The Aftermath Of An Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

At Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC, we are committed to helping Covington individuals and their families navigate life after suffering a traumatic accident. When the unthinkable happens, you may find yourself unsure of what to do next — our experienced attorneys are here to guide you on the pathway forward.

With that in mind, here are a few FAQs clients often ask us after a car accident or personal injury:

Should I hire an attorney?

A car accident can have significant ramifications. You may be faced with expensive medical bills and vehicle damage, as well as a sense of confusion about to do next. By seeking out the services of an experienced lawyer, you may be able to get the guidance that you need to get your life back on track.

The other driver's insurance company contacted me — should I speak to them?

It is often inadvisable to discuss an accident with the other driver or their insurance company. Information that you relay to these other parties could later be used against you. Instead, direct them to your insurance representative or an attorney.

How can I tell what my case is worth?

To determine a case's worth, it is always prudent to get a professional opinion. Many firms — including ours at Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC — offer a free consultation to evaluate your case. An experienced attorney can determine what your best course of action may be.

Can I sue my insurance company?

If your insurance company has failed to abide by the terms of your contract, it is possible for you to bring a lawsuit against them. If your claim has been denied, it may be in your best interests to consult with an attorney to weigh its merits. Fighting an insurance company is often a difficult task, and it is helpful to have a seasoned advocate in your corner.

What costs can damages cover?

Every case is different, and damages vary depending on the severity of the accident. That said, damages can typically be used to defray medical costs, cover lost wages, pay for property damage and compensate you for emotional trauma.

Our Firm Can Give You The Guidance You Need

If you have recently been in an accident, our firm can answer your questions. You can reach our Covington, Kentucky, office at 859-581-0123, or feel free to send us a message online. Our family is here to help yours — contact us today to find out how.