Questions about Auto Accidents
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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(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.