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What To Do After a Car Crash (And What Not to Do)

What To Do After a Car Crash (And What Not to Do)

A car crash is an extremely harrowing experience, even if you’ve driven for most of your life. All it takes is one second or one wrong move for everything to change for a driver.

You look down for one brief second to respond to a text message or change the radio. Next thing you know, you’re thousands of dollars in debt and facing tons of medical bills and a court date. The police may even suspend your license! It’s a nightmare, but it’s a nightmare that’s all too common in today’s world.

In fact, there are thousands of people hurt in car accidents in Illinois every year and more than 900 are killed in a car accident every year. About half of these car accidents happen in Cook County, Illinois.

Unless you’re a Chicago personal injury lawyer, it’s difficult to grasp all the complexities of determining fault and liability in a car accident. Add to that the stress of being injured in car accident and it’s a daunting task that may leave you frozen in indecision.

When it happens to you, will you be prepared?

For most of us, the answer is no. You can prepare yourself for the worst case scenario by reading this quick and helpful guide. Here’s a detailed list of what you should (and shouldn’t) do after a car crash.

What To Do After A Car Crash

Doing and saying the right thing after a crash is extremely important. Here’s a quick guide to help you make sure you’re prepared.

Stay At The Scene Of The Accident

First and foremost, it’s important to stay at the scene of the accident after a car crash. Now, this isn’t always as easy as one would think. Take a deep breath and gather yourself. Different people react differently when they have been involved in a car accident.  

If your accident took place in a high traffic area like on the freeway or in a turn lane, move over to a safer location. However, it’s critical that you stay nearby. Staying at the scene will make it far easier for the authorities to find and document the scene of the accident.

The closer you are to the scene of the car crash, the easier and faster documenting the accident will be.

Document Everything

Now that you’ve found a safe location, get out of your vehicle and begin documenting everything. And we really do mean everything - gather as much information as you can.

Gather pictures of both vehicles as well as the road where the accident occurred. Having thorough photographic evidence can go a long way in proving innocence and may even keep you from paying higher insurance fees.

Next, write down the other driver’s information, including address, vehicle make and model and license plate. And of course, you’ll want to make sure you get their insurance information as well.

The more thorough the documentation, the easier it’ll be to prove who was in the wrong. Think of any and every possible angle that could be relevant and make sure to write it down or photograph it.

If you are able, collect the name and telephone numbers of any witnesses. You would not believe how car insurance companies will deny that their insured is responsible for a crash, even in the most ridiculous of circumstances.  

Getting witnesses after a car accident has got to be a high priority, especially if anyone was seriously injured in the car accident.

Remain Calm

After a car crash, time seems to move in almost slow motion. It’s understandable that you’d be a little bit shaken up. I have had clients who are light-headed and so shaken up that they should remain seated.  

Sometimes, an injury is immediately obvious. Almost everyone has a strong emotional reaction to the fear and shock of being in a car crash. However, you’ll want to make sure that you keep as calm as possible.

It’s okay to talk to the other driver(s) and make sure that everyone else involved in the accident is okay. In fact, make sure everyone is safe and not in any danger.

This could include someone being trapped in a car which was involved in a car accident, or it could be that people are walking around the scene of the crash. There may be more traffic approaching, making the area unsafe. However, panicking is dangerous for two key reasons.

First, it makes you look guilty. The other driver’s insurance company will likely use whatever you say or do against you. As anyone who has ever experienced a panic attack can tell you, it’s not always easy to control.

Focus on deep, steady breaths.

Second, it may result in poor documentation. The lawyers at DeSalvo Law are talented, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need your evidence. Take things one step at a time and remember to document everything possible.

Fill Out All Necessary Forms

Along with car damage and potential injury comes piles and piles of paperwork. You’re looking at court dates, possible citations, insurance forms, medical bills - just to name a few.

It may be tempting to skip these forms, but it’s in your best interest that you treat this incident seriously. Fill out each form carefully and thoroughly.

