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Auto Negligence Attorney

investigating serious auto accidents & truck accidents

When it comes to navigating the complex legal landscape following an auto accident, you need an experienced and compassionate attorney who will fight tirelessly for your rights and help you seek the justice you deserve. With a proven track record of success, The Lyon Firm is committed to representing accident victims and their families, providing unwavering support, and pursuing compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Whether you have suffered injuries in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, Joe Lyon has the legal experience, resources, and dedication to build a strong case on your behalf. 

Remember, you don’t have to face the challenges of auto accident negligence alone. The Lyon Firm is here to guide you through the legal process and help you on the road to recovery and justice.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in an Auto Accident Lawsuit?

In an auto accident lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to compensate the injured party for their losses and suffering:

  • Medical Expenses: This category covers the costs of medical treatment, including hospital bills, doctor’s fees, surgeries, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any other healthcare-related expenses resulting from the accident.

  • Lost Wages: If the accident causes the victim to miss work, they may be entitled to compensation for lost income. This includes both past and future lost earnings due to the accident-related injuries.

  • Transportation Expenses: This can include costs related to transportation to and from medical appointments, as well as any modifications to the victim’s vehicle or home to accommodate their injuries.

  • Pain and Suffering: This category compensates the victim for physical pain, emotional distress, and suffering resulting from the accident and its aftermath. It’s often more challenging to quantify than economic damages.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct on the part of the at-fault party, punitive damages may be awarded. The primary purpose of punitive damages is to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar behavior.

The availability and amount of these damages can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the auto accident, the severity of the injuries, and the applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the lawsuit is filed.

It’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and help you understand the potential damages to which you may be entitled.

What Does an Auto Accident Attorney Do for Your Case?

An auto accident attorney plays a crucial role in helping you navigate the legal process, protect your rights, and seek compensation for injuries and damages resulting from an auto accident.

Here are the key responsibilities and actions that an auto accident attorney typically takes on your behalf:

  • Investigation: Attorneys conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. This can involve gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses, obtaining accident reports, and collecting medical records.

  • Negotiations: Your attorney will engage in negotiations with insurance companies and the at-fault party’s representatives to seek a fair settlement. They will work to maximize the compensation you receive.

  • Representation: Your attorney will represent you in court, presenting your case to a judge and jury if necessary. They will argue on your behalf and present evidence to support your claim.

Overall, an auto accident attorney serves as your advocate, guiding you through the legal process, and working to secure the best possible outcome for your case, whether that’s through negotiation, settlement, or, if necessary, a trial.


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Joe Lyon has 17 years of experience representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and wrongful death involving complex issues of liability. 

The Firm handles cases on contingency fees advancing all costs of the case and accepts the financial risk of the litigation. 

The contingency fee structure allows the clients access to court while reducing the financial stress so they can focus on their healthcare needs and family. 

The Firm does not seek reimbursement for fees or costs in the event of a non-recovery. 



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Questions about Auto Accidents

What is auto accident negligence?

Auto accident negligence refers to a situation where one party (usually a driver) fails to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle, leading to an accident. This negligence can result from various actions, such as reckless driving, distracted driving, or violating traffic laws.

What should I do immediately after an auto accident?

After an accident, it’s essential to prioritize safety and health. Seek medical attention if necessary, contact law enforcement to report the accident, exchange information with the other party, gather evidence (photos, witness statements), and consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

How is fault determined in auto accident negligence cases?

Fault is typically determined through an investigation that considers factors like witness statements, police reports, traffic laws, and any available evidence. It may also involve expert analysis, such as accident reconstruction.

What if the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured?

In such cases, your own insurance policy may include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which can help cover your expenses. Your attorney can assist in navigating these complex situations.



Roadway Fatality


(Brown County, Kentucky):  The case involved a driver texting and driving when he crossed the median, killing a father of four. The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.


Roadway Fatality

Confidential Settlement

(Hebron, Ohio):  Joe Lyon was lead counsel in a confidential settlement of a wrongful death case involving a recreational camper. The case involved a dealership that sold the vehicle for use on a towing vehicle that was not within specification and not heavy enough to provide a safe tow. The case was originally rejected by another law firm, but through research and diligence the case theory became apparent.