Lexington Car Accident Attorney

A car accident can leave you with significant injuries, emotional turmoil, and financial challenges.

Crandall & Pera Law recognizes individuals' and families' hardships following such events. Our car accident attorneys in Lexington bring over 40 years of collective experience to support and guide you through these trying times, aiming for justice and adequate compensation on your behalf.

 

Why Choose Our Lexington Car Accident Attorneys?

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Opting for Crandall & Pera Law for your car accident claim means selecting a law firm with a distinguished reputation in Ohio and Kentucky for our client dedication and legal achievements.

Our leading attorneys, Steve Crandall and Marc Pera, together with our skilled legal team, have earned numerous awards for our commitment to legal excellence, including:

  • Super Lawyers® Recognition: This honor recognizes outstanding professional achievements and peer recognition through a meticulous selection process.
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Being listed in this directory is a testament to peer recognition for professionalism, integrity, and skills.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® Membership: Membership is exclusive to trial lawyers who have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, highlighting our ability to achieve significant client outcomes.

Our understanding of complex injury issues stems from years of experience, including our background as former insurance and healthcare defense attorneys. This unique insight gives us a strategic advantage, allowing us to foresee and counteract opposition tactics, thereby fortifying your case.

Noteworthy Case Results

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At Crandall & Pera Law, our collective of medical malpractice and injury attorneys demonstrate an unwavering commitment to defending the rights of those injured in Ohio and Kentucky.

We've successfully recovered over $100 million in client fees and received over 250 five-star reviews. Our proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts is a testament to our firm's dedication to justice and the well-being of our clients.

Our Locations

Crandall & Pera Law is conveniently situated in Lexington, offering easy access for case discussions in a comfortable and private environment:

201 E Main St Suite 530

Located near Transylvania University, our office allows us to serve clients throughout the area efficiently, providing a convenient venue for legal counsel in car accident cases.

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Car Accident Compensation

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The impact of a car accident extends far beyond the immediate collision, affecting victims and their families emotionally and financially. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring that any compensation covers the full extent of your losses, including:

Medical Expenses

After a car accident, victims often face a mountain of medical expenses. These can range from immediate emergency care costs to long-term rehabilitation fees.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we aim to ensure that your compensation covers every aspect of your medical treatment.

This includes:

  • Emergency Room Visits: Immediate care following the accident to address urgent injuries.
  • Hospitalization: Costs for extended hospital stays for surgeries, observation, and treatment.
  • Medical Specialist Consultations: Fees for consultations with specialists such as orthopedists, neurologists, and other professionals relevant to your injuries.
  • Surgical Procedures: Expenses for any surgical interventions required, including follow-up surgeries.
  • Medication Costs: Both immediate and long-term medication expenses.
  • Rehabilitation: Fees for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation services necessary for recovery.
  • Future Medical Needs: Estimating ongoing medical costs, including future surgeries, therapies, and medical equipment.

We document all current and projected medical expenses to ensure that the compensation addresses your present needs and secures your future health and well-being.

Psychological Counseling

The trauma of a car accident doesn't end with physical injuries; the emotional issues afterward can be just as debilitating. Recognizing this, we advocate for compensation that encompasses the costs of professional psychological support.

This includes:

  • Immediate Psychological Evaluation: To assess the accident's impact and determine the need for ongoing support.
  • Therapy and Counseling: Costs for sessions with psychologists, psychiatrists, or therapists specializing in trauma.
  • Treatment for PTSD: Specialized treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, if applicable.
  • Support Groups: Fees associated with participating in support groups for accident survivors.
  • Long-Term Mental Health Care: For individuals facing prolonged psychological effects, ensuring coverage for ongoing care.

Lost Income

The loss of income due to time spent away from work often compounds the financial impact of a car accident.

Our approach includes:

  • Immediate Lost Income: Compensation for the income lost from work absences immediately following the accident.
  • Long-Term Earnings Loss: If injuries prevent returning to the same line of work or working, we calculate the potential future earnings lost.
  • Diminished Earning Capacity: We seek compensation for the difference in earnings for victims who return to work but at a reduced capacity.
  • Benefits and Opportunities: Consider lost benefits, such as health insurance, retirement contributions, and potential career advancements.

