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The Whaley Law Firm Personal Injury Podcast – Episode 3

Hosted by Louisville car accident lawyer Aaron Whaley

In Episode 3 of The Whaley Law Firm Personal Injury Podcast, Louisville personal injury attorney Aaron Whaley breaks down two big issues for those who have been in a car wreck: getting medical treatment and getting your car repaired. Have you been injured in an accident due to negligence? Contact our law firm today for your free consultation.

Whaley Law Firm Personal Injury Podcast

EP003 Notes

Aaron Whaley is an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky who handles personal injury cases across the state.  He’s been practicing law since 2002.

Today’s Episode - The 3 major concerns after a car wreck:

  • Medical Treatment
  • Getting Your Car Repaired
  • The Legal Issues (look for that overview in Episode 4)

Medical Treatment

It’s the first thing you really need to focus on, if you’ve been in an accident.  It’s your most important concern.  Do you need to go to the hospital?  If so, go there.  Once the adrenaline wears off, you may begin to feel worse than you do just after the collision.

Remember in Kentucky we have no fault coverage meaning there’s usually personal injury protection (“PIP”) up to $10,000 for you and each of your passengers to cover medical treatment.  Interestingly, if you get into a car wreck while test driving a car, the car lot should have insurance to cover you.

Notify your insurance carrier and provide them with your attorney’s contact information.  Give your attorney your insurance carrier’s information.

How Critical Are Your Injuries?  If the injuries are moderate to severe you should begin thinking about a few important issues.  Will you need home healthcare?  Family members may want to help, but not be able.  Will you need home modifications? Consider durable medical equipment (e.g. lifts), installing a wheelchair ramp and alterations to your tub or shower?

Car Repairs

Do you have insurance coverage for a rental car?  Your attorney will begin working to get you a rental car paid for by an available insurance policy.  Assuming your car hasn’t been totaled, it’ll need to be transported to a mechanic.  Does the client need to get multiple quotes?  When can they tell the mechanic to begin working?  Who pays for the repairs and when?

If the car is totaled, you’ll need interim transportation and replacement.  Who pays for the rental car?  When should I buy a new car?  Will my settlement pay for my new car?

For more information about Kentucky personal injury law, visit www.louisville-accident-lawyer.com/

Important Disclaimers:

The information provided on this podcast is for general informational purposes only.  It should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  You should seek the advice of an attorney for guidance related to your specific situation.  I am only licensed in Kentucky, so the general advice provided may not apply outside of Kentucky.

This podcast maybe freely shared, but may not be the modified or edited in any way.

This is an attorney advertisement.  Co-host Jim Ray is a non-attorney spokesperson.