Auto Accident Injury Law Firm Chicago, IL
Most of the time, driving on American roads is a relatively safe endeavor. However, it’s not generally wise to assume that other motorists will drive and act in a responsible manner, even if the roads you’re driving on are well-maintained, the skies are clear and you can otherwise assume that your driving conditions are ideal. Unfortunately, other motorists often choose to drive while drunk, distracted, drowsy or aggressive. As a result, car accidents happen all the time and these collisions can result in significant damage. If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether you were a motorist, biker, cyclist, or pedestrian at the time of your crash, know that the experienced Chicago, Illinois auto accident law firm of The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC is here to help. Connecting with an experienced car accident lawyer Chicago, IL residents trust is important in the wake of an accident. The longer you wait to explore your legal options, the more limited those options are likely to be.
What should I do immediately after a car accident occurs?
If you can, move your car off to the side of the road out of the way of incoming traffic. Then get out of your car to see if anyone involved has been hurt, return to your car and call emergency responders to attend to any injuries. If you’re uncomfortable (for any reason) speaking with law enforcement without an attorney present, go ahead and call our auto accident injury law firm Chicago, IL residents rely on before reaching out to file a police report. If you don’t have an attorney present when the police are done compiling their report, make sure to ask for a copy.
No matter what, prioritize your medical wellbeing above all legal concerns. Whether you leave the scene in an ambulance or you visit an ER or doctor as soon as you can, your health is more important than taking immediate steps to preserve your legal options. Even if you do not think you have been seriously hurt, there can be some internal damage you may not be able to perceive immediately, so please get checked out. Our Chicago, IL auto accident law firm will work with you to explore your legal options as soon as you’re medically able to focus on this process.
Is there anything I shouldn’t do after being in a car accident?
You’ll want to refrain from making any statements to an insurance provider or to others without first speaking with our Chicago, IL auto accident law firm. With the exception of speaking to a police officer and medical providers, try to refrain from speaking with others until you have spoken with us. Do not speak to the other victim, any press, or any insurance agencies, as even the most seemingly benign statements can compromise your legal options down the road. It is easy to self-incriminate without even knowing that you’ve done so. As a result, it is generally best to remain quiet until you’ve received legal guidance.
What information does my lawyer need to file a claim?
When you go for your consultation, you’ll want to bring as much evidence as you have. This includes photos of the accident, medical testimonies from doctors/documents that prove your injuries were a result of the crash, insurance information, and the contact information of any witnesses. Even if something seems small and insignificant to you, it may be able to help your claim, so bring it to discuss with pur Chicago, IL auto accident law firm. Depending on the severity of your case, you may be entitled to damages to cover your pain and suffering, your medical bills, fixing your car, and covering any lost wages, to name a few.