A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Get The Best Outcome
The most common type of accident people tend to be involved in is a car or auto accident. Whether it is a minor “fender bender” or a serious collision, the steps you should take are the same. At Giamanco Law Partners, we can help you navigate this process. With over 60 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys has represented clients throughout Illinois. Whether you are dealing with a mountain of medical bills or want to hold the negligent party accountable, we can help.
You’ve Been Injured In An Accident: What To Do To Protect Your Rights
After an accident, there are certain steps you should take. First, it is important that you call the police immediately and answer any questions they have regarding how the collision or accident occurred. Be sure to tell the officers if the other driver did something wrong to cause the accident. Furthermore, do not admit fault for causing the collision or for the cause of your injury. Take down the names, phone numbers and addresses of any and all witnesses who come to the scene. Next, assess your injuries and determine whether or not you need medical attention.
In the days that follow, do not talk to anyone representing the other party, including their insurance company, about how the accident or injury occurred. This is where an attorney can step in and act on your behalf, should it be necessary. The law limits the time you have to file an action for injuries due to the negligence of others. The amount of time you have also varies depending on the type of case involved. This is why it is crucial to speak with a lawyer sooner rather than later.
Remember, investigating police officers do not determine who was “at fault,” they merely investigate. As such, just because you receive a traffic ticket does not mean the accident was your fault. One of our experienced attorneys can help you if you have received a ticket from such an accident.