CAR ACCIDENTS

You can’t control what negligent drivers do on the road, but you can take control of how much you recover from a negligent driver or company if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Your road to recovery and being made whole will start with contacting Wachnik Law LLC to fight for you. Wachnik Law LLC will protect your rights, fight the insurance companies and seek the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at 847-892-5060.


Car accident victims typically recover substantially greater money damages when they are represented by an attorney, as opposed to fighting and dealing with an insurance company on their own. Do not speak with the insurance company unless you have first talked with an attorney at Wachnik Law LLC.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT

After a car accident, there are a few things that every motorist should remember. First, don’t ignore how serious the crash is or your pain. Go to the doctor or hospital and get medical treatment even if you do not have visible injuries. Due to shock, you may not realize how injured you are. Take photos of the accident scene and the damage done to vehicles.


Next, call the police, if nobody else has. The police will document all of the circumstances around the accident and conduct an investigation. If the police do not want to come out to the scene, take photographs of all of the vehicles involved and make a police report as soon as possible.


You must cooperate with your own insurance company, but do not give a statement or speak to the other driver’s insurance company. Keep a journal of your pain and accident recovery. Do not discuss the case with anyone outside of family members. Also, never discuss the accident or your recovery on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The insurance companies look up your name and check these sites regularly during the pendency of your case.


Last, remain calm. You are in a stressful situation, but have to keep your cool. Do not admit fault to anyone on scene or at the hospital. You don’t know all of the circumstances behind the accident. Call Wachnik Law LLC today at 847-892-5060 to discuss.


If you or someone you know have been injured in a car accident, call Wachnik Law LLC today. We will be relentless and aggressive in protecting your rights and fighting for your rights and maximum recovery. We have experience fighting the insurance companies and we will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation with attorney Eryk Wachnik, call our law office today at 847-892-5060.

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HOW WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU

Wachnik Law LLC will fight for your rights from the day you hire us. Some of the steps we will take include:


  • Ordering police reports, photographs of damaged vehicles, cell phone records, event data recorders, interviewing witnesses and investigating your accident.

  • Contacting the car insurance company to request all relevant insurance policies and limits.

  • Ordering all records and bills associated with your medical expenses, lost wages and all out of pocket expenses.

  • Filing all legal documents in your case.

  • Consulting with appropriate experts in fields such as accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering, mechanical engineering, human factors, medical care and life care planning.

  • Zealously negotiating and fighting for your rights with the insurance company.

  • Arguing your case in court at trial, pre-trial conference or at mediation.

  • Resolving any and all health care liens associated with your case so as to both maximize your recovery and make sure that you receive a sufficient amount of money to pay all your medical expenses and move on with your life.

Call us for a free consultation today at 847-892-5060.

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TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

There are many different types of car accidents for which you can recover monetary damages. These include accidents where you are a passenger, accidents that happen on the highway with multiple drivers, texting while driving accidents, accidents where the driver that hit you was either drunk or high, accidents where the other driver fell asleep or drove recklessly, accidents where a distracted teen with too many passengers in the car hit you, accidents where a defect in a construction site caused or contributed to you crashing your vehicle, head on and rear end collisions, speeding accident and accidents where either you were a passenger in an Uber/Lyft or you were hit by an Uber/Lyft.


Don’t ignore your injuries or think that they will go away on their own. The insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries. Any of the above car accidents can cause serious injuries which can include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, amputations, burns, back/lumbar injuries, soft tissue injuries and whiplash.

Lastly, in Illinois you are required to carry Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Coverage. This coverage provide that you, your passengers and authorized drivers of your car are covered if the driver of the other car either did not have insurance coverage or did not have enough insurance coverage. Wachnik Law LLC handles UM/UIM matters.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call Wachnik Law LLC today. We will be relentless and aggressive in protecting your rights, fighting for your rights and maximum recovery. We have experience fighting the insurance companies and we will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation with attorney Eryk Wachnik, call our law office today at 847-892-5060.