What Should I Do after a Car Accident?

Vehicle accidents are a common reality for individuals who frequent the roads of Illinois. After being involved in an automobile accident, especially one in which you suffered injury, it is imperative that you take specific steps so that your legal claim can be effective. Your primary objective should be to maximize compensation in the future, and all of your actions should be in preparation for that objective. If you have any questions or concerns after being involved in an accident, speak with a Chicago personal injury lawyer from our firm.

Remember to remain at the scene of the accident because you can be charged with a hit and run crime if you leave. While there, be careful who you speak with and what details you provide. What you say can be used against you later on when you are pursuing compensation. Another step you will also want to take is to exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved.

You will need to exchange:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers
  • Insurance companies
  • Insurance policy numbers



You will want to document all details of the accident, which can include taking photographs of the scene and all vehicles involved. This information can prove invaluable as you are pursuing a just settlement from the insurance company. For more information on what you should know after an accident, check out our blog on this topic.

Next, you will want to schedule a free case evaluation with our legal team for the experienced representation you need.When trying to prove fault in a car crash, you will be up against tough opposition. Do not try to pursue your case on your own when you can obtain the high-quality representation we offer. Contact Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC today!


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I came to John Nisivaco after being in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian. It was a very tough time for me and my family. When we contacted John we felt much more at ease. The whole experience was alleviated by John and the firm. He was upfront with us and told us all of our options and possible outcomes. With the case, we were always informed about its progress in a timely manner. I’m glad we came to John because he made our experience with my injury much easier and it was settled very quickly. He also looked ahead and made sure that I would be able to handle my settlement responsibly. I would recommend John Nisivaco to anyone who is thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney.

DaanishPersonal Injury Client

I just want to thank you so much for helping me get through a difficult time. I trusted you completely and you didn’t let me down. You were very professional and caring. My sister is going through a similar situation with her daughter and this incident happened over 3 years ago and she has gotten nowhere. I would highly recommend Boudreau & Nisivaco. You are the best!

Donna L.

Thank you so much for all of your help regarding my settlement! I am extremely grateful for all of your hard work and professionalism. You always took the time to answer my questions, and we knew there were many (sorry about that)! Again, a zillion Thank You's!


A few years ago, I used the law firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco for a work related injury and I was very impressed with their services. I received status updates in the mail and phone calls on my case as it progressed. Even after the settlement, my lawyer continued to call me to ask how I was doing. I would definitely recommend the Boudreau & Nisivaco law firm.


We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for representing us in our workers’ compensation claim in the most professional, knowledgeable and compassionate manner possible. You were there through the tears, the pain, and the heartache, and for that we will be forever grateful. You will always be very special to us.