If you are in the Chicago area and have experienced loss, damage, injury, or suffering as a result of a car accident, call Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers today. We have helped many people recover compensation for everything from vehicle repairs to hospital bills and therapy costs, and we know what it takes to create a strong, effective case. We offer personalized service for every client and direct access to savvy legal counsel in order to give you peace of mind and help you navigate your personal injury case.
What to Do After a Car Accident
Regardless of how small or insignificant the initial damage may seem, always gather the other driver’s information after you’ve been in an accident. You may not be worried about the dent in your bumper, but you may experience symptoms of whiplash or other physical injuries in the days, weeks, and months after your accident. In some cases, the physical effects of soft-tissue and musculoskeletal injuries take time to manifest themselves. As time passes, you may end up with a lot of pain and medical expenses. If that happens, you may want to hold the other driver responsible for the damage they caused.
In addition to gathering contact and insurance information from the other driver(s) involved, you should also immediately begin keeping a tally of all time spent away from work, all medical costs, and all costs related to repairing or replacing your automobile. Some of this will be worked out through your respective insurance providers, but if the financial damages continue to stack up, you may need to pursue legal recourse in order to avoid taking an unfair financial hit. As a general rule, you will likely need to take legal action if you spend more than a few days out of work and accrue more than several hundred dollars in medical expenses.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Auto Accident
If you are considering taking legal action against the person who injured you, you are likely experiencing physical pain and discomfort, time spent away from work, fast-growing medical costs, and even irreversible, long-term damage. You may also be stuck without transportation or left to foot the bill for auto repairs or a new vehicle. Regardless of the exact damages done, your personal, physical, and financial well-being may depend on your ability to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and their effects on you.
Proving fault, negligence, and/or recklessness will also be vitally important to the success of your case. If you are certain that your accident and all related costs have occurred because of another driver’s error or irresponsible behavior while driving, call Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers and get in touch with one of our Chicago car accident lawyers right away. If you’re not entirely sure who is at fault, call us right away. We can help make sure you are protected, properly represented, and treated as fairly as possible, and we are prepared to work with you to get what you need to make a full recovery after your accident.