Helping You Understand Negligence In All Its Many Forms
Motor vehicle accidents can happen suddenly and without warning, leaving you and the other passengers in your vehicle shaken as well as injured. While your first thoughts may be, “Am I all right?” it’s not long after that most accident victims start wondering, “How did this happen?”
There are many forms of negligence that can contribute to a motor vehicle collision, all of which can factor into your claim for compensation.
Dedicated Representation From Our Experienced Team
At Satterley & Kelley PLLC, our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience helping victims hold negligent drivers in the Louisville area accountable for their actions. If you have questions or concerns about your rights to compensation following an accident, please reach our team today.
Our professional lawyers will fight to protect you and your family. Do not forfeit your rights to seek compensation to help pay for your medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Common Forms Of Driver Negligence
Negligent driving takes on many forms. Most commonly though, these careless drivers display some of the following traits:
- Driving while fatigued
- Texting and driving
- Talking on the phone or accessing GPS applications while behind the wheel
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Eating and drinking while operating a motor vehicle
- Driving a poorly maintained vehicle
- Not utilizing windshield wipers or headlights during poor weather conditions
- Becoming distracted by passengers
- Focusing on the radio or air conditioning controls while behind the wheel
- Or any other factor that may cause a driver to become distracted
Understanding Comparative Negligence’s Role In Crashes
Kentucky is a comparative negligence state. This means that following an accident, each party is assessed a percentage of fault for the crash. While your percentage of fault never bars you from seeking compensation from the other at-fault parties’ insurance, your percentage does impact how much you receive in compensation. The amount you receive is effectively decreased by your percentage of fault.
Whether your fault was minimal or nonexistent, we will make sure your settlement offer accurately reflects what really happened in the crash and meets your needs to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
Do Not Settle For Less Than You Deserve — Set Up Your Free Consultation
Our well-known trial attorneys can help walk you through the confusing insurance claim process. We offer free initial consultations to victims of driver negligence throughout the Louisville area. Give us a call today at 502-589-5600 or toll-free at 855-385-9532. You may also reach us online by filling out the contact form on our website.