Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Louisville, KY
Hurt in a Louisville wreck? Fight back with a personal injury attorney
Car accidents happen on Louisville roads and highways every day, from Bardstown Road on the city’s southeast side all the way up to the “Spaghetti Junction,” where Interstates 64, 65 and 71 meet on the city’s north end. Accidents can happen to the safest drivers through no fault of their own. You may be on your way to Waterfront Park or the Jefferson Mall when you’re rear-ended by a texting driver. A drunk driver may even cause a fatal accident on the Gene Snyder Freeway. You need a Louisville car accident lawyer.
Car accidents come in many shapes and sizes, from rear-end crashes to head-on collisions. The Whaley Law Firm handles any type of car accident involving negligence, including broad-side collisions, hit-and-runs, and rollovers, among other common types of car wrecks. We also file wrongful death claims on behalf of families of people killed in fatal car accidents.
If you were injured or a loved one was injured or died in a Kentucky car crash, get in touch with an experienced Louisville car accident lawyer. We know your world can be turned upside down because some other driver was distracted or driving recklessly. At the Whaley Law Firm, we work tirelessly to protect the rights of those injured anywhere in Kentucky. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident you probably have a lot of questions. Here are a few frequently asked questions we get from our clients. If you don't see yours here, call 866-703-7575 for a free and confidential consultation.
Do I need to call the police if I'm in a car accident?
If you’re involved in a Louisville car wreck, you should call police right away to report the crash. Police will create an accident report detailing what happened in the crash, which can be a valuable piece of evidence when you’re trying to pursue a personal injury claim. Information contained in the accident report may indicate who’s at fault, how the accident happened (e.g., the other driver was texting, speeding, etc.), and document any injuries.
Should I talk to an insurance adjuster if one contacts me?
No. After a car accident, you may hear from an insurance adjuster who might ask you to sign paperwork or give a recorded statement about what happened in the crash. Talking to the insurance company could hurt your claim. The insurance adjuster works exclusively for the insurance company - not for you – and they’re trained to ask questions designed to hurt your claim. You may inadvertently make a statement that could result in less compensation.
We strongly urge you to decline giving a statement about your accident without first talking to an experienced Louisville car accident lawyer.
How soon after the accident should I seek medical treatment?
Seek medical attention immediately, even if you don’t think you’ve been injured. Crash victims are often not aware that they’ve been injured because some symptoms aren’t noticeable right away. You may be feeling overwhelmed and your adrenaline may be covering up your pain. Some injuries take days or weeks to become apparent, which means your health may suffer if you wait too long to see a doctor. Some internal organ injuries and brain injuries might not have noticeable symptoms but can turn fatal if left untreated.
Do I need a car accident lawyer?
If you’ve been injured in a car wreck you are not required to hire a car accident attorney to pursue a personal injury claim, though hiring a lawyer can dramatically increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. It’s been shown that personal injury victims who get a car accident lawyer to help them with their claim receive more on average in compensation than those who don’t. An experienced car accident lawyer can investigate your crash, collect evidence to build a strong case on your behalf, negotiate with the insurance company, and represent you in court, if necessary.
How much is my car accident claim worth?
If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, emotional distress and more. The value of your claim will rely heavily on the extent of your damages, including the severity of your injuries, which means your case could be worth hundreds, thousands, or maybe even millions. It really all depends on your specific circumstances.
If you would like to get a good idea of what your claim is worth, schedule a free consultation with a Louisville car accident lawyer right away. Our dedicated legal team can meet with you, answer your questions, discuss your legal options, and give you honest advice on what to do next.
Click on any of the following links to learn more about car accidents and legal issues:
- What to Do after a Car Accident in Kentucky
- FAQs about Kentucky Car Accidents
- How Does an Attorney Help After a Car Accident?
Before you were injured or your loved one was harmed in a car wreck, you might have thought that motor vehicle accidents hardly ever happen, or that they happen to “other people.” Unfortunately, someone is killed every day on a Kentucky road – and even people who survive can find their lives changed forever.
The Impact of a Serious Kentucky Car Accident
A car accident can lead to any number of serious injuries, emotional trauma and financial complications in an instant. You may be left wondering how to get back to normal when facing months of physical rehabilitation or multiple surgeries. Ambulance fees, emergency room bills and long-term costs may skyrocket. You may be unable to return to work or care for dependents. That’s why we’re here. We’re ready to help you fight for the compensation you need to cover the long-term cost of your accident.
What You Should Know About the Insurance Adjuster
Insurance companies may try to argue that you were at fault in order to keep your payments to a minimum. Even if they accept responsibility, they may try to convince you to accept an unreasonably low settlement. Insurance companies can create a great deal of confusion. Their adjusters are trained to protect the interests of the insurance company. They often have good people skills, which can fool some accident victims in thinking the adjuster is on their side. Nothing can be further from the truth. The adjuster gets paid to deny claims and minimize payments.
Attorney Aaron Whaley is familiar with all of their tactics, and he takes an aggressive stance on behalf of clients. Don’t talk to the adjuster after your accident. Talk to us first.
How the Whaley Law Firm Can Help With Your Car Accident Claim
The Whaley Law Firm is familiar with what causes of car wrecks in Kentucky and the most common types of car accidents that occur on state roadways. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to prove fault in your accident. We collect evidence. We interview witnesses. We pore over police reports and medical records. All while providing each of our clients the personalized, individual attention necessary to make things right.