Nobody ever expects to need a lawyer, but the truth is, you can never predict when negligence will occur. Because of this, you never know what it’s like to deal with the process of filing a claim or lawsuit and the aftermath of an injury resulting from someone else’s negligence.
One of the most difficult things you will go through is dealing with the insurance company. While they are often friendly, they’re not necessarily looking out for your best interests. Instead, they’re focused on profits. Because of this, you need legal counsel to safeguard your ability to pursue compensation.
A Lawyer Has the Resources You Need
Because insurance companies have their adjusters and legal teams, you need experts in various areas that can help attest to your injuries, claims of negligence, and more. These are resources you may not have on your own, such as an accident reconstructionist, a medical expert, and expert witnesses.
When you have a lawyer, who has handled many different cases, you have better access to these resources. You have someone on your side who can help you provide significant evidence and use the evidence you collected to better strengthen your case throughout the process.
A Lawyer Knows the Insurance Companies Tactics
The insurance company is not always looking out for your best interests, and in many cases use subtle tactics to try and reduce or deny your claim. For instance, they’ll tell you a call is being recorded for training and quality, but these recordings can also be used against you.
Insurance companies may also try to delay claims as they are hoping your need for monetary compensation grows and you become more willing to accept whatever settlement they offer you. These are tactics they use often and, for them, it’s all about saving money.
Whenever you find yourself experiencing an injury or dealing with the aftermath, be sure you take the necessary steps to protect your rights. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. are here for you when you need us most, never out of reach, because we know how important it is for you to have strong counsel on your side.
Call us today at (312) 313-2888 to discuss your rights and options.