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FAQs: Car Accidents

For more than 60 years, the attorneys at Hilbrich Law Firm have helped Indiana and Illinois car accident victims and their families.


  1. What information do I need?
  2. Should I call the police?
  3. How should I handle medical treatment?
  4. Should I contact an attorney?
  5. Should I contact my insurance company?
  6. Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company? What if they call me?
  7. What should I bring to my attorney?

     
  1. What information do I need?

    If you have been in a car accident, write down the following:

    1. The full name, address, phone number, driver's license number and insurance information for all drivers.
    2. The full names, addresses and phone numbers for all passengers, pedestrians, witnesses and vehicle owners.
    3. Location, date and time of the accident.
    4. A detailed description of the accident, including which direction the vehicles were going, weather conditions, time of day, what happened, any injuries and what was damaged.
    5. Any problems with vehicles not caused by the accident, such as broken lights or worn-down tires.
    6. Any visible or known conditions of any drivers or passengers such as drugs, alcohol, disabilities, eyeglasses, cell phone use, seat belt use, etc.

  2. Should I call the police?

    Calling the police provides proof of the accident and allows for an investigation of the scene.

  3. How should I handle medical treatment?

    When in doubt, always seek medical treatment.  Delaying treatment or trying to "tough it out" can be used against you.  The defense can argue that you were not really hurt or that some other event caused your injuries.

  4. Should I contact an attorney?

    Yes.  Contact Hilbrich Law Firm to discuss your case.  If we do not take your case, there is no charge.

  5. Should I contact my insurance company?

    Yes.  Failure to contact your insurance company may reduce your coverage.  Also, you may have rights and benefits under your policy that you may not know of.

  6. Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company? What if they call me?

    No.  Contact Hilbrich Law Firm before you speak to any insurance company representatives.

  7. What should I bring to my attorney?

    Items you can bring include:

    • Pictures of the vehicles involved;
    • Pictures of the scene of the accident;
    • A copy of your vehicle's repair estimate;
    • A copy of the accident report;
    • Information about the person who caused the accident and about his/her insurance company;
    • Your medical records and bills;
    • Pictures of your injuries;
    • Your insurance policy; and
    • Proof of lost income such as a W-2 or your most recent tax return.
Call us at 1-877-877-LAW2 (5292) or send us an email at mail@hilbrich.com.

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Highland, IN 46322

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Portage, IN 46368

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Crown Point, IN 46307

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