Injured in a Car Accident?
Representing Victims Throughout Vermont and New Hampshire
After a car accident, medical and rehabilitation bills, everyday expenses,
property damage, time taken off work to recover, and other expenses, can
add up. This is why Shillen & Mackall takes personal injury cases on a
contingency fee and we charge no fee until we win, and we front all of your costs for you. If you have been injured in an
auto accident in Vermont or New Hampshire, a Vermont car accident lawyer
can fight on your side to get you the compensation that you deserve.
- As our client, you can expect the following:
Emphasis on Your Rights: We understand what is at stake in these situations. We want to make sure
you are put in the best possible position to recover financially –
as well as medically.
Focus on Safety: As car accident lawyers, we believe that our role is to demand safer
standards across the board in the local community and general public.
Cost-Effective Counsel: We believe that our clients should not be put out financially. We accept
all cases on contingency – so you don’t have to worry about
any upfront legal fees.
Results-Oriented Advocacy: We level the playing field and refuse lowball offers from insurance companies.
Our team demands the full compensation you deserve at this time.
Whether you were the passenger in an automobile, the driver, or a pedestrian
who was hit by a car being driven recklessly, our experienced Vermont
car accident attorneys know how to fight to protect your rights. Our team
works hard to ensure the people responsible for your injuries are held
accountable, and get you your deserved compensation.
What to Do After a Car Accident
After a car crash, there are steps you must take in order to protect your
legal rights and help our firm create a solid personal injury claim on
- The following tips are designed to help you take the necessary steps after
a serious injury:
Stay calm: Call an ambulance for any injured person, set flares if you carry them,
and do not leave the scene.
Seek medical treatment: Get medical help as soon as possible and make sure your medical provider
knows exactly how you were injured and each part of your body that is
Exchange documents: Don't discuss the accident with anyone other than an investigating police
officer. Exchange only your license, registration, and motor vehicle identification card.
Driver facts: Take down the name, address, driver's license number and state, date of
birth, sex, and the phone number of the other driver.
Ownership facts: The person driving may not be the owner of the vehicle. Be sure to write
down the name, address, and the insurance company of the owner of the
other vehicle involved.
Witnesses: Be sure to write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any people
who saw the accident but weren't involved in it.
Damages: Note the make, type, year, and license number of the other vehicle. Also,
make note of the damage to both vehicles. Take photographs as soon as
possible and have someone take photos of your injuries.
Draw a diagram: Draw a diagram of the accident. Note the date and time and be sure to
write down the location, including the street, intersection, or any landmarks.
Report the accident: Report the accident to your insurance representative immediately. If the
accident is investigated by police, obtain the name of the officer and
the department they work at.
Contact an attorney: Contact a Vermont auto accident lawyer before you talk to the insurance
company or sign any papers.
Call (802) 243-0078 to discuss your case with our car accident attorneys in Vermont or New Hampshire.
*Not admitted to the New Hampshire Bar. In the event a New Hampshire claim
requires the filing of a lawsuit in New Hampshire, the firm partners with
attorneys admitted in New Hampshire to litigate the claim.