We thoroughly evaluate and quantify the accident's impact on your current and future financial stability to ensure comprehensive compensation.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering addresses the intangible consequences of a car accident.

This includes:

  • Physical Pain: The immediate and ongoing physical discomfort and pain resulting from injuries.
  • Emotional Distress: The psychological impact, including anxiety, depression, and emotional turmoil.
  • Quality of Life: Reduction in life's enjoyment, including the inability to participate in hobbies, sports, or activities previously enjoyed.
  • Relationships: Impact on personal relationships and social interactions.

We take a personalized approach, understanding that the pain and suffering experienced are unique to each individual. We aim to secure compensation that truly reflects the severity and duration of your suffering.

Loss of Quality of Life

In cases of severe injuries leading to permanent disabilities or disfigurement, the victim's quality of life can be affected.

We work to secure compensation that reflects these life-altering changes, including:

  • Adaptations for Disabilities: Costs associated with home and vehicle modifications.
  • Assistive Devices: Expenses for prosthetics, wheelchairs, and other assistive devices.
  • Loss of Independence: Compensation for the loss of independence and the need for ongoing personal care.
  • Recreational Losses: Compensation for the inability to participate in recreational activities and hobbies.
  • Social and Familial Impact: The broader impact on the victim's social life and family relationships.

We aim to ensure that the compensation package comprehensively addresses your life's profound and permanent changes, offering the support and resources needed to adapt and find new ways to enjoy life post-accident.

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Common Car Accident Scenarios in Lexington

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Car accidents in Lexington can unfold in many settings, impacting the lives of residents and visitors throughout the city. From the intersections of Downtown Lexington to the winding roads of the surrounding Bluegrass region, our firm, Crandall & Pera Law, handles accidents across the city's varied landscapes.

High-traffic areas and Intersections

  • Downtown Lexington: The city's heart, including areas around Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center, sees heavy traffic flow, making it a common site for collisions.
  • New Circle Road: As a major artery circling the urban core, accidents frequently occur along this busy highway, especially at intersections with major roads like Nicholasville Road and Richmond Road.
  • Man O' War Boulevard: This expansive boulevard, stretching across much of Lexington, is known for its high traffic volume and numerous intersections, leading to frequent traffic incidents.

Scenic Routes and Rural Highways

  • Old Frankfort Pike: A scenic route connecting Lexington to Frankfort, known for its picturesque landscapes and historic distilleries but also for its narrow roads and sharp turns that can be hazardous.
  • Paris Pike: Linking Lexington with Paris, KY, this road is celebrated for its beauty and horse farms but has sections prone to accidents due to high speeds and rural traffic conditions.

Commercial Districts and Shopping Areas

  • Hamburg Pavilion: A major retail and dining hub on the east side of Lexington, the area around Sir Barton Way and Man O' War Boulevard is often congested, leading to frequent fender benders and pedestrian incidents.
  • Fayette Mall Area: Nicholasville Road, near Fayette Mall, is one of the busiest shopping districts in Lexington, where high traffic volumes contribute to many car accidents.

Residential Neighborhoods

  • Chevy Chase: A popular residential area with a mix of homes, schools, and small businesses, the streets here see a lot of local traffic, making it a common place for accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Beaumont Centre: As a growing residential and commercial community in the southwest part of the city, Beaumont Centre experiences its share of traffic issues, including accidents at community entrances and exits.

Practice Area: Car Accident Representation

Our firm handles a broad spectrum of car accident cases, each presenting its unique legal challenges:

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  • Unprovoked Collisions: Focusing on incidents where victims are involved in accidents without fault, emphasizing the importance of road safety and responsible driving.
  • Children's Injuries: Special attention to accidents involving children, who are exceptionally vulnerable to serious injuries.
  • Negligent Drivers: Holding drivers accountable for failing to adhere to traffic laws, leading to preventable accidents.

