Car Accident Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky
Car accident lawyer in Louisville fighting for victims
The aftermath of a car accident is typically filled with confusion and shock. It is important to immediately seek a medical evaluation to protect your health. You should also promptly seek legal advice to preserve your valid negligence claim. With years of experience representing injured people in Louisville and across Kentucky, car accident attorney Chris Haden will represent you and fight for your right to maximum compensation, including:
- Medical bills
- Future healthcare expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death of loved ones
Common causes of car accidents in Kentucky
The Haden Law Office is a personal injury law firm that is experienced in handling all types of car accident claims including those that arise out of the following situations:
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents. One of the most common distractions is texting while driving. Other distracted driving behaviors include eating, drinking, grooming, using navigation tools (both smart phone apps and dedicated navigation devices), and talking to other passengers in the vehicle.
- Speeding: Many drivers ignore the speed limit and other basic rules of the road. Traveling at speeds above the posted speed limit can cause serious car accidents. Reaction times are diminished and drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. The injuries sustained from speeding vehicles are more likely to be very severe.
- Aggressive Driving: Aggressive driving can lead to serious accidents. Examples of reckless driving behaviors include failing to properly use turn signals, unsafe lane changes, tailgating and disregarding traffic signals and posted signs such as red lights and stop signs.
- Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is negligent and is a contributing factor in many car accidents every year. Impaired drivers are a danger to themselves and others who share the road with them. A driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol will suffer from impaired judgment and longer reaction times.
- Automobile Defects: Automobile defects are another factor that can lead to car accidents. While some equipment is poorly designed, others may simply malfunction. Examples of automobile defects include tire blowouts, brake failure, defective airbags and seatbelt malfunction.
- Poor Road Conditions: Unsafe or inadequately maintained roads can be hazardous. Dangerous road conditions such as ice, snow, potholes, poor lighting, inadequate signage as well as debris on the road can lead to devastating car accidents. Similarly, a poorly designed road could potentially lead to an increase in intersection collisions or on-ramp and off-ramp accidents.
- SUV Rollovers: Rollover accidents are more common with SUVs. These vehicles have a higher center of gravity making them more prone to rollover accidents during abrupt turns. Rollover accidents typically result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Types of injuries caused by car accidents
Because of the speed and mass of automobiles involved in car accidents, injuries can be severe. It is not uncommon for victims in car accidents to suffer one or more of the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A traumatic brain injury can result from impact with an object inside the car, such as the steering wheel or car dashboard and can lead to lifelong disabilities.
- Spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injuries often lead to incapacitating paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
- Neck injuries: Most injuries in Louisville-area car wrecks are sustained in rear-end collisions. Neck injuries commonly result from these types of accidents. During a rear-end collision, the head often whips forward and back in response to the impact, which produces whiplash and other cervical injuries.
- Broken bones: Victims of car accidents often suffer broken bones in the arms, legs, knees and wrists. These injuries occur when the driver braces for impact with the other vehicle. The fractures may be serious enough to require surgery. It may also require weeks or months to properly heal from these injuries.
- Amputation: In some circumstances, a body part may be completely severed in an auto crash. Other serious injuries, such as a crushed limb, may require amputation due to tissue damage and heavy bleeding.
Pedestrians injured by negligent drivers
Drivers have a duty to share the road. A motorist’s wandering attention or careless mistake can result in catastrophic injuries to vulnerable pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists and motorcyclists. As an experienced auto accident lawyer in Louisville, Chris Haden has the extensive knowledge and legal skills to aggressively obtain personal injury and wrongful death damages for individuals hit by cars.
Call us today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver anywhere in Kentucky, please contact The Haden Law Office. We will review your case at no charge.
Representing victims of car accidents and their families across Kentucky
The Haden Law Office is proud to represent victims injured in automobile accidents throughout Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Florence, Georgetown, Henderson, Elizabethtown, Ashland, Pikeville, Frankfort, and Paducah.