In an insurance dispute it is often difficult to come to an agreement with your insurance company on the terms of a claim. You may have to battle for every inch or your rightful compensation item by item against an insurance company that is determined to sell you short every step of the way. Going through an accident is difficult enough without an insurance company representatives questioning the legitimacy of your injuries and disputing your right to compensation for essential medications.
Often the Chicago injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are contacted by accident victims who are embroiled in a heated insurance dispute. In many cases, the injured party has been trying to come to an agreement with the insurance company on their own without an attorney, and are not being treated fairly. In this type of situation it is highly advisable to seek legal representation immediately before your rights are taken advantage of any further.
It is also critical that you talk to an Illinois injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Cases are won and lost on the details, and it is very common for accident victims to miss out on significant portions of their rightful compensation if they have not brought in personal injury attorneys with the experience to fight for them right away. Additionally, the longer you try to handle a case on your own, the more likely it is that you will irreparably damage your claim.
- Don’t be taken in by what the TV commercials say- an insurance company has the exact opposite interest in your case that you do. It is the insurance company’s goal to pay as little as possible on your claim.
What can an attorney do for you?
If you have been in an accident and you are not satisfied with the payout by the insurance company, you should speak with a personal injury attorney, who can handle the insurance claim dispute by:
- Researching, gathering, and reviewing the information about the claim and providing additional factual information to your insurance company about the case.
- Depending on your case, your Abels & Annes personal injury attorney will represent you in a mediation or arbitration with the insurance company.
As an example of the value an attorney can provide, the attorneys at Abels & Annes have been involved in a case where a pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk and sustained a fractured ankle. The auto insurance carrier offered the plaintiff less than $5,000 to settle before she sought our help. With our assistance, the case was settled a few months later for $95,000! This is shows exactly how vulnerable you are without legal representation in your corner.
You may believe that you can come to an agreement with your insurance company on your own and save yourself legal fees, but keep in mind that you may lose far more in an insurance company-friendly settlement. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident and you are involved in an insurance dispute, request a Free Case Consultation or call (312) 924-7575 to speak with a lawyer now.