This is the first post in a series of articles detailing dealing with insurance companies during a Peoria, Illinois personal injury case. The goal of this series is to provide information which will help one know what to expect while counsel is dealing with the insurance adjuster. This series will also emphasize the importance of hiring an experienced attorney to help you. It is imperative that you hire a law firm that will represent your interests throughout this potentially lengthy process. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured, contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
The following topics will be discussed in this series:
- How to deal with insurance adjusters after an accident
- Why dealing with insurance companies significant time after an accident
- The importance of retaining a lawyer with adequate resources to handle a long-term engagement
- The importance of retaining a law firm that is willing to litigate a personal injury case
If you or a loved one has been injured, dealing with insurance companies can feel daunting. By understanding the process and finding an attorney to help you, you can relieve some of the stress that comes with a personal injury proceeding. Victims are encouraged to engage with counsel as soon as possible after their injury so the attorney can deal directly with the adjuster on their behalf. This is because the adjusters’ objectives are to settle each case for as little money as possible, which puts their interests in conflict with the victims’. By letting an attorney negotiate with the insurance company directly, a victim is in a better position to receive the compensation they deserve. It is also very important to be aware that this process could take a significant amount of time. This is especially true if the injuries sustained were severe, and if the medical prognosis and possible damages are difficult to determine. Thus, it is imperative that the victim retains a law firm that has the financial resources to carry all the potentially significant costs of the case until completion.
Our Peoria attorney has the experience and resources necessary to help those who have been injured. We are prepared to assist you in your personal injury case. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. Our firm also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.