Whether they are minor or serious, car accidents happen all across Chicago each and every day. When accidents occur not all people may know how to proceed or who to call in order to get their lives back on track. Some people may not even know what to do in the moments following an impact.
First and foremost, anyone involved in a car accident should be aware of any injuries he or others may have sustained. Whether it is a serious injury or a minor issue, seek medical help for any injuries that may have been created or aggravated in the collision. Next, it can be useful to begin collecting information about the parties who were involved in the accident.
Important pieces of information to collect relate to who, what, when, where, why and how the accident happened. Getting the names of the parties involved including passengers and any witnesses to the event can be useful. Note what each auto was doing prior to the accident and the time of day and driving conditions present when the crash occurred. Also record the location of the accident and if any special circumstances seemed to be present at the time of the impact.
After addressing injuries and recording accident-related information, consider speaking to a legal professional who specializes in automobile accidents. Individuals with that particular legal background can help accident victims prepare lawsuits against the parties who caused their injuries. By blending the facts of a car accident together with the legal requirements of particular civil personal injury claims, victims and their legal representatives can fight for compensation from wrongdoers.
The attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish understand that it is hard to know what to do after a car accident. That is why they are prepared to help their clients meld together the facts and laws relevant to their cases to present complete and effective litigation strategies. To learn more about the firm's car collision practice, please visit its website on motor vehicle accidents.