No one leaves their home expecting to be involved in a Louisville car accident resulting in serious injuries. While the design and construction of cars has contributed to lower rates of injury over the years, there are still many people in Louisville and across Kentucky who are seriously injured in crashes each year. The forces associated with even a minor car accident can take quite a toll on the human body.
The most important thing to do after a Louisville car accident is to seek immediate medical attention, even if you seem to be ok. If you are not transported to the hospital from the scene of the accident it is important to go get checked out at an urgent care facility or your own personal physician within 24 hours. Many symptoms such as damage to the discs in your back and neck, tissues around the joint and stiffness can take days or weeks to present.
It may seem hard to believe that you could actually feel pretty well today and two weeks from now be unable to move your neck or back. However, this is quite common with accident victims. If you do not see a doctor within 24 hours of the accident it may not be possible to prove your injuries are related to the accident in a few weeks.
The insurance company will say “you were fine after the accident, told everyone around you that you felt fine and you didn’t even go to see a doctor. You must have injured yourself doing something else.” They will not pay the claim and not only will you be dealing with severe pain and injuries requiring treatment, you will be forced to pay for it out of your own pocket. This is why it is so important to see a doctor after any accident, and to immediately contact the experienced injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington for a free consultation at 502-583-9701 or toll free at (866) 583-9701.
You are entitled to recover all of your medical expenses, including treatments you will need in the coming months and years. It is too soon to tell what those costs are going to amount to. You will be able to recover for all of the lost income resulting from missing work.
If you are seriously injured, a “Life Care Plan” may be required to adapt your home, vehicles and office so that you are able to access them. Finally, Kentucky ensures that you are compensated for having to go through this experience and endure all of the pain, interruption of life and hardships associated with recovering from your injuries.
While you are recovering from your injuries (and sometimes even still in a hospital) an insurance adjuster or representative will contact you appearing to be genuinely friendly and concerned. They will attempt to get you to settle your case quickly as this is their best strategy for getting you to accept far less than you are entitled to by law.
The simple truth is the first offers from insurance companies are far too low, and in many cases insulting. Over the decades we’ve served the people of Louisville we’ve seen countless cases where the insurance company’s original offer didn’t amount to 10% of what we were able to obtain for our clients.
When you suffer a serious injury in an auto accident, is the insurance company isn’t “on your side” and you are not “in good hands.” Insurance companies are in the business of making money and do not act in your best interests. The Louisville car accident lawyers of Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington on the other hand, work to ensure you to get every penny that you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses arising from your auto accident.
The sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident is overwhelming. Who will stand up for you when you’ve lost your husband or wife? Your family may have lost a bread winner, a child or grandparent due to the negligence of the person who caused the accident. In Kentucky, these are known as a “Wrongful Death.” No amount of money can replace a loved one. Our experienced lawyers have decades of experience and expertise in these complex cases. We hold those responsible financially accountable for the loss of your beloved family member. We pursue every possible option to ensure that your family receives the maximum compensation available for the loss of your loved one. We manage all of the details associated with insurance and the Court so that you can focus on this sudden and tragic loss, supporting your family and one another and healing.
From our offices in Louisville, Kentucky, our personal injury attorneys help people who have suffered injuries in car crashes on highways and interstates, country roads or in Louisville. This includes head-on collisions, rear-end accidents and side impact crashes such as those in an intersection. We also handle injury cases related to:
People often try to handle settlements after a Louisville car accident without a lawyer. Insurance company employees will seem nice, and try to convince you your case is a simple matter. You will never get a fair offer when working with an insurance company individually, and the amount they offer is almost never the amount you are fully entitled to. Their sole motive is to settle your case for the lowest possible amount in order to maximize their own profit. Only an experienced, skilled car accident attorney can hold them accountable for what has happened to you, negotiate with all medical providers, insurance companies and other parties and maximize the financial benefit you receive from your case.
For example, you might be entitled to additional benefits, such as underinsured motorist benefits. Or your crash might have actually been due to an auto defect, which means that the auto manufacturer is responsible.
Did you know that under Kentucky law, you may be entitled to wage and medical benefits without giving up your right to file a lawsuit? Did you know that you may have purchased coverage from your own insurance company for benefits in case of an injury? With more than 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers have gained the skills necessary for investigation of personal injury cases. Our reputation for success in trial means that we have been able to get fair settlements from corporations and insurance companies, as well as save our clients from the stress of a court battle.
Are you looking for an experienced Louisville car accident attorney? Since 1924, Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington has been helping people throughout the Louisville area and across the State of Kentucky. We invite you to Contact us to learn how we can help you, or call for a FREE initial consultation at 502-583-9701. If you can’t make it to our Louisville offices, we can come to you. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis. We receive no attorneys’ fees and you will not be responsible for court costs or any expenses until we win you money.
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