Car accident tips
If you are in a car accident, there are several things to remember.
Even if nobody was hurt, there may be damages to one or more vehicles, so repairs will be needed. Unless you follow these standard car accident tips, your car accident could cost you a lot more money and stress than it needs to.
It is very important, first off, to get a police report. If you are not at fault, but your car was damaged in a car accident, the other driver may attempt to convince you that calling the police and filing a claim is not necessary. When this is the case, often times, the parties work out a deal for in which everyone is happy, however, there is no guarantee that this will work, especially if you don't know the other driver.
If the at-fault party offers to pay for your damages out-of-pocket, they can also claim that the accident was your fault or that it never happened at all.
There is a possibility that you will not get any compensation without a police report. If the two parties both agree that they do not want their insurance premiums to go up and do not want to file a claim, do not also skip the police report.
Some states have a "No Fault Insurance" policy, with which each party involved in any given accident will be responsible for the repair costs of their own vehicles. If they have coverage, their insurance company will pay, however, there may still be a deductible.
If you have any other questions or concerns about an accident that you have been in recently, contact an Illinois accident attorney for assistance. Car accident lawyers at Mevorah Law Offices LLC in Lombard, Bloomingdale, Rockford, Joliet and St. Charles, Ill. can help
you with your accident today.