There is a common misconception that the following vehicle is liable in a rear-end collision, and while this is often the case, there are circumstances where the lead driver may be at fault, such as a sudden lane change or inoperative brake lights. This is why it is important to have all the facts and details of the incident when pursuing a claim in such a case, including potential eye witness accounts, weather conditions, and physical evidence.
The severity of these types of accidents can vary, from minor damage to a bumper to a much more serious, even fatal result, and the injuries sustained can be severe and require expensive and time-consuming recovery. Winton & Hiestand Law Group will look at all the facts surrounding your case to determine appropriate damages you are owed, and represent your best interests throughout the process.
Injured parties may be able to receive compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages from time off work, diminished capacity to earn, and past and future pain and suffering.
In some instances, Kentucky law ALSO allows juries to award punitive damages.
Punitive damages are meant to punish behavior that is intentional and/or grossly negligent to dissuade others from the same behavior.