Do you know what to do if you are injured in a DUI related motor vehicle accident? What is the process of a personal injury claim after a DUI accident and what can the attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC (HLH) do to help you receive the compensation you deserve?
The first and most important thing to know is the importance of seeing a doctor within 24 to 48 hours of any motor vehicle accident. The success of any personal injury claim must include evidence to support the relationship of injury and resulting cost to the accident itself. If you fail to see a doctor in the hours after an accident in Louisville the insurance company can actually use that against you to reduce the amount of your settlement or as an excuse not to pay any amount related to your claim altogether. “You didn’t even need to see a doctor after the accident, how can you prove your injuries are the result of the accident?”
Personal injury claims are assessed in Kentucky based upon the rules of “comparative negligence.” The value of Kentucky injury claims are directly affected by the relative negligence each party contributed to the accident itself. In a DUI related accident HLH attorneys work to prove the highest degree of negligence of any driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We investigate all that has happened including evidence from the scene, police reports, witness statements and other sources such as photos or cell phone data. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, and our trial attorneys are prepared to try your case before a judge or jury to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
We invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation with one of our experienced injury attorneys. We provide sound counsel to help you to know what to do if you are injured in a DUI related motor vehicle accident in Louisville. We help you to understand the process of a personal injury claim and how the criminal DUI case against the driver may affect the timing and success of your personal injury claim.