In Illinois alone there are approximately 800 car accidents a day. Fortunately not all of these accidents involve personal injury, but in a fair amount of cases people are injured. It is in these instances that individuals need to hire an attorney that is well-versed in car accident litigation. This needs to be done as soon as possible, any delay can hurt an injured person's rights.
Thankfully, in most accidents people are not seriously injured; however, even non life threatening injuries can result in thousands of dollars of medical bills. Medical bills that would not have been incurred were it not for the driver that caused the accident.
Insurance companies like to undervalue claims by injured individuals because it keeps their pockets lined, and because most people don't want to deal with the hassle of the claims process. This is where attorneys experienced in car accident litigation will level the playing field.
If you have been injured in a crash and have yet to retain an attorney to work on your behalf then don't delay and contact an attorney today. If you have contacted an attorney make sure they keep you apprised of your case and that the two of you have open lines of communication.
Anybody can get in an accident, at anytime. You should know what to do once this happens, in order to maximize your recovery.
The earlier you hire an attorney after you have been involved in an accident - the better!