Collinsville Personal Injury Lawyers
In and around Collinsville are many entertainment attractions and cultural and historic sites; there is some truly beautiful picture postcard scenery, and a number of homes on the National Historic Register; there are many enticing opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the natural beauty all around this lovely part of the country. Collinsville and the area surrounding it also has its fair share of vehicular traffic.
While most drivers arrive at their destinations safely, some, unfortunately, do not. Accidents happen every day across the country – some of them causing thousands of dollars in physical damage to vehicles, to say nothing of the mental, emotional, and physical harm done to the individuals involved in the crashes. Accidents can be caused by anything from negligent drivers to bad weather and poor road conditions; these accidents can cause weeks to years of therapy, rehabilitation, surgeries, medication, and doctor’s visits to heal – if they can completely heal. Catastrophic accidents can result in debilitating, life-altering conditions, including concussions, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries. If you have been injured in a serious car accident, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to do what you can to protect yourself by speaking with an attorney experienced in handling these types of personal injury cases.
Collinsville, IL Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
In just an instant, your life can change; accidents can cause you to rack up thousands of dollars in unanticipated medical bills and lose a large portion (if not all) of your regular income. We are here to help you by managing your personal injury lawsuit so that you do not need to worry about that, but instead focus on the more important things – the things that really matter, like getting better and spending time with your loved ones. Let us handle the complex legal paperwork and filings so that you can get back on your feet sooner.
Call a Colinsville, Illinois Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
When you call (844) 307-7349, you have the option of scheduling a free consultation with one of the very experienced, knowledgeable personal injury attorneys with Walton Telken Foster. At that appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss the details of your case with an attorney and get insightful, informative feedback regarding your rights and the options you have open to you. We encourage you to ask questions, and we will provide you the information you need in order to make the best decision for you and your family, depending on your needs and desires in your particular situation. We accept cases on contingency, so you do not need to worry about how you will be able to pay for a lawyer; we only get paid when we win your case.
Some Important Bits of Advice
One of the most important pieces of advice we give our clients is to avoid making any statements to law enforcement officers or any other drivers involved in the accident. Obviously, comply with law enforcement, but keep in mind that simply saying “I’m sorry” may be used against you in court, as that may make it seem like you are admitting fault or at least some degree of culpability for the accident and the resulting damage and injuries. Naturally, this can make or break your case.
One other very important thing to consider after an accident is whether or not accepting an offer of settlement from the other driver’s insurance company is in your best interest. While insurance agencies do exist to protect in just these kinds of situations, they also want to protect their own interests first and foremost. Sometimes, shortly after an accident, an insurance agent may contact you to make a settlement offer. It is almost never as much as you would get if you take your case to court, and the insurance company knows that; still, you may be tempted to take the offer, since you don’t know how much time, effort, and money will be spent in pursuit of the financial damages you truly deserve; you might wonder if you will even win as much as they are offering you. If you are considering these things, do yourself a favor and talk to an attorney before you take any action. Call (844) 307-7349 to schedule your free consultation today.