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Lawyers oversee legal matters on behalf of their clients. When looking for one, you need to know the legal services you need. In the case of a car accident claim, a lawyer will oversee all communications and negotiations between you and the insurance company. The lawyer will also help you file court-mandated documents within the statute of limitations (time limits) for filing those documents. 
An insurance claim is a request for benefits or compensation for damages that result from a motor vehicle accident. The claim is typically made with the insurance company representing the driver who is at fault.  Both drivers will need to report the accident to their insurance companies, however, in accordance to the requirements of their individual policies. Many car insurance claims are made each day around the nation, and the process has become relatively standardized. That doesn’t mean the insurance company won’t push back if they believe they shouldn’t recognize their liability, but the process will be similar to most other accidents of the same type.
Chicago car accident attorneys are likely going to attempt to reach a settlement with the insurance company before going to court. The majority of car accident lawsuits are settled out of court. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, or if they have decided to argue fault for the accident, you could find yourself going to court.  
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.

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In a Car Accident? Call Your Personal Injury Attorney First!

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In a Car Accident Call Your Personal Injury Attorney First!

If you are in a car accident, speak with your personal injury attorney before you speak with the insurance adjuster. Insurance adjusters work for the insurance company and he or she will try to save their company money by minimizing the compensation you receive for your injuries and damages. Insurance adjusters will attempt to obtain personal information from you that may harm your opportunity to receive full compensation.

Your accident attorney represents you. It is his or her job to assure your rights are protected and that you receive maximum compensation for your damages and injuries. Your personal injury attorney will cover all the expenses of filing your claim and help you with your creditors while your auto accident claim is pending. You will pay nothing until your auto claim settles.

Remember the following rules when involved in a car accident:

  1. Save all evidence of your car accident. Do not lose or destroy reports or medical records. Take photos of the accident scene and the damage to your auto and any personal items that were also damaged in the accident. Have someone take photo of your injuries.
  2. Seek medical attention without delay. Delaying medical attention can hurt your chances for full recovery and will certainly harm your efforts to obtain full compensation for your injuries and damages.
  3. Keep a journal of your injuries and complications. Detailed daily accounts of the pain, treatment, and disabilities suffered as a consequence of your injuries will help maximize your compensation
  4. Contact your accident attorney to protect your rights and assure that a timely auto accident claim is filed to avoid the statute of limitations running out which will disallow your car accident claim.

Remember, your personal injury attorney has a duty to serve you and advocate to obtain full compensation for your injury and damages. He/She is the first person you need to contact after you seek treatment for your injuries. If the insurance adjuster calls and attempts to obtain information; just tell him you have an attorney who is handling your car accident claim and give him your accident attorney’s contact information. Then you can spend your time healing and obtaining treatment for your injuries!

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd