Chicago Vehicle Accidents Attorney
You can be injured or lose loved ones in accidents that involve all types of vehicles, not just common cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs. There are many types of vehicles on the road, land, or water that can cause a crash, altering your life forever. From being injured while riding your bike to losing a loved one in a train accident, our experienced vehicle accident lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. are here to help. We are here to guide you through the insurance claim process or a lawsuit to aggressively fight for your right to compensation. Our goal is to obtain as much as we can for you and your family to help you recover from your injuries and put the accident behind you.Call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today at (312) 236-2900 to discuss what a personal injury lawyer can do for you.
Vehicle Accident Representation
What to Do After a Vehicle AccidentIf you were involved in any sort of motor vehicle accident, whether you were in a vehicle or not at the time, there are a few steps you should take to protect your well-being and prepare for a future claim.
- Obtain Medical Care
Before trying to move, take stock of your physical state. Are you bleeding? Does it seem like you have broken a bone? Did you hit your head really hard? If you believe you are injured, call 911 or call for help at the scene. Do not try and move if it could injure you further, unless staying in place appears to be a more dangerous option. If you injuries do not appear serious, handle the accident as best you can and then see a physician as soon as possible.
- Get to Safety
Your safety and health should be your main priorities. If you cannot move or are afraid to, wait for emergency medical responders. If you can move, try to safely get away from the accident or any other traffic. However, do not leave the scene. You can face legal trouble for leaving the scene of an accident.
- Help Others
If you are able to, check on others involved in the accident. You may need to call 911 or help people to safety. Do not put your own health and safety at risk. Wait for the emergency personnel if necessary.
- Take Photos
Take photos and videos of the scene on your phone or a companion’s phone. It is best if you can take photos and video from various angles and distances. Document the damage to any vehicles involved in the accident, any property damage, and any other signs of the accident. You may also need to take photos or video of your own injuries, or ask a family member or friend to help you do this.
- Exchange Information
If each party’s health and safety allows it, exchange information. You will want to gather names, contact information, and insurance information. If there were witnesses to the accident, ask for their names and contact information as well.
- Do Not Admit Fault
In stressful situations, you may automatically want to apologize or take responsibility for what happened. However, you should not admit fault after an accident. At this point, you do not have all the facts, and your simple apology could be used by an insurer or lawyer to deny you compensation in the future.
- Call a Vehicle Accident Lawyer
If you were hurt in an accident or a relative lost their life, and you are confident the accident was another person’s fault, then contact us at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today. We have the skills and resources you need to pursue compensation through an insurance claim, personal injury lawsuit, or wrongful death suit.
Common Causes of Vehicle Accidents
If you were injured in a vehicle accident and you believe one of these factors caused the crash, or something else happened, call our auto accident lawyers of Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. for help. We are here to investigate what happened to cause the accident, determine which individual was at fault, and figure out who is legally liable for compensating you for your injuries or loss. Whether you were in a motorcycle accident where the other driver was texting or your child was in a school bus accident where the driver was intoxicated, we have handled all sorts of situations over the years. We have the knowledge, resources, and skills you need to fight for the financial recovery you deserve under the law. Contact us now to receive a free consultation. (312) 236-2900
Auto Accident Insurance IssuesMost vehicle accidents do not go to trial. Instead, they are handled through the insurance claim process or settle before trial. However, to succeed in obtaining an acceptable insurance settlement, you may have to overcome a number of common insurance issues.
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If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another individual, then you may have the right to pursue financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of normal life or enjoyment of life
At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we are ready to help you fight for this compensation. We will represent you against any insurer or in court and we will always strive to obtain the maximum compensation for your physical, psychological, and financial injuries.
If you lost a loved one, we will pursue wrongful death compensation for your and your family’s:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of economic support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of household services
- Loss of consortium
- Grief and mental suffering