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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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Car Accidents: Two Opportunities for Personal Injury at Every Impact

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Car Accidents Two Opportunities for Personal Injury at Every Impact

Your Chicago and Cicero Car Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe know that there are always at least two opportunities for personal injury at every impact. Conventional accident wisdom states that there are two collisions in every auto accident. The first occurs when the vehicle impacts with another vehicle or object. The second impact occurs when the passengers impact with the interior of the vehicle; or in the horrendous situation where the passenger is ejected, the second impact occurs outside the auto. The purpose of a seat belt or car seat in the case of a child is to minimize or prevent personal injuries caused by the “second” or passenger collision. Passengers and drivers must be sure to properly employ seat belts and car seats and be watchful for any obvious defects in seat belt or car seat design or function. This is not possible as the design or operational defects are not easily detectable or apparent until the stress of impact. Personal injuries from car seat or seat belt malfunction are serious and often involve spinal cord, brain and head trauma as well as broken bones, concussions and fatalities.

The South Chicago Car Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe always advocatethe importance of seat belt and car seat use to all its clients.  As experienced Chicago Injury Lawyers we have litigated many cases where seat belts and car seats have not been used or have malfunctioned. Serious personal injuries can often be mitigated or avoided with proper use and maintenance. Especially during the slippery and hazardous winter driving season, we ask that you always employ these simple safety tools properly and according to the advice of the manufacturers. If any defects and/or malfunctions become apparent-do not use the devices and do not drive your auto until proper repair has been made. Watch us on YouTube, FaceBook and WCIU, You and Me in the Morning (the first Tuesday of every month) to learn how you can help prevent car accidents, personal and work related injuries and; if you can’t stay safe stay with Grazian and Volpe!

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