Do’s And Don’ts After A Car Accident

Personal injury claims need to be handled correctly. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly hurt their case after a car wreck. Here are three things you should know:

1. Coordinate benefits properly

When you are being treated for injuries, the hospital will give you paperwork. You should seek professional legal advice about how to coordinate your benefits. Many clients don't apply for their insurance benefits properly, and this typically results in higher bills. If you consult with me, attorney Larry Hicks, I can help you fully utilize your coverage. If you have already signed paperwork at the hospital, I can help you reverse it.

2. Do not talk to the insurance company

One of the biggest mistakes accident and personal injury victims make is talking to the other driver's insurance company. You must tell your own insurer that you were in a crash, but do not speak to the other side. They will offer a fast settlement for much less than you need. You are not required to talk to them. Instead, contact a skilled lawyer who knows how to deal with these situations.

In Kentucky, your insurance includes personal injury protection (PIP), which covers up to $10,000 of medical insurance. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, you can recover damages from your own insurance company. Do not assume you have no options just because the other driver was uninsured.

3. Take control of choosing a lawyer

After a car accident, you will probably be swamped with mail from attorneys. These attorneys are fishing for business. When it comes to legal counsel, you should be the one initiating. You need to find a lawyer who fits your needs and who you feel comfortable around. Do a little research to find one that works for you.

Begin Your Case Today

In a personal injury case, you are not suing a person; you are obtaining compensation from insurance companies so you can move on with your life. If you would like to discuss your case with me, contact me online or call 859-479-2786 for a free consultation. I am located in Edgewood and serve clients throughout northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati metro area. Spanish translation is available if requested.