At Daniels Associates, our goal is to help victims of car accidents get justice. If you’ve been injured, whether as a result of a car accident or other auto-vehicle injury, we can help. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help. We offer a risk-free consultation and can help you. We are your advocates and our personal injury attorneys are on your side.
What To Do After a Car Accident?
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that approximately 13 car accidents occur in the United States every 60 seconds. If you have been involved in a car accident in Louisville, KY, or Southern Indiana, it is imperative that you call the police so that an accident report can be created. DO NOT MOVE YOUR VEHICLE until directed by the police. If you get out of your car to speak to anyone, do not admit fault (for example, don’t say “I’m sorry” or “I didn’t see you” or “It was my fault.”). Immediately contact your insurance company and let them know that you were involved in an accident, but DO NOT admit fault. When speaking with your insurance representative, you should be honest as to the facts surrounding the accident, but refrain from making any legal conclusions with the adjuster. The admission of fault is considered a legal conclusion that can be determined through advice from your lawyer before you talk to anyone else.
If you are able to, be sure to take pictures of the accident scene and take your own personal notes of what happened prior to the accident such as weather conditions, road conditions, speed, and the time of day. This information will help you down the road if you find yourself in a deposition.
If you need medical attention, seek it immediately! Even if you have only a mild injury or no visible injuries, you should still consult with a medical professional. There are injuries that you may have sustained that you are unaware of such as a concussion or whiplash.
How Long Do I have to File a Lawsuit?
Kentucky has a two-year statute of limitations to file suit for personal injuries resulting from an automobile accident – – 2 years from the date of the accident or 2 years from your last PIP payment, whichever is later. For other injuries not associated with a motor vehicle, the statute of limitation is 1 year from the date of injury.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
If you’ve been injured and intend to seek compensation, you may wonder how much your claim is worth. The process by which your lawyer will determine the value of your claim is sometimes complex. While it might be easy to evaluate your medical bills and rehabilitation expenses, determining an amount to seek in lost wages and pain and suffering might be a more involved process. For instance, your lawyer will have to evaluate how long you might be out of work, while also taking a look at your wages prior to your accident. Your lawyer will also determine how much to seek in pain and suffering. Deciding on how much to seek in pain and suffering is a complex process. There is no formula on how to do that and what to seek comes down largely to the specific facts of your case. Our personal injury lawyers will evaluate the unique circumstances of your case to determine what we feel is the value of your claim. Our firm will take the time to carefully look at all factors to do our best to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
We are proud to give our clients’ cases close attention. At Daniels Associates, we understand that the time following an accident is often difficult for all parties involved. We work closely with victims and families of personal injury to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. We will do our best to get you the best possible outcome.
No Fee Ever. Unless We Win.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Unless we are able to recover your money, we don’t charge you a fee. At Daniels Associates, our Kentucky and Indiana personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis – – meaning there are no upfront fees, ever. Call Daniels Associates today to schedule a free consultation at 502.583.8300