Were you minding your own business and struck by another vehicle or involved in some other accident that was not your fault? Did you suffer serious injuries that required you to incur medical bills and take significant time off work? Then you may want to consider filing a personal injury claim in an Illinois civil court, seeking restitution for those and other losses.
Of course, the other party’s insurance company will more than likely attempt to get you to accept a settlement — often in a hurry. They do this because their offers are ordinarily well below what you could potentially receive from the courts. It may be in your best interest not to accept any settlement offer until you speak with an Illinois personal injury attorney.
Determining the value of your claim depends on numerous factors. An investigation needs to be conducted in order to come to a more reasonable assessment of your losses. In addition, evidence needs to be gathered illustrating that the other party owed you a duty, breached that duty and that those actions led to your injuries. Once all this information is gathered, the next step can be taken.
Do not let an insurance company undervalue your claim. Your injuries could come with lifelong consequences that affect your personal and professional lives. You deserve the opportunity to receive all of the restitution to which you may be entitled, and if that means filing a personal injury claim, having an attorney advocating for you could increase your chances of success.