There are important components of any accident that determine fault. The first is that the person who caused the accident had a legal duty of care. He or she had an obligation to act in a reasonable and safe manner.
In the case of an auto accident, drivers on the road should operate their vehicles in a safe manner. This would include not violating traffic laws or being distracted by things such as texting or talking on a phone.
If there is a failure to drive in a reasonable and safe manner, and it causes an accident, then that driver may be found at fault. It will depend on the actions that led up to the accident.
Other types of unsafe driving that may place fault on a driver include:
- running a red light;
- failure to yield; and
- driving while under the influence.
These are just some examples in which fault can be found with an individual. The end result of these actions must have led to an accident in which there were serious injuries. Even if someone is at fault for an accident, if there were no injuries or if they were minor, there is no cause for a Kentucky personal injury claim.
Proving fault in an accident in Louisville isn't always easy. This is why you need the help of an attorney, who has experience with this area of law and has resources available to help build a solid case.
Contacting a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney
A Louisville personal injury attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your Kentucky accident claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210- 8942.