Steps to Take After a Car Accident
According to Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics of 2016, Kankakee County had a total of 2,344 car accidents, with 21 being fatal and 663 resulting in injury. Car accidents are among the most common types of crashes that result in fatalities or injuries, and that is no exception in Kankakee County. No matter how many safety precautions you take while behind the wheel, car accidents are at times unavoidable, due to other drivers being reckless, distracted, under the influence, or inexperienced. If the unfortunate happens and you find yourself a victim in a car accident, it is important to be informed on what steps to take after the accident occurs.
First off, it is imperative that you do not leave the scene of the accident after it has occurred, even if it is a minor one. If your vehicle is still in a dangerous area and you are able to do so, move it to the side of the road to avoid other possible dangers. If you cannot move your vehicle, turn the flashers on, assuring that you are visible to other drivers.
After you have secured your safety, call the police. Even if there are no serious injuries, it is imperative that you call the police so that the proper evidence can be documented on the scene. Once they arrive, make sure you walk them through exactly what happened and do not speculate any of the facts.
After you have left the scene of the accident, remember that you should never give insurance companies a recorded interview. This is because most insurance companies are concerned with meeting their bottom line, and not your best interest. Many times, insurance companies will attempt to settle your claim as quickly and for as little compensation as possible.
Instead of initially contacting an insurance company, contact an attorney, like one of the experienced car accident attorneys at Spiros Law P.C. as soon as possible. By doing so, you can assure that the party responsible will be held accountable for their actions. An attorney will help you deal with your injuries, property damages, and emotional and physical suffering, allowing you to get the compensation that you deserve.
Our experienced car accident attorneys are ready to help you with a multitude of situations, such as:
- Drunk Driving Accident Victims
- Pedestrain Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Mechanical Defects and Highway Defects
- Insurance Claims
At Spiros Law, P.C., we work each day to ensure that victims gain fair compensation for medical expenses, financial losses, emotional trauma, property damage, and other losses. We have dedicated our practice to helping victims pursue justice from those responsible, and each Spiros Law P.C. team member is highly involved in every case to ensure that justice is served on behalf of our clients.
Our experienced attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf to protect your rights. To have your case evaluated and discover if you are eligible for compensation, contact the Kankakee car accident attorneys at (815) 929-9292 to speak about your unique situation.