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Louisville Car Accident Attorney

Your Kentucky Car Accident Law Firm


Helping Auto Accident Victims in Louisville & Throughout Kentucky

Car accidents happen so quickly most people have no idea what happened. One minute they were waiting to make a turn at a light and the next their vehicle was upside down in a ditch. In an instant, their life has been changed completely.

The Louisville car accident lawyers at Noakes Law have dedicated their careers to getting injured victims as you answers to what happened and why. With our experience, our law firm can negotiate a favorable settlement that holds negligent drivers and other parties accountable for your injuries.

Car Accidents & Negligent Drivers

Most car accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to use proper caution while behind the wheel. Kentucky requires that drivers have licenses issued by the state, but many drivers today forget the lessons they learned in driver’s education class. Rather than drive sensibly, they make some serious mistakes, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Passing illegally
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Failing to use their mirrors
  • Failing to yield
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Texting and driving

Drivers who fail to use reasonable care are legally liable for any car accident they cause, and they must pay compensation to car crash victims. Of course, many motorists deny they did anything wrong, hiring a Louisville car accident attorney can help with a car accident claim.

Cause of Most Car Accidents

Every year, hundreds of individuals are injured or killed in an auto accident in the United States. The majority of car accidents are caused by driver error, while some car accidents are caused by weather or road conditions. If a motorist is careless in any way, there could be serious injuries. So, what causes most car accidents? Some instances are as follows:

Reckless driving

Tailgating, swerving between lanes, cutting off other cars, and road rage are all examples of reckless driving that can result in a serious car accident. On city streets and interstate roads, aggressive drivers like these are common. Our Louisville car accident attorneys take such matters very seriously at Noaks Law Group.

You are not simply entitled to the money you deserve when you sue a careless motorist who caused your car accident. You also send a clear message that reckless behavior will not be tolerated.

What constitutes irresponsible driving is a point of contention. Drivers who are irresponsible and break the law may claim that they did nothing wrong. It is not a clever idea to disagree with such drivers. We’ve arrived to handle the talking. Our experienced car accident lawyer knows how to conduct extensive auto accident investigations and obtain the evidence needed to prove your car accident case in court.

Distracted driving

Distracted driving, particularly texting while driving, has become a global issue, claiming the lives of thousands of Americans each year and injuring tens of thousands more. When a driver’s attention is diverted away from the task of driving, distracted driving occurs. Some examples of distracted driving are:

  • Driving while texting
  • Using a mobile phone
  • Driving and eating at the same time
  • Grooming
  • Reading


We’ve all had cars ram into us on the highway, even while we were going much over the speed limit. It’s unusual for someone to drive faster than the posted speed limit by 10, 15, or even 20 mph. The longer it takes you to react, the more dangerous you are on the road. If you’re going 20 miles over the speed limit, it’s unlikely you’ll avoid a car accident.

Drowsy driving

We all get tired every now and again. When people are sleep-deprived and get behind the wheel, auto accidents might happen. They may be unable to focus on the road due to exhaustion, and they may even fall asleep while driving. Drivers who become sleepy out of the blue should find a safe area to pull over and relax.

Defective vehicle accidents  

Even though most collisions are caused by driver error, there are times when a vehicle malfunction is to blame. Vehicle or component defects include airbag failures, seatbelt failures, and bursting fuel tanks, to name a few. We can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective vehicle or component.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can result in a wide range of physical injuries, such as the following:

  • Whiplash. This is a soft tissue injury that often occurs when there is a sudden and forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck. This injury is most commonly seen in rear-end crashes.
  • Soft tissue injuries. Besides whiplash, other soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains, can occur in muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Cuts and lacerations. Broken glass, twisted metal, and other sharp objects in the car can cause cuts and lacerations.
  • Fractures. Broken bones can occur in any part of the body during a car accident. Fractures are most common in the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis.
  • Head injuries. Head injuries can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. This will depend on the force of the impact and whether the person was wearing a seatbelt.
  • Spinal cord injuries. The impact of a car accident can damage the spinal cord, leading to various degrees of paralysis or loss of sensation.
  • Internal injuries. Trauma to internal organs, such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, or lungs, can occur due to the amount of force involved in the accident. 
  • Burns. The impact of colliding with another object can cause a fire or explosion. This can result in serious burns due to contact with hot surfaces or flames.

