Auto Accidents

If you have had the unfortunate experience of being injured in an automobile accident, you understand the pain and suffering that comes after. Not only is your vehicle damaged, there are the personal injuries suffered by you. Whether it be something as simple as sore muscles and bruises or such serious injuries as whiplash, broken bones or a brain injury, an auto accident is an emotionally and physically trying experience.

The attorneys of Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., are licensed Chicago Metro Area auto accident attorneys. We have successfully prosecuted auto accident claims and lawsuits for over 30 years. Our motto is Client First! Our clients are the most important people in our office and each client receives the best of our legal services with personal, one-on-one commitment.

If you need advice about an automobile accident, feel free to contact us at 312.475-9595. The first consultation is always free and if you are not physically able to come into our office, we will come to you, whether it is at home or in a hospital! When you retain the services of Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., you can rest assured that the legalities are well-tended so that you can focus on your health and healing!

I’ve Been in an Auto Accident, Now What?

  • The first thing to do when involved in a car accident is to stay calm and take care of yourself. Assess any noticeable immediate injuries to yourself and any passengers.
  • Whether the accident was a fender bender or worse, the police should be notified immediately to make a report, assist emergency medical technicians with any injuries, direct traffic, and coordinate clearing of debris and vehicles at the accident site.
  • Seek immediate medical treatment for any injuries. Report all injuries and pain to medical personnel. Failure to do so could jeopardize your auto accident claim.
  • As soon as possible thereafter, document the details of the accident and your injuries. Your notes should include such things as: injuries of all parties, exact location of accident, time, weather conditions, direction of travel, how the incident unfolded, license plate numbers and all vehicle damage (from both before and after the accident). If you have bruises, lacerations, a neck brace, or other medical equipment like casts, take pictures of the injuries throughout the healing process. As the old saying goes, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’.
  • Obtain a copy of the police report and complete any paperwork necessary required by the State.
  • Notify your insurance company. You have a responsibility to cooperate with your insurance carrier. However, it is advisable not to give any statements or sign any releases without speaking to an attorney first. Simply advise the claims agent that you are willing to cooperate but you prefer to speak with legal counsel first.
  • It is wise not to discuss the accident with the at-fault driver, that person’s insurance carrier, or any witnesses until you seek legal counsel. Your legal counsel will guide you through the process without jeopardizing your claim in any manner.
  • Follow the advice of your physicians throughout the healing process. Not only will failure to do so jeopardize your claim but, more importantly, your injuries may not heal properly.
  • Retain tried and true legal counsel, like the attorneys of Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C. You want to hire a personal injury attorney who truly cares about you as a person and not just a case number or a fee. The law firm of Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., provides services on a contingency fee basis. If a recovery is not made on your behalf, no attorney fees are collected.