We are not all rolling in dough. Most of us in Kentucky are not in the ranks of the so-called 1 percent. When we leave our homes for a day of work, the goal is to bring home enough money to meet our basic needs. If we’re lucky or well disciplined, our budgets include putting money away for college, retirement or some other dream.
What travelers along Dixie Highway and other thoroughfares in our region of Louisville don’t have on our everyday radar is the possibility of being involved in a car accident. By having insurance, we anticipate the possibility of injury or loss of a loved one in an accident. However, just because a policy is in place doesn’t mean your claim will sail through or that you’ll recover what you need to fu/personal-injury/motor-vehicle-accidents/dixie-highway-car-wrecks/lly recover.
That depends on the insurance company providing you with a fair settlement, but there are two potential problems with that. First, insurance companies tend to seek quick settlements of claims for amounts that are far below what is needed. Second, getting what’s fair presumes you know what fair is. Every accident is different so it becomes hard to know what to expect unless you have experience dealing with such things.
Dixie Highway happens to be one of the most dangerous roads in the state. Some rate it the most dangerous. Because of its age and how it has evolved over time, its patterns can confuse drivers. Accidents are all too common on the Dixie. Many result in injuries and deaths every year.
As an accident victim or the loved one of someone who has been hurt or killed in a crash, you have a right to expect the fullest measure of recovery possible. But obtaining an optimal outcome requires knowing what the law allows, what it requires and how to fight for your rights.
To learn more about how we work on behalf of accident victims in our community, visit our pages dedicated to this issue.