Motor vehicle injuries can very traumatic. So traumatic that in the years following an accident, the injuries sustained can be the focus of the lives of many people. This is because recouping after life threatening injuries and trying to lead a normal life like before can take months or even years. While it’s understandable that the focus is on healing by the person who has been in a motor vehicle accident, it’s just as important to make sure that you have the financial assistance as compensation to recover from the catastrophic injuries, pain and suffering.
After the devastating auto accident
Motor vehicle accidents are common. Yet, even though they are very common in the cities in Illinois, no two accidents are the same which means each accident case is unique in its own ways. It’s important to take the steps to protect your settlement so that you can receive full compensation. Here are some steps to protect your settlement after you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident.
- Discuss it with an experienced lawyer: Do not be tempted to talk to an insurance company agent or lawyer right away, just to get that step out of the way. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be disoriented and shocked. That can lead to muddled thinking. It’s important to speak to Makarone Law Firm’s lawyers before you think about filing a claim or taking legal action. We can advise you in the right direction to protect your personal injury claim.
- Don’t accept the first settlement: Insurance companies of the at fault party will often reach out to the victim in an attempt to offer a low offer as claim compensation. While this may sound good at first, this initial settlement is always reduced than what you are entitled to receive for your motor vehicle accident injuries. If you accept this inferior offer, you will never be able to seek a fair compensation in the future.
- Don’t make a statement or sign anywhere: You may have been told that if you’re involved in an accident, you should record what happened for making a claim later on. This is correct. However, it’s essential that you don’t sign any form or give a statement detailing the events until you’ve discussed the issue with one of our lawyers that has your best interests in mind.
At Makarone Law Firm, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to begin your injury claim if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident.