Injured in Kentucky Auto Accidents
Every year, approximately six million auto accidents take place in the United States. The majority of them only involve damage to the vehicle and property as opposed to drivers, passengers or pedestrians. However, sometimes people are injured as a result of an automobile accident, and other times accidents end in fatalities.
If you are injured in a Kentucky auto accident, there are a number of things that you will need to do, and one of the most important is to contact a personal injury attorney like Christopher Jackson.
Call the Police After an Auto Accident
When a personal injury lawyer like Christopher Jackson is investigating your case, we will need police reports detailing the scene of the accident as well as witness statements and photographs. We will also need a police report when we are making an insurance claim.
Detail the Events and Take Photographs
Make a detailed and accurate record of how the accident occurred. If the police ask you if you have sustained any injuries and you are not sure, say “You are not sure” as opposed to saying “No.” When you are injured in an auto accident, you are in shock because of the adrenaline release and you may not feel your injuries until later. If you are injured, you should go to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Video Recordings and Photographs
You likely have easy access to a camera and a video recorder in your iPhone or Android. If there is any visible damage to your vehicle or yourself, make sure that you take a photo of all the damage as well as your injuries. Photos are very important. Many cases are won or lost based on the photographs.
The Insurance Company
Call a lawyer first. You may be entitled to medical benefits. This is known in Ohio as “med pay” and in Kentucky as “PIP.” You pay extra for it, so if you have it, make sure that you use it. A personal injury lawyer like Christopher Jackson will be able to assist you in claiming all the insurance coverage that is available to you.
If you were injured in a Kentucky auto accident, it can seriously inconvenience you. To make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve, contact your personal injury lawyer, Christopher Jackson, if you were injured in Cincinnati, Ohio or Northern Kentucky. Please call (859) 261-1111 in Kentucky and (513) 861-8000 in Ohio.