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When to Call an Attorney After a Car Wreck

Published on Nov 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm in Car Accidents.

You may be wondering how to proceed after your car accident. You’ve taken care of your medical needs, reported the accident to the proper authorities, and filed your insurance claim. Now what? The answer to that question depends on your situation. In some instances, especially if the car accident was minor or only involved a single vehicle, an attorney may not be necessary; however, in most cases, you’ll only receive the justice you deserve with the help of knowledgeable legal representation.

An experienced lawyer can help you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions, as well as help you negotiate settlements with pushy insurance companies. No matter the question, a reliable car accident attorney will have or will find you the answers you need.

You may not need to seek legal representation if your vehicle was not damaged, you or your passengers sustained no injuries and did not seek medical treatment, and your life after the accident was not significantly altered.

There are certain situations after a car accident that warrant the guidance and representation of a personal injury attorney. Some of those situations are listed below:

  • If the accident resulted in serious or permanent injury
  • If the accident resulted in the death of an individual
  • If the fault of the accident is difficult to determine
  • If a pedestrian was involved in the accident
  • If the accident occurred in a construction zone
  • If you notice discrepancies in the police report
  • If you have concerns about the statute of limitations
  • If you have low liability insurance limits
  • If you have no insurance
  • If your insurer is acting questionably
  • The other driver’s insurance company is questionable
  • If your insurer is involving their attorney
  • If you want to seek advice on the value of your claim
  • If you want to seek advice on negotiating with your insurer
  • If you don’t know your rights

An attorney can help you navigate the stress insurance companies often cause, as well as give you the confidence you need to pursue what you deserve. If you’ve been involved in a car accident and are uncertain as to how to proceed, our Kentucky car accident lawyers are prepared to offer guidance. No matter what you decide to do, your first consultation is free. We’ll take the time to review your claim and discuss your options with you, no strings attached. Contact us online today.


Golden Law is a local, Kentucky Law Firm, attorneys/lawyers in Fayette County, Kentucky, working in the fields of personal injury, auto accidents, car and truck wrecks; medical malpractice: doctors, hospitals & nursing homes; senior living abuse: neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, dehydration, bedsores, catastrophic injuries, and broken bones. If you are considering a lawsuit, call us at 859.469.5000 for a free consultation. We are located at 771 Corporate Dr. Suite 800/ Lexington, Kentucky 40503. We handle cases all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We have represented and trained people in major insurance companies & major trucking companies. We have first hand experience and know the ‘inside of the insurance business’ … that’s a distinction that no other law firm can make. We’re Your Advocate. Dale Golden, Laraclay Parker.

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