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Auto Injury FAQs

What should I do if I have been in an automobile accident through no fault of my own?
What type of auto accident cases do you handle?
I am injured and can’t travel, will you meet me in my home or other location?
What causes auto accidents?
What types of injuries can result from an auto accident?
What insurance covers me in an auto accident?
What compensation is available in my auto accident injury case?
How long do I have to file a claim in an auto accident injury case?
The insurance company wants me to sign a release or a medical authorization. What should I do?
The insurance company has made an offer to me for my car wreck injury. Should I accept it?
What can a lawyer do for me in my auto accident injury case?
How do I pay for an attorney in an auto wreck injury case?

Q: What should I do if I have been in an automobile accident through no fault of my own?

You should immediately report all auto wrecks, however slight, to the police and your insurance company. If you were injured, seek medical attention immediately. Get the name, address, license number, plate number, and insurer from the other driver. Write down details of the auto accident including date, time, location, what happened to cause the accident and other details while they are fresh on your mind. If possible, also get names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses and take photos of the vehicles and scene of the accident (such as damage to vehicles, skid marks, road signs, or anything that might have contributed to the wreck). An experienced car wreck attorney can help you preserve the evidence you need to win your auto accident injury case. Your insurance company should be notified before you authorize repairs to your car, but do not discuss the accident with the other driver’s insurance company before consulting with an attorney. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact car wreck lawyer Flora Templeton Stuart immediately so you can focus on what is most important–recovering from your auto wreck injuries.

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Q: What type of auto accident cases do you handle?

Personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart has decades of experience representing clients injured due to car wrecks, semi accidents, hit and run accidents, DUI accidents, motorcycle wrecks, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, truck wrecks, and other motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, contact us for a free case evaluation. We can help you get all the compensation you deserve.

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Q: I am injured and can’t travel, will you meet me in my home or other location?

If you have been injured in a car accident and can’t come to us, we will meet you at your home, in the hospital, or another location that is convenient for you. You can call us 24/7 or fill out our online contact form.

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Q: What causes auto accidents?

There are many factors that could play a part in an auto accident. Some common causes of car wrecks include:

Distracted driving/cell phone use/texting
Driver inexperience
Driver fatigue
Drug or alcohol use
Negligent driving/speeding
Vehicle defects
Improper road maintenance
Weather conditions
Always be vigilant on the road and drive safely to avoid auto accidents.

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Q: What types of injuries can result from an auto accident?

Injuries caused by car wrecks can range from minor (cuts and bruises) to catastrophic (head/brain injuries, spine injuries, burns). You should immediately seek medical attention for any personal injury sustained in an automobile accident–even if you think it is minor. Our number one goal in any auto wreck case is to help our clients recover as fully as possible by facilitating their medical treatment with quality doctors and specialists. Contact us to learn how we can help you get the medical attention you need after a car accident has turned your life upside-down.

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Q: What insurance covers me in an auto accident?

For more information on auto insurance, see our Insurance FAQ or Insurance Blog.

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Q: What compensation is available in my auto accident injury case?

In any car wreck injury case, your recovery amount should take into account the immediate needs of you and your family as well as all future expenses including medical bills, rehabilitation or therapy, lost wages or lost earning capacity, and long-term care, if needed. You may also be entitled to seek punitive damages, pain and suffering, and other compensation against the at-fault driver. In some cases, a victim’s family can seek restitution for loss of consortium (companionship) or a wrongful death claim if the injuries lead to the passing of their loved one. Contact us for a free car accident case evaluation so you can get all the compensation you are entitled to.

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Q: How long do I have to file a claim in an auto accident injury case?

In most auto accident injury cases, you have 2 years to file a claim. Determining the exact date of the statute expiration can be tricky as it could be from the date of the accident or the date of the last payment made by your PIP (no-fault) insurance. If the case involved a fatality, the statute is generally only 1 year to file suit on behalf of the victim’s estate and family. If you are pursuing a claim under your Uninsured Motorist Insurance (UN) or Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM), the statue might only be 1 year. Contact an experienced car wreck lawyer right away to protect your rights.

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Q: The insurance company wants me to sign a release or a medical authorization. What should I do?

If you are only settling the property damage on your wrecked vehicle, you need to be very careful that the release you are about to sign is limited to the property damage only. You do not want to inadvertently sign away your rights to collect for medical bills, lost wages, or other expenses related to your injuries. You should not sign any forms from the insurance company before you speak to an auto accident attorney. We would be glad to review the forms with you to help protect your rights.

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Q: The insurance company has made an offer to me for my car wreck injury. Should I accept it?

Never accept any payment from the insurance company before consulting with an attorney – especially if you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury. If you accept compensation now, you may be giving up your right to file additional claims in the future. Only an experienced car wreck attorney can help you determine the full value of your case in terms of past, present, and future medical bills, past and future lost income, and additional losses for you and your family. Contact us immediately to investigate your car wreck injury claim to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve.

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Q: What can a lawyer do for me in my auto accident injury case?

If you have been injured in a car wreck, your top priority should be getting better. An auto wreck attorney can help you by doing paperwork, making phone calls, and gathering evidence that you may be too injured or stressed to do on your own. We will help you get into doctors and specialists to treat your injuries. We can help you get compensation for your lost wages and assist with your property damage claim or acquiring a rental vehicle. We handle all negotiations with the insurance companies on your behalf to make sure you get a fair settlement. If needed, we will take your case to mediation, arbitration, or even before a jury if the insurance company will not pay what is fair. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us to learn what we can do for you.

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Q: How do I pay for an attorney in an auto wreck injury case?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid in your auto wreck injury case. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky auto accident attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.

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