What Not To Do After A Car Crash

So far, we’ve looked at four great tips on what you should do following a car crash. But what are some things that you should avoid at all costs? Here’s a quick rundown!

Don’t Assume You’re Fine

Injuries after a car accident aren’t always immediate, as you’re running on adrenaline. Sometimes, an injury takes days or even weeks to surface. Do yourself a favor and don’t automatically assume that you’re fine.

Even if you feel okay, it’s not a bad idea to get yourself checked out. Injuries like whiplash and sprains seem harmless enough but they can cause major problems down the line.

If you are hurt, make sure that you are at least checked out by medical professionals after being involved in a car accident. You would not believe the number of people who do not like going to the doctor, so they put off getting medical help after being in a car accident.  

This is a big mistake. Insurance companies love being able to argue that “If he was really hurt, he would have gone to the doctor…” In most circumstances, it is best that you see a doctor right away, but a short delay is okay.  

A Chicago personal injury lawyer has a much better chance of making your claims stand up in court when they have an official patient report that details your injuries. Even if you don’t feel like the injury is that bad, it’s very important for you to see a doctor.

Should you develop a more serious injury after the accident, an opposing lawyer will try to suggest that the injury was caused by something else.

Many of my clients actually feel worse over the next several days after being in a car accident than they did on the day of the crash. This is very common. DO NOT avoid medical care.

You get one body in this life and whether you have a case or not, your health has got to be your top priority.

Don’t Admit Fault

Even if you’re almost 100% sure that the injury was your fault, it’s a bad idea to admit fault immediately. There are few instances where only one driver is to blame. Accidents are often rather complicated situations.

Therefore, avoid playing the blame game and just focus on the immediate future.
Were any injuries sustained? How bad is the damage to one or more of the vehicles involved?

Often, the less you say at the scene of an accident, the better. Liability is a complicated legal concept and until all the information is made available, it may not be clear who is liable.

Don’t Engage In Catastrophic Thinking

Auto accidents are often high-intensity situations. Even if it’s just a fender bender, it’s easy to start thinking grandiose thoughts about how this one accident could destroy your life.

Remember what we discussed earlier: stay calm. Take deep breaths and focus only on the accident. You can deal with the rest later.

Don’t Forget To Call A Lawyer

In all the hustle and bustle of a crash, it’s easy to lose your head and forget about what’s important. Injuries can occur in even the smallest of accidents.

Consider speaking with a lawyer, especially if there is an injury. Insurance companies treat people more fairly for car damage repair than they do for personal injury after being in a car accident.  

If you talk to anyone in the business, there can be a very little question that insurance companies are waging an all-out war against injury claims.  

Many of my clients get treated fairly when it comes to repairing their vehicle, only to have the auto insurance company change their tactics when it comes time to discuss a reasonable settlement.   

Like most injury lawyers, I offer a free case evaluation, so talking to me in person or by telephone is no cost and no obligation. Studies show that injured people recover three times as much with a lawyer in an injury claim as compared to not using a lawyer.

It’s important that you make sure to get the proper legal representation you deserve. You may have to miss work or time with your family dealing with insurance companies and court dates. If you were injured, you’re entitled to a pretty hefty payment.

Call an accident attorney right after you leave the scene. The sooner you call, the sooner you’ll get paid. In the event you can’t make it to see Chicago personal injury lawyers, avoid talking to the insurance company until you do.

Their business depends on minimizing claims payouts. They have lawyers on hand and are aware of what information they need to weaken your case.

You should also avoid signing anything without consulting personal injury lawyers. Whether you believe the insurance company is trying to pull a fast one or not, it will still pay to have an expert advocating on your behalf.

Do Not Let Auto Insurance Pay

DO NOT agree to let the auto insurance pay your medical bills as they are incurred.  Once your bills are settled, the auto insurance company no longer has any incentive to pay you a fair settlement, because you are not allowed to the Judge and Jury about bills they paid.  

