospital records, reports from physicians, statements of witnesses, the investigating police officer and paramedics along with photographs of the respective vehicles and any traffic or security camera footage of the accident itself. Once you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, we carefully consider all of your damages, and we submit a settlement package to the opposing insurer. That settlement package is accompanied by our demand for settlement.
Do injury cases go to trial?
If the insurer on the other side of your case needlessly delays settlement discussions, or it is otherwise unreasonable, we have no issues with placing your case in suit in the Kenton County Circuit Court. We’re skilled and successful trial lawyers. We don’t have any concerns about trying your case, but you’d be surprised how reasonable insurance companies often get when that trial date is coming up. Most cases are settled out of court.
Contact an Erlanger Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Kentucky law doesn’t require you to help the opposing insurer in defending your claim or lawsuit against its insured person. No matter what that insurer says to you, don’t give a statement of any kind about how the accident happened or about your injuries. Rather than giving up your rights, you should assert them. Politely refuse to answer any questions, and then call us right away to arrange for a free consultation and case review with a personal injury lawyer from our offices. Don’t worry about how much it will cost you to retain us either. We don’t get paid a penny of legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf. With a resource like us at your fingertips, there’s no reason not to talk to us right after being injured in an accident.