Every auto accident is unexpected. Most people involved in traffic wrecks have little first-hand experience with what to do or who to turn to after a crash.
Determining whether you need a lawyer or not depends on the circumstances involved in your wreck. In some cases, hiring an attorney is not necessary. However, there are many ways a lawyer can help you; and, at the very least, you may want to speak with a lawyer to make sure you aren’t leaving money on the table.
The Chicago car accident lawyers at Coplan + Crane are passionate about protecting the rights of accident victims. We know that after a wreck, you may have many questions, which is why we offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your rights and legal options.
During your complimentary case review, we will assess the merits of your case and advise you on your potential next steps. If we don’t believe you have a strong case, we will tell you right away; we won’t lead you on with false hope or unrealistic expectations.
We’ll start by covering the situations in which hiring a lawyer may not be necessary. In some circumstances, car crash victims can handle their insurance claims on their own. For example, you might not need a lawyer for your car crash if:
Note the emphasis on “might.” Even in these two scenarios, it may still be in your best interests to speak with a lawyer. There are a couple of reasons why.
First, even if the crash appears to involve only minor property damage initially, you (or the other driver) may discover additional damage during the repair process. If the accident ends up costing more than you expect currently, you will want a lawyer on your side.
Similarly, even if you may feel fine now, you could begin to experience pain or other symptoms in the days or weeks to come. Injuries from car crashes can get expensive very quickly; and, if you end up dealing with an injury, it will be important to have evidence of liability from the scene of the crash.
Outside of the two scenarios listed above, it will make sense to speak with a Chicago car accident lawyer in virtually any other scenario involving a car crash in Illinois. This includes, but is not limited to:
Why do you need a lawyer in each of these situations? In truth, there are several reasons why you will want to hire a lawyer to help you. Some examples of why you will want to hire a lawyer for your car crash include:
At Coplan + Crane, we offer a modern approach to personal injury law that leverages expertise, technology, and the collaborative effort of our entire team. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients through verdicts and settlements.
If you were injured in a crash and have questions about what to do next, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at Coplan + Crane.
To speak with a Chicago car accident lawyer today, contact us online or at (708) 358-8080. Our firm serves clients in Chicago, Oak Park, and Rockford, Illinois.