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Do I Need a Lawyer to Settle a Personal Injury Case?

Protecting the Rights of Illinois Accident Victims

It is important to work with a skilled attorney before you agree to any settlements offered in a personal injury case. While the law in Illinois does not require you to hire a lawyer, facing insurance companies on your own is not advisable. Contact Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. to get the help you need with your case.

When you have been injured in an accident, it is understandable that you would expect insurance companies to act in good faith and to keep your best interests in mind during settlement negotiations. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case, and in some situations, you may not even have the chance to negotiate before you receive a quick settlement offer.

Today, medical providers often send a bill for their services directly to the insurance companies, which means that a check that is offered to you may have more than just your name on it. If you are not careful, cashing the check or signing it over to your medical provider could waive your right to future compensation. It is also common for insurance companies to ask you for a statement that could be used to downplay your injuries and decrease their potential payout.

You can avoid traps like these by contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you are injured. Your lawyer will assume most of the responsibilities involved in working with the insurance company, and he or she will prevent companies from taking advantage of you. Together, you and your lawyer can determine how much you will need to put your life back together and develop a strategy for obtaining that compensation.

Call 847-662-3303 Today

At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we understand that the vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved through negotiated settlements, but we are committed to protecting your claim to the fullest extent possible. Contact our office to discuss your case by calling 847-662-3303 today. We offer free consultations, and there are no fees unless you recover compensation.

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