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Do You Have Questions About Auto Accidents?

When a collision occurs, it can leave you with many questions concerning insurance, liability, cost and your ability to claim damages. To help alleviate some of your post-accident stress, Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., has compiled a list of the most common questions surrounding auto accidents.

If you or someone you love were injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is imperative to obtain the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. Schedule a free consultation at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., today by calling 312-638-2407.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents

Please see below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about car accidents:

Should I admit fault if I caused the accident?

No, you should never admit fault for a motor vehicle accident. While you may believe your actions caused the collision, several factors may exist that you are unaware of.

Fault is typically determined upon further investigation of the accident.

Do the police always need to be called to scene of an accident?

Not every accident will warrant police presence. Law enforcement should be called to the accident scene for:

  • Hit-and-runs
  • Major property damage
  • Serious injuries
  • Death

These critical scenarios will require police assistance.

What steps do I need to take after the accident, and what information do I need to collect?

From minor fender benders to severe side-impact collisions, car accidents can leave all parties in a state of shock. The initial shock of a crash can cause confusion when confronting the immediate aftermath, making it difficult to know what to do next. Here is a detailed explanation of what steps need to be taken after an auto accident occurs.

Is it okay to release my medical records to the other driver’s insurance adjuster?

No. You should never release your medical records to anyone without consulting with your personal injury lawyer first. Doing so, could severely hurt your claim.

How do I know if I have a personal injury claim worth pursuing?

If you suffered an injury from an auto accident, and feel you are not receiving fair compensation, contact Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., today. During your free consultation, we will review your case and explore all options that may be available to you.

Still Have More Questions?

Every car accident case has its own unique set of circumstances, for more information tailored to your specific claim, please schedule a free consultation at our Chicago office today. Contact us online or call us directly at 312-638-2407.