This is actually a sneaky maneuver by many insurance companies — once they pay your medical bills, they offer you nothing for your injuries after a car accident.

Involved In A Car Crash? Let Us Help

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, the Law Office of Scott DeSalvo is here for you. Car injuries can take valuable time and money away from you and those you love. But we can help.

You’re entitled to a free case evaluation, so get in touch today and get the money you deserve. Have you been in a car accident? Do you still have questions about what your next steps should be? Talk to a Chicago personal injury lawyer today.

The Law Office of Scott DeSalvo has unique experience with personal injury related to car accidents. Give us a call at 1-877-365-0040 for a free initial consultation. 

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Can Someone Sue You For Falling On Your Sidewalk?

Fall down injury cases (called “premises liability” cases) are one of the most common kinds of injury cases I get called about. But they are much more complicated than most people realize.

Many people call me and tell me that since they fell on someone’s property, the property owner is liable for their medical bills. But that is not the law at all.

In fact, it is much harder to sue someone for falling on their property than it is to sue them for a car accident or many other kinds of cases.

I would say that more than half of the people who call me with a fall down type case have some problem, which makes the case difficult or impossible to prove.

For example, if snow or rain or ice falls out of the sky onto a sidewalk and that snow or ice causes someone to fall down, then there is no case. Also, you cannot sue someone for failing to shovel or put down rock salt on their sidewalk or stairs.

However, if there is a gutter or a roof, or some kind of overhang that causes rain or snow to melt and deposit water or ice in a particular area, that might be the basis for suing someone.

Or if a sidewalk is cracked or broken or has a hole in it, which allows water, snow, or ice to pool and freeze and then become covered by newly fallen snow or tree leaves, that might be the basis for a case.

The simple truth is: you can try to sue anyone for lots of different reasons. But personal injury lawyers who handle fall down cases understand that they are tough cases to prove. Years ago, it was easier to find a lawyer to help you with the fall down a case.

But it has been my experience from talking to injured people that it is often difficult to find a lawyer to help you if you have been injured in a fall.

So can you be sued if someone falls on your sidewalk?

The short answer is yes. However, whether that person will ever find a lawyer willing to file a lawsuit really depends on the particular facts of your case. It is a good idea to speak with a lawyer who has handled fall down cases when talking about the details of your case.

If you have homeowners insurance and somebody was hurt on your property, you should call your insurance company and report it right away. Part of your homeowner’s insurance includes that your insurance company will hire a lawyer to represent you if you are sued.

If you have fallen on somebody else’s property and you believe it is the result of their neglect or carelessness, then talk to a lawyer right away.

I have quite a bit of experience in these kinds of cases. In fact, I have been able to obtain settlements for clients in cases where other lawyers turned them away or told them they did not have much of a chance.

There are a lot of law cases and rules for these kinds of cases and this makes fall down cases complex. But a good lawyer with lots of experience handling these kinds of cases knows all the cases and laws.

One little detail in a case like this can mean the difference between winning and losing. Either way, if you have this sort of situation going on (if you are afraid of being sued, or if you have been injured on somebody else’s property), then you should call me.

Fall on Private Sidewalk Versus Fall on a City Sidewalk

As mentioned earlier, yes, you can sue for falling on a sidewalk. Many people I speak to who is injured in a fall believe that the law says that if you fall on someone else’s property, they have to pay your medical bills. I don’t know where this comes from, but it is not the law in Illinois.

In Illinois, if you want to sue for injuries related to a fall down, you have to prove:

(1) what caused you to fall;

(2) prove that what caused you to fall was unreasonably dangerous;

(3) prove that the thing which caused you to fall was created by the property owner or;

(4) that the property owner knew or should have known about it.

If you trip on a sidewalk, a big challenge in a case like that is proving that the crack in the sidewalk is “unreasonably dangerous.” Most people don’t think of a crack or a height difference between two slabs in a sidewalk as unreasonably dangerous.

