After an Automobile Accident in Louisville - What factors should be considered in your case?

Trying to determine how much compensation to seek following a Louisville automobile accident is complex, some injuries are immediately apparent; others take time to realize their full extent or lasting implications. For this reason seeking out a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney who will be on your side, not the side of the insurance company, is of great benefit.

There can be a lot of pressure put on you following your accident to sign documents to close your case. Before you sign anything, contact a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney to discuss what these documents mean, and if it is in your best interest to sign them.

Your Louisville Personal Injury Attorney will discuss with you some of the points below to determine the compensation you should seek:

  • Loss of income as a result of the accident (as a result of missed time, or modified duties due to the injury)
  • Medical care and associated expenses (including but not limited to chiropractic or massage therapy, medical devices, physiotherapy, and/or medications)
  • Lasting physical impairment/deformity
  • Missed schooling/training
  • Missed social and/or family vacations
  • Emotional harms such as:
    • Embarrassment
    • Stress
    • Depression
    • Family relationship strains (being unable to care for children, inability to drive due to fear of another accident, difficulty in resuming physical relationships, the loss of an unborn child)
    • Damaged property

It is important to keep excellent record of all medical tests and doctors’ appointments as well as conversations with your employer. It is best to err on the side of too much detail, than to regret not capturing a piece of information that may be relevant to your case later on. While daily conversations with your Louisville Personal Injury Attorney are not generally needed, do keep a daily journal of how you’re feeling (physically and emotionally). If you feel overwhelmed during your appointments, ask if you can record the session or bring someone with you who can take notes.

Most importantly, don’t post updates about your case on Social Media, insurance companies may visit your social feeds to find proof that you are not as injured as you claim to be. Although it’s tempting, these updates could be used against you. Ask your friends and family to also refrain from posting comments about your well-being until your case is closed. If in doubt, discuss this further with your Louisville Personal Injury Attorney who will advise you on what should or should not be discussed on Social Media.

Although this process seems overwhelming, your Louisville Personal Injury Attorney will guide you through this difficult time. Schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case with Richard Breen Law Offices at 2950 Breckenridge Lane Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40220 if you are in a car accident.  You can call at 502-473-0579.

I know my case wasn't a big case, but to me this case was very important. Richard just handled everything; he look care of all the paperwork. My bills were all paid. He really handled it like it was a big case. The outcome was very good and I was very happy with the settlement. If you need to deal with an insurance company, you need to call Richard and let him take care of it
— Steve

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