What to Do After a Car Accident
After an accident, those involved will be confused, angry and frustrated about what just happened. It is important to remain calm and gain as much information as possible so your attorney can build an effective strategy for your case later.
At Steinberg Goodman & Kalish, our attorneys strive to ensure our clients recover the maximum compensation possible after their accidents. We find that several individuals are disoriented or confused following a serious auto accident.
What to Do After a Chicago Car Accident
There are several factors that must be kept in mind after an accident, including:
- Get as much info as possible. This can include the other driver’s personal information, license plate number, contact information and insurance information.
- Do not admit fault.
- Get the contact information of witnesses to the accident, if there are any.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and any vehicle damage.
- Do not give a statement to the police other than your personal information. You are under no obligation to give the police any information other than your driver’s license and so on.
Attorney for Auto Accidents in Chicago
After the accident, it is important that you do not sign any paperwork from either your insurance carrier or the carrier of the liable party. An attorney from our office will examine the document and advise you about whether it is in your best interest to sign or not.
Additionally, even if you are given a traffic ticket from police officers on the scene, it does not mean that the other driver is not at fault. Do not let the presence of a ticket frighten you away from contacting a lawyer. Depending on all of the facts of the situation, we might be able to help you recover monetary compensation from the liable party’s insurance carrier. Contact our office as soon as possible.
Contact the Firm
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at (312) 782-1386 or contact us by completing our online form.