The Chicago metropolitan area has millions of people coming and going every day. Each day, some of these people will become injured in an auto accident through no fault of their own. Some will be lucky to walk away with only property damage to their vehicles, others may lose their lives, and many will wind up somewhere in between with injuries they must overcome. If you are one of the ones in the middle, we are here to help. Our Chicago auto accident lawyers have helped many clients, just like yourself, recover the compensation they need after a car accident.
Legally, you do not have to hire an attorney after a car accident. However, the car insurance companies have their attorneys, and they are most interested in minimizing how much they have to pay in any given claim. By hiring an attorney, you will have a trusted advocate whose interests align with your own. Hiring an attorney can give you the time and space you need to heal from your injuries as well as the peace of mind that your claim and that it requires is being handled by an experienced professional. Hopefully, you will only have to deal with such a situation once in your life. We deal with them every day. We know the games the insurance companies play. We know what cases are worth. We know what to do to make sure you get what you deserve.
Most auto accident claims settle before reaching trial. Our Chicago auto accident attorneys are skilled negotiators who will uncover and aggressively pursue all avenues of liability, thereby maximizing the amount of compensation you will receive in a settlement offer. If we are not able to receive a settlement that meets your standards of fair compensation for your damages, we will proceed to trial. We are not afraid to litigate cases, and we have historically been successful when we elect to go that route.
Keep in mind that litigating a case can drag it out longer and take more money away from your compensation. Your attorney will discuss all of the pros and cons of accepting a settlement versus litigating a case to help you make the right decision for you.
This is a common question that Chicago auto accident lawyers are often asked. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule about how long an auto accident case can take. There are many variables that will make this determination, such as how many parties are involved, how severe the injuries are, how strong the evidence is for the injured party, the limits of the insurance policies, and the schedule of the courts. While some cases will result in a fair settlement in just a few months, others may take a year or two. Rest assured, your attorney will be by your side advocating for you through the entire process, no matter how long it takes.
After an auto accident, it’s common to feel overwhelming and sometimes even alone. You might be worried about your physical recovery or how your bills will get paid. During this time, you should be focused on yourself and your healing; let an attorney handle the rest. The experienced Chicago auto accident lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. are waiting to speak to you about your accident. Contact us today to make an appointment for a confidential case review.