Algonquin and Chicago Auto Accident Lawyers

Representing Injury Victims throughout the Greater Chicago Area

Automotive accidents can have wide-ranging outcomes for those involved. In the most severe cases, a vehicular accident could cause such devastation and physical bodily harm that a victim’s life is changed forever, and quality of life is never the same again.

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Across the country, there are millions of crashes that take place annually that cause great injury and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were just under 40,000 lives lost in deadly traffic accidents and well over two million individuals suffered injuries from these incidents in 2020 alone.

After a crash, a victim can suffer many losses or damages that can be quite costly. These may include:Chicago personal injury law

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Missed wages
  • Funeral and final expenses
  • Loss of consortium

It is imperative to work with an experienced attorney after an automobile accident who understands car accident laws and knows how to calculate a fair value for car accident claims so victims are properly compensated.

At Shindler & Shindler our attorneys have over five decades of combined experience supporting and assisting automobile accident victims in Chicagoland to get the full and fair amount of compensation necessary from their Illinois car accident claims. Our trusted, experienced and respected legal team knows how to investigate car accidents and build strong claims that show the negligence of other drivers and reflect the complete and true value that a victim’s claim is worth.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Illinois

There are steps that Illinois car accident victims can take after a crash happens.

  1. Call the police to come to the scene. When injuries or death happen after a crash, it is required that first responders be present. Illinois motor vehicle accident statutes (625 ILCS 5/11-401) detail the rules surrounding motor vehicle accident reporting.
  2. If you are able, take pictures of the accident scene and the damage to your car and the other cars involved in the accident. This also means the conditions of the road, inside cars that had airbags deployed, the location and juxtaposition of the vehicles with respect to traffic lights or signs, and any other pertinent pictures detailing the aftermath of the accident.
  3. Speak to witnesses and ask for a statement. If they are willing to provide a statement write it down and read it back to make sure it is accurate. Using a recording application on a cell phone can also be useful. Also, obtain the name and phone numbers of the witnesses.
  4. Go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital when injuries are severe. In cases where rapid emergency treatment is not required, seeing your doctor soon after your accident for an evaluation of your condition can help speak to the physical bodily harm you suffered.
  5. Call an Algonquin car accident attorney at Shindler & Shindler before you speak to any insurance adjusters, including your own.

Meet with an Automobile Accident Attorney at Shindler & Shindler

After a car accident in Algonquin or Chicago, connecting with the car accident lawyers at Shindler & Shindler is an important step towards helping you protect your rights and secure maximum recovery from your car accident claim.

Initial consultations will cost you nothing and are always complimentary. Call Shindler & Shindler today at 847-93-FIGHT (847-933-4448)