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What Happens After a Car Accident with No Police Report?

Published on Aug 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm in Auto Accident.

After a car accident, a few things can happen. The driver who caused the accident may drive off, making the accident a hit and run, and the driver who left has now broken the law. In other serious crashes, someone may be injured or property could be damaged. Both of these situations would need a police report to identify the negligent party and provide an account of how the accident happened and what damage it caused. The reports could also be essential to the claims process.

But there are situations where a police report may not be necessary. A minor bump that doesn’t affect the drivers’ health or doesn’t cause any damage to the cars could be resolved between those parties. While there isn’t a police report in this case, it’s still important to get legal aid to protect your interests. If you’ve been in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, a Louisville car accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help.

What Property Damage Can I Recover in a Car Accident?

Published on Jul 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm in Auto Accident.

In the state of Kentucky, you can recover the difference between what your car was worth immediately before the accident and what it is worth immediately after the accident. Insurance companies use estimated repair costs and the Blue Book value of your car to make their decision.

If the estimated repair costs are more than 75% of your car’s Blue Book value, they will likely total your car and pay you the Blue Book value of your car immediately before the accident. In most cases the insurance company will send an adjuster to estimate what it will cost to repair your vehicle.

Your insurance company will then issue you a check for repairs or a check for the Blue Book value amount if they choose to total your vehicle instead. If you receive a check for repairs, you may use the mechanic shop of your choice.

How Long Does Whiplash Last?

Published on Jun 27, 2018 at 11:49 am in Auto Accident.

Many people involved in automobile accidents will suffer from whiplash. If you’re experiencing this injury, or know someone who is, it can be frustrating – especially if recovery is progressing slowly. It’s important to know that whiplash can be treated, and if treated properly it can go away.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the soft tissues in the neck are damaged by a sudden, violent jolt. This occurs most frequently with auto accidents, especially rear-end collisions. In the event of a car accident, the body may be jolted forward, while the head stays in one place. That motion causes the whiplash. Whiplash can also be the result of sport injuries, work injuries, or falls.

Whiplash symptoms vary and normally take 24 to 48 hours to become noticeable after an accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, the pain may start immediately. The most common symptoms whiplash sufferers will experience is stiffness in the neck or upper back pain.

How Will Driverless Cars Change Car Accident Liability Laws?

Published on May 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm in Auto Accident.

As technology advances, people are always looking how to make tasks easier or safer. Driving is no exception to this rule. Nearly everyone uses a car as their main mode of transportation. Car accidents happen all the time. A car accident claim usually needs to have a person who was at fault so the injured person can get compensation.

So what happens when the cars are driverless? Self-automated cars aren’t so much a hope of the future as they are a reality. While they’re not on every road in the U.S., they’re on their way to becoming more common. But some are worried about how this will affect car accident liability laws.

If you’ve been in a car accident, you can seek legal aid. A Kentucky car accident injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You could possibly recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Could More Used Cars on the Road Mean More Accidents?

Published on Apr 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm in Auto Accident.

According to a recent article in USA Today, automobile sales are on the decline. This is the first year this has happened since the Great Recession. Some attribute the decline to a higher starting price for new vehicles, thinking that more technology and standard features is costing customers more than they can afford. Others say it is because more people are buying nice used cars that have previously been leased or dealer owned.

If the purchase of new vehicles is declining and the purchase of used vehicles is increasing, more used vehicles are on the road than ever before. What does this say for driver safety? Are used cars more likely to cause an accident?