What To Do After A Car Accident
Most individuals know exactly what they should do at the scene of a car accident: call the police, exchange insurance information with the other driver and accept medical attention if you are injured. But what should you do once you leave the scene of the accident?
Helping You Understand What To Do After A Car Accident In Illinois
Our Chicago personal injury lawyer at Klest Injury Law Firm are available to help you take the correct steps after being involved in a car accident. We know you have questions. Reach out to us to for answers that are specifically tailored to your situation.
With more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights and interests of car accident victims, attorney Joseph G. Klest is ready to help you. Contact our Chicago law firm to schedule your free initial consultation.
Steps You Should Take After Being Involved in a Car Accident
Each car accident is different, from the cause of the accident to the parties involved. This means that the steps you should take, and the order in which you should take them, vary depending on your specific circumstances. That being said, our personal injury attorney believes there are steps every car accident victim should take, including:
- Call your insurance company: It is important that you call your insurance company and report your accident. Do not give your insurer a statement until you speak with an attorney.
- Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company: Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, especially if the at-fault driver’s insurance company calls you often and asks you for a statement. Do not give the insurer one until you speak with an attorney.
- Obtain medical care for your injuries: Whether you felt your injuries at the accident or several days later, be sure you seek competent medical care. Continue to see your doctor until you are told that you have reached maximum recovery.
- Contact an attorney: Speaking with an experienced lawyer does not mean you have to hire one to pursue an injury claim. Most injury attorneys provide free initial consultations during which you can learn about what to expect and how to interact with insurance adjusters.
Contact Our Experienced Auto Insurance Claim Attorney
To learn more about what you should do after a car accident, contact Klest Injury Law Firm online or call toll free 847-595-0387 to schedule your free initial consultation.
We provide all car accident representation on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for your injuries.