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First Four Steps You Must Take after a Car Accident

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, with over 30,000 casualties annually and many more life-changing injuries. Even as regulations and technology improve, from seatbelts and airbags to texting laws, these numbers continue to rise.

Unfortunately, most people don’t know what to do when they are involved in a car accident, so we’ve composed a comprehensive list of the first 4 things you should do after you are involved in one.

1. After you’ve moved to a safe environment, call the Police and an ambulance if necessary.

While waiting for the police and paramedics to arrive, take some time to take photos and exchange insurance information with the other party if possible.

2. Call your insurance company and make a claim.

Compile any necessary information or materials your insurance company needs to file your claim. This is when those photos and exchanged information will come in handy.

3. Visit your treating physician

If you are visibly injured at the time of the accident, you should visit a physician as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel injured immediately after the collision, you should still visit a physician as conditions like whiplash can manifest symptoms later on. Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness and headaches.

4. Hire a personal injury lawyer.

Many reputable attorneys will offer free consultations so make sure you take the time to find the right attorney for you.

Examples of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Hit & Run
  • Car Crashes
  • Motorcycle Crashes
  • Road Rage
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Drunk Driving
  • Aviation Crashes
  • Boat Crashes
  • Train and Railroad Accidents

Cars Are Fast, Justice Is Swift

You’ve read this far—now is the time to call to receive a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys in Schaumburg and Greater Chicago Area. Our work has shown that the longer you wait to press your case, the greater leverage insurance adjusters and their attorneys have in denying your claims. We will work with you to collect evidence and develop a strategy for healing your physical and emotional pain.

Why People Choose Us:

  • Call and set up a claim with the insurance of a party at fault
  • Determine liability
  • Assist you as a complaining witness in court against the party at fault
  • Collect all medical information
  • Protect you from collection calls from hospitals or any other medical providers
  • Help you with the property damages issues
  • And obtain your entitled settlement

Frequently Asked Questions

I was rear-ended and injured my neck, but the other driver doesn’t have insurance. What should I do?

I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt when I got into an accident in Schaumburg. Can I still recover my damages?

What types of driver behavior constitute negligence in Illinois?

Do I have to go to trial for my auto accident in Hoffman Estates?

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