618-942-8850

121 W. Cherry St.
Herrin, IL 62948

Herrin Car Accident Attorney

After a car accident, most people are likely shaken and unsure of what to do next. However, if you have suffered property damage or injury in an accident that is not your fault, there are certain steps you should take to help ensure you will receive compensation for your injuries. First, seek medical attention if necessary and make sure doctors thoroughly document the full extent and severity of your injuries. Next, do not speak to the responsible party’s insurance company, as they will work to use even the most benign comments against you in settlement or in court. Take detailed notes of your version of the events that occurred and take photographs of your injuries and of all the damage to your car. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney at Kochan & Kochan, P.C. to help you hold the other party responsible for causing the accident. Proving fault in a car accident case may sometimes be more complicated than you might imagine, and we are here to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries from the liable party.

Helping clients recover for their car accident injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that over 9 million car accidents are reported every year in the United States. The circumstances surrounding each individual accident can vary significantly and have different causes, different types of collisions, and different types of injuries suffered. Some of the most common causes of car accident include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Improper or unnecessary lane changes or passing other vehicles
  • Failure to follow traffic signals or right of way rules

A successful car accident attorney must know how to analyze the facts of each particular case in order to prove fault and ensure that accident victims fully recover for their injuries. At Kochan & Kochan, P.C., we know how to approach every unique case to make sure you receive the full settlement you deserve.

Contact a Southern Illinois car accident attorney to schedule a consultation

The attorneys at Kochan & Kochan, P.C. are dedicated to representing car accident victims who are seeking compensation for their losses. We serve most of Southern Illinois, including Williamson County (Herrin, Marion, Johnston City, Carterville), Franklin County (Benton, West Frankfort), Jackson County (Carbondale, Murphysboro), Jefferson County (Mt. Vernon), Johnson County (Vienna, Goreville), Massac County (Metropolis), Pulaski County, Perry County (Du Quoin, Pinckneyville), Saline County (Harrisburg) and Union County (Anna, Jonesboro). To schedule your consultation today, call our office at (618) 942-8850. If you would prefer to contact us via email, please fill out our online contact form available here.