Lexington Car Accident Law Office
Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC
431 South Broadway
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Injured In A Lexington Car Accident?
A car accident can change your life. Hospital bills and insurance companies are the last thing you need to worry about after your injury. You need the help of an attorney that can help you get your life back on track. At Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, our attorneys offer honest guidance and fearless advocacy. We can help you navigate all your legal options. We will fight for you to get the best result possible.
We can help you with all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Distracted driver accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
If you have questions about what to do after an accident, call us now. We also encourage you to review our resources:
Common Car Crash Injuries
Depending on the severity of your car accident, you may suffer injuries that can be life-altering. While no two car accidents are the same, certain types of injuries occur more frequently than others. It’s important to keep in mind that not all injuries are visible. Traumatic brain injuries and concussions may not even be noticeable until long after the accident. Unfortunately, these injuries can happen to anyone. Even if you are a safe driver, negligent drivers can make Lexington roads very dangerous. If you have suffered any of the injuries below, call Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC.
- Head and Back Injuries (Concussions, Spinal Cord Injuries, Whiplash, Traumatic Brain Injuries)
- Chest Injuries (Muscle Strain, Bruised Ribs, Internal Injuries)
- Emotional Injuries
- Arm and Leg Injuries (Broken Bones, Dislocation)
- Limb Loss
Pursuing Compensation After An Accident
The skilled lawyers at Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC understand how important it is to get you the best result possible. You may be feeling stressed about the costs of a new vehicle, medical expenses, lost wages and even funeral expenses after a fatal accident. With former insurance experience, we know how the system works and can fight for you. Even if you were partially responsible for the car accident, the “pure comparative negligence” rule means you may be able to recover certain types of damages. These damages are often separated into two types: economic and non-economic damages and there is no cap on damages in car accident cases.
Choosing the right lawyer can influence on how much compensation you’ll receive. We are here to help you get your life back on track. Call the compassionate and fearless attorneys at our Lexington law office to take the first step in recovering compensation.
Lexington KY Car Accident Statistics
According to a report by the Lexington Police Department, there were 16,325 car accident collisions in 2019. While this is lower than recent years, it is still quite a bit higher than numbers seen from 2004-2014. Of those 16,325 collisions, over 2000 resulted in injuries. There were also 3,083 hit-and-runs reported in 2019. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are a daily occurrence that can significantly impact the lives of the individuals involved.
Accidents involving pedestrians can result in particularly devastating injuries. There were 160 accidents involving pedestrians in Lexington in 2019 which resulted in multiple fatalities. Bicycle accidents were not nearly as common (43 in 2019). Individuals in these types of crashes don’t have protection that a car provides.
Drunk drivers continue to cause dangerous car accidents. There were 431 accidents in 2019 involving alcohol consumption that resulted in 136 injuries. If your loved one was seriously hurt or even passed away due to one of these drunk drivers, it is important that you call Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC right away. We are here to provide you with honest guidance and fearless advocacy.
A Lexington Firm With Two Decades Of Combined Experience
Both of our attorneys are former insurance defense attorneys, so we understand how the system works. We have handled hundreds of trials, court hearings and depositions. We have the experience to represent you with your car accident. We have strategic insight into the insurance claims process. We will take your case to trial if we believe that is what is best for you. Find more information on:
What Steps Should I Take After A Lexington Car Accident?
When you’re in a Lexington car accident, you can be quite shaken–even a minor fender bender can be a frightening experience. Car accidents of all types bring high emotion and panic and in the aftermath of an accident, would you know what steps to take?
It’s important to know what to do ahead of time so that if you find yourself in this situation, you can react calmly and appropriately when you need to.
- You’ll be a bit rattled, but take a deep breath and try to stay calm. Check to see if there are injuries in your vehicle or in the others. Attend to those needing medical attention and enlist bystanders to help if available.
- Call 911, even if it’s a minor crash. The dispatcher will need to know about any injuries and the details about the crash, such as location, the severity and number of vehicles involved. In Kentucky, you’ll need a police report filed on the accident within ten days if the damage is more than $500 or there is an injury.
- Move the vehicles from the roadway if possible, but remain at the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident you’re involved in carries stiff penalties and potential jail time, especially if there are injuries.
It will be important for you to have as much information about the accident as possible. Get the names, addresses, insurance information and driver’s license information from the other drivers. In addition, collect information about the scene of the accident for later reference:
- A description of the damage and injuries.
- The weather conditions at the time.
- Witness accounts if available, as well as their names and addresses.
- If it’s safe to do so, take pictures of the scene. You’ll want to record any vehicle or property damage, details of the scene and license plate numbers. Pictures will help you to recall the details later.
When talking with the other drivers, keep the conversation light. Avoid apologizing or talking about who might be at fault. You don’t want to incriminate yourself, so stick to the facts and avoid offering your opinion.
Additionally, contact your insurance company as soon as possible with all of the information about the accident to file a claim and start the process of a settlement.
A car accident requires a lot of follow up and paperwork. Keep a file of related information available to stay organized and reference when needed. You’ll want to keep track of any medical visits and bills, information from your insurance carrier, information regarding the accident, police reports and eyewitness accounts.
If someone was injured or there was significant property damage, you should contact an attorney for direction sooner rather than later to ensure the best outcome and meet any deadlines for filing a claim or lawsuit if necessary. Legal counsel can advise you on the best course of action moving forward and help you to get the best result.
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