Motor Vehicle Accidents
Illinois Car Accident FAQ
A serious accident can leave you confused and frustrated. The process of securing the compensation you need from an insurance company can seem overly complicated, and you may be wondering how you will be able to afford the cost of your medical treatment.
The attorneys at Frederick & Hagle can provide you with straightforward answers to all of your questions about the legal process and your case. Since 1975, our lawyers have represented clients who have been injured in car accidents throughout Illinois. Our in-depth knowledge of the law and skill in the courtroom allow us to help our clients pursue full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Call our office in Urbana at 1-800-642-1227 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.
What Do I Do After A Car Accident?
Every situation is unique and there is no car accident checklist that fits every situation. However, there are some key steps you can take immediately after an accident:
- Call the police — Speak openly with the police officer about the accident and what occurred so that the facts are recorded in the police report.
- Seek medical treatment — If you have any injuries, even if they seem minor, ask for an ambulance so you can receive the complete care you need.
- Collect evidence — If possible, take photos of the scene, get the contact information for any witnesses and collect any other evidence that might help with your claim.
- Contact an attorney — A lawyer can help you understand your legal options and help you through the process of securing all of the compensation you need.
How Do I Get The Most From The Insurance Company?
Do not speak with an insurance adjuster without first speaking with a lawyer. Insurance adjusters are not looking out for your best interests. Instead, they are looking out for the insurance company’s bottom line. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who know the value of your claim. We can help you pursue the benefits you need and deserve under your policy.
What Types Of Compensation Can I Expect?
Through insurance, whether your own policy or the policy of another driver, we can help you cover medical expenses immediately and any repairs that are needed for your car. Many insurance companies also provide a rental car so you can get around while your car is being fixed.
Through a personal injury claim, you can also secure past and future medical costs, lost income as well as damages for your own pain and suffering.
Contact Us For More Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Car Accidents
For answers to your questions about your car accident claim in Illinois, contact Frederick & Hagle. Call us at 217-367-6092, toll free at 1-800-642-1227, to schedule a free initial consultation. We can visit you at home or in the hospital if necessary. We represent clients in Urbana, Champaign and throughout Illinois.