Lexington Auto Accident Attorneys On Your Side
Advocating for your rights after a car crash in Kentucky
Anyone who operates a vehicle knows that there are risks involved. Between bad weather, poorly maintained roads, defective parts, and other reckless drivers, there are many ways an accident can occur. These crashes can lead to major property damage and serious injury.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another, Crandall & Pera Law can help. Our Lexington auto accident attorneys use their experience and skill to fight for your rights after a crash. Our goal is to hold the responsible parties accountable and to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Kentucky
Any type of vehicle, from a truck to a car to a motorcycle, can be involved in a wreck. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Fatigued driving
- Drunk driving
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Unsafe lane changes
- Aggressive driving
- Inclement weather
- Defective auto parts
- Poorly maintained roads
In many auto accidents, fault is not readily apparent. In such cases, our Lexington auto vehicle accident lawyers often rely on accident reconstruction experts to help determine who was at fault and why. Once we determine the cause of the accident, we then help you pursue justice from the responsible parties.
Understanding Kentucky’s statute of limitations
Like most states, Kentucky has a set time period, called a statute of limitations, during which you can file a claim after an accident. For all personal injury cases in Kentucky, including auto accidents, the statute of limitations begins on the day of the accident. A driver or passenger who has been injured in an auto accident has two years to file a lawsuit. If you do not file in this time period, your case will not be heard. Understanding the date on which this limitation period begins to accrue can be complex. In addition, a shorter limitation period may apply to the children or spouse of an injured person. These time limits make it imperative that you get help from an experienced Lexington auto accident attorney as soon as possible, so you do not miss your window to make a claim.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable auto accident lawyer in Kentucky
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Kentucky auto accident, get help from Crandall & Pera Law today. Call at 877-686-8879 or use our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. If you live in the Lexington area, one of our attorneys can meet with you at our local office.