Some people view personal injury claims in a negative light, believing those who file such lawsuits are only doing so to get a big settlement. The belief that people will claim compensation regardless of the ethical or moral implications of the case is one of the primary myths surrounding personal injury cases. In fact, most personal injury cases are filed by those who have suffered legitimate accidents and injuries, and frivolous lawsuits are actually few and far between. Aside from the fact that these frivolous cases get so much media attention that it effectively “taints” the legitimate cases—which are the vast majority of personal injury cases—the insurance lobby has also perpetrated the idea that personal injury attorneys are getting rich on the average citizen’s dime.
It’s About Negligence
In truth, personal injury cases which are without merit are dismissed by the judge, and personal injury attorneys who file frivolous claims are sanctioned by the court system. Personal injury law firms exist to help those who were injured as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person, corporation or manufacturer. It is extremely important that you have an experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney by your side who will act with integrity and who is both a skilled negotiator as well as an aggressive litigator, when necessary. Busald Funk Zevely are the personal injury attorneys to call when you are injured, unable to work, and have no idea how you will pay your medical bills and support yourself and your family.
Types of Accidents
Personal injury encompasses many different types of accidents, including the following:
The “average” person will have one car crash every 17.9 years, or a total of about four accidents over the course of a lifetime of driving. Of course, this is the average, and also includes everything from parking lot bump-ins to serious accidents. Overall, about 6 million auto accidents occur every year in the U.S., with approximately 90 Americans dying from an auto accident every single day.
Car accidents can occur at any time, no matter how good a driver you are. Most people are unprepared to deal with the many legal implications of an auto accident which is why having experienced car accident attorneys is so important. We want you to know that you can count on us to meet your legal needs.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,978 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015. Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that the fatality rate for a motorcyclist involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle is six times the fatality rate for those in the passenger vehicle. Those who ride motorcycles simply do not have the protection of a steel and glass “cage” like those in passenger vehicles, nor do they have safety belts and airbags, making the likelihood of death or serious injury much higher.
It is a common misconception that motorcyclists are unsafe drivers on the road. Most motorcycle drivers take all the necessary precautions to ensure that the rules of the road are met. All it takes is a distracted motorist to cause a collision that could impose serious injuries on someone riding a motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents have specific, complex issues which require personal injury lawyers with those particular skill sets. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a motorcycle accident because of another person’s negligent behavior in or around Florence, seek representation from one of our skilled lawyers.
In the same way that motorcycle accidents can be especially complex, so can truck accidents. When an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer collides with a 3,500-pound vehicle, there is a high probability those in the passenger vehicle will suffer serious, even fatal injuries. Truck accident attorneys understand there can be more than one defendant in a truck accident—the truck driver could be liable, the trucking company could have failed to ensure the driver was experienced or failed to perform a comprehensive background check, the loading company could have overloaded or poorly loaded the cargo, the truck manufacturer could have manufactured a defective truck part, or the maintenance company could have failed to properly maintain the truck.
Because a trucking company will have an army of truck accident attorneys at their disposal, it is crucial that those who have been injured in a truck accident have an equally experienced Boone County attorney from Busald Funk Zevely to ensure their rights and future are properly protected.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Injuries from drunk driving accidents are often severe and sometimes result in a fatality. No amount of monetary compensation can justify the injury or loss of a loved one in a drunk driving accident, but it can help with some of the financial aspects. If you are going through the emotional time of dealing with an injury, you deserve the strongest legal representation possible.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving accidents, in particular, are on the rise across the nation. We are distracted not only by our cell phones, but by the children in the back seat, passengers, other electronic devices, car controls, eating, drinking, and even reading or applying makeup while driving. Our attorneys stand up for the rights of clients who have been injured as the result of a driver who was texting or using a cellphone while driving. It is our goal to see that you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered, while the negligent driver is held civilly and criminally responsible.
I-71, I-75 and the other highways and interstates that crisscross the Northern Kentucky region are utilized by thousands of motorists every day. Unfortunately, with a large number of vehicles also comes a large number of interstate accidents. These types of accidents often occur at high rates of speed, involve large tractor-trailers or a number of vehicles in a pile-up. Either situation can increase the chances that drivers and passengers will sustain injuries that are extremely serious and potentially fatal.
Catastrophic and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Serious or traumatic injuries are often caused by motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents. A catastrophic injury can result in partial or total paralysis, loss of a limb, or other serious permanent injuries. If injuries are permanent, you will likely need some type of medical treatment for the remainder of your life. Over the years, we have worked with many of the local insurance carriers, so we fully understand how to successfully negotiate. We always explore all sources of insurance and will work to achieve a successful outcome as efficiently as possible.
An injury can affect your future in many ways. You may be unable to continue your same career, have unending medical bills, or the stress of dealing with physical recovery from the injury. If you or a loved one has been injured, one of the most important steps to take is to speak with an attorney about your situation. We can help.
It is highly critical you keep the product from which you have suffered the injury from. Keeping the product and contacting a lawyer as soon as possible is vital to your case.
When a doctor, nurse, hospital or member of the medical staff is careless in their care of a patient, they are not only jeopardizing the patient’s well-being, but also potentially endangering his or her life. There is no excuse for failing to uphold the standard of care by deviating from established medical procedures. At Busald Funk Zevely, P.S.C., we help individuals and families injured by medical negligence hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
- Multi-car Accidents
- Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Accidents
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Kentucky No-fault Claims
- Insurance Bath Faith
How We Can Help
The highly experienced personal injury attorneys at Busald Funk Zevely P.S.C. understand how an injury can affect your future, leaving you unable to work or continue your career, and dealing with the stress of the accident as well as never-ending medical bills. Having skilled personal injury lawyers who truly care about your injuries and how they have affected your life is crucial. For those in Northern Kentucky–including Florence, Union, Walton and Boone County—who have suffered a serious accident, we can help. Call Busald Funk Zevely Law today at 859-371-3600.