Louisville Texting and Driving Accident Attorney
Advocating for the Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents Since 1986
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting and driving is the most common and most dangerous type of distracted driving in the United States. In the few seconds it takes to send a text message, serious and even fatal accidents can and do occur, upending the lives of unsuspecting accident victims.
If you have been the victim of a texting and driving accident, Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC can help you hold the texting driver accountable for their actions, as well as liable for any resulting damages. A few damages for which you may be compensated include vehicular property damage, lost wages, medical treatment, and pain and suffering, among others.
How Our Louisville Lawyers Can Help
At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, we have recovered over $500 million in compensation for injured Kentucky residents. We never settle for anything less than the maximum compensation to which our clients are entitled; during litigation, we make sure to explore every avenue that could potentially lead to justice. As a result, we have achieved some of the largest verdicts and settlements in state history, and our recoveries regularly total over $1 million.
Since we first opened our practice in 1986, our attorneys have garnered acclaim from industry organizations, peers, and clients alike. For instance, our firm’s senior partner, Attorney Tyler S. Thompson, is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates -- an exclusive legal organization that limits its membership to the top-100 trial lawyers in the U.S. -- and Super Lawyers®, as well as Best Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell, and more.
If you are seeking the help of award-winning legal advocates with a proven track record of success, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Your initial consultation is free of both charge and obligation, and you will not be billed any legal fees upfront.
Call (502) 242-8872 to schedule a free consultation with a Louisville texting and driving accident lawyer today.
Texting and Driving Is Considered Negligence
Under state law, all drivers on the road owe each other a “duty of care,” which simply means that they are required to operate their vehicles with care and concern for the safety of others, especially truck drivers. When they act negligently, such as by texting and driving, they will be considered on the hook for any resulting accidents and injuries. (Not to mention, texting and driving is prohibited by law for drivers of all ages.) Therefore, if you were the injured party in a texting and driving accident, an attorney can help you exercise your legal rights by suing the at-fault driver through the civil justice system.
To be successful in your lawsuit, you and your attorney will need to effectively prove that the other driver was, in fact, texting while behind the wheel. Often, this requires (a) consulting witnesses and (b) obtaining their phone records by issuing subpoenas. The sooner an attorney can begin investigating and preparing your case, the more likely they will be able to build a comprehensive lawsuit for you. For example, witness testimony may not be as detailed as time passes and memory fades.
Statute of Limitations for Texting and Driving Cases
The legal deadline, or statute of limitations, for all car accident cases in Kentucky is only two years from the date the accident occurred. This statute of limitations is separate from the deadline on filing insurance claims, which is often set at only a few days or weeks after the accident. Furthermore, it is important to note that you will also be required to immediately file an accident report with your local police department if the collision resulted in damages in excess of $500, injury, or death.
With such short deadlines, do not wait to contact a lawyer.
If We Don’t Win, You Won’t Owe a Dime
The confidence that comes with having an experienced trial lawyer advocate for you does not have to break the bank. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, our lawyers believe that every accident victim deserves distinguished legal representation without having to worry about the cost, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. At our firm, there are absolutely zero upfront fees; if we do not recover your compensation, you will not owe us anything.
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We Have Some of the Largest Verdicts & Settlements in KY
Our Senior Partner is an Inner Circle of Advocates Member
We Have Over 5 Decades of Experience
In-House Medical Staff to Assist in Case Preparation & Investigations
You Won’t Pay Any Upfront Costs
Respected Among Other Firms For Our Reputation in Handling Complex Cases