If you or a loved one have been in an automobile accident, you need a car accident lawyer, we can help.
We represent clients injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents in Kentucky, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrians hit by a vehicle
Accidents happen. We are here to help.
A car accident can change your life in an instant. A good car accident lawyer can get your life back on track as fast as possible.
The pain and trauma of the accident itself is just the beginning. If you’ve been seriously injured, you are likely out of work, unable to take care of yourself or your family, and the medical bills are piling up.
Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side is invaluable, and it is important that you do not wait to make the call. We can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost earnings, disability and other personal damages.
Be wary when dealing with insurance companies after an accident – even your own insurance company. Early missteps when speaking to an insurance company may be harmful to your case.
Besides that, some adjusters will seek a release of all liability in exchange for a small upfront settlement, despite the fact that the extent of your injury may not yet be fully determined. Some will tape record interviews in which they lead you to answer questions a certain way to hurt your claim. These adjusters are well-trained professionals whose job it is to protect the financial reserves of the insurance company. Even your own insurance company is not always on your side when you have been injured, but the Law Office of David A. Schulenberg is on your side.
Experienced Northern Kentucky Car Wreck Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky, we are here to help you get you the full compensation you deserve under the law so you can focus on getting back to living your life. Let us fight for you. Don’t wait to get help. Call car accident lawyer David A. Schulenberg now.
Auto Accident Injury FAQ
Why should I choose the Law Office of David A. Schulenberg to represent me in my car wreck case?
One of the things that sets my law firm apart from a lot of other personal injury firms in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati is my unique experience in this area of the law.
When I first started my career as an attorney many years ago, I worked for a firm that represented insurance companies. It was my job to fight against injured Kentuckians to protect the insurance company’s bottom line. I did not enjoy this experience, but I did learn a lot from it. I know what tricks the insurance companies have up their sleeves.
Today, I only represent injured Kentuckians. For the last several years, I have used my unique experience and inside knowledge from my early career to protect my client’s rights and maximize their recovery. I am passionate about it. I will stand by your side and fight for your rights so that you can focus on getting healthy again and moving forward with your life after your injury.
Our firm is small and lean. This is an advantage. We are small enough to personally care about each of our clients and cases, and we give each case the time and attention it deserves. We do not accept huge volumes of weak cases, and we do not dump cases off on young inexperienced associates. David will personally handle your case from start to finish and will personally make sure you get the best possible resolution for your case.
What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?
The first priority is seeking proper medical attention. If you are conscious and physically able at the scene, collect all pertinent information from the other drivers (i.e. driver’s license information, address, phone number, insurance card information, etc.).
Also, it is a good idea to keep a daily journal, beginning with the date of the accident, to document all physical and mental injuries, as well as document your view of the accident. This will help refresh your memory later.
You should also photograph your injuries and your automobile damage.
Finally, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Your attorney can analyze the specifics of your situation and help you to maximize your recovery.
My insurance company is offering me a settlement, should I take it?
No, you should never accept a settlement from an insurance company without obtaining legal advice first.
Oftentimes an insurance company will offer a minimal amount of money in return for your signature stating that you will not sue them. Never take an insurance check without first consulting an attorney.
You can tell the insurance company that you will get back to them. In the meantime, contact the Law Office of David A. Schulenberg for a free case evaluation and advice.
What is “No-Fault” Insurance in Kentucky?
Kentucky is a “no-fault” state, which means that almost every insurance policy includes a certain amount of benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault in the accident. These insurance benefits are often referred to as “PIP” (personal injury protection) or “BRB” (basic reparations benefits). For people who are not experienced dealing with this type of insurance, this can be complicated and confusing.
It is tremendously beneficial for you to contact an experienced attorney right away after a car accident. An experienced attorney can answer any questions you have about these benefits, and in some cases can even help you maximize the benefit of this insurance coverage. For example, it may be beneficial to strategically direct PIP payments to things like lost wages instead of medical bills.
Every case is different, but our goal is always the same – to help you deal with the insurance company and get the financial compensation you are entitled to under the law so that you can focus on getting better and moving forward with your life. If you have questions about your no-fault insurance benefits in Kentucky, give us a call today.
Should I sign a medical authorization or other release for the insurance company?
No, you should consult an attorney before signing any kind of release from an insurance company. You may be giving up important and valuable rights.
What Is a Contingency Fee Arrangement?
A contingency fee arrangement is when an attorney will get paid only if and when he recovers compensation for you, whether through a settlement or jury verdict. Injury victims often need legal representation but lack the means to pay for it. Contingency fee arrangements exist for this reason.
What is the statute of limitations?
In every case, it is crucial to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident to make sure that your rights are fully preserved and to make sure your claim is filed timely.