Obtaining Compensation That Can Help You Recover
Although car safety, road construction and driver education have improved in recent years, automobile accidents remain common on Kentucky roads and across the U.S. Unfortunately, millions of car crashes occur each year causing injuries, fatalities and damage to personal property.
Statistically speaking, it is still unlikely for someone to be involved in a car accident, but it’s a possibility that drivers need to be prepared for. Following an accident, you may have sustained injuries and damage to your vehicle. Additionally, you may have to miss extended periods of work or school as you recover from an injury. An accident can cause tremendous physical, emotional and financial damage for you and your family. Through extensive experience, members of our firm located in Richmond, Kentucky, understand the plight of accident victims and will fight unrelentingly for the compensation you deserve.
These are difficult circumstances, but you shouldn’t wallow in a state of hopelessness. There are legal methods for recourse that may allow you to obtain compensation if an inattentive or reckless driver was responsible for your accident. Allow our experienced car accident lawyers to fight for you during your time of need.
Additionally, an attorney with a keen understanding of your accident and the relevant laws can determine whether a road was poorly designed or improperly maintained. County, state and town authorities should be held to account if they failed in their duties to keep roads safe for drivers and pedestrians. Initial police reports can be misleading or unclear meaning you shouldn’t dismiss the possibility that there is a negligent party responsible for your accident.
Dealing With Car Insurance Companies
Under no circumstances should you accept an offer from a car insurance company without first consulting an experienced personal injury attorney. Since car insurance companies care about profits, they may not operate with your best interests at heart. This means that any offer they make, no matter how enticing, is likely much lower than what you are entitled to.
An experienced attorney from our firm who has dealt with insurance companies many times can effectively negotiate for you and help you make informed decisions. Consider a modest investment in an attorney, an investment in your financial future.
Time is of the essence after a car accident. Don’t hesitate to email the skilled attorneys at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold for help following an accident or call 859-353-0878. We are based in Richmond and offer after-hours and weekend consultations available in our office, your home and/or the hospital. Consultations are free.