No one expects to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. You may be responsible and alert when you get behind the wheel of a car, but ultimately you can’t control how others on the roadway behave. When one of these other drivers causes an accident where you suffer an injury, that driver should be held responsible for all of the harm they cause to you. It's important to take some of the following precautions after an accident occurs in order to be sure your case proceeds as smoothly as possible.
It is important that you seek medical attention when you are injured. Don’t assume that the pain is bound to go away soon. Seeking immediate medical attention when needed can make a difference in your medical outcome and your case. The other driver’s insurance company may point to a lack of medical treatment as evidence that you weren't really hurt. Cutting this accusation off by going to the doctor can make a big difference in your case.
Call 911 or appropriate emergency services and wait for them to arrive. Answer any questions about the accident honestly and to the best of your ability.
You should let your insurance company know about the accident as soon as you're able to but consult an attorney before providing details beyond other than the date, time, and location of the accident. Wait until you have consulted an attorney so that decisions can best be made as to how your case should proceed.
If your insurance company or any other insurer sends you a check, do not cash or deposit it without first talking to a lawyer.
Consult an attorney before signing any authorization or other document that would allow an insurer to obtain your medical records or even speak with your doctor without your further knowledge or consent.
Our immediate response team is available to help you collect and document all of the important evidence related to your accident. Our attorneys can answer any question you may have related to your personal injury claim and can help you receive the maximum amount of financial damages you are entitled to. Please call Dan McDevitt at the office at 312-757-8046 or call or text Dan on his mobile number at 312-719-5700 as soon as possible in the aftermath of your accident to discuss the details of your case and how the legal issues specific to your case should be handled.
Automobile accidents can have serious impacts on our lives. Serious injuries can impact your quality of life and can affect your ability to work and enjoy your hobbies and activities. If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, call us today to schedule a 100% free consultation and see what options are available to you.