When you have suffered a personal injury as a result of negligence on the part of someone else or something else your first priority is to get well, it is certainly not worrying too much about the consequences. This is the time when you are most vulnerable, you know that you are going to lose income and perhaps there are damages that will need looking after; so do insurance companies and this is when they try hard to get you to accept an offer and sign off on taking any legal action in the future.
This is the last thing you should do; there often is no way to determine what complications lie ahead. This is not the time to deal with an insurance company; this is the time to hire Chicago personal injury attorneys to protect your interests.
What will a personal injury do for you?
As evidence has a tendency to disappear quickly and witnesses tend to become less sure of what they saw, the attorney will work diligently to gather this type of information while it is still possible to do so. Without the police report, statements from witnesses and physical evidence it can be more difficult to determine how the accident happened and who was to blame.
Once you have been formally released from a doctor’s care your Chicago personal injury attorneys can start pulling together all the medical expenses, bills, etc; anything that is needed to document your injuries and the extent of them. This can be a slow process as employers, doctors, hospitals; etc can be notoriously slow at responding to requests.
The next step is to attempt to negotiate a fair settlement for the insurance company, if there is reluctance to settle the attorney will most certainly take the case to court. Insurance companies know that the chances of getting an unfavorable decision in court is high will usually agree at this time to settle the case.
By engaging personal injury attorneys you have a far better chance of being compensated and your attorneys will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Suffering any type of injury can prove to be disastrous. If you believe you suffered an injury and it was caused by negligence you should contact Chicago personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. You are invited to contact Shea Law Group. Follow us on twitter.