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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident

Published on April 22nd, 2019

Regardless of how safe of a driver you are, accidents happen. Getting into a car accident is one of the scariest things that can happen when you are behind the wheel. If you have been hurt due to the actions of another driver, it is important that you take the necessary steps following the accident, including hiring a personal injury attorney in Chicago, Il, to ensure that you get the care and the compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some helpful tips from our team at Shea Law Group.

Seek Medical Treatment

If you or anyone else has been injured due to an auto accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. The sooner you seek medical attention, the better. Plus, the longer that you wait to seek treatment, the more likely that the insurance company will argue that you weren’t hurt because of the accident.

Have a Report Made

Alerting authorities that an accident has occurred is one of the most important steps in the process. This alerts them that they need to conduct a preliminary investigation which consists of interviewing the parties involved as well as examining the scene of the accident and determining fault. This eliminates the chances of a “he said, she said” scenario. Describing your injuries is an important part of this as well.

Don’t Give Statements

Giving a statement to an insurance company, even your own insurance company will likely backfire!  Insurance companies will try to obtain a statement from you because they know that you won’t have time to seek advice from an attorney. They will try to use this statement against you in the future.

You should seek guidance from our personal injury attorneys in Chicago, Il to help you throughout the process following a car accident today. We are ready to help!

 

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