If you are in an accident involving the CTA, avoid potential problems. Most CTA accidents are minor, but many may cause severe injury, disability and even death. Many of these accidents come with pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage — all of which may be entitled to financial compensation.
Unfortunately, many CTA accident victims never receive the full amount of damages because they don’t know the full worth of their claims. They accept the insurance companies first offer.
That is why you need the Saperstein Law Group, P.C. to help you settle your case!
The attorneys at The Saperstein Law Group, P.C. believe that everyone should know what to do when a collision occurs. What you say and do immediately afterward can have a decisive effect on the outcome of an auto accident injury case, should one be pursued. Your lawyers want you to remember that what you say can be used against you, so:
- Do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance representative outside of the presence of your lawyer.
- Do not accept settlement with the other driver’s insurance company without first consulting your lawyer.
- Promptly see a doctor or go to a hospital if you are injured.
- Follow all recommendations and prescriptions of your doctor.
- Exchange insurance information with all other drivers involved in the collision.
- Record the names, address of drivers, driver’s license numbers.
- Record the names of insurance companies, policy numbers.
- Record the name, address and telephone number of any witnesses.
- Keep a disposable camera in the glove compartment of your car. Take photographs of your injuries, if possible while you are in the hospital as well as at home. Although these are highly personal in nature, such photographs are true and accurate depictions of your condition, and persuasive to a jury.
- Report the event to the police and to your own insurance company.
- Notify your place of employment if you are unable to work.