Do You Have Questions About Car Accidents?
The Law Offices of Dan F. Partin can guide you through the days following your auto accident and help you get the compensation you both deserve and need to pay your bills. We offer weekend and evening appointments and can visit you in your home or hospital room. We have offices in Lexington, Harlan and Middlesboro, and see clients throughout Kentucky. Contact us online or call for a free consultation.
Common Questions And Answers About Car Accidents
Some of the most frequently asked questions about car accidents include:
Q: How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident?
In Kentucky, you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim for damages if you have been injured in an accident. If you delay, you lose the right to file a claim. That makes it important to act quickly.
Q: Should I do whatever the insurance adjuster asks to speed up the claims process?
Absolutely not. Insurance adjusters may seem concerned about you, but they’re really concerned about the insurance company. Never agree to make a recorded statement. Never agree to release your medical records to the insurance company. Ideally, you should delay talking to the other driver’s insurance company entirely until you have attorney representation.
Q: Do I really need a personal injury lawyer to represent me after a car accident?
Yes. Even if you suspect whiplash, you may not realize you have serious injuries or know how to value them. You may not realize when additional parties, like the automobile manufacturer, can also be held responsible for your injuries. Without professional legal representation, you may never recover the maximum award for your damages.
Q: What should I do immediately following a car accident?
Stay at the scene and call the police. Never agree to handle an accident “off the record.” Call an ambulance immediately if you or your passengers are injured, even if you are not sure if the injuries are serious. Only relocate your vehicle if it poses a hazard to others and you have no other choice. If possible, take photos of skid marks, vehicle damage and injuries. Ask for contact information from witnesses. Get more information here.
Q: What damages can I recover after a car accident?
The damages you can recover depend on the circumstances of your accident and how well you and your attorney handle the claims process. You may be able to recover the cost of your car repairs, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our experienced attorneys can help you receive the fairest settlement possible.
Remember, never give the other driver’s insurance company any information until you speak to us. Call The Law Offices of Dan F. Partin at 859-359-7390 today for assistance.