Personal Injury

 

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Insurance companies employ attorneys and insurance adjusters whose sole purpose is to save them money. It’s best to let your lawyer handle your case, especially any negotiations. There are certain steps you can take after your accident that may help strengthen your claim.

  1. Call the police.
    In Kentucky, without a police
    report any claim will be difficult to get a fair settlement without exhaustive measures to show liability exists to the at fault driver. A Police report will provide information by a police officer as to who is at fault as well as the extent of damage to both persons and property. No matter how little damage is done to the vehicle, if you were shaken by the accident, call the police. You may be more injured than you know.
  2. Seek Medical Treatment 
    You may feel fine after a serious accident, or you may think the soreness you feel isn’t a big deal, but internal injuries can take 
    time to show and injuries that seem minor can get worse over time. Visiting a doctor for treatment will not only help you feel better, your medical records can be valuable evidence for your claim. Remember that you have the right to choose your own doctor. Do not let an insurance adjuster choose a doctor for you. Don’t try to “tough it out” because any gap of time during your treatment will be viewed by the insurance company as proof that you are not injured. Therefore, keep going back to your physician regularly for treatment.
  3. Call Creech Law Office, PLLC 
    Early entry into the claim process allows your attorney control of insurance 
    ploys from the beginning and also allows you time to heal and not be bothered by unnecessary phone calls and visits by insurance adjusters. Don’t try to go it alone after a car accident. We also strengthen your claim, knowing how to file necessary pleadings and building a case from the beginning rather than playing catch-up later. We will fight to protect you against those who would take advantage of your vulnerable position.
  4. Gather insurance and contact information.
    If you aren’t able to do so, have a family member or friend to collect Important information immediately after an accident including:
    • Contact information of all drivers and passengers in all vehicles involved
    • Insurance policy numbers of all persons involved
    • License plate numbers
    • Contact information of any witnesses
  5. Write down details.
    Immediately following your accident, write down how it happened, the weather and road conditions at the time, and any other details you remember. Keep a journal detailing how you felt as you recovered in the days and weeks after your accident, It may be difficult many months after an accident to remember small details about the accident or how painful it was to work, cook dinner, play with kids, etc. [because of your injuries].
  6. Take photos.
    As soon as you or another person close to you are able, take photos of the accident, your vehicle, road conditions, other vehicles involved, your injuries and anything else you think may be important. Photos are difficult to dispute as evidence.
  7. Notify your insurance company. 
    As soon as possible, notify your insurance company of your accident. Any delays may hurt your case down the line. You are not required to talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
  8. Keep records of your accident-related expenses.
    Keep copies of all your medical records and receipts for medical expenses, including prescriptions, treatments, hospital stays, and medical equipment. You should also keep receipts for other accident-related costs, such as rental cars, repairs, and household services such as mowing the lawn and having food prepared while you are injured.
 
DON’T TRUST THE OPINION OF INSURANCE ADJUSTERS

If you’re facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we’ll be your advocates against the insurance company to help you 


Insurance companies have been around hundreds of years serving their shareholders. Big corporations like these have powerful legal teams protecting their best interests.

These interests are to save money and grow the company. They don’t like to pay up to what is deserved for insured injuries. They are quick to call you, even coming to the hospital and worse, to the morgue to get injured parties and their loved ones to settle with them. Never sign anything until you have an experienced attorney review the case.
 You deserve equal protections and legal support to fight for you. With more than 11 years of experience fighting for injury victims throughout Kentucky, there’s no case too big or too small for us to handle.
Whether we’re taking on insurance companies after car accidents or holding doctors accountable for their negligence, our Kentucky personal injury lawyers stand up for people like you. Don’t let an insurance company or corporation decide what your claim is worth. Contact Creech Law Injury Lawyers and let us protect your rights today.
Vehicular Accidents
Inattention while driving has become a very serious threat on the road in recent years mainly due to cell phone use. Statistics are beginning to come in showing distracted drivers are as dangerous as driving drunk. When drivers decide to put on makeup, talk on the phone, ignore fatigue, or eating in the vehicle, they aren’t paying close attention to other vehicles on the highway and can cause dangerous auto accidents.
Recovering from a car accident can involve weeks, months, or even years of medical treatment. Physical therapy, surgery, and medications are expensive 
and time-consuming. Car accident victims may be out of work and unable to earn money to pay for treatment or support their family members. The mental, emotional, and financial costs of recovery can be overwhelming.
To get the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Creech Law Office, PLLC Lawyers. We know how to handle profit-driven insurance companies, and we’ll fight to protect the true value of your claim. Request a free initial consultation online now!
COMMON CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Every accident is different, and injuries can range from neck and back pain to more severe spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain injuries, lacerations, and amputations. Some of the most common types of injuries suffered by car accident victims include:
  • Bone Fractures
    Bones in the arms, legs, and other body parts can break as vehicles make contact during accidents. Open fractures—or fractures where bones break through the skin—often require surgery to heal properly.
  • Neck and Back Injuries 
    The forces of car accidents can hyperextend victims’ necks, which can lead to painful soft tissue injuries, whiplash, and nerve damage, as well as permanent injuries to spinal discs in the neck and back.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Even with modern safety equipment, car accident victims still face the risk of hitting their heads against windows, dashboards, and doors. The traumatic brain injuries that result can affect victims’ thinking, language, and even their emotions and personality.
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GET STARTED WITH YOUR CLAIM TODAY
If you were injured in a car accident, our Central Kentucky car accident lawyers want to help. We’ll evaluate your case for free, and you won’t pay for our legal services unless we get money for you. We’re here to take on the insurance company so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Call (859) 885-PAIN or fill out our free online form to get Chris Creech on your side today.