Elgin, IL asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Illinois

Q: What type of evidence should I try to preserve after a multi-car accident that caused me injuries?

2 Lawyer Answers

Steve McCann

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you were involved in a multi-car accident and sustained injuries, you should first and foremost obtain all medical treatment necessary. Next, you should hire a personal injury attorney. Do not make any statements until you are represented by an attorney.

Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a contingent basis if your bodily injury claims have merit, so it will not cost you anything to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional to ensure you maximize your recovery. In the meantime, make sure you have pictures, a crash report, and all medical records and bills organized so you can move forward as efficiently as possible.

Drew Ball agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It would be advisable to preserve all the evidence you can. Some of your evidence will be indelible, in terms of things like police reports, but some will be fleeting, such as the opportunity to capture photos of initial injuries or vehicle damage before collision shop repair (or before a commercial salvor removes a vehicle, if declared a total loss). Those transient ones can be especially important because there is only one initial opportunity to photograph them.

Tim Akpinar

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