Due to the crummy conditions of Chicago city sidewalks, people see that as a normal condition of the sidewalk. They think that you should just have been more careful. Of course, when THEY fall on the sidewalk, their opinion changes!

Another challenge in a sidewalk fall down case against the city of Chicago is proving that the city of Chicago knew or should have known about the problem.

The City of Chicago often defends sidewalk fall down cases by claiming that they did not know about the particular broken sidewalk, even when it is in terrible condition. They make the argument that they have hundreds of miles of sidewalks to monitor and repair.

Unless someone specifically complains about a sidewalk, there’s not much that can be done. If you have fallen in a sidewalk, one of the best things that you can do is talk to people who live in the area to see if you can get witnesses who will testify about how long the problem existed.  

If you can call ordinary people who can honestly say that a problem existed for five years, then it will be up to the jury to decide whether they want to live in a city that leaves sidewalks broken for five years.

You can fall on a private sidewalk or one owned by the City of Chicago. Well, technically ‘held in trust’ by the City of Chicago.

Chicago has no sidewalk inspection system and I have honest doubts as to whether their record keeping is for the express purpose of helping them defend fall down cases on City sidewalks.  

Many lawyers have abandoned taking city sidewalk cases because they are hard to win and the City of Chicago rarely or never makes a settlement offer. But I am not afraid of them.

Keep in mind that the City of Chicago defends hundreds of fall down cases on city sidewalks per year. They have lawyers assigned to nothing but these kinds of cases. How good would you be at your job if you did the same thing every day?

There is no question that city of Chicago lawyers know how to defend these cases, so you better hire a lawyer who is very good at putting these cases together. Also, the Tort Immunity Act gives the City many, many advantages on sidewalk fall down cases.

Literally, it is harder to prove a case against the City for a sidewalk fall down than any other Defendant, other than maybe a fall in a park or other recreational property.

Since they do not settle, that means a lawyer who takes a case like this knows he or she is going to be working on the case for years.

They also know that it is virtually guaranteed that the case is going to go to trial, though there is a small possibility that the case will settle right before trial. This is small consolation to an injured person and their lawyer.

Because at this point, the client has already given a deposition. In addition, the lawyer had handled the case for a long time, has advanced case costs and invested a lot of time into the case. As you can see, you can sue for falling on a sidewalk.  

But these cases are much more complicated than many people understand them to be. A fall on a private sidewalk or driveway is easier to prove than a fall on a city sidewalk.

If you’ve been injured in a fall down on a sidewalk, or if you have fallen on a sidewalk and want to talk to a lawyer, I am available to speak with you for free and give you my opinion about what our chances for success would be.

In a nutshell, in a fall down case, you have to prove that whoever was owning or managing the property knew or should have known about the condition that caused you to fall in enough time for them to have fixed it.

In other words, if there was nothing wrong with the property that caused you to fall, then you cannot sue for it. If you really just tripped over a curb and the curb was in a good state of repair and there was no other issue, then I do not like your chances of winning a case.

Think about it: so you got hurt and you think you have a personal injury case. Ask yourself:

  • Who are you going to sue and why?  
  • Did they do something wrong which caused you to fall down and get hurt?  
  • If they didn’t do something wrong and if that wrong act didn’t make you fall down, then why would you want that person to be responsible for your personal injuries, anyway?  That wouldn’t be fair.

Lots of people get hurt and there is no one to blame. In those circumstances, there is no lawsuit or claim to make. In every kind of personal injury case, you have to prove that the person you’re suing did something wrong.

If you got hurt and no one did anything wrong, then you can’t sue anybody. But only an experienced attorney who knows a lot about fall down cases can advise you properly as to whether you have a case.

I’ve had a lot of success in fall down personal injury cases, even when, at first, it seemed unlikely that we had a theory of what the defendant did wrong. But I am very good at examining the circumstances and figuring out if everything was okay.

