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If you’ve been in a car accident and don’t know what to do next, a Cicero car accident lawyer can help. From fixing your car to paying medical bills to dealing with insurance claims, a Cicero car accident attorney can help you understand and work through the situation.

What are the Steps Involved in Recovering from an Auto Accident in Cicero?

Dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident can be stressful. What should you do first? How can you make sure the insurance companies treat you fairly? What steps do you need to take to protect your legal rights? The following are the five basic steps involved in recovering from an auto accident in Cicero, Illinois:

1. Filing an Insurance Claim

Any time you are involved in an accident, you are supposed to report the accident to your insurance company. You can do this over the phone or by submitting a claim through your insurance company’s app. In either case, it is important to only report the basic facts about the accident (i.e. where and when it happened). If you provide any additional information, or if you admit to potentially being at fault, your insurance company will only use this against you.

2. Getting an Estimate to Get Your Car Repaired (or Replaced)

If you are like most people, you will want to get your car back as soon as possible. The first step in this process is to get an estimate for the damage to your vehicle. No matter where your insurance company tries to send you, you should go to a repair shop of your choosing. You do not want to go to a shop that has a relationship with your insurance company.

3. Obtaining Treatment for Your Injuries and Undergoing Physical Therapy

Hopefully, you have already received a diagnosis and begun treatment for your injuries. If not, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. If you don’t have health insurance or you can’t afford your co-pays or deductibles, you have options available, and this should not prevent you from obtaining treatment. Once you receive a treatment plan, be sure to follow your doctor’s advice, and attend all follow-up appointments for check-ups and physical therapy.

4. Gathering Important Evidence and Information

As you take these steps, you will begin to receive lots of documents. Make sure you keep copies of everything, and try to keep a record of your doctor’s visits, days you miss from work, and all of the other ways your injuries impact your life.

5. Dealing with the Insurance Companies to Win Just Compensation

In most cases, recovering just compensation after an auto accident means negotiating a settlement with the insurance companies. An experienced auto accident lawyer will be able to make sure you don’t settle for less than you deserve, and will be able to take your case to court if the insurance companies refuse to offer a fair settlement.

How Can An Experienced Cicero Auto Accident Attorney Help You?

Car accident lawyers have expertise dealing with all types of crashes and collisions. That means they know the best ways of negotiating with other involved parties, such as insurance companies. Contacting a car accident lawyer in Cicero will help you sort out the issues surrounding your car accident so that you can move on with your life.

For a free consultation on your car accident case,  contact Malman Law today.

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