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In the state of Illinois, drivers are required to carry auto insurance. This is meant to ensure that they and other road users are protected, should an accident occur. Yet the type of protection they expect, and the kind they receive are sometimes worlds apart. Can an auto accident attorney really help, and if so, to what extent? Are there any other potential benefits to hiring one for your case?
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Improve Your Chances of Success
Most drivers are surprised to learn that their insurance company does not just pay out compensation for an accident. Instead, they investigate the details of the accident to determine if you may have been partially (or completely) at fault for the accident. They demand documentation for every expense and then have that analyzed to determine how much they should pay out. Many will even try to limit or completely avoid payouts for more obscure portions of your settlement, such as pain and suffering. They also have teams of attorneys to represent them, should you try to litigate the matter.
A personal injury attorney can conduct a confirmation investigation to ensure that the facts and details found by the insurance company are reliable. They can help ensure all documents are received by the insurance company in a timely manner, and they can help prevent an unfair or unjust analysis of that information. They can fight for higher compensation for the obscure portions of your settlement, and they can represent you in court to help level the playing field. An attorney can also help you avoid common pitfalls, such as failure to submit paperwork by the deadline or the warping of evidence so that it can be used against you, instead of for your benefit.
How to Hire an Experienced Attorney for Your Case
Choosing the right personal injury attorney for your case is not always an easy task. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as whether the attorney has experience in handling difficult cases and their overall history of successful settlements. You should also have a certain level of chemistry with your attorney. Do they seem like someone you can trust? Do they listen when you talk? Do they explain the process in a way that you can understand? Are they compassionate to the struggles that you and your family are facing, or do they seem passive, possibly even complacent? These are all important characteristics and elements in a personal injury case.
To ensure you find the right one, start by contacting them by phone. In some cases, you may be able to tell from the initial contact whether the attorney and their office have the skills and experience you need. You may still need a consultation, though. Come prepared with questions and concerns and as many details about your case as possible. This will give you a chance to truly analyze the feel of your experience, and it will help you spot any potential issues with a prospective attorney. Lastly, if you need time to decide if an attorney is right for your case, let them know you will get back to them. Do not feel pressured to jump into an uncomfortable situation. Just keep in mind that you do have time limits on when you can file your claim.
Contact Our Office to Discuss Your Case
If you have been injured in a car accident, an experienced DuPage County personal injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation at Martoccio & Martoccio today and let us show you how the right lawyer can improve your chances of success.