As experienced attorneys, the lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. are often asked what legal tips we might have for Illinois drivers who are involved in a car accident. What follows below are some of the most common legal tips we always offer to those involved in car accidents, no matter where the accident has occurred or whether or not you were at fault.
You should always call the police after an accident. Many times, the other driver, particularly if he or she is at fault, may tell you that there is no need to get the police involved. He or she may say that you can work it out between yourselves. However, and this is especially true if the other driver was at fault in hitting you, you should always get the police involved when you are in a car accident. Having the police there and an accident report filled out could be key evidence in any subsequent lawsuit or legal proceeding involving your accident. This can be the key to not only filing an insurance claim but also in obtaining compensation for any damage to your vehicle or any injuries you have suffered in any subsequent legal proceedings.
At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our recommendation is that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after a car accident if you experienced any injuries. This will enable you to begin the process of obtaining compensation for those injuries and any damage caused to your vehicle as expeditiously as possible. The sooner you have an experienced attorney working on your behalf, the sooner you likely can obtain full compensation for your losses.
It is essential that you get the other driver’s insurance information if you are involved in an accident. This is important no matter who is at fault and it is absolutely critical if you were not at fault because it will enable you to file a claim with the other driver’s insurer and allow your Chicago personal injury attorneys to resolve any personal injury claim that you pursue.
If you are involved in an accident and you were at fault, you still should never admit that fact to another driver. Any statements made to that effect could end up being used against you in any subsequent legal proceedings involving the accident.
If you have been involved in a vehicular accident in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, contact the experienced and aggressive car accident and personal injury attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at .
Our car accident attorneys serve clients throughout the Chicago area, including Aurora, Elgin, Hinsdale, Joliet, Naperville, and Waukegan. We will aggressively fight for you and we will not back down until we have been able to obtain a maximum recovery for your injuries and any financial losses from your car accident.