Car Accident FAQ

FAQ — Car Accidents and Injuries

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions After an Accident

You have just been hurt in a car accident. You are suffering from injuries that will require medical attention, medication and time out of work. Your car is damaged and may be totaled.

If the scenario above describes your situation, you likely have many questions about what you should do next. At Klest Injury Law Firm, our Chicago personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling a variety of car accidents. We can se this experience to answer your questions and provide you with options.

Contact our Chicago law firm for more information.

Who pays my medical bills?

In the beginning, your own health insurance carrier will cover your medical bills after a car accident. You can seek reimbursement for your health care payments in a personal injury claim.

Can I ask my own insurance company to fix my car?

In most cases, it is safe to ask your own insurance carrier to cover costs to repair or replace your car. Speaking to an experienced car accident attorney about your options may be the best choice before you contact anyone, however. Statements made to an insurance representative can hurt your chances of getting full compensation for your injuries.

Will I have to go to court if I file an insurance claim for my injuries?

The answer to this question depends heavily on your specific situation. While most insurance claims settle, it is not uncommon to go to court to seek full and fair compensation from otherwise unwilling insurance companies. If the insurance company believes you and your attorney will not go to trial, it has little incentive to offer you the settlement you deserve.

Should I talk to the at-fault driver's insurance company about a settlement?

Do not speak to the other insurance company about any settlement, even if you need help covering your medical bills and other financial losses. Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Insurance adjusters know how to twist your words to justify a lower settlement. If you are experiencing financial strain because of your accident, speak to an experienced lawyer before dealing with the insurance people.

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney right now?

While you do not need to make the choice about whether to hire an attorney now, you should at least contact one. Most personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations. Schedule a consultation, ask your questions and learn about your options.

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Do you have a question that is not listed here? Call our personal injury lawyers at 312-380-5467 or contact our Chicago law firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. We will answer your questions and help you understand how to move forward after your car accident.

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