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Things to do After a Car Accident in Northern Kentucky

If you have been in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident here in Kentucky, there are a few things you absolutely must do right away. You can also enlist the help from a family member to help you accomplish these things, as well as your attorney, according to the severity of the accident.

Accidents in Northern Kentucky

Get Medical Attention Right Away

No matter what, get medical attention right away. Pain and certain conditions can sometime come on days, or even weeks, after an accident. See a doctor right away, because any delay can make certain injuries much, much worse. Besides, you may not realize that you have sustained a head injury, or internal injuries. Prompt medical treatment is paramount after an accident.

Make a Police Report

If someone else hasn't, and if you are able to, call the police right away. Make sure that you or someone else speaks to any witnesses, and ask that they remain present for police questioning. If you are having trouble speaking, don't worry. You will have plenty of chances to speak to the police once you are well enough. Simply explain to them what happened so that there is a police report on file.

Take Pictures

As soon after the accident as humanly possible, you will want to have pictures. Take pictures of the area where the accident took place, take pictures of the damage to your vehicle (and the other person's vehicle if possible), and take pictures of yourself in the event that visible injuries have occurred.

Do Not Speak to Insurance Companies

After an accident, insurance information is given or exchanged. Do not speak to an insurance company. Do not speak to the other person's insurance company, or your own. This is a job for experienced personnel, such as your attorney. Do not make the mistake of speaking directly to any persons other than your doctor until you have spoken to an attorney. Do not speak to police other than to answer immediate questions at the scene. Any further questions should be directed toward your attorney.

Start Keeping a Journal

Start keeping a journal to record any events you may have remembered afterward, or new pain, or any new symptoms. Record your daily activities in order to provide your attorney with relevant, accurate, and detailed information. This information can have an impact on your settlement.

Contact and Attorney Right Away

Next to receiving medical attention, contacting a personal injury attorney that practices in Northern Kentucky (Covington, Newport and Florence), is the most important thing you can do. Kentucky has what is known as a no-fault law, which helps expedite payments associated with medical costs and lost wages. An experienced lawyer knows your rights, and will fight to get you every cent you are entitled to. If you were involved in an accident in Northern Kentucky, contact an attorney right away.

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