Why Do I Need an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer?
Protect Your Rights Following a Chicago-Area Injury
Accidents do sometimes happen. If someone were to accidentally step on your toe while in line or bump into you while at the grocery store, you might not be pleased, but you’d probably let it go. Because, after all, everyone is human. It’s pretty unlikely that you’d immediately reach for the phone and call a lawyer to begin a lawsuit.
But what if the accident was more serious and caused you great pain, requiring costly medical treatment or losing time from work? The other person’s actions may very well have been a mistake, but if that person’s negligence resulted in great cost or discomfort to you or a loved one, who should ultimately pay for this injury? The answer, of course, is that the other person must be held responsible.
The damages after a serious injury, both financial and emotional, may linger for years. If someone else acts in a way that causes you serious injury, then that person should pay for your expenses and medical treatment. So call us at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, (800) 996-4824, and speak with one of our experienced, professional personal injury lawyers to discuss your rights. There is never a cost to discuss your case and if we agree to help you further, there are no attorney fees at all unless we’re successful on your behalf.
Do I Need an Attorney to Deal with the Insurance Company?
Simply put, insurance companies are not your friends. These are companies that exist solely to make money, not to do "what’s right" or "what’s fair." The more money that they make, the higher their stock prices rise and the happier their stockholders are. Is it your job to help make insurance companies happy? It most certainly is not. How do insurance companies make more money? By paying you as little as possible. Then they just keep the money that they fail to pay you.
At first, you might think that you don’t need a lawyer to represent you. Especially if an insurance company is involved - they will undoubtedly tell you that an attorney is unnecessary, and they may try to convince you that there is no need to file any sort of lawsuit. But by failing to first speak to a lawyer, you may end up giving away or ignoring certain rights that you have. You may miss important deadlines that are intended to protect you and you may put in jeopardy your chances for a healthy, meaningful, debt-free future.
Whether you’ve been injured in a car crash, by a doctor, or in a work-related accident, chances are that the other party is insured. In such a situation, it’s the other person’s insurance company that is "on the hook" for any money damages, not the negligent person. So it’s no surprise that an insurance adjuster will try to handle the case directly with you. They know that once an experienced injury attorney gets involved, they’ll be forced to pay you the maximum compensation available under the law, not just the lowest dollar amount they can get away with.
Can an Experienced Lawyer Help Me Get a Larger Settlement?
What drives an insurance adjuster to offer the highest available money settlement for an injury case? Is it a desire to do what’s fair? No. It’s the fear that you’ll hire an excellent injury attorney who will force them to do what’s right, and who will take the case all the way to a jury trial if necessary, obtaining a verdict for even more money than the company was willing to pay in the first place.
Is an insurance company afraid that an injured person not represented by a lawyer is going to know how to do all those things necessary to secure a large jury verdict? That the injured person is going to know how to properly conduct a trial, subpoena records, and conduct depositions? It’s very unlikely that an insurance adjuster will feel any pressure at all in such a situation.
Remember when you played softball in grade school, and the kid who hardly ever got a hit came to the plate? All the infielders came in from the outfield because they weren’t worried about the possibility of a home run. It’s sort of like that. You need a heavy hitter to go to bat for you when you have an Illinois personal injury case. Then good things follow.
What Types of Injuries Can a Lawyer Help with?
It’s not always necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to secure the maximum monetary compensation for clients. Depending on the circumstances, we may immediately file a lawsuit or we may wait to file while we negotiate with the insurance adjuster. It all depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Some types of personal injury cases include:
- Vehicle collisions
- Slip-and-falls at a business
- Workplace injuries
- Construction site injuries and illnesses
- Assault or other violence-caused injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Brain injuries
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse
Let the Legal Team at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC Fight for Your Rights
After any injury or accident, it’s always a good idea to speak with an experienced injury attorney to make sure that your rights are protected and to make sure that you know what filing deadlines apply to your particular case. Since 1990, our legal team has helped thousands of clients and their families receive millions of dollars in compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured, call Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC. We can discuss your case free of charge and determine the best course of action for your situation. If you then request our further assistance, be guaranteed that no legal fees will be charged unless we are successful on your behalf. Call (800) 996-4824 today.