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For a moment, put aside the stereotypes you have about car wrecks, attorneys who advertise on TV and insurance companies. Ask yourself this one question, “How do I get my car fixed after a wreck that was not my fault?"  If you think the answer is that the guy who caused the car accident is responsible for all of your…Read More

Listed below are 10 things that as a personal injury lawyer, I think you should do when you are involved in a car wreck. Obviously, your health comes first and if you were injured in the car wreck, let the police handle these items instead. Call the police and let them create a report. That report creates a record of…Read More

1) Get rid of any deductible you have against your no-fault or PIP coverage. You CAN NOT recover that deductible from the at-fault’s insurance company, and you might have saved $30 a year for a deductible that just cost you $1,000. 2) You can use either your own car insurance, i.e. your collision coverage, or the at-fault’s drivers’ insurance to…Read More

Handling Car Accident Cases in Kentucky

Rather than do a lengthy blog on one car wreck topic, I thought it would be interesting to highlight some of the car accident cases that I handled in 2018.  Hopefully, each illustration demonstrates how one fact can affect the value and difficulty of pursuing a personal injury claim. Advantage of UIM Coverage - Client returned to my office for…Read More

While everyone thinks it will never happen to them, we all know car accidents happen no matter how carefully you might drive.  Nevertheless, you don’t ever want to be the one at fault for a car wreck.  Not only can you not recover your damages (i.e. the damage to your car, rental car expense, pain and suffering, etc.), if you…Read More

This has been an interesting week because I received several phone calls from individuals who caused a car accident AND were not properly insured at the time of the car wreck. Now these callers are at risk of a Default Judgment and more.  In a nutshell, the problem is that since they did not have valid car insurance at the…Read More

With the onset of Spring, motorcycles are back on the road in Kentucky. In fact, Kentucky has over 100,000 motorcycles registered.  It is estimated that nationwide over 80,000 motorcycle wrecks occur a year.  So how does the injured motorcyclist get his or her medical bills paid when Kentucky law only requires that a driver carry at least $25,000 per person…Read More

Posted below is answer I put on Avvo.com for an Indiana Car Wreck wherein the injured party did not have car insurance: On the issue of no insurance that's a criminal charge and I don't handle those kind of cases. You need to contact a criminal defense attorney. On the civil case, you have a personal injury claim against the…Read More

I just posted this answer on Avvo. In short, the question is what do you do about a rental car when the insurance company for the at-fault driver is claiming they can't get hold of their driver. On the police report, go to buy crash.com and see if you can print one up. If you can, fax it to the…Read More

WWW.EASYCARWRECK.COM I created a new website, EasyCarWreck.Com to make it easier for car accident victims to get immediate legal advice. On EasyCarWreck.com, a person only has to complete five questions to get a free, legal analysis within 24 hours. No commitment or fees. I will provide you with my legal analysis of your car wreck and how I can help you!…Read More

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