Protecting Your Rights When You’ve Been Injured by Someone Else’s Negligence
After an accident, your whole life can be turned upside down. Your injuries may seem minor when you go to the emergency room but the next day, when muscles start to tighten and pain sets in, you are in for a chain of developments that may get progressively worse for a period of time or for a lifetime, none of which you bargained for. Insurance companies claim they will take care of you. In fact, they take care of their own bottom lines. That’s why you need a great lawyer.
I handle motor vehicle accidents involving:
New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky Accidents
As a Louisville auto accident attorney, the first thing I do is make sure my clients are getting the medical attention they need. I will pull the police reports, interview witnesses and get photos and other information from the accident scene. I work with specialists in many different fields for treatment and assessment of your condition, as well as reconstruction of the accident. I compare your medical records before and after your accident to show how the injury has affected your life.
Some clients immediately take pictures at the scene of the accident, and this is highly recommended whenever possible. I also recommend that you keep a daily diary, starting a few minutes before the accident and including everything that happened and everything that anyone said afterward. You should write down how much pain you are experiencing and the names of all doctors you have been to see because I will need to determine and document the doctors’ diagnosis and treatment, as well as the results of tests and the doctors’ recommendations, evaluations and prognosis.
Indiana and Kentucky Truck Wreck Attorney
If the insurance company decides that you have reached “maximum medical improvement” or stops paying your medical bills, you have the right to sue for continued treatment costs as well as lost wages caused by your injuries, in addition to recovery for pain and suffering and future medical expenses. If someone else caused the accident you shouldn’t have to pay for the result, considering you may have Medical Payments Insurance (MedPay) or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on your car insurance, or health insurance.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you have the right to recover compensation for your loss. While it will never bring your family member back, it will cover medical bills, funeral costs and help remove the financial burden of the loss of that person’s potential income. In Indiana other damages may be available for a surviving spouse, dependent children and dependent next of kin. Possibilities include loss of love and affection and in survival actions possibly pain and suffering.
As a CPA, I can structure the settlement for you according to your needs, work with you to determine the best way to protect your settlement and limit the tax impact.
Contact the McCullum Law Office LLC at 502-552-1650 to schedule your free initial consultation today. For personal injury cases, you are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.