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When you are injured it’s a stressful time, especially when the injuries are the result of another person’s negligence or actions. At Hughes and Coleman, our job is to help those who have been injured in Kentucky or Tennessee.
With more than a million people residing in the two states, residents of Kentucky and Tennessee are exposed to a multitude of potential accidents. Freeways, highways, and city streets pose a daily threat to residents. As the traffic grows so do the number of motor vehicle accidents.
The following is a list of practice areas in which the attorneys at Hughes and Coleman are experienced and proven. Click on an area to discover a wealth of information on each topic. If you have been affected by any of the following, contact Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.
Being involved and injured in an auto accident is always tough. Being injured in an auto accident that was not your fault is even worse. Suddenly you find yourself injured, in pain, and facing growing medical bills, lost wages, perhaps you’ve even lost your job.
Injuries can range in severity. Don’t let what appear to be a minor injuries fool you. Soft tissue injuries can cause you years of pain. All injuries have the potential for lost wages. In some cases, you may not be able to return to your previous work. Your employer may let your position go. Lost earnings not only affect you, it affects your entire family. When you are worried you are not focusing on recovering from your injuries. This can slow down your recovery and place undue stress on you and your family while you try to cover the medical bills, live and recover. Things can get even worse, if one or more family members are hurt in the accident.
There’s a great deal of uncertainty when the wreck is the result of the carelessness or negligent driver. Then to add insult to injury the insurance company is giving you the run around, when you need their support the most.
Insurance companies are not in the business of making sure your interests are looked after. The bottom line is that they are a business and their goal is to reduce their claim payout. So while, they claim to be looking out for your best interests, unless you have an experienced lawyer, your settlement will be far less than it should be. Never sign anything until you have spoken with the lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. Our lawyers will not be intimidated by insurance companies. Our loyalty lies with our clients and we are proud of our reputation for achieving the highest possible settlements for our clients.
Steps to Take After Your Accident
Get Help– If there are injuries the first thing you need to do is call 911 and the police.
Gather Information – Get as much information as you can. Take pictures. In a Kentucky, Tennessee and Southern Indiana court of law it’s very difficult to refute photos. Get the names and addresses of witnesses. Be sure to take note of phrases witnesses say, like “that black car was swerving,” or, “that truck flew through the intersection.” Take down names and contact information as well just in case your claim goes to court.
Seek Medical Attention – When there are serious injuries always call 911 immediately. All other injuries should still be seen by a doctor immediately after the accident. Any delay can hurt your claim. Follow all the recommendations that your doctor makes, and take all medication. Do not let the insurance adjuster choose your doctor.
Do not Sign Anything - From an insurance adjustor until you’ve spoken to the lawyers at Hughes & Coleman. Insurance adjustors will sometimes show up at the scene of an accident and ask leading or incriminating questions when victims are at their most vulnerable and you could be signing away any future rights to compensation.
Keep Good Records and Files – As time goes by it can be hard to remember the details, keep information straight, and this will be used against you. Keep a journal detailing how you felt after the car accident. Six or seven months later, it can be difficult to remember how painful it was just to lift your arms to brush your teeth, and an insurance adjustor may try to say you are exaggerating your injuries. Also keep receipts from household services received, such as house cleaning and lawn mowing services.
Hire a lawyer. The lawyers at Hughes & Coleman are sharp, driven and experienced. When you’ve been injured by someone’s negligence in an auto accident, you need the help of someone who has a history of standing up to insurance companies and demanding the compensation victims deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Don’t go at it alone― If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, Tennessee or Southern Indiana, call us today!