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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.

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.

Accident victims want Apple to release safety feature

Distracted driving accidents are becoming an increasingly thorny problem for road safety groups in Kentucky and around the country, and electronics manufacturers have been asked by NHTSA to incorporate smartphone features that would prevent drivers from being able to read or send text messages. While companies like Samsung and Motorola have yet to answer the federal safety watchdog's call, a class action filed in California indicates that such technology has already been developed by Apple Inc.

The link between marijuana use and car accidents

The legalization of marijuana is a hot-button topic in the political arena. Numerous states have legalized marijuana use and reformed related laws, and Kentucky is debating the issue. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the implications it may have beyond the medical and judicial spheres. One of these places is the road. Here is what you need to know about the relation between marijuana and car accidents, and how it affects you as a driver.

Kentucky High School student fights for life after auto accident

A 16-year-old student from Mayfield High School was critically injured in a fatal car accident that occurred on Dec. 25, 2016. According to the family, the teen is recovering from a spinal injury. The victim was a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Maxima that veered off Kentucky 131 in Symsonia. After hitting a tree, the driver died. Upon arriving at the scene, a Smyrna Fire Department first responder described the scene as challenging due to the severity of the damage.

What is Negligence in car accidents?

Negligence in car accidents is a legal term to describe when collisions are caused by something other than intentional conduct. Typically, people do not intend to cause a car crash. Most all motor vehicle collisions are caused by negligence. This is why they are often referred to as "car accidents". Even though they did not intend to cause the collision, they are still responsible for any resulting damages.

How to find an adequate car insurance policy

Kentucky residents will need car insurance to drive their vehicle legally. However, there are many different types of auto insurance to choose from, and the types that drivers may need depends largely on his or her unique circumstances. Those who have just purchased a new car may want to get comprehensive coverage that protects against damage caused by a natural disaster or a theft.

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