Chicago Car Accident Attorneys Provide Answers to FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Car accidents kill thousands and injure millions of people every year. At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, we represent injured victims of car accidents caused by negligent drivers in the Chicago area.
Below, our Chicago auto accident attorneys offer answers to some commonly asked questions about car accidents, compensation, and claims.
What Information Should I Obtain After A Car Accident?
Get names, addresses, telephone numbers, vehicle license plate numbers, and insurance information from all drivers involved in the accident. Be sure to get the names and contact information of eyewitnesses. If the police arrive on the scene of the accident, ask for the officer's name, contact information, and a copy of the accident report or report number.
Make notes on how, when, and where the accident happened. If possible, take pictures of the accident scene, showing the vehicles involved in the accident and their relative positions in the crash, as well as tire or skid marks on the roadway.
What Compensation Should I Be Entitled To After An Accident With Injuries Caused By Another Driver?
Each car accident case is unique, but settlements include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include your medical expenses, lost wages or earnings, costs for rehabilitation, property damage, and other costs. Depending upon your circumstances, you may also be able to pursue non-economic damages including pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, loss of society, and loss of consortium.
What Happens If The Driver Who Caused My Accident Was Uninsured?
Under Illinois state law, every insurance policy sold must include uninsured motorist coverage. The limits of uninsured motorist coverage must be equal to the policy's liability injury coverage, unless a lower limit is selected in writing by the policyholder. If you have been injured in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may therefore be able to recover from your own insurance company for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.
Our firm is available to assist you with a free case evaluation and there are no lawyer fees unless we win. Chicago injury lawyers at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC can help, so call us now.
You can reach us at (800) 996-4824.