Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer in Chicago
Steps to Take When Injured in a Traffic Accident in Chicago, Illinois
Car crashes are common, frightening and disorienting. After being in a car accident, many people are confused. It is important to be cautious about your actions following a crash. The things that a person does and says after a collision can have an impact on the way a claim is handled after the fact.
The first thing to do is always to address any injuries. If a person is hurt, call 9-1-1 and get help for them. Providing any possible aid to injured people is always the most important thing to do.
Never ignore the fact that car accidents, even minor crashes can lead to serious harm. Many people who were just in a collision may say that they are fine and not in need of medical care. In reality, any people do not realize how severely they are injured until some time has passed and the adrenaline and shock have subsided. It is common to have injured your head, ankle, shoulder, neck, or catastrophic injuries without being immediately aware of the damage that took place. When there is any doubt in mind as to the severity of the injuries, a person should see their doctor.
It is also important to document the site of the incident. If it is safe and possible to do so, consider taking photographs of the scene including the damaged vehicles, roads signs, controls, license plates, and road conditions. Drivers should exchange information about their insurance providers and how to contact one another. Get the names of people who witnessed the incident.
While a car crash is traumatic, try to remain calm and do not say anything that could come back to haunt you later. Even if you think it was your fault, do not say so because you might not be thinking clearly.
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