If you are injured and it can be shown that your injuries were the direct result of negligence or breach of duty on the part of someone, you have every right to sue for compensation. Knowing that the other party is to blame may tempt you to represent yourself in a court case. If it is simple and straight forward and your injuries were minor, perhaps this approach is acceptable but, if the circumstances are other than that you should hire a personal injury attorney in Chicago IL to represent you. You may think the law is straight forward, it is not, the law is complex and anyone attempting to navigate the maze may end up with nothing.

Dealing with insurance companies:

Invariably, when you seek compensation for personal injury, there are going to be insurance companies and their adjusters involved. The purpose of an adjuster is not to offer any more than he or she thinks they can get away with. Insurance adjusters have one role; to save money for their employer, nothing else.

After an accident you can rest assured that you will be approached by an adjuster who will attempt to get your statement on tape. If the case should g to court, this statement can be used against you. The adjuster will also make an offer of a financial settlement, based on the proviso that you agree not to sue. Never give an insurance adjuster a statement and never agree to their offer of compensation, always speak to a personal injury attorney in Chicago IL.

How can an attorney help?

An attorney will see to it that you get fully compensated for your injuries. Your attorney will deal with the insurance companies involved. If it appears the case will end up in court your attorney will gather expert witnesses, ensure that all documents are filed on time and correctly and explain to you in detail what you can expect as the case progresses.

As a result of the accident you may be entitled to full compensation for any and all medical bills, property damage, lost income, loss of future income as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

If you are injured you have every right to claim compensation. If you are looking for a respected personal injury attorney in Chicago IL you are invited to contact the Shea Law Group. Like us on our facebook page.