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Why Is It Important to Contact an Attorney Immediately After the Accident?

Why is it important to contact an attorney immediately after the accident?  What can a few days or weeks delay in contacting the experienced personal injury attorneys at HLH have upon the value and success of your personal injury claim?

If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash or truck collision in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky it is important to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible after the crash.  There are actions which need to be taken immediately, and crucial information and counsel you will need to protect your case and your own personal interests.

Actions which should be taken immediately include, but are not limited to:

See an experienced trauma physician within 24 to 48 hours of the accident, even if you believe you are uninjured.  The forces in a motor vehicle accident are quite powerful and the human body must absorb them in any collision.  It can take weeks and sometimes months for many symptoms to show up.  If you do not see a doctor within 48 hours of the accident you severely limit and in many cases completely eliminate the ability to submit a successful personal injury claim.

Preserve important evidence – this is one of the most crucial reasons why it is important to contact an attorney immediately after the accident.  Evidence is the basis of establishing negligence and is a crucial element in a personal injury case.  Evidence disappears quickly.  Witness statements must be obtained while their memory is fresh and events are still clear in their minds.  Surveillance video is often quickly overwritten.  Even your damaged vehicle contains valuable evidence, and insurance companies are often quick to declare a vehicle a total loss to ensure it is scrapped or destroyed as quickly as possible.

Communications and social media – every word you say after the accident or post to social media can and will be twisted and used against you to reduce the value of your claim.  It is best not to speak with insurance representatives at all.  They will ask seemingly innocent questions which are intended to get you to say things which damage your claim like “I’m ok,” or “I’m not badly hurt,” or “I’m just a bit shaken up.”  Stay off of social media entirely and do not post any information about your condition, how you are feeling or information about the accident itself.

It is important to contact an attorney immediately after the accident so we may provide sound advice and counsel and educate you about the process of completing a successful personal injury claim which provides full and fair compensation for what has happened.  We invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-593-9701 to speak personally with one of our experienced injury attorneys.

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