What to Do When You Are in a Car Accident

An accident can take you completely by surprise and leave you wondering what you need to do next. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can take the steps necessary to protect your interests at every stage of your case and secure the compensation you need to aid you in your recovery.

At Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., our attorneys are experienced at handling car accident cases at every stage, including right after an accident. We can help you assess your case and protect your rights after a serious accident.

Learn what to do when you are in a car accident in a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Contact us online, call 630-517-3279 or call us toll free at 888-349-0695 for the advice you need.

What to Do After a Car Crash

Immediately after an accident, there are some steps you can take to protect your health and your legal rights, including:

  • Seek medical attention: If you are injured in any way, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even the slightest ache now could indicate a serious injury from the accident. By getting the medical treatment you need now, you can prevent further injury and pain in the future.
  • Call the police: After a serious accident, you should call the police. A police officer will then create a police report that includes statements from everyone involved in the accident. This can become vital evidence for your injury claim as it provides an account of the accident by a neutral third party immediately after the crash.
  • Get the other driver's insurance information: Do not forget to trade contact information and insurance information with the other driver. This can help you seek the compensation and coverage you need through insurance.
  • Do not settle with your insurer: Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company adjuster or representative without first speaking with an attorney. Insurance adjusters are looking out for their employer's bottom line and not your best interests. A lawyer can help you negotiate for a fair settlement.
  • Call an attorney: If your accident was the result of another's negligence, you may have a personal injury claim. An attorney can help you investigate your case, build your claim and stand up for your interests in the courtroom. Let the attorneys at Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., handle the legal aspects of your claim, including insurance issues, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

Speak With an Illinois Car Accident Lawyer

To schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our firm, contact us online or call our office in the Chicago area at 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in Wheaton, Illinois.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay us until we obtain compensation for you.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.