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Accidents in Collinsville, IL

Collinsville is a safe town, but unfortunately, every town has car crashes.

Many of the auto accidents in Collinsville tend to happen on Vandalia Street. This is the street that goes through most of Collinsville and is one of the busiest in the town. There are quite a few motor vehicle accidents on this road, but according to city-data.com, there were only four fatal crashes in 2017. When a fatal crash on Vandalia street occurred, there was always a drunk driver involved, and it was also late at night.

The intersection of West Main Street and Vandalia Street is one all drivers should be aware of when traveling through the city. These are two of the busiest streets in this area, and they intersect in downtown Collinsville.

 

What Should I Do After An Accident In Collinsville, IL?

If you are in an accident, it is important to know the next steps to take. While you may be overwhelmed, there are definite “do’s” and “don’ts” after an accident.

  1. After a car accident, the first thing you should do is to check on everyone involved. Are they okay? Does an ambulance need to be called? Also, ensure all parties involved remain on the premises to wait for the police.
  2. Call the police. When they arrive, they will evaluate the situation, speak with all involved individuals, request medical assistance, if needed, and write a report on the accident. The report will be important later on when your lawyer is collecting evidence.
  3. While waiting for law enforcement, collect the information of all individuals involved in the accident. This includes names, phone numbers, and insurance information. Also, take pictures of the accident. The pictures can be used as evidence in a lawsuit.
  4. Do not accept or give blame. The police will report on the accident, but you do not want to accept blame as this will either greatly reduce or fully prevent you from receiving compensation in a lawsuit down the road.
  5. After the accident, contact a Collinsville injury lawyer.

 

How To Fill Out An Accident Report After A Collinsville Personal Injury

If you are involved in a minor car accident and did not call the police, you will need to complete and file a crash report about the accident. The crash report needs to be completed within ten days of the accident. There are two ways to fill out the crash report, either in-person or on the Department of Transportation website.

It is important to speak with a Collinsville injury lawyer promptly after the accident occurred. Your lawyer can provide help in completing the crash report. But, again, you will only need to fill out a crash report if you did not call the police at the time of the accident. Typically, if an accident happens on private property such as the parking lot of a business or home, the police would not have jurisdiction and would instead tell you to file a crash report.

Make sure to take action before the statute of limitations expires.

 

What Can A Collinsville Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You?

Personal injury lawyers have many responsibilities. Their ultimate goal is to help you receive compensation by filing a civil lawsuit or settling out of court. Here are the main responsibilities of a Collinsville injury lawyer:

Personal injury lawyers also work in the following areas:

 

TorHoerman Law - Your Collinsville Personal Injury Law Firm

If an injury has made your life harder, you may be eligible for a financial settlement. Issues such as medical bills lost time at work, and emotional damage can all be examined in court. Don’t wait to make a change–the elite lawyers at TorHoerman Law are available to look at your case. Call us at 1-888-508-6752 to schedule a free consultation today. Also, you may use the chatbot below for an instant online case consultation.

 

 

“Collinsville, Illinois.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 9 Apr. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collinsville,_Illinois.

“Fatal Car Crashes and Road Accidents in Collinsville, Illinois.” Fatal Car Crashes and Road Traffic Accidents in Collinsville, Illinois, www.city-data.com/accidents/acc-Collinsville-Illinois.html

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