If you have detailed questions, the best thing for you to do is call me at my office. I offer a free case evaluation in person or over the telephone.

I am happy to talk to you whether you have a case or not and I can probably give you some very valuable insight and advice to your situation and what your next step should be.

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance Bad Faith

Injury Attorney Scott D. DeSalvo explains the bad conduct and dirty tricks insurance companies use to defeat your injury claim from Day One! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Insurance Company Rip-Offs

Insurance Company Rip-Offs

Accident and Injury Lawyer Scott D. DeSalvo explains how insurance companies can maneuver you into a corner to deny your claim--IF you let them! Distributed by Tubemogul.


Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Insurance Rip Offs

Insurance Rip Offs

Are you being ripped off by an insurance company?  There is help...

Scott D. DeSalvo, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer explains some of the techniques used by insurance companies to wrongfully deny your claim.

One of the reasons why I prepared my special report is to alert people in Illinois to one of the greatest consumer rip offs of all time.

People think that once they buy insurance that they're covered. They think that if they're involved in an accident or have an injury, all they have to do is call the insurance company and everything will be taken care of, everything will go smoothly. But by and large, things don't go smoothly. That's because Illinois insurance companies these days are not interested in paying out even on valid claims.

Many of these insurance companies in Illinois write state minimum-level policy limits, or they include small, tiny fine print in the insurance policies that nobody reads, but that really limits the consumer's rights. There are any number of things that somebody can do or say to an insurance company early on in the claims process that will later on cause them to lose the claim, or cause the insurance company to deny coverage completely.

That's really the reason why I wrote my Injury Book and DVD and why I offer it for free to people whether they have a case or not, to let people know what's going on in the business these days, and what you learn may shock you. Even some people who had previously had an injury claim or a lawsuit will be surprised about how things operate in the business today. These insurance companies try to pay nothing even on completely valid claims.

Sometimes, people never had a hassle with their insurance company, so when they are involved in an accident and suffer an injury, they are really surprised that their insurance company suddenly turns into their enemy, or the other guy's insurance company will not give them a straight answer or sometimes, even return their telephone call.

It is shocking because, for the money you pay, you deserve good service. But the field of personal injury has seemed a slow march towards incivility and outright obstruction and deception.  The insurance companies act with impunity often, and your best strategy to make sure your rights are protected may be to talk to an injury lawyer who knows what he or she is doing.  A Chicago injury lawyer with experience and proven track record of happy clients.

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Insurance Bad Faith In Injury Cases

Insurance Bad Faith In Injury Cases

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Scott D. DeSalvo discusses Insurance bad faith in Illinois.

In some states, like Florida, if an insurance company refuses to pay anything, even on a valid claim where the injuries are very serious and who caused those injuries is very clear, you can actually take the insurance company directly to court, sue them directly for their bad faith in refusing to make any offer at all, when any reasonable person would know that an offer should have been made.

Attorneys call this a third party bad faith case, and like in any case, a judge or jury would hear the evidence, and decide whether what the insurance company did was okay or not.

But in Illinois, third party bad faith cases against your opponent's insurance company are prohibited by law.

In Illinois, insurance companies got their billions of dollars together, and made sure that our legislature wrote laws that protect the insurance companies. That means in Illinois law, under Illinois law, you can't bring a third party bad faith case against an insurance company, even if their claims practices are outrageous, even if they lie to you, they're rude to you, they misrepresent things to you, and even if they refuse to offer you a nickel on a very serious injury or death case, and believe me, the insurance companies are taking advantage of this by refusing to pay on valid claims, because they know, under Illinois law, they can't be sued directly.

Because there is rarely any legal consequences for insurance companies and their lawyers for bad conduct, they sometimes try to get away with anything they can.  Going it alone in a personal injury claim is probably a mistake.  Consider hiring a lawyer.  Most injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if they win.

