Lawsuits based on car accidents are probably some of the most common civil cases filed in Kentucky. Each year, thousands of car accidents happen in the state and, fortunately, most are so-called “fender benders.” But, when a car accident causes severe injuries to someone involved, the seriousness of the issue becomes heightened.
Most people who pursue lawsuits based on car accidents usually do so under the legal theory of “negligence.” In short, negligence refers to situations in which a person does not abide by a duty owed to others – such as, for instance, the duty every driver on the road has to operate their vehicle safely and with awareness of the safety of others.
These days, negligence comes in many potential forms. In today’s society, the ever-present smartphone is perhaps the top reason for distracted driving in America. Some people just can’t put the phone down – even when they are zipping down the road at 55 miles per hour. Operating a vehicle of any shape or size requires a person’s full attention. Any form of distracted driving could be the basis for a negligence claim, as could other conduct, such as speeding, drunk driving or driving a car that is not road-worthy.
Pursuing your case
At our law firm, we understand the uncertainty that victims of car accidents face on a day-to-day basis. We work with our clients to put together solid personal injury cases based on negligence claims. The compensation our clients seek can help them face the aftermath of a serious car accident. For more information, please visit the car accident overview section of our law firm’s website.