Identifying the cause and source of liability in many car accidents is fairly straight forward. One party or their insurance company accepts fault in the car accident. However, in Kentucky many insurance companies attempt to shift the blame from their insured driver to the injured party. This is known legally as contested liability and why an experienced injury attorney helps your case after a car accident in Kentucky.
Usually, a rear-end collision will be the fault of the party who ran into the back of the other vehicle. In other accidents such as T-Bone or side impact accidents the parties and their insurance companies may attempt to argue who is at fault.
For example, a driver is making a legal left hand turn from a dedicated turn lane with the benefit of a green turn arrow. Another party enters the intersection and runs into the first vehicle. Both parties insist they had the green light. What if the driver turning left did, in fact, have the green turn arrow but was using a cell phone at the time of the impact?
Many Kentucky citizens believe if there is a contested liability they won’t be able to recover for the financial damages associated with the car accident and their injuries. This is totally not true. The experienced attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington can help to investigate your claims and find evidence the other party was in fact responsible for the accident. We work with accident reconstruction and other experts to develop evidence which can be presented at trial if necessary to clearly communicate the other party’s fault in the matter.
When insurance companies and their attorneys assert contested liability it can make it more challenging (if not impossible) for a person to obtain a fair settlement on their own. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident in Kentucky you need our experienced attorneys on your side. We protect your interests and aggressively pursue all responsible parties to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and that your case is not “watered down” by a contested liability claim.
We invite you to contact us or call for a free consultation at (866) 583-9701. The law firm of Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington was founded in 1925 and is Louisville’s most established personal injury firm.