The steps you take after a car accident play a large role in the compensation you recover. Get informed on what to do after a crash to protect your rights and recover the maximum possible compensation.
Kentucky Car Accident Laws
First and foremost, it’s in your best interest to know the car accident laws unique to your state. Kentucky, for example, enforces “no-fault” insurance laws. This means that your own insurance company will compensate you for medical bills and physical damages sustained during the crash.
Conversely, in “at-fault” insurance states, you would recover compensation from the liable driver’s insurance company.
Even though your own insurance company is the entity that would compensate you after an accident, it’s important to keep in mind that your insurer cares more about protecting their bottom line than paying you the money you deserve.
Therefore, it’s important to take the appropriate steps after an accident so your insurer has no cause to deny your claim.
What to Do After a Car Accident
Take the following measures immediately after a car accident to protect your rights:
- Call the authorities.
- Seek medical attention, even for injuries that seem minor.
- Exchange contact information, insurance information, and vehicle information with the other driver.
- Collect contact information from any witnesses at the scene.
- Take photos of physical damage and injuries sustained in the accident.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, our Louisville attorneys at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway may help you recover the maximum possible compensation. We focus on a small number of cases so that each client receives the undivided attention they deserve.
Learn how we may be able to assist you by calling (502) 244-7772 today.