What to Do After a Car Accident Injury
Are you wondering what to do after being involved in a car accident? Whether you’re suffering from back pain, whiplash, or were hospitalized, you should speak with an attorney experienced with car accident injuries before discussing the facts of the incident with anyone. This is because anything you say could ultimately be used against you either in court or when you file a claim with your insurer.
However, there are a few things you should do even before contacting a car accident attorney. If you find yourself involved in an accident, take the following steps:
- Seek healthcare right away if you’ve sustained any injuries. This should be your top priority.
- Gather all pertinent information about the incident, including insurance information and license plate numbers of other drivers and vehicles involved, as well as names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses. If you are able to take photos of the accident scene, do so.
- Contact an attorney specializing in car accident cases as soon as possible. You should not give any statements until you’ve consulted with a lawyer.
Once an accident occurs, the insurance company will begin investigating the incident to attempt to minimize its exposure to a claim. That makes it doubly important that you have someone working on your behalf, and that you file your claim as soon as possible with the help of an experienced attorney.
Learn more by reading more commonly asked questions about auto accidents.
At Rubens Kress and Mulholland we have years of experience helping Chicago drivers make claims and receive settlements after car accidents, and we can put that experience to work on your behalf. If you find yourself in need of representation, contact Rubens Kress and Mulholland online or call us at (312) 201-9640.