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If you have experienced a car wreck or know of someone who has been the unfortunate victim of an auto accident, you need to find out about all the legal options available before any agreement is made with an insurance company.  Do not make a statement to the insurance company until you have consulted with a lawyer. Insurance Companies record every phone call with you and will often use your own words against you. It is important to consult an attorney regarding your car wreck. Below are some basic steps to take:

What should you do after a car wreck?

When you are involved in an auto accident it can be a very traumatic experience on you and your loved ones. Often you will be left with personal injury and or property damage. It is important that you follow certain steps in order to ensure you secure a recovery for yourself including financial compensation for your injuries caused by the accident.

1. Make a Report.

The first step you are legally obligated to do in Kentucky is to report the accident to local law enforcement authorities who will file a report. You should be very careful in your comments to the other driver and refrain from accepting liability or apologetic statements as they may be used against you by the insurance company later on. Try to write down any notes you can about the accident, road conditions, how the cars were positioned, and anything that seems relevant. If there are witnesses to the accident, try and get their contact information if possible. The more information you are able to get, the better it will assist an attorney.

2. See a Medical Doctor.

After the accident it may seem like you are not hurt, but in order to be safe, go see a Doctor. Some conditions may not be obvious and may need to be diagnosed by a professional. The sooner you begin to treat a medical condition, the better off you will be in the long run. Be sure to make all follow up appointments and follow the advice of your doctor. 

3. Gather all of your Documents.

It is important to keep track of all medical bills and records. These will be crucial pieces of evidence to keep together when an attorney begins to negotiate with the insurance company. This will include all doctor’s office records, including any specialist such as an Orthopedic Surgeon, or a Neurologist. Also any witness statements need to be compiled.

This entire process can be overwhelming. It is important to remember that without an auto accident attorney on your side, you are at the mercy of insurance companies who are often more concerned with profits than helping victims of injury. With our law firm on your side, you will be protected against the predatory tactics of these companies and are much more likely to receive the full compensation you deserve. Call Williams & O'Neal, P.S.C. Attorneys At Law today for a free consultation 859-623-2000.

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