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What Happens After An Auto Accident?

Taking the proper steps after an accident has a major impact on the ability to recover compensation for injuries. The following are some of the things that help strengthen your potential claim:

  • Gather information: Getting contact information from other drivers and witnesses. These witnesses can give an outside perspective on the accident so the lawyer you hire can contact these witnesses and get statements while the memories are fresh in their minds.
  • Contact the police: This ensures that statements are made at the scene and allows the police to create a report. The police also can provide emergency assistance and call for back up if needed.
  • Take pictures: Taking pictures of the damage and the scene right after it occurs is valuable to the case. It is possible to determine liability from the pictures of the damage if the driver of the other vehicle is unwilling to cooperate or there are no witnesses.
  • Seek medical attention: The sooner you seek medical help the faster the injuries suffered can be documented and diagnosed. The doctor may also be able to determine the treatment needed in the future depending on the severity of the injury.

Once you hire an attorney, they can take on the burden of proving your case. An experienced Illinois accident injury lawyer is able to fully understand all the damages and potential damages suffered and can form a case to compensate you for those damages. Attorneys will ensure they fight for you and let your sole focus be on recovery.

If you have been involved in an accident, or if you have received a traffic ticket, your lawyer can advise you about your rights and responsibilities. The sooner you call your lawyer the better, since witnesses may forget the details of the accident. Your lawyer can counsel you on how to respond to questions from insurance adjusters and help you recover compensation for your personal injuries and damages to your car.

If you or someone you care about has been injured, contact an injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, by calling 312-641-9200.



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