Fighting the Insurance Company After a Lexington Car Accident

Fighting the Insurance Company After a Lexington Car Accident

The days and weeks following car accidents in Lexington often involve dealing with insurance companies, a process filled with challenges.

Insurance companies, in their effort to minimize payouts, may use a variety of tactics to deny or devalue claims. At Crandall & Pera Law, we are well-versed in these strategies and committed to ensuring our clients receive the fair compensation they deserve.

Here, we detail common tactics used by insurance companies and how we counteract them:

Delaying the Claims Process

Insurance companies may intentionally slow the claims process, hoping the delay will pressure the claimant into accepting a lower settlement. They might do this by taking excessive time to review documents, requesting unnecessary information, or simply not responding to inquiries promptly.

  • Our Strategy: We maintain persistent communication with the insurance company, ensuring all documentation is submitted promptly and accurately. By applying legal pressure, we work to expedite the claims process and prevent unnecessary delays.

Disputing Liability and Causation

One of the first lines of defense for an insurance company is to question the accident's liability or the injuries' causation. They may claim that the policyholder is not at fault or argue that the claimant's injuries were pre-existing or unrelated to the accident.

  • Our Strategy: We gather comprehensive evidence, including accident reports, witness statements, and medical records, to firmly establish the other party's liability and the direct link between the accident and the injuries sustained.

Underestimating the Severity of Injuries

Insurance adjusters often attempt to minimize the severity of the claimant's injuries to reduce the payout. They may rely on quick assessments by their medical professionals who downplay the extent of injuries or suggest a shorter recovery than medical evidence supports.

  • Our Strategy: We ensure our clients undergo thorough evaluations by independent medical professionals who can provide unbiased reports on the severity of the injuries and the expected recovery timeline. This evidence supports our demand for a fair settlement that covers all medical expenses, both current and future.

Offering Quick, Low Settlements

Insurance companies might offer a quick settlement to the victim shortly after an accident. These initial offers are often significantly lower than what the claimant is entitled to, preying on the victim's immediate need for financial support.

  • Our Strategy: We counsel our clients on the importance of fully understanding the extent of their injuries and potential future costs before accepting any offers. Our team calculates a fair compensation amount, considering all damages, and negotiates with the insurance company to reach a settlement that reflects the claim's true value.

Misinterpreting Policy Language

Insurance companies may attempt to deny claims based on a narrow interpretation of their policy language. They might argue that certain aspects of the claim are not applicable due to specific policy exclusions or conditions.

  • Our Strategy: Our legal team conducts a detailed review of the policy in question, leveraging our understanding of insurance law to challenge any misinterpretation or misapplication of policy terms. We fight to ensure the insurance company upholds its contractual obligations to the policyholder.

Requiring Excessive Documentation

Another tactic is to overwhelm the claimant with requests for extensive documentation, which may be difficult to obtain or irrelevant to the claim. This can serve to delay the process and discourage the claimant.

  • Our Strategy: We assist our clients in gathering all necessary documentation efficiently, ensuring completeness and accuracy. By managing this process, we prevent insurance companies from using this tactic to stall or undermine the claim.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we understand the tactics insurance companies use to minimize payouts and the strategies effective in countering these efforts. Our commitment is to handle these challenges on behalf of our clients in Lexington, advocating for their rights and working tirelessly to secure the compensation they deserve after a car accident.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Lexington

Immediate steps include seeking medical attention, reporting the accident, documenting injuries and the scene, and contacting a lawyer. At Crandall & Pera Law, we guide you through each step, protecting your rights.

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Contact a Lexington Car Accident Attorney at Crandall & Pera Law

Jordan Hall
Jordon Hall, Car Accident Attorney in Lexington

Partnering with Crandall & Pera Law means choosing a team committed to your cause and offering empathetic, informed representation. Contact our Lexington personal injury lawyer us at (859) 800-9090 to discuss how we can support you in seeking justice and compensation after a car accident.