Written by Attorney Gregory J. Bubalo
In 2016, one out of every 22 licensed drivers in Kentucky was involved in a car accident. How many of these drivers were prepared on how to respond after the crash? How many were ready to take steps that would protect their rights? Unfortunately, the answer is likely to be – very few.
At Becker Law Office, we want to help you avoid the costly mistakes that people often make after they are involved in an auto accident. We have prepared a helpful checklist that you can review and even print out to keep in your car in case an accident happens.
If you have any questions about this list or your ability to obtain compensation after you or a loved one has been involved in a wreck, please contact a car accident lawyer for assistance. We provide free consultations to those throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana.
When you have been involved in a wreck, be sure to follow these steps at the accident scene:
In a car accident case, you may need to prove that the other driver did something negligent and careless that was a direct cause of the accident. The evidence collected at the accident scene should help you to paint a clear picture of what happened.
It is important that you go and see a doctor immediately after the accident even if you do not believe you were seriously hurt. For instance, whiplash and traumatic brain injury may not have symptoms that you can readily detect. However, these conditions must be treated right away. A doctor can diagnose these conditions and provide needed medical treatment. Going to the doctor right away will also help to give you the proof you need to show that your injuries directly resulted from your accident.
When getting medical attention after a crash, you should:
The more solid your medical evidence is, the easier it will be to prove your injuries and to secure full and fair compensation for car accident losses.
Kentucky is a choice no-fault state. This means that drivers may sometimes obtain car accident compensation from a driver who caused their auto accident and may sometimes obtain payment of medical bills and lost wages from their own insurer through personal injury protection (PIP). It is important to understand your rights both with a PIP claim and with a claim against a driver who caused your wreck.
To ensure your rights are protected after your Kentucky auto accident:
A lawyer from Becker Law Office can help you to understand how to pursue a car accident claim and deal with the insurance company on your behalf. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients after car accidents throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.
The sooner you contact us by phone or online, the sooner we can begin seeking the car accident damages you deserve. Get started by getting in touch with us today.
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