Motor Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Family & Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Clients Near Danville, Harrodsburg, Lancaster & Stanford, Kentucky

A car wreck can be life altering and possibly life ending. In an instant you can go from a happy healthy person to a person who has suffered serious injuries, incurred huge medical bills and lost wages. These are just a few of the challenges you may be forced to endure as the result of someone else’s negligence. You deserve to be fully and fairly compensated, unfortunately the insurance companies don’t want you to be.

The experienced lawyers at Helton, Walter & Noelker Attorneys at Law will fight for you. Your case will be handled by an attorney who is experienced and passionate about making the insurance companies compensate you fairly. Insurance companies make money by paying less than a claim is worth. Our attorneys understand how to compel the insurance companies to pay you what you deserve. We handle your case. We don’t refer your case to less qualified attorneys and we don’t settle your case for less than it is worth like other attorneys you may see advertising on TV. We fight to insure that you get all that you deserve.

For a free case review, please contact us today by completing the form on this page or by calling 859-236-1010. We proudly serve the Danville, Harrodsburg, Lancaster and Stanford areas of Kentucky.

Car Accidents

Bad weather and dangerous road conditions can often lead to car accidents. However, when a collision is caused by someone’s negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for your damages. Some ways in which carelessness or recklessness can lead to an accident include:

  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting while driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Defective vehicle parts

Truck Accidents

semi truck about to crash head-on into a carDue to their massive weight and size, truck accidents can result in some of the most devastating accidents on the road. Determining liability in these cases can be incredibly complex and require the skills of an experienced attorney to assess if the accident was the fault of:

  • The driver of the truck
  • The person responsible for truck maintenance
  • The employer of the truck driver
  • The person who loaded the truck’s cargo

Motorcycle Accidents

Even if you are a skilled and careful rider, the negligence of others on the road can cause your motorcycle accident. These tragic wrecks are often caused by other drivers:

  • Misjudging the speed of a motorcycle
  • Failing to yield the right of way to a motorcycle
  • Following a motorcycle too closely
  • Driving aggressively
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failing to give a motorcycle full use of the width of the lane
  • Turning in front of a motorcycle

Bicycle Accidents

bicyclist clutches head after being hit by carNegligent drivers are one of the leading causes of bicycle accidents. Motorists often fail to provide bicyclists with adequate room or completely ignore their presence altogether. Bicycle crashes are commonly the result of a motorist who:

  • Turns into a bicyclist’s lane of traffic
  • Fails to stop at a stop sign or red light
  • Fails to yield the right of way
  • Uses excessive speed
  • Drives while distracted
  • Drives while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Pedestrian Accidents

Vehicles traveling at speeds of less than 30 mph can still cause serious injury if they collide with a pedestrian. These injuries can be caused by forceful contact with the car, the pavement, or both, and might include:

  • Trauma to internal organs
  • Damage to the neck and back
  • Head injury
  • Fractured bones
  • Road rash

Bus Accidents

Driving any type of large vehicle on busy roads and highways requires a great deal of caution. Unfortunately, careless driving, inadequate maintenance and other issues can turn a bus or commercial vehicle into a safety hazard for the operator, passengers, and other people on the street. Much like truck accidents, bus wrecks are not always the result of one careless driver, they can also be caused by:

  • Poor maintenance
  • Inadequate training
  • Careless hiring practices
  • Keeping tight deadlines that encourage sleeplessness and driver fatigue

ATV Accidents

atv rides rocky trail in the woodsAll terrain vehicles, often simply called ATVs, are popular in Kentucky for both recreational and hauling purposes. However, they can also be very dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that ATV-related injuries account for almost 100,000 emergency room visits every year.

Injuries sustained from ATV accidents are often severe and require significant medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and unexpected financial strain.

We understand that many families are not prepared to deal with the severe financial and emotional burdens that these accidents cause. That’s why we believe it is so important to protect the rights of victims and their families.

Boating Accidents

Despite being landlocked, Kentucky is home to a large number of boating enthusiasts. Reckless boat and jet ski operators can seriously injure innocent people who may be fishing, canoeing, water skiing or swimming. Some common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Excessive boating speed
  • Unlicensed or inexperienced boaters
  • Boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Defects in a boat’s design or performance
  • Defective life jackets
  • Unsafe docks or marinas

Compensation in an Auto Accident

Motor vehicle accidents can potentially result in permanent impairment and long-term needs. It is crucial to seek help from experienced attorneys immediately. Our team of skilled and knowledgeable accident lawyers will work to ensure that the negligent party in your crash is brought to justice and that you will receive the full and fair compensation you need for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Long-term care
  • Vehicle repair
  • Vehicle replacement

Schedule Your Free Auto Accident Consultation Today

If you live in the Danville, Harrodsburg or Lancaster communities of Kentucky and have been injured in an auto accident, don’t put off talking to a lawyer for another day. Contact Helton, Walter & Noelker Attorneys at Law online or at 859-236-1010 to discuss your case for free.