What To Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident

A serious accident can turn your life upside down. You may have terrible injuries and require extensive medical attention. It’s understandable for anyone to be confused and overwhelmed about what they should do next. Your safety and recovery are the most important things for you and your family. Every accident happens in a different place and under unique circumstances. You may be far away from help, or you may be one of several people badly injured.

Steps that we encourage every motor vehicle accident victim to take include:

  • Get to safety – If possible, move to a safe place away from your accident. Do not leave the scene since that can result in legal trouble.
  • Call for emergency help – Calling for medical attention as soon as possible will greatly increase the likelihood of a full recovery from your injuries. Give a full report to responding law enforcement if you are able.
  • Call your accident lawyer – A skilled motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you with every part of your recovery as you seek compensation from the negligent party. It’s never too early to call your lawyer and discuss your options after an accident.
  • Take photos – Take as many photos of your accident and injuries as possible, and share these along with any witness contact information with your lawyer.
  • Do not admit any fault – Due to stress and confusion, many accident victims make statements that might make them look culpable. Do not apologize or claim any responsibility, instead just seek emergency help for those at the scene and contact your lawyer.
  • Follow through with your medical needs – Many people fail to keep up with their doctors’ orders. This makes your injuries look insignificant, and it could hurt your case for financial recovery.

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help 

Motor vehicle accidents affect thousands of Illinois families every year. It’s often difficult to physically recover, and you may need extensive medical attention. Your bills and finances can easily get out of control. Having an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer will be essential. We understand how your accident has impacted your life and are ready to help. We will investigate your accident, identify the liable parties, and negotiate to hold them accountable for the damages you need. This may call for highly technical accident reports, dealing with large companies or governments, and extensive knowledge regarding the Illinois legal system.

Given Illinois’ strict statute of limitations law and all the factors involved, it’s important that you do not delay in calling an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer after your injury. Let Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. gather the evidence, contact the relevant witnesses, and fight for what you deserve.

To speak with a knowledgeable Illinois motor vehicle accident lawyer, contact us today. Call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (217) 528-9955 or contact us online. We offer free, no-risk consultations and we are only paid when you recover compensation.