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Highlands Kentucky Car Accident Lawyer

When you’ve sustained an injury from a car accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to contact a Highlands, Kentucky car accident lawyer as soon as you can. Car accident attorneys are on your side as your advocate. They not only battle the insurance companies for you, but will walk you through the whole process so you don’t lose out on any compensation you are entitled to. Oftentimes insurance companies take advantage of drivers inexperienced with the law and will swindle them out of thousands of dollars. Many victims don’t know their rights as an injured person and agree to compensation amounts much lower than what they are owed. Attorney T.J. Smith has 20 years of experience helping injured victims collect their rightful compensations. They even specialize in car accidents related to:

  • Reckless driving

  • Distracted driving (like texting)

  • Drunk driving

  • Hit-and-run

  • Rear-end collisions

  • Pedestrian involved

If any of these apply to you, it would be wise to seek out a knowledgeable lawyer like T.J. who can handle the complexities these cases often entail. Some victims don’t contact a lawyer after their car accident because they are worried the cost of a lawyer will be more than what they receive in compensation. T.J. offers free initial consultations to review your case so you don’t have to worry about paying for a service you may not need.

Focus on You

Injuries from a car accident, no matter how big or small, take time to heal. Victims already have to deal with so much physical pain from their accident, it can be difficult to fully focus on the other details that must be taken care of. Your attorney will take care of the paperwork, negotiations with the insurance company, and making sure your claim is filed correctly so you can just focus on healing. Many car accident victims don’t realize that they can collect more than just the funds needed to repair the vehicle damage. Expert lawyers know that many victims are owed the following as well:

  • Medical expenses

  • Lost wages from missing work

  • Pain and suffering

  • Difference in earning ability

Many insurance companies don’t tell victims they can collect on these categories as well and will try to have them settle for just car repair. If your injuries led to doctor visits, hospital stays, or pain medication, you are entitled to reimbursement for these expenses. Healing from your injuries could have led to time away from work, which means lost wages in many cases. If you missed out on work opportunities, you also deserve to be reimbursed for this factor you couldn’t control. Some injuries are so catastrophic that victims can’t return to the same job they had before. Perhaps a loss of limb or other impairment makes your current job impossible for you to do. If you had to take a pay cut for another job, you could be compensated for this change in earning ability. Lastly, the mental and emotional pain and suffering victims experience are sometimes just as traumatizing as the physical injuries they experience. Talk to your Highlands, Kentucky car accident lawyer to see if you qualify for any of these categories of compensation.

Call T.J. today to set up a free initial consultation at 502-589-2560 or fill out an online contact form