Chicago Car Crash
Hi guys! Chicago Car Crash Lawyer Scott DeSalvo here.
In today’s video we’re going to talk about what happens in Chicago car crashes and what you need to do if you’ve been involved in a car crash.
If you’re not sure what to do after a car crash or if you’ve been involved in a car crash that really put you behind the eight ball in trying to protect your rights and get the recovery if you’re injured in the crash.
If you’ve been involved in a Chicago car crash the first issue is: Are there any bodily injuries?
Was anybody in your car or anyone you know injured in the crash?
If nobody was injured then it’s just a property damage claim and that’s something your insurance or the other driver’s insurance should be able to take care of for you automatically. After all, that’s what you pay for insurance for.
My advice to people who are involved in a Chicago car crash without bodily injuries and they’re concerned about getting their car repaired or getting a car rental, what I tell them is look at both insurance companies. Look at your insurance company and its reputation and then the person who hit you, their insurance and its reputation. Then make the claim with the more reputable insurance company.
For example, if the guy who hit you has a substandard insurance that doesn’t return your phone calls, your path of least resistance is to call your insurance company if you have full coverage and have your insurance company fix your car. Then they will make a claim against the substandard insurance company.
If you get into a car accident that’s not your fault and your car is damaged, you shouldn’t have to suffer by making a million phone calls to an insurance company that’s not responsive.
So take the path of least resistance and get your car fixed that way.
If there are injuries involved in your car crashin Chicago then what I would tell you to do is make sure you get to speak with the police officer. Make sure the police officer makes the police report and blames the guy who actually caused the crash.
You can do this by remaining calm, respectful, and factual when you’re speaking to the police officer.
If you had any other witnesses either in your car or out on the street or in another car who support your version of how the crash happened, make sure they speak to the police officer, too.
Getting an accurate police report which blames the correct party is an important part of the claims process when you’ve been involved in a car crash.
For some reason, if you get a moving violation ticket (running a red light, failure to yield, running a stop sign, speeding) and you’ve got a bodily injury claim, you don’t want to go to court and plead guilty to those tickets.
Pleading guilty to a moving violation is an admission in the civil case.
You’ve got to fight that ticket if you get a ticket mistakenly.
The last thing I’ll mention is, if you or somebody in your car’s been injured, even a little bit, you’ve got to get to a doctor and get checked out to make sure those injuries are documented.
Make sure you tell the doctor all the parts of your body that hurt because that’s important. If every part of your body that’s injured is documented in a timely fashion you’re really putting yourself ahead of the game if you have to make an injury claim.
Thanks for watching the video. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope this information helps you.
If you have any questions I offer a free no-obligation consultation.
You can call me at 888-hurt-318.
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