Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer in Carbondale, IL, to Fight for Your Legal Interests
Right after a car accident, it’s important to call Carbondale 911 so that EMS can give you and other parties medical attention and the police can respond to the scene.
The responding officer prepares a police report of the accident, which includes the date, time, location, and road and weather conditions. If any witnesses are present, the officer will interview them. The officer will also record the car accident parties’ names and contact information. All of this goes into the official police report, along with the crash narrative written by the officer.
The police report is valuable for your auto accident lawyer because it contains all the information they need to prove that the other driver caused the accident. At Lawler & Lawler, we conduct our own investigation into your collision and build a case against the at-fault driver. This is how we establish that they were reckless or negligent and their negligence caused you harm.
Negligence on the part of one party that causes harm to another is the basis for personal injury cases. These are civil matters handled in a civil court—not criminal. So, while the other driver may have broken the law, they will not face jail time because of your car accident lawsuit.
Instead, the lawsuit is your legal means to secure compensation for your financial losses, like paying for your medical bills, reimbursing you for wages you didn’t earn but should have, and the emotional trauma and physical pain you are in after the wreck.