Hey guys, injury lawyer in Chicago, Scott DeSalvo here.
In today’s video we’re going to talk about if you've had a winter car accident, you are in good company. In Chicago, winter is car crash and fall down season. We are going to talk about the things you need to look out for if you’ve been injured in one of these ways.
In winter with all the snow and ice, we get it’s totally different than driving on dry roads without snow and ice. So there’s definitely an upswing of car crashes in Chicago.
So what do you need to look out for if you’ve been in a winter car accident?
First, make sure there’s a police report.
The police report gives us car insurance information that we have to have in order to win your case.
Also, see if you can find a witness who is independent.
Somebody standing on the street or somebody in another car who says the accident happened the way you said it did. This is really important to help prove your case.
Finally, if you’ve been injured in the crash, absolutely make sure that you get medical care immediately and regularly.
That’s what the insurance company and ultimately what a judge and jury is going to expect you to do if you’re claiming injuries from a car crash.
With snow and ice melting all over the place and being tracked in and leaky roofs and overhangs, people fall down a lot in wintertime.
So the questions here are: who owns and manages the property you fell on?
This is important so that we identify everyone who was, or might have been responsible for your fall.
Next, what caused you to fall and how long has it been there?
Remember we have to prove that it was an unreasonably dangerous condition that could have been fixed by the owner or manager. So we need to know exactly what caused you to fall and how long it was there.
Finally, just like in a car accident, if you have injuries and pain, don’t hold off going to the doctor. Gaps in medical treatment kill these cases. So if you’ve been hurt make sure you see a doctor, get diagnosed and follow the doctor’s advice.
Whether you had a winter car accident or fell on ice or snow (or how ever you got hurt), getting a free consultation from a lawyer is the best thing you can do to protect your rights.
If you follow this advice you are definitely ahead of the game in being able to prove your injury case.
Thanks for watching the video.
If you have any questions I offer a free no-obligation consultation so call me at 312-500-4500.
I look forward to hearing from you guys thanks for watching the video.
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