Why Should I Work With A Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer On My Insurance Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering why should you work with a Chicago personal injury attorney on your insurance claim. Most importantly, you will likely recover more compensation if you work with an experienced attorney like those at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. However, there are other reasons to work with an attorney in resolving your insurance claim, such as the fact that your lawyer may have worked with this particular insurer before and might know exactly how that insurer negotiates. This can be an advantage in obtaining a larger settlement of your insurance claim.
Potentially Recover A Larger Amount
A little-known fact about insurers is that they typically pay out less on claims when the party making the claim is not represented by an attorney than they will on claims where the claimant is represented by an attorney. The insurer has no duty to ensure that you receive every penny that you are entitled to; instead, they have a vested interest to pay you as small an amount as they can get away with to settle your claim. This is a lot easier to accomplish when you are not represented by an attorney that will advocate on your behalf.
When you are represented by an experienced attorney like the personal injury and accident attorneys of Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., the insurers’ negotiating tactics are completely different. They know that simply making a lowball offer will not cut it. At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. we will not be easily swayed by an insurance company’s offer to settle for $10,000 when we know the claim is worth $100,000 based on our thorough investigation and all the other collected evidence. Instead, we will push back and make the insurer pay for what your claim is really worth.
Attorneys Have Recourse That You May Not
Another reason to hire an attorney to assist you in resolving your insurance claim is because attorneys have a whole toolbox available that the average person does not, such as filing a lawsuit, forcing the insurance company to turn over all relevant documents related to your claim, or even taking your claim to a jury trial if the insurer refuses to fairly compensate you. It is true that you can file a lawsuit on your own, but you will likely not have the necessary experience with legal procedures to put pressure on the insurer that may make them more willing to compensate you. In addition, if you choose to represent yourself in a lawsuit related to an insurance claim, you could potentially make a mistake during the course of a lawsuit that could result in any claim you may have against the insurance company being barred or being dismissed by the judge without you recovering any money.
The attorneys with Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. have worked with virtually every major insurer and what particular pressures to apply in order to get them to pay more to resolve your claim. This institutional knowledge has been acquired through years of representing Chicago accident and personal injury victims and something that we bring to bear for every single client. Therefore, if you are pursuing a claim against a company like Allstate Insurance, and due to out extensive experience with dealing with Allstate Insurance in the past, we understand exactly what types of counter offers Allstate may be more likely to respond to during settlement negotiations. This provides our clients an upper hand in the resolution of their claims that is not available if you choose not to work with an attorney on your insurance claim.
Working With An Attorney Is Free Until You Recover Any Money
In addition, working with a Chicago personal injury attorney does not cost you anything until you have recovered money from the insurance company and you have received a check. Therefore, there is no cost to you in using the services of a Chicago personal injury attorney like the experienced attorneys of Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to assist you in resolving your insurance claim until your claim has been successfully resolved to your satisfaction.
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help Resolve Your Claim
The personal injury attorneys of Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. have represented thousands of Chicago and Illinois residents in successfully resolving their insurance claims. We fight hard to obtain maximum compensation for all of your clients. We will do the same thing for you. If you need help resolving an insurance claim, contact us today to discuss your claim at (312) 236-2900.