The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic. With nearly 264 million registered vehicles and 218 million registered drivers, our country’s roads are busy which amplifies the dangers of driving. Even though Illinois is full of rural areas with less traffic, there is still a high rate of motor vehicle crashes within our state, even in the rural areas. According to the Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics report, there were 324,473 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois during 2016. Champaign County was responsible for 3,555 of those accidents. Unfortunately, even if you are taking every cautious measure while driving, sometimes accidents are unavoidable.
After a car accident, things can be so hectic and fast-paced that you may have a hard time thinking rationally, as millions of thoughts are running through your head. It is extremely important to inform yourself on what to do after you have been involved in an accident, that way when you are in the hectic situation, the actions will come as second nature to you. These helpful tips will allow you to take the appropriate steps after being involved in an accident.
Be Prepared Before It Happens
It is extremely important to always carry your insurance information, warranty information, drivers license, and an emergency kit in your car to stay prepared in case an accident occurs.
Make Sure Everyone is Okay and Pull off to a Safe Spot
If there are any other passengers in the vehicle, check to make sure they are okay. Once you have checked, and if you are able to, pull off to a safe spot on the side of the road to avoid any other dangers.
Call the Police
Even if there are no significant injuries, it is a good idea to call the police because it can help establish who is at fault in the accident.
Don’t give an insurance company a recorded interview
Most insurance companies do not have your best interest at heart, instead, they are mostly concerned about their bottom line, which is why it is imperative that you contact an attorney prior to contacting an insurance company.
Call Spiros Law, P.C.
It is important to hold the responsible party accountable. An attorney will help you deal with your injuries and emotional and physical suffering, allowing you to get the compensation that you deserve.
To have your case evaluated and discover if you are eligible for compensation, contact our experienced car accident attorneys, who are equipped to assist you in a variety of situations, including:
- Drunk driving accident victims
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Mechanical or highway defects
- Insurance claims
If you or a loved one has been affected by a motor vehicle crash, contact Spiros Law, P.C. offices today at (217) 328-2828 to speak with a qualified attorney about your situation.