What you do in the immediate aftermath of an accident can make a big difference when it comes to getting compensation.
If you have been in an accident, call T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, at 502-589-2560. We can provide you with important information about what you should do. If necessary, we can take action to protect your rights, preserve evidence and initiate legal action on your behalf.
Were You In An Accident? This Is What You Need To Do.
Following an accident, you should do the following:
If you do not need immediate medical care — Stay at the scene and explain what happened to the police officer. Do not admit to any fault at this time, because our subsequent investigation may reveal that you weren’t at fault.
Listen to what the other driver says — This could provide vital clues about how the accident happened. Write down any comments so you won’t forget them.
Do seek medical attention, even if you feel fine — The effects of a concussion or a soft tissue injury may reveal themselves only after an accident. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Call T.J. Smith as soon as possible — In a free consultation, we can educate you concerning your rights and explain what we can do to help you obtain the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Report the accident to your insurance company — Describe the basic facts only, and don’t make any statement to any party other than your insurance company or the police. The representative should give you a claim number, so write this down.
Follow the instructions of your doctor — Failure to follow these instructions or take prescribed medications can be taken as evidence by insurance companies that your injuries are not serious or that you have recovered.
Accident victims in Kentucky have rights, even if they were partly at fault for the accident. Our lawyer, T.J. Smith, will work diligently to help you obtain the medical care you deserve and full compensation for your losses and suffering.
Contact A Car Accident Attorney
For a free consultation about a car accident case in the Louisville area or elsewhere in Kentucky, contact T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law.