Psychological Injuries in a Car Accident

Car accidents can result in not only physical injuries but also psychological injuries. These psychological injuries can have a significant impact on a person’s overall quality of life. Some common psychological injuries that may occur after a car accident include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Car accidents, especially those involving severe injuries or fatalities, can cause a victim to suffer from PTSD. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and a heightened state of alertness.
  • Anxiety disorders. After a car accident, a person may develop generalized anxiety and panic attacks related to driving or being in a vehicle. A person may experience persistent worry and fear.
  • Depression. The emotional aftermath of a car accident can lead to depression. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in favorite activities are common symptoms.
  • Sleep disturbances. Trouble sleeping, insomnia, and nightmares may be consequences of the stress and trauma associated with a car accident.
  • Loss of confidence. The experience of a car accident can shake a person’s confidence. They may suffer from self-esteem issues if they were at fault or if they sustained visible injuries.
  • Fear of cars. Some people may develop a fear of driving or being a passenger in a vehicle after a car accident. This can significantly impact their ability to engage in daily activities.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the above after a car accident, it is important to seek professional help. Counseling or therapy can help manage symptoms and help a person improve their quality of life.

Have You Been Involved In a Car Accident? Make Sure You Get the Support You Need

Car accidents can be avoided a lot of the time. In many cases, someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior causes serious injury or death. As a result, you must take action if you have been harmed or have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you don’t, the consequences of their actions may land on you.

You should not be held responsible for the mistakes of others if you were not at fault. Make a compelling argument for the justice you deserve. Contact a Louisville car accident attorney today to learn more about what we can do for you. We can cite multiple victorious court cases as proof.

We Help Car Accident Victims Injured by Negligent Truck Drivers

Truck accidents are unique due to the federal regulations trucking companies are required to follow. Truck accidents require time sensitive requests by our law group to ensure both the driver and company have not violated these guidelines prior to the accident. We will fight for you and your family to get the maximum compensation for your injury claim.

How a Louisville Car Accident Lawyer Can Assist Accident Victims

At Noakes Law, our Louisville car accident attorneys will put in the work to identify the correct person to sue. In addition to another driver, we might sue the government for failing to maintain safe roads or a manufacturer for selling a defective vehicle.

Every car accident lawsuit begins by listening to you describe what happened. We then seek out additional evidence, including eyewitness testimony. We might also visit the accident scene to take pictures and possibly collect evidence.

We also communicate with insurance company adjusters and submit claim forms in a timely manner. Our clients appreciate the fact that we handle all the paperwork so that they focus on recovery.

Financial Compensation for Your Injuries

Car accidents are expensive. Even seemingly minor injuries could cost thousands of dollars, and repairs to a vehicle often reach five figures. Our goal is obtaining maximum compensation to cover all losses, such as:

  • Medical expenses, including the cost of surgery, physical therapy, diagnostic tests, prescription drugs, and doctor visits. If you have permanent injuries, we will seek future medical care, such as the cost of future surgeries.
  • Lost wages when you cannot work due to an injury.
  • Loss of earning capacity, where permanent injuries force you to accept lower-paying work or prevent you from working at all.
  • Damage to your vehicle and other property.
  • Pain and suffering, such as the physical pain and inconvenience you feel.
  • Emotional distress or mental anguish, for the emotional pain accompanying an accident.

Let us review the facts to determine how much you realistically can seek in compensation. If you were partially to blame, for example, you will receive less than if you were entirely blameless.

Providing Knowledgeable Representation for the Injured

Noakes Law car accident lawyers are passionate about helping clients who have been hurt by the negligence of other people. Our personal injury practice areas include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Product liability cases
  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites.

Trial Experience You Can Count On

Noakes can handle your car accident case.

Our goal is to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve. Our personal injury attorney will put in the work needed to build a strong case for you. We are skilled negotiators that reach fair settlements out of court, but when settlement is not possible, we have trial experience that you can depend on.

CALL US TODAY 502.777.7854

Recovering the Damages You Deserve

If someone else is to blame for your car accident injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for the full amount of damages you’ve suffered. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering. You must bring forth your personal injury claims within one year of the accident date. Not filing your car accident cases within one year will bar you from recovery.



Our Clients

"I called Noakes Law and they took care of everything. They took my case seriously and treated me so well. They care about you and getting you what you deserve."

Kevin K.

Personal Injury Client

"I honestly cannot say enough good about Noakes Law. I was in an auto accident which had several different variables that make my case very difficult to navigate. Ms. Noakes and her team were top notch and went above and beyond to help me. I HIGHLY recommend this law firm to anyone!"

Megan O.

Personal Injury Client

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