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In 2018, 69 Vermonters lost their lives across 61 wrecks, the highest amount since 2013, when 71 people died in 65 crashes. More than 2,000 motor vehicle accidents have been logged in the last calendar year alone. Unfortunately, car accidents are just one type of motor vehicle accident which individuals are injured in. Individuals driving or riding in or on motorcycles, buses, tractor-trailers, boats, ATVs, trains, or even planes can suffer debilitating injuries. Kohn Rath Law has extensive experience representing individuals who are injured in all types of accidents.
No matter what type of accident you are involved in, it is imperative that you obtain legal representation as soon as possible to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Attorneys at Kohn Rath Law have more than 150 years of combined years of personal injury experience and have helped countless clients throughout the state of Vermont get the compensation that they are entitled to. Contact us now — we are here to help you protect your rights.
Car Accident Injuries
At Kohn Rath Law, we understand the difficult road ahead that car accident victims face. Victims are often forced to get multiple surgeries, months of therapy, or may end up paralyzed simply from being on the road with a careless driver.
Some of the most common injuries drivers sustain in car accidents include soft tissue injuries, whiplash, broken bones or loss of limbs, scarring, nerve damage, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. These severe health complications can cause other debilitating symptoms as well. Car accident victims often suffer from depression, anxiety, hearing or vision loss, vertigo, memory loss, and even loss of cognitive function. Even more alarming is the growing number of individuals who lose their lives in car accidents.
If you are injured, or your loved one lost their life in a car accident, contact Kohn Rath Law as soon as possible so we can get started on your case.
Hiring A Vermont Car Accident Lawyer Is In Your Best Interest
If you do not have an experienced lawyer working on your behalf, you could end up with an unfair settlement from the responsible party’s insurance company. It is all too common for insurance companies to rush to victims offering quick cash for the injuries they sustained.
Vulnerable victims sign away their rights taking this compensation, simply because they are desperate for cash to pay their bills and other financial obligations. Unfortunately, these quick settlements do not provide enough money to cover medical expenses, lost wages, or even long-term treatment. At Kohn Rath Law, we work on behalf of injured parties to manage their cases so they can focus on recovering.
Dealing With Insurance Companies After A Car Accident
An injury victim in a car accident in Vermont is often able to make a claim against the at-fault driver and their insurance company to obtain compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
In general, insurance companies do not like to admit fault. To have a successful claim against an insurance company, a car accident victim will have to prove negligence. A driver is considered negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable care in the operation of their motor vehicle.
If you are injured in a car accident, contact Kohn Rath Law to file your claim. We work diligently to protect our clients’ right to obtain fair and just compensation for their injuries.
What To Do If You Are Involved In A Car Accident
If you are involved in a car accident, check to make sure that your injuries aren’t so severe that they would prevent you from leaving your vehicle. If you are able to walk, get out of the vehicle and take photographs of your car, the other driver’s car, and the scene of the accident. Use your phone or ask a witness at the scene to take photographs for you and send them to yourself via email or text message.
Do not move your vehicle unless it is in a position that is dangerous to others. Contact the police as soon as possible and have them send an ambulance. Gather names and phone numbers for any witnesses at the scene. Exchange names and insurance information with the other driver, but refrain from admitting guilt. Do not discuss anything about the accident with the other driver. Obtain a copy of the police report detailing how the accident occurred, according to the police.
After the ambulance arrives, you will want to go to the hospital and get checked for injuries. Some types of injuries are not readily noticeable. It is imperative you obtain a full body exam to get details on all and any injuries you sustained. Mention all parts of your body that are bothering you, no matter how slight. It is important to have this information on record in case your condition worsens within 24-48 hours, which happens often with soft tissue injuries, like whiplash.
Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Your insurance company will need to begin working on your case as soon as possible. At this point, you will want to contact Kohn Rath Law to handle the other driver’s insurance company. Do not make any statements to other insurance companies as they may construe them as you taking the blame for the accident. Having an attorney on your side will ensure you do not say anything that will be held against you at a later time.
Hire A Car Accident Attorney As Soon As Possible To Protect Your Rights
Hiring an attorney is the best thing you can do for yourself if you are ever involved in a car accident in Vermont. At Kohn Rath Law, we work diligently to ensure our clients’ rights are protected.
We are a team of experienced attorneys who can help you deal with your insurance company as well as the insurance company of the driver who hit you. We provide care and personal attention to every client, every step of the way. Call us today at 802-482-2905 to schedule a free consultation so we can begin working on your case as soon as possible.
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Kohn Rath Law is a Vermont law firm located in the Town of Hinesburg, providing a broad and comprehensive array of legal services to our clients. Our attorneys have experience in many practice areas of the law.
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