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February 2017 Archives

How does underinsurance work?

While almost all states require drivers to carry underinsurance coverage, Kentucky is not one of them. However, because a 2012 study found that an average of one in every eight drivers have no automobile insurance whatsoever, Kentucky drivers might wish to purchase the extra coverage.

Child support debt does not go away after a child turns 18

A Kentucky parent who is not receiving court-ordered child support payments from the other parent may be able to collect on the back payments after their child turns 18 years old. Although most child support orders are terminated once a child reaches adulthood, a noncustodial parent's obligation to pay the outstanding child support balance will not go away.

Why talk to a lawyer after a car accident?

After a car accident, you need to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Even the very best college basketball team will almost always lose against any NBA team. The NBA team is full of professionals practicing their job every day. You may be a good negotiator, but you will be no match against a trained professional insurance adjuster. You need a professional on your side.

Insurance adjuster require the appropriate documentation to establish liability, and damages. An experienced personal injury attorney understands insurance adjuster's requirements to maximize your compensatory claim. We organize your documentation and present it in a manner that maximizes your claim.

An experienced personal injury attorney also understands medical treatment available for your injuries. It is dangerous to negotiate with the claims adjuster if you are not certain as to the extent of your injuries. Getting the proper treatment early is imperative to healing and maximizing your compensation.

An experienced personal injury attorney is knowledgeable on all of the available insurance coverages ...and the fine print. There may be more than one insurance policy available to compensate you for your injuries. Settling with one company could release others from liability. Also, some policies may be "stackable" to provide even more available coverage for compensation. Only an attorney experienced in insurance can is trained to navigate these complicated issues.

A very experienced personal injury attorney also will negotiate with your health insurance company's subrogation claim that could potentially limit your overall monetary recovery. You may receive money from the liability carrier, but have to pay it back to your own health insurance. This is a complicated area that requires expert knowledge to maximize your compensation.

If you have been seriously injured as a result of somebody's negligence, going alone against a trained adjuster is a game you will probably lose. Bring in an expert and get the compensation you deserve. Call the Wilhoit Law Office for experience that gets results.

4 tips for driving in rainy weather

As the seasons change, it's important to prepare for the resulting hazardous driving conditions. One of these is rainy weather. It may seem like an easy one to handle, but even the best drivers may experience difficulties driving in the rain. Follow these four tips to increase your safety while driving in wet weather.

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