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Shawneeland Kentucky Car Accident Lawyer

If you have experienced a car accident for the first time or the dozenth time, a Shawneeland Kentucky car accident lawyer can help you through the whole process. Car accidents involve many steps to resolution, including filing a claim, repairing the damage, treating injuries, and gathering compensation. Experienced attorneys understand all of the little details that come with collision cases and will help you through each step. There are some car accident incidents that should never be without the assistance of a lawyer. These include:

  • Drunk or drugged driving

  • Reckless driving

  • Distracted driving (texting, calling, etc.)

  • Hit-and-run

  • Rear-end collisions

  • Involving pedestrians

If any of the above describe your car accident, you should contact attorney T.J. Smith right away. Many car insurance companies try to settle these cases quickly and for as little as they can, leaving many victims without proper compensation for their losses. T.J. has dealt with hundreds of cases over the past 20 years in practice and knows exactly how these companies operate. He will advocate for you to gather all of the compensation you deserve, not just the bare minimum the insurer is willing to pay.

Cost of an Accident

Besides the physical damage done to the vehicle, there are several other costs victims should be aware of before they settle with their insurance company. An attorney will be able to walk you through the real cost of your accident by determining expenses due to the following:

  • Medical bills

  • Loss of income from missed work

  • Loss of earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering/mental and emotional anguish

  • Other costs related to accident

Some insurance companies will try to minimize your damages, assert your injuries were a result from another incident, or void your contract based on an arbitrary reason. Before agreeing to any type of settlement, be sure to call an attorney first who can verify the accuracy of these claims. T.J. Smith offers free initial consultations to review your case before moving forward, so you don’t have to worry about paying for a service you may not need. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, however, there is a strong chance a lawyer will make all the difference in getting fully compensated rather than only partly compensated.

Injured Car Accident Victims

Whether you have just a few sore muscles or several broken bones, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention after an accident. Injuries from a car accident should be covered by insurance, and an attorney will help you obtain enough to cover the costs. Many insurers even cover chiropractic and massage therapy for back pain, neck pain, and strained muscles, so don’t be afraid to see the specialist you think your body needs. Some car accident injuries show up days or weeks after an accident. It is important to record what day you started feeling symptoms and whether or not you think it was a direct result from the accident. Record muscle pain, bruising, loss of memory or concentration, any other abnormal symptoms, and the treatments you use for each.

Contacting a Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident or your insurance company is giving you the run around, contact expert lawyer T.J. Smith today. He can be your Shawneeland Kentucky car accident lawyer and answer any questions you have throughout the process. Give him a call at 502-589-2560 or fill out an online contact form