Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2011 – Recent car accidents involving autos going high speeds highlight the need to slow down. Speeding can have serious consequences, from killing someone to inflicting serious injuries to drivers, passengers, and the rest of the public. In early July, a driver was killed in the Garfield Ridge area after he was going 100 mph and veered off the side of the road. He hit a bridge and flipped his car.
Celebrity Ryan Dunn made headlines in late June when he was driving his Porsche at an estimated speed of 140 mph before swerving and sliding into a guardrail. The car then ran into a tree, bursting in flames. Speeding causes one-third of all highway deaths, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Even with the latest safety features, drivers, passengers, and oncoming cars have low rates of survival. If they do survive, many are left with serious injuries.
“A car crash can be a very painful, confusing, and complex situation to deal with on your own,” said Chicago car accident attorney Paul A. Greenberg. “Individuals should get legal counsel to make sure that their rights are protected and to overcome the many challenges that lay ahead.”
Greenberg recommends being cautious at the accident scene. It is important to call the police and emergency services as soon as possible to get the necessary medical treatment. A police report will ensure that there is a valid record of the property damage and injuries.
Obtaining information from witnesses is also a good idea as their testimony may prove helpful down the road. If anyone took photos at the accident scene, this can help an individual’s case. Pictures taken from different angles can show the complexity of the scene. Witnesses and photos are some of the best evidence to show who was at fault. Many people who are involved in a serious accident will need to get medical treatment for many weeks, if not months. “Following your doctor’s orders is crucial as they will be able to help you forecast what other procedures or maintenance medication you might need to deal with your injuries,” said Greenberg.
As a Chicago accident lawyer at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, Paul Greenberg knows that high-quality representation can mean all the difference in recovering compensation for a client’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs associated with auto accidents. The law firm is known for vigilantly upholding their client’s rights and pursuing every route to help them recover from this stressful time. Their Chicago accident attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, which means there is never a fee unless they win a client’s case. To learn more, visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com or call 877-595-HURT (4878).
Paul Greenberg is a Chicago wrongful death attorney and Chicago wrongful death lawyer with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/.
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