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Car Accidents Attorney

The moments after an accident can be immensely stressful for all involved, but it is also the most important time to collect information. If you are injured or your property is damaged in a car accident, then collecting information for a car accident lawyer in Rockford is the first step into pursuing the compensation you are owed.

How to take Legal Action After a Car Accident

Immediately after the car accident, call the police and asses any potential life-threatening injuries. The second most important step is collecting insurance and contact information from the other driver. Take photos of the scene of the accident and document any damage to the vehicles and property. As soon as you are able to file a claim with your insurance company. The American Law Firm, your car accident lawyer in Rockford, can assist you in filling your claim with complete information.

A claim will be opened and an investigation will be started on the cause and fault of the accident. It is important that you receive a copy of the insurance claim as well as the initial police report.

What is the Timeline for Filing a Claim?

All states have different statutes of limitations, and all insurance companies have different reporting requirements. A police report should be filed immediately after the accident, but no later than 7 days. A personal injury claim to your insurance should be made no more than two years after, and property claims should be filed within 3 years. Check with your insurance carrier to learn the exact timeline in which you must report a claim.

What is Covered by Car Insurance?

Immediately after the accident, your insurance company will cover any injuries and repairs until the fault is determined. If the other driver is found to be at fault then their insurance company will pay your insurance company the medical and repair costs. The insurance companies will ask for your medical bills to prove that your claim is valid. In these instances, they may also ask you to give them permission to access your medical records. Allowing them to access your medical records may have a significant impact on your claim so it is advisable to contact a car accident lawyer in Rockford to know your rights.  

There are also some restrictions on the car repair process. The insurance company may require that you used an auto shop approved by them. You may also be required to go to several shops for estimates to compare.  If you do choose to

What Can I Expect As Compensation?

Each car accident is different, and no compensation can be guaranteed.  Contact a car accident lawyer in Rockford at the American Law firm to discuss your case.

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