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Winter Auto Accident Checklist


Traffic.  Traffic.  Traffic.

Winter conditions, snow plows, busses, and emergency vehicles bring steadily increasing traffic on our roads.  Our expressways rank among the most congested in the country.  Plus, winter weather means messy windshields, navigating potholes, slush thrown from passing 16-wheelers, snow drifts, black ice, disabled vehicles, and more rush-hour driving in the dark.

It’s no surprise that along with the increased congestion and poorer road conditions, there is an increase in crashes, collisions, and auto accidents.

As an attorney, every day I am personally involved in fighting for those who are injured as a result of the negligence of others. Injuries from car accidents can be severe and life-changing.

Chicagoland Car Accident Liability.

Anyone injured in an automobile accident has the right to receive compensation from the at-fault driver.   If you’re injured in an auto accident, here’s a checklist that will assist you.

What To Do Checklist.

√   Police.  Always call the police – even if the accident appears minor.  After their investigation, the officer will issue a police report.  A police report is very important to your case.

√   Get Information & Photos.   Never leave the scene of an accident without taking photos and collecting the names and contact information of witnesses.  Most cell phones today have cameras that you can use to photograph vehicle positions, body damage, tire marks, and road conditions.   Be very sensitive to photographing signs, lane and turn markings on the street that may be obscured by piles of snow, water, or poorly parked vehicles.

√   Medical Treatment.   You and your passengers may be in shock, confused, or scared.  When you call the police, their dispatcher can also send an ambulance for emergency treatment.  Take photos of any cuts, bruises, or physical injuries that may not be part of the medical report and X-rays.

√   Hire an Attorney.   Contact an attorney experienced in Personal Injury cases.  Do not wait.  We help you avoid mistakes that may weaken your case.    We also help you keep track your medical treatment, ensure that no legal deadlines are missed, advise you on realistic compensation, and keep the case moving forward.

√   Report.   Notify your insurance company and provide the police report number.  In Illinois, you must complete and mail a report to the Secretary of State.  We assist with these details.  There is a deadline for filing your case.

√   Document.   Create a folder for all details of the accident.  Photos, diagrams, witnesses, medical records, treatments, prescriptions, travel expenses, lost wages, car rental, and other expenses.  Also record how you are feeling during your recovery.   Your attorney will find this information enormously helpful in investigating and holding the responsible party accountable.

Print this checklist and keep it in the glove box of your car.  You’ll thank me if you’re in an auto accident.

We Help Victims.

The Attorneys at Friend, Levinson & Turner Law are knowledgeable and expert in representing those injured in car accidents.     Auto accidents involving injuries are complex.   Insurance companies rely on professional adjusters to negotiate.    In order to deal with these professionals, you need a highly-trained, skilled attorney to protect your rights.   We know your rights and the applicable laws.  We are your advocates.  We are experts at negotiating with powerful insurance companies.    Experience counts.

We make the legal process as stress-free as possible.  We focus on recovering compensation for you – while you focus upon your recovery.

The attorneys at Friend, Levinson & Turner Law make the legal process as stress-free as possible.  We focus on recovering compensation for you – while you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.

If you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident, please call my office at 312-346-8465 or contact us using the form below.

William J. Turner

William Turner has represented hundreds of working men and women who have been victims of the negligence of others – gaining equitable compensation for the medical expenses and pain and suffering for his clients. He concentrates his practice in the trial of complex personal injury cases, including car and truck accidents, construction mishaps, medical malpractice, dog and animal attacks, nursing home abuse, and slip-and-falls. Additionally, he offers niche counsel and advocacy for workers who are injured on a job.

William has obtained judgements from juries in approximately 150 cases and has secured fair and comprehensive settlements in even more over his career. William Turner has dedicated his professional life to fighting for the rights of those who are injured as a result of the negligent acts of others.

Favorable Outcomes.

Faster Settlements.

Equitable Reimbursements.


The law firm of Friend, Levinson & Turner provides people just like you with practical solutions and representation for their legal needs when faced with a serious personal injury.

We understand and respect the dignity of individuals. We listen, advise, represent and counsel.

We unburden people of the stressful legal matters so they can focus on healing and their recovery. Our client's well-being is our priority.

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