No one is ever really prepared for an automobile accident and the effect that it has on your life. Time missed from work and the damage to your vehicle are usually the least of your worries, but things you will have to deal with even in a minor accident. More often, you will face physical injuries, sky-high medical bills, and sometimes even the loss of loved ones.
As if all of that were not enough, legal issues will present themselves. You may have to fight the insurance company for the money that you deserve and need to cover your losses. You need the help of an experienced guide to take you through the process. The Chicago car accident lawyers at Harvey L. Walner and Associates, Ltd. will stand up to the insurance companies and help you get the compensation you deserve.
The insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying you the money that you need. That is how they stay in business. They use a variety of tactics to accomplish this. They may offer you a sum that is far below what you should receive. They may try to deny your claim outright, or they may delay the process until they have worn you down.
Too many people accept far less than they should receive, fearing that if they do not take the first offer they will get nothing. In most cases, once you take that offer you can no longer pursue further compensation, even if you deserve it.
Even if you do not plan to sue, you immediately gain an advantage by letting your insurance company know that you are working with an attorney. Never sign anything without showing it to an attorney first.
Auto accidents are not always as simple as they appear. Even when it seems obvious who is to blame, there can be factors involved that you are not aware of and those factors can have a big impact on your case.
A defective vehicle is often the true cause of an accident. This is most common in SUV rollovers, but can happen in any type of vehicle. Faulty tires, brakes, steering systems, and other components can cause an accident to occur. Even in accidents that truly were the fault of one or more drivers, vehicular defects can make injuries far worse than they had to be.
Accidents can also be caused by defective roadways. Faulty traffic signals are a good example. They can make it appear as if someone must have run a red light, when really neither driver was to blame. In some cases, if the defect that caused the accident is not revealed, an innocent driver can even face criminal charges and wind up in jail. That driver could be you if you do not have an attorney with the experience and knowledge to properly investigate the case.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you need experienced legal help. Please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois, today. Your initial consultation is free and if we take your case, we only get paid if you win.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, and you need help, please call or email us today or text “Walnerlaw” to 41513 for a FREE consultation.