Protecting Your Interests If You Are Injured In A Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, and the other driver was insured, the insurance company will likely contact you. They may seem genuinely concerned about your well-being. However, their job is to minimize their liability for any injuries you have suffered.

Before you say anything, call Chicagoland Injury Law at 312-600-5000 for a free initial consultation. We will take the time to answer your questions and explain your rights at no cost or obligation. From our law office in the Roscoe Village area, we represent clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

What If The Insurance Company Calls?

This is what is likely to happen:

The adjuster will ask if you were injured and whether you saw a doctor. Do not discuss your injuries with the insurance adjuster. If you say you were not injured, and later find that you do have lingering health issue, the insurance company will deny your claim. The best thing to do is to get checked out by a doctor and have the doctor give you a medical opinion.

The adjuster may ask you to make a recorded statement. You should not do this. The adjuster will try to get you to say things that will damage your case.

The adjuster may offer you a quick settlement. This is likely to be for far less than your case is worth. Do not accept an offer until you talk to a lawyer.

Hiring caring, competent legal counsel is the best way to ensure the insurance company will treat you fairly. Insurance companies often pay far less in settlements to people who are not represented by an attorney.

Experience Counts

Attorney Michael Gunderson grew up helping out at his parents' personal injury law firm. That experience has been invaluable in creating Chicagoland Injury Law. Under our contingency fee system, you pay no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

We handle both small and big cases, including accidents involving commercial trucks and rideshare vehicles. In Illinois, if you are not at fault, the damage has to be covered by the other insurer. You don't pay out of pocket for your medical bills and other related expenses.

Accidents involving motorcycles and bicycles can be incredibly traumatic. Lifelong injuries, chronic pain and lost limbs are unfortunately common. You can sue the other party involved in the accident if he or she ignored road signs, was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drove recklessly, was distracted by cellphone use or was otherwise at fault.

Learn more

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Rights of family members after a fatal accident

Dealing with medical bills after an accident

We're With You Every Step Of The Way

We can review offers and negotiate with the insurance company for you and strive for the best settlement possible in your case. Email us to arrange your free consultation or call our Chicago office at 312-600-5000. We look forward to helping you.