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Insurance Rip-Offs In Personal Injury

Insurance Rip-Offs In Personal Injury

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Scott D. DeSalvo exposes the biggest insurance company tricks and rip-offs.


Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Insurers Taking Advantage

Insurers Taking Advantage

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Scott D. DeSalvo tells you how insurance companies take advantage of those who do not discover the "ins and outs" of personal injury cases and claims in Illinois.


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Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

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If you or your family is in a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect situation, Attorney Scott D. DeSalvo is offering you his free book and CD which will answer your nursing home abuse questions.


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Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Car Accident Lawyer Chicago

Car Accident Lawyer Chicago

After an accident, serious or minor, it's very important that you contact a lawyer immediately. While it may feel like you have no one on your side, injury Lawyers will help change that. When the insurance companies try to not play ball or minimize your situation your lawyer will take the lead and stop the nonsense. As the medical bills begin to pile up and you start to get overwhelmed, your injury lawyers can take charge and let you rest easy.

No matter what the situation, if you've been the victim of someone else's negligence, then you most definitely need Car Accident Attorney Chicago . It's important to find Car Accident Lawyers Chicago with good reputation that you can trust. Find attorneys that will aggressively and relentlessly fight for your compensation and rights. A good team of injury Lawyers will also be very loyal to you and forthcoming about how things are progressing for your case.

If you are worried that you may not be able to afford good Car Accident Lawyers Chicago , don't worry. In most cases the Car Accident Attorneys Chicago will offer free consultations and provide a real person to listen to you and help you decide what action to take next. Most accidents and injuries there is a time limit to file for compensation. The statute of limitations varies and Car Accident Lawyer Chicago will be able to help you take appropriate action before it is to late.

Also, most Car Accident Lawyer Chicago will work on a contingency basis. This usually means that the attorneys will work with you and only get paid when you do. When you call the attorney's office, they will go over all the different payment options and help you find one that works for you. When looking for Car Accident Lawyer Chicago consider the amount they will get when you receive your compensation. Most attorneys will charge a percentage of the total compensation plus any expenses they had to cover to win your case. Things like medical costs and fees for experts will be expenses that have to be covered when you receive compensation.

A team of Car Accident Lawyer Chicago will know how to build your case. After an accident there are many steps in making sure that all of your rights are protected. Once you have become a victim of someone else's negligence or oversight, it's very important to get the help of Car Accident Lawyer Chicago as quickly as possible. The big insurance companies will not be doing what's best for you, but will do what's best for their party. In most cases accident victims that take on insurance companies get significantly less in compensation than those that are represented by Car Accident Lawyer Chicago .

Another benefit of finding and hiring Car Accident Lawyer Chicago is that is shows the big insurance company that you are serious. With out an attorney most victims can't take their case to court if they can't reach a settlement. With Car Accident Lawyer Chicago on your side, the people responsible for your accident know that you have the team necessary to go to court if you have to. This can lead to higher amounts of compensations than when taking on the big insurance companies without Car Accident Lawyer Chicago .

To make sure your case receives the individual attention and professional treatment from the people responsible, you need the help of Car Accident Lawyer Chicago . They will take on the role of representing you and help get your medical care paid for. Other expenses that Car Accident Lawyer Chicago will help you recover are rehabilitation costs and other future medical bills that can add up quickly. The total amount of the economic loss you suffer after an accident is difficult to calculate. With the help of Car Accident Lawyer Chicago a professional economist can determine what the present and future costs to you will be.

Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Chicago know the value of the injuries you received in your accident. The insurance company will try to settle quickly but will not have your best interest in mind. They are looking out for themselves and their client. When you hire Car Accident Lawyer Chicago they look out for you and can take on the big insurance companies to make sure that you and your family receive everything that you deserve. Most insurance companies have Car Accident Lawyer Chicago working with them to minimize your compensation. Don't take them on alone; get your own Lawyers to fight back.

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

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