Fayette County is second in the state of Kentucky for car wrecks. That’s scary news, but it makes sense because Fayette is second largest in population, and car accident statistics are closely aligned with population density. What this tells us is that folks in Lexington and the surrounding area drive no more and no less safely than other Kentuckians. But no matter how careful you are, you can still find yourself and your family in a serious collision that could change your life in an instant. When you’re in an accident, you may not know how badly you’re hurt at first.
Who is at Fault in a Car Accident? – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions about car accidents and fault in a recent radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
I’m personal injury attorney Darryl Isaacs. I am extremely fortunate to have walked out of the hospital a few weeks after my accident. Though I am thankful for what I have left every single day, like many accident victims, my life has been changed forever and it happened fast.
My movements are drastically curtailed, and I live with constant pain. I cannot work as much as I used to. In all honesty, I cannot say I would have volunteered to go through this for anybody. But since I didn’t get to choose whether or not I would be in an accident, I am grateful to know, in a small way, what my injured clients go through.
Isaacs & Isaacs Accident Attorneys Are Here for You
In one recent crash, a driver who was driving a Ford Winstar Van east on Pine ran a stop sign at the intersection of Pine and South Broadway and crashed into a Mazda CX 5. The Mazda hit a utility pole and broke it, knocking out power for over 500 customers. The driver who ran the stop sign told police his brakes went out, but he was intoxicated and driving without insurance. Thankfully, nobody was injured in this crash.
For every driver who is intoxicated, distracted, or otherwise impaired while driving that gets caught, you can figure there’s a lot more of them out there who haven’t gotten in trouble yet. This may be why people behave so recklessly, they feel that they will get away with it and have always gotten away with it so far. But unsafe drivers are gambling with everybody else’s lives who they share the road with.
Auto accidents are traumatic, even if you’re not driving fast. Most common auto accident injuries are caused by the abrupt cessation of motion. Your body is traveling anywhere from 20-70 miles an hour and suddenly stops. This sudden stop will shake your body to the core, even with safety measures like seatbelts and airbags, and regardless of whether your body hits a hard surface on impact.
The car accident injuries most commonly sustained include:
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Head injury
- Traumatic brain injury
An Accident Attorney Will Make Sure You Are Adequately Compensated
Whether or not you think you’re injured, you should seek medical attention immediately. You may not feel anything right after the wreck. The trauma of the accident itself can cause your endorphin level to rise, and you may feel numb. With many injuries, there can be a delay in symptoms like pain, dizziness, nausea and worse.
Because you may not know how badly you’re hurt, the safest thing you can do is to contact an experienced auto accident lawyer as soon as you possibly can. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner your attorney can advise you what to do next.
One big reason you need to contact a lawyer is because any time there’s a serious vehicle collision, insurance investigators start working right away to reduce or deny your claim. If your injuries and losses are more than the insurance settlement, you will need an attorney with experience in car wrecks to protect your interests.
What to Do After a Car Accident Checklist
If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be in shock and unable to think clearly. Here’s a step-by-step checklist to help you to protect yourself and others involved.
You Have Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain
When you call Isaacs & Isaacs, an experienced accident attorney will listen to you, evaluate your case or claim and offer you sound advice on what to do next in your accident emergency. It won’t cost you a thing to speak to an experienced lawyer before you talk to anybody else. But it could make a huge difference in the amount of compensation you will receive.
Prepare For the Unexpected
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Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in helping folks who are in serious collisions. We understand what’s at stake, and we are on call around-the-clock to ensure that when you need us most we can be there for you. Call 800-800-8888 now, for your no-obligation consult with an experienced auto accident lawyer.