One never knows what will happen on an Illinois highway at any given moment. Some days, travel is rather uneventful, with little to no traffic and all motorists carefully adhering to traffic laws and safety regulations. However, that can all change in an instant if a distracted, intoxicated or reckless driver gets behind the wheel. Motor vehicle accidents are often sudden and disastrous, which is why it’s critical to know where to seek support if injuries occur.
First responders typically help assess the immediate aftermath of a collision. If you need medical attention, police and rescue workers will likely be the ones to help you get it. It’s always a good idea to obtain a medical examination after an accident, even if you think you feel okay.
It is also common to deal with insurance issues and to speak with police officers after an accident. However, you’ll want to avoid getting into a confrontation with another driver, even if he or she cut you off in your lane or did something else to cause the collision. It’s better to document as much information in as much detail as you can, including photographs of the accident scene, if possible.
Illinois motor vehicle accidents often lead to litigation. If you or your child suffers injury because of another driver’s negligence, state law allows you to file a personal injury claim in a civil court. The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, Ltd, is committed to helping recovering accident victims seek compensation for damages. Such compensation is the only means by which many injured victims are able to meet the expenses associated with their collisions. If you’d like an experienced legal team to review your case, you may schedule a consultation at any time.