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What You Should Do After An Accident

The moments after an accident can be filled with panic and fear. The last thing you are thinking about is your legal rights. But it is important to remember that taking proper steps now can help you from a legal perspective down the road.

At the Belleville, Illinois, law office of Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., we represent victims of personal injury and workplace accidents. Below is information detailing what to do after an accident. We are happy to provide you with additional, specific information when you call our law firm.

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What To Do After A Personal Injury Accident

  • Seek medical attention
  • Take photos of the accident scene, if possible
  • Talk to any accident eyewitnesses, gathering their contact information, if you are able
  • Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible
  • Keep medical records and other information that could be beneficial in building your case

Our attorneys can step in to help you with your claim, but the sooner you contact us, the better. We can ensure that proper legal steps are made, as we attempt to seek maximum compensation to cover all costs and expenses associated with your accident.

  • Do not admit fault: An investigation will determine the cause of your accident.
  • Do not settle your case without talking to a lawyer: Your insurance company may be offering you much less than you are entitled to.

What To Do After A Workplace Accident

  • Seek medical attention
  • Report the accident to your employer
  • Talk to a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible
  • Save medical records and other documents relating to your injury

Hiring an attorney as early as possible is key. However, we encourage you to contact our law office even if time has passed since your accident occurred. We still may be able to help you. We can also help you pursue an appeal if your initial workers’ compensation claim was denied.

Contact Us For Additional Information

It costs nothing to talk to one of our attorneys after your accident. Please call us at 618-215-2412 or toll free at 866-223-2525.