Car Accident ClaimA car accident is a traumatic experience, and you are likely to have a lot on your mind in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Once you leave the accident scene and attend to your pressing medical needs, you may be wondering what you can do to ensure that your car accident claim moves smoothly. 

The truth is that there are many things you can do following an accident that will assist you and your attorney. These actions include:

Call a Will County Auto Accident Lawyer

One of the most important things you can do is to contact an attorney to review your case. We find that many accident victims do not understand what compensation they are entitled to. Moreover, many accident victims underestimate the amount of compensation other, similar cases have received in the past.

An attorney is especially important if your injuries require medical care (beyond an initial checkup to determine injuries) or if you have missed time from your job. In these circumstances, an insurance company may try to offer you a quick settlement. 

Even if the amount seems fair, an attorney’s advice can be invaluable to getting the compensation you deserve and for giving you the confidence that the settlement amount will cover your losses. Once you take a settlement check from an insurer, you usually lose any right you have to a lawsuit.

Contact the accomplished of Flaherty Law at 815-577-7500 to learn more about your case. Our firm offers free initial consultations, and we do not charge attorney’s fees unless you recover damages for your injuries.

Source:

https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/auto-accidents-lawyer-manual