The Steps You Take After a Car Accident

Victims of vehicle accidents are often eligible to file personal injury claims, which will cover the costs associated with recovery. Yet many individuals sabotage their ability to receive financial compensation after an accident. They don't do so intentionally, of course. But filing a successful claim is a complicated matter, with many unknown — almost secret — aspects.

The lawyers at Dixie Law Group, PSC, have dedicated themselves to helping individuals in Kentucky obtain compensation after suffering injury. We have studied many cases and identified a number of the mistakes residents of Kentucky frequently make after a vehicle accident. Below, we suggest ways to avoid them:

Seek medical help continually

Like any lawsuit, personal injury cases are won and lost on evidence. Insurance companies, which ultimately pay the victims, seek to discredit injured individuals at every step. It is therefore essential to consult with a doctor after a car accident, rather than 'walk off' any injuries.

A doctor's report provides an objective document that can be used in court to support your case. Likewise, it is important to follow your doctor's orders throughout your recovery. Otherwise, insurers will try to prove that your deviation from your medical regimen suggests that you aren't badly hurt.

Take pictures, and lots of them

If you are hurt, one of the last things on your mind will be to prove it. Nevertheless, to the extent possible it is crucial to document all aspects of your injury. Again, this is a matter of assembling evidence should your case go to trial.

At the scene of the accident, use your phone or camera to take pictures of your injury, your vehicle, any other vehicles involved, the driver's licenses of anyone else involved, and any markings that appear in or alongside the road.

Don't go it alone

In many cases, an insurance company will offer a victim a lump sum of money in exchange for not pursuing a case. But insurance companies act in their own interests — not in yours. They seek to pay as little as possible, and offer only fractions of what they may be compelled to pay. Likewise, you should avoid making any statements to insurers that could prove harmful to your case later on.

As such, it is important to find an attorney who is experienced in injury matters and understands precisely how much your claim is worth.

Getting The Full Compensation You Deserve

To learn more about how to build a successful claim, schedule an appointment with our firm. You can call us at 502-290-2397 or arrange your consultation online. Initial assessments are always free.