The first thing to do after a car accident is to get medical help. Even if you believe you were not hurt, get yourself examined as soon as possible. This can pay dividends down the road, both in terms of your health and in terms of your legal rights.
Second, do not speak to the insurance adjuster until you have spoken with a lawyer. Insurance companies want you to agree to their offer as quickly as possible, sometimes when you are still in the hospital. Talking with an experienced car accident lawyer before you speak to an adjuster can help you deal with the insurance company and preserve your ability to seek full and fair compensation. Otherwise, you might only receive the amount the insurance company offers — an amount that is frequently inadequate.
At The Jasmer Law Firm, our Illinois auto injury lawyer has years of experience helping clients after car accidents. He answers questions about individuals' rights, makes sure that clients receive proper medical treatment, and starts gathering the evidence that will support strong and compelling arguments for compensation. He is known for basing cases on thorough investigation and in-depth analysis; our clients benefit.
Why contact a lawyer?
Even if you believe you are not seriously injured, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Having a lawyer involved right away protects that right.
What can a lawyer do to help me?
A lawyer can obtain law enforcement reports, 911 tapes, interview witnesses and make sure that evidence is preserved. A lawyer can hire an accident reconstructionist who can document and illustrate precisely how the accident occurred. He or she can consult medical specialists who can provide in-depth analysis of the impact of the accident on your life, work and family. A lawyer can turn all this evidence into a compelling lawsuit that seeks full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
What can I expect to receive from a successful lawsuit?
Every case is different, so there is no exact answer to this question. However, clients of our Chicago law firm have obtained compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses and damages. It depends on the circumstances of the accident, the severity of your injuries and the insurance policies that may come into play.
Let us help you move forward after a car accident. The consultation is free and you pay no attorney fees unless we get you compensation. To contact attorney David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.