I represent people who have been injured in car accidents all over the state of Indiana and Kentucky, all the way from Covington to Evansville to Bowling Green to Lexington and Tell City. One of the most important aspects to handling an auto accident case is to move quickly and to determine early on if you need to hire any kind of expert to look at the accident scene, to take photographs of the of the vehicle, and take photographs of the injuries. Make sure you can get the other insurance company online and get them to understand the importance of the case right off the bat. I've handled all different types of auto accidents. I handled car wrecks involving severe injuries, to simple fender benders, to roll overs to rear end collisions. The reason it is important for me to jump into a case and to try to figure out as much as I can early on is that puts my client at ease. The more information that I can give them, the more they know that we can make this work for them in the long run. This message has been an advertisement.
Car Wreck & Injury Attorney
An individual who has been injured in an automobile accident may be able to seek monetary compensation for injuries and damages. Cases are fact specific, typically with complex issues of proof and fault in dispute. Working with experienced injury lawyer, Jim Desmond, handling car wrecks in both Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana, will help you sort out your legal options.
Since 1993 I’ve handle a lot of motorcycle accidents every year. The key to a motorcycle accident is that it's different than an automobile accident. The statutes, the insurance regulations, the insurance policy, they're all different than the typical automobile accident. I've dealt with it before. I am familiar with them. I know the ins and outs of those issues. In Kentucky, the law’s interesting regarding motorcycles. What it does is it penalizes the motorcycle rider right off the bat. While Kentucky is a no fault or PIP state, anyone on a motorcycle is not allowed to recover no fault or PIP benefits. As a result, we are immediately looking for other sources to get their medical bills paid. As my client’s attorney for motorcycle accident case, my most important strategy is to minimize the medical bills wherever possible. That can be through the use of health insurance or negotiations. If I can do so effectively, I am going to maximize what I can put in my clients pocket from this whole ordeal. This message has been an advertisement.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries when involved in a motor vehicle accident with a larger vehicle such as a car, SUV or truck. Car crashes cause greater personal injury to a motorcyclist simply because they are completely exposed to the impact of the car crash. Without the protection of a vehicle exterior or automobile airbag, the chances are substantially increased that the injuries can result in surgery, brain damage, broken bones or death.
Commercial tractor trailers or semi trucks can weigh more than 40 tons, resulting in much longer slowing and braking times. Accidents involving these trucks can be devastating, especially when the other vehicle is a car or motorcycle. Catastrophic injuries, extensive property damage and even death can occur as a result of a serious car wreck. Victims of trucking accidents in Kentucky or Indiana need legal representation that seeks to recover the maximum amount of compensation.
The interesting thing about an automobile or motorcycle accident is it really doesn’t just affect one person. It affects the whole family. Most the time, I'm dealing with the whole family in one aspect or another. Even in the initial meeting, sometimes I will sit down and make sure that all the family’s there so we go through it and can discuss the game plan so they understand it. The idea being that the more people that understand what we're trying to achieve, the less stressful it is going to be for the victim of the accident. In regard to my previous experience, I used to work for a very large firm in town that handled a lot of cases at once. While it was good experience and I learned how to handle a lot of auto accidents and different types of auto accidents, I now like the fact that I'm getting to deal with my clients on a one on one basis. I give them my cell phone so that they can get ahold of me when they have questions. They also know that they're giving me the information. I'm acting on it. They're not giving it to a paralegal or secretary. They know I'm acting on it and giving them a response. This message has been an advertisement.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Both Indiana and Kentucky have what is known as wrongful death laws. However, while I have listed the relevant Indiana or Kentucky Statute in the follow page, the application of these laws tends to be fact specific and cannot be addressed in a website. Nevertheless, automobile accidents involving wrongful death illustrate a great unfairness of the law.
When a client comes in the door, I have their best interest in mind. I want to do what is best for them in the long run. Insurance companies don't. They want to do what it takes to get the claims settled and closed. It doesn't do my clients any good to recover a huge sum for them and let other insurance companies, for example health insurance or their own insurance, come back and eat that settlement up. So it's my job, as their attorney, to negotiate those claims down so that again I can maximize what they actually receive as a net settlement from the personal injury claim. Whether an automobile or a motorcycle accident happens in Kentucky or in Indiana, you want an attorney to look at the insurance coverage issue. Because those states differ dramatically on what coverage might apply depending on the circumstance, you want an attorney to take a look at it and evaluate every source that person can possible recover from. This message has been an advertisement.
Personal Injury Attorney
People in Kentucky and Indiana sustain serious injuries every day at work, through slip and falls, negligence of contractors or automobile accidents. No matter what the circumstances are, you need direct immediate legal advice from an experienced personal injury law.
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Your Attorney, Jim Desmond, Desmond Law Office, PLLC
My name is Jim Desmond and I am a lawyer licensed in Kentucky and Indiana. I limit my legal practice to car wrecks and motorcycle accidents occurring in Kentucky and Indiana. If you have been involved in a car wreck or a motorcycle crash, call me now.