The Pikeville, KY investigative lawyers at the Johnson Law Firm represent people who have been injured in a wide variety of wrecks, crashes, and collisions, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. We have been helping people with their personal injury matters throughout Kentucky for more than 16 years.
Attorney William “Billy” Johnson strongly believes in fair and equal treatment for each client, regardless of circumstances. We fully examine the unique situations and assess the complex liability issues of each case.
Immediate Steps After an Accident
The choices you make immediately after being involved in an accident can have a direct impact on the compensation you may be awarded later. The first thing you should do is get yourself out of the path of traffic to avoid further injury. If someone was seriously injured or killed in the collision, do not move them or the vehicles. Next, call the police. If at all possible, take pictures of the accident scene (the vehicles, the roadway, your visible injuries) and get contact information from any witnesses before leaving.
Get medical attention even if you don’t think you need it. You may have internal organ damage, bleeding, or a traumatic brain injury – all conditions whose symptoms do not surface immediately. Besides being dangerous to your health, a delay in getting treatment can cast doubt on the severity and cause of your injuries.
Lastly, get legal help. Filing a claim for damages from a traffic wreck is complicated and can distract you from your recovery. Call the Kentucky accident attorneys of the Johnson Law Firm toll free at 606-433-0682 or by contacting us online.
How can an investigative attorney help?
In the days and weeks after an accident, memories fade and physical evidence gets cleared away. Once you contact us, we will gather additional proof, such as:
- Police, fire, and emergency services reports
- Additional photos
- Official witness statements
- Accident reconstruction reports
- Medical records
- Evidence of past and future income
- Expert witness testimony
- Measurements of the accident scene
- Information about the other driver (including personnel files and regulation compliance if a tractor-trailer was involved).
Eastern KY Accident Investigation Lawyers
At the Johnson Law Firm, we understand that your immediate goals after the trauma of an accident are securing medical care – and paying for it. Building a strong claim against the negligent parties requires a comprehensive investigation. Our experienced accident attorneys will work hard to protect your rights – but we can prepare the most effective claims when we are contacted as soon as possible after the accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a traffic accident, contact us today for a free review of your case by calling 606-433-0682 or by filling out this form.