Louisville Auto Accident Lawyers
Every year in the United States, Auto Accidents result in over 40,000 deaths and almost two million more injuries. As automobile transportation is the primary method of transportation today, most people will be involved in an accident at some point in their lifetime.
While many car crashes result in minor fender benders, others tragically result in serious injuries or loss of life. If another party's negligence is the cause of a serious car accident, the injured may have the legal right to obtain compensation for losses and suffering. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car wreck, a Kentucky Auto Accident lawyer can be instrumental in protecting your legal rights.
What to do if You are Involved in an Auto Accident
To protect your interests, it is important to follow these steps when involved in an accident: Seek immediate medical attention if necessary. Immediately call the police, even if it seems no one was injured, to file a thorough accident report. Obtain as much information as you can from the other driver including their name, contact information, driver's license number, and insurance information. Never sign anything or admit fault, for it can be held against you legally. If you have a camera handy, take pictures of the scene. These steps will help protect your health, safety, and your legal interests after an wreck.
It is important that you seek medical attention after an car accident if you believe you are injured. Accident claims for personal injuries may be dependent on medical records connecting the Auto Accident to the injuries suffered. It is more difficult to prove the connection if you allow more time between the accident and the treatment. Contact a Kentucky car accident lawyer for more information.
Am I Eligible to File a Claim?
If you feel another party's negligence was responsible for your car accident, you may be eligible to file a claim and / or lawsuit to recover damages for your losses and suffering. Brett H. Oppenheimer, a Louisville Auto Accident lawyer, can help you file a claim to recover damages related to:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Loss of wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- And more
How to Get Legal Help
In addition to the usual compensatory damages, in cases of deliberate or malicious wrongdoing, you may be eligible to recover punitive damages with the help of a legal professional. If a defective auto component-that should have been corrected by the manufacturer-was responsible, you may be eligible to file a defective product claim.
To learn more about your legal rights after a car accident, please contact Brett Oppenheimer PLLC, a qualified Louisville Auto Accident lawyer serving the injured in Kentucky. Brett would like to investigate and possibly pursue your claims to help you obtain compensation for your losses. Mr. Oppenheimer will talk to you as many times as necessary, free of charge, until you and he determine if he and his team can help you. There will be absolutely no fee unless we successfully resolve your case. If we are unsuccessful, you will not have to reimburse court costs or expenses advanced (unless otherwise agreed). Contact us today and speak with a Louisville auto accident lawyer for your free consultation.