After an auto accident, while you are still recovering, insurance companies begin working to
minimize their liability. The primary concern for these companies is their profits and not the
financial needs and losses of accident victims. An attorney can help you and your
loved ones fight against the tactics insurance companies use to protect their interests, including
insurance companies employ investigators who are available 24 hours a day. These
highly-trained individuals begin collecting evidence and taking witness statements to support the
position that the policyholder was not responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, you may
still be in the hospital while the defense is building a strong case against your claim for
An experienced auto accident lawyer can offer you the resources
you need to support your claim immediately. Unlike insurance companies, an
attorney's goal is to help you obtain fair compensation for your damages.
accident lawyer negotiates fair settlements
Unfortunately, insurance companies
occasionally use your need for compensation to offer you less than you deserve. The initial
settlement offer may be very low and the company may make it immediately after your accident.
This way, you do not have the opportunity to understand the extent of your damages fully or consult
with an attorney for a qualified estimate of the compensation you deserve.
Once you accept a
settlement, you cannot file a lawsuit if you realize your damages were not covered.
Let an attorney help negotiate a settlement that meets your need for
An attorney protects you from bad faith
Policyholders expect their insurance companies to act according to the terms of
their policies and be honest in their correspondence. If an insurance company acts
inappropriately, you may have a claim for any damages they cause you. Duties the insurance
company must adhere to in order to avoid acting in bad faith include the
Proper investigation of the claim
Accurate estimate of the
Paying judgments against the insured if the policy
covers the acts
Attorneys focus on resolving your legal issues effectively and
efficiently and protect you from insurance companies that put profits ahead of compensating you for
the damages a negligent policyholder caused.
Contact an auto accident lawyer that puts
your needs first
If you live in Illinois and were injured in a serious
accident, contact one of the Chicago car
accident lawyers at Friend, Levinson & Turner LTD at 312-346-8465 or visit
their office at 33 N. LaSalle St., Suite 3200, Chicago, IL 60602.