Know The Steps You Should Take After An Auto Accident

What happens in the moments after any accident can affect the outcome of your injury claim. Evidence can get lost or destroyed and witnesses disappear. Even you could make innocent mistakes that insurance companies will use against you.

It is crucial for you to protect your claim. The easiest way to do that is to contact Heffernan Law about your rights. Heffernan Law offers free initial consultations and will answer your questions and help you assess your claims. Once you are our client, we will work diligently to protect your claim and obtain the full and fair compensation you are entitled to receive.

Call 708-263-4574 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation. With offices in Orland Park and Oakbrook Terrace, we are able to meet with you promptly.

Protect Your Claim

Should you find yourself involved in an accident, you should do the following:

  1. Make and obtain a police report: Contact the police to document the accident. Make sure the officer writes down all necessary information. You can ask to see the report and obtain a copy from the department.
  2. Document evidence: Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver. Don't forget to talk to witnesses and get their contact information. Pull out your cellphone and take pictures of the damage and the scene.
  3. Go to the doctor: Never forgo medical treatment. It does more than put your immediate and future health at risk; it can affect your claim. Keep copies of any receipts or bills related to your treatment, including prescriptions or assistive devices such as crutches.
  4. Put your insurer on notice: Call your insurance company and let them know that you have been injured in an accident. Don't talk to adjusters from the other driver's or property owner's insurance company. Let us do the talking for you.

Find Out If You Have A Claim And Let Us Take Care Of The Rest

After an accident, you may be in shock. It can be difficult to think rationally about a potential personal injury claim. You or your loved one may have been seriously injured, and unable to talk to witnesses or take pictures.

If the accident happened already, all is certainly not lost. The only thing you need to do is contact us immediately so that our attorneys can get started working on your case.

Call us at 708-263-4574 or send us your information to schedule a consultation with a lawyer. We will accommodate your needs, including meeting at home or hospital, including after hours.