What Happens After a Car Accident That is Not My Fault?

A close up of a person in a wheelchair and their leg is being gently stretched by a medical worker If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash that was caused by someone else, you’d be completely justified in wanting answers and wanting them now. For example, you are probably wondering:

  • How much does my insurance company cover?
  • When will I get payment or coverage from my insurance policy?
  • How do I make sure my insurance company accounts for the full extent of my injuries and vehicle damage?
  • Am I supposed to contact the other driver’s insurance company?
  • Can I get paid by the other driver’s insurance company since the accident was that driver’s fault?

These are all great questions. When someone else’s carelessness is the cause of the car accident that seriously injured you, it’s easy to feel frustrated. After all, you are facing the medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other consequences associated with the injury. You deserve full and fair compensation.

So What Should I Do Next?

After a car accident that is not your fault, it’s important to stay at the scene and answer the responding police officers’ questions so that they can create an accident report. Next, you must seek medical care for your injuries. Schedule an appointment with your doctor even if you don’t think you are seriously injured because some injuries do not show symptoms until a few days later.

You should file an accident claim with your insurance company and contact our experienced car accident lawyers. We will listen to the details of your situation and let you know what your options are for pursuing maximum compensation. During this time, it’s important to be honest with your own insurance adjuster, but proceed with caution if the other driver’s insurance company tries to contact you or to offer you a settlement. It’s important to get the full amount you deserve, and our attorneys can help you pursue that amount.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

If you or a loved one was recently injured in a car accident in Chicago or the surrounding areas in Illinois, our attorneys provide a complimentary, same-day consultation. We are here to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For your free case review, please call Sklare Law Group at 312-759-1616.

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