Aggressive Rear-End Accident Lawyers Serving Kentucky
A rear-end crash can result in painful and debilitating injuries, with consequences that can be temporary or permanent. Either way, you are entitled to full compensation when the accident was not your fault (and partial compensation even if you share fault). Your claim is probably worth more than you think, and at Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, our job is to make sure you get it.
Dealing with Insurance Companies in Rear-End Accident Claims
Insurance companies grin when they realize that an injured claimant is not represented by a personal injury lawyer, and they will do what they can to convince you that you don’t need one. Whether or not you understand the full value of your rear-end accident claim, you can be assured that they do – and that their first offer will amount to far less.
Insurance companies don’t make money by paying out claims, and they will spare no effort to minimize the value of your claim or deny it altogether. They may, for example, point out the slow speed at which the impact occurred (typical in rear-end collisions) and then claim that your whiplash injury claim is exaggerated. Another favorite tactic is to blame you for the accident.
We Won’t Fall For It
Firm founder Seth Gladstein spent years representing defendants in personal injury cases, until he got tired of their tactics and moved to the opposite side of the table to represent victims. He has seen every trick, he knows every evasive maneuver, and he won’t let defendants or insurance companies get away with short-changing you.
Testimonial From a Gladstein Client
“Seth kept me informed as my case went along. He settled my case quickly compared to how long it normally takes. He really cares about his clients, even stopping at the hospital to visit me when I was in there. I would definitely recommend him.” – Ronda.
Other Types of Cases We Handle
In addition to rear-end crashes, we commonly handle cases involving:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If someone rear-ended me, is the accident automatically their fault?
Not necessarily, although it is quite likely that the defendant will be held at least partially at fault for the accident. If you braked suddenly, for example, the court might find that the accident was the fault of both drivers. Damages will then be apportioned between defendants based on their respective percentages of fault.
What are the most common causes of rear-end crashes in Kentucky?
The most common causes of rear-end crashes include:
- Texting and driving
- Icy roads
- Driving faster than the speed limit, or driving too fast for the conditions
- Intoxicated driving
- Brake failure (perhaps the fault of the brake manufacturer)
- Bald tires
- Driver inattention
- Turning abruptly into traffic (thereby preventing the other driver from stopping in time)
What are some of the most common injuries caused by rear-end crashes?
The most common injuries caused by rear-end accidents include:
Since it is easy to underestimate the seriousness of certain injuries (particularly whiplash) immediately after an accident, it is important to get to a doctor immediately even if you don’t believe you were injured.
Can I sue the defendant for punitive damages if I was rear-ended in a “road rage” crash?
Under Kentucky law, punitive damages may be awarded if the defendant’s behavior amounted to recklessness, gross negligence or intentional misconduct. Although a road rage incident would seem to qualify under these standards, there is no guarantee. You can only win punitive damages if you also win ordinary compensatory damages.
Louisville’s Reputable Rear-End Crash Attorney Works for Free Unless We Win
Because we bring home compensation for the vast majority of our clients, we don’t charge legal fees to clients for whom we fail to win compensation. This isn’t a money-back guarantee – it means you will never owe us anything in the first place until and unless your money arrives. Our fees are based on a percentage of your recovery, and any percentage of zero is also zero.
You might be surprised how quickly the attitude of a defendant or an insurance company can change once they discover that you have retained a top personal injury lawyer to represent you. If you were injured in a Kentucky rear-end crash, or if your loved one was killed in such a crash, contact us online or call us at (800) 991-0474 today. If you can’t make it to our office, we will come to you.