It can be a stressful time following a Collinsville auto accident: talking to the other driver, talking to the police, and talking to your own insurance company. However, did you know that there is one party that you should never talk to?

One of the critical mistake people make following a Madison County auto accident is talking with the other driver’s insurance company. You should know that you have an obligation under your insurance policy to speak with your own insurance company following a crash, but you do not have to speak with the other insurance company.  It is also important to remember that you should never sign any medical authorization forms or release forms for the other driver’s insurance company. What they ask you and the forms they give you to sign are all tactics they use to limit their liability and lower the damages in your case.

For help maximizing your financial recovery following an Illinois car crash, contact a skilled St. Clair County personal injury lawyer for a free consultation at the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-346-8841 or toll free at 888-346-8811, or online at

Steve Giacoletto
Collinsville Personal Injury Attorney