Car crash scenes can be devastating. There are often disabled vehicles, debris scattered on the roadway, and severely injured drivers and passengers in need of medical attention. 

Unfortunately, every car accident has the potential to cause serious damage to property and people. While insurance generally covers some of these expenses, you could be in a position to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. In this post, we will look at a couple types of claims that an injured accident victim might file after a crash.

Personal injury claim

Seriously injured victims can file a personal injury claim. Understand, though, that Kentucky laws limit lawsuits to accidents that result in broken bones, permanent or disfiguring injuries, death or medical expenses in excess of $1,000.

Kentucky laws also specify that you can file a lawsuit even if you were partly to blame for the accident. In fact, you could file a claim seeking compensation if you were 99 percent to blame, though you would only be able to recover the amount that reflects fault. In other words, if you are 80 percent to blame for an accident and are awarded damages, you would receive 20 percent of the total damages.

Product liability claim

It is also possible that injured motorists could file a product liability claim if a defective product caused the accident or injuries.

For instance, recent news reports note that there has been an increase in sunroofs that apparently shatter spontaneously. When this happens, people can be frightened and lose control of their vehicles; they could also suffer severe cuts from the broken glass. If a car part is manufactured or sold improperly and leads to injuries, then victims may file a product liability claim against the appropriate party.

Know your legal options

Whatever claim you ultimately file after an accident, it is important to understand your legal rights to pursue compensation. To do so, you can discuss your case with an attorney who can guide you through the legal process to pursue the compensation you deserve.

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