Motor Vehicle Accidents

What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?

What are the most common injuries from car accidents?

  • Whiplash
  • Scrapes and Cuts
  • Head Injuries
  • Broken Ribs
  • Other Broken Bones
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Trauma

What injuries can happen from a car accident?
The sudden movement of the head and neck from a rear-end collision can cause serious neck muscle and ligament damage. Whiplash injuries can differ from person to person, depending on the accident and the health of the person involved in it. Generalized neck pain and swelling are also fairly common.

Should I see a doctor after a car accident?
Following a car accident, you should see a doctor if you feel any level of pain and discomfort. If you end up making any sort of injury claim after the accident, it’s crucial to be able to document the fact that you seek medical treatment and have the treatment on record. Never drive away from the scene of an accident, even a minor one without getting some record of the event and collecting information about all parties involved in the accident. Where possible having contact information of a witness could be helpful too.

What is the cost per year of automobile accidents in the U.S.?
The total cost of car accidents in the US is about $500 billion annually.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that car accidents cost the U.S. is almost 900 billion per year in economic costs and societal harms.

What is considered a serious car accident injury?
Serious injury is defined as “a personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a fracture; loss of a fetus; permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system; permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; significant limitation of use of a body.”


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You can also get answers about injury from vehicles from our Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents

Can you Sue Both the Truck Driver and Truck Company? In Kentucky, you can sue the truck driver for negligence and hold the trucking company vicariously liable for the actions of the truck driver. This means that the trucking company is responsible for the actions of their employee the truck driver. You can also sue …
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How much money does it cost to sue someone for a car accident? The filing fee in Jefferson County, Kentucky to sue someone for a car crash is $268 dollars. Your lawyer usually pays this money up front and then takes it out of the recovery. This is commonly referred to as a cost of …
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How much can I sue for a hit and run? Suing for a hit and run in Kentucky is complicated. You first need to find out who hit you. If you can do that then a lawsuit can be filed against that individual. If you cannot find the person you can file an uninsured motorist …
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Can you sue a truck driver for damages? You can sue a truck driver for damages in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The truck driver will need to be “at fault” for you to make a claim. Your damages will include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income and property damage. The …
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Can I sue someone for drunk driving? You can sue someone for drunk driving in Kentucky if they cause damage to your person or property. You will be entitled to punitive damages on account of the drunk driver blatantly disregarding human life. Pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills reimbursement, loss of future income, and …
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Can I sue someone for hitting my dog or cat with their car? You can sue someone for hitting your dog or cat with the car. The problem here is the law in Kentucky only entitles you to the value of the animal on the open market. I have a dog that is probably worth …
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