Kentucky law ensures that victims who are injured in a DUI related accident can hold a drunk driver financially responsible for their injuries. A high percentage of Kentucky injury accidents involve drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Louisville personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC aggressively represent those who are injured by drunk drivers, as well as the families of the victims of fatal DUI accidents.
DUI accidents often cause serious injuries that can have a permanent impact on your life. When permanent injury such as paralysis or the loss of a limb occur it will be necessary to create a “Life Care Plan” and present it to the jury. The Life Care Plan takes into account all of the income you would have earned the rest of your life, the loss of your enjoyment of life activities, costs to modify your home and vehicles, ongoing and future medical treatments and expenses. This ensures that our clients have the maximum resources available to move forward after sustaining a serious injury in a DUI accident.
Unfortunately a large percentage of fatal accidents in Louisville and throughout Kentucky are caused by drunk drivers. The family of the victim should contact our firm so that we can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the insurance company of the DUI driver and any other responsible parties such as an employer. The loss of a loved one in a fatal accident is a huge shock to the family, and our experienced wrongful death attorneys handle the entire legal process so that our clients and their families can focus upon grieving the loss of their loved one and supporting one another.
It is important to note that DUI cases often require the injury or wrongful death trial to wait for the conclusion of the criminal court case. While the lawsuit is filed almost immediately, the criminal conviction and facts presented at the DUI driver’s trial serve as powerful and virtually irrefutable evidence in our civil financial lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been injured of lost in a DUI accident our experienced lawyers will hold the drunk driver financially responsible for what has happened. Since 1925 we have represented Kentucky and Louisville accident and injury victims and their families to ensure they receive the maximum recovery possible under the law. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call (502) 583-9701 for a free consultation.