Do I need a lawyer?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury at work or due to the actions of a person, firm or corporation, Illinois law requires that their insurance compensates you. Sadly, this way of thinking has gone astray as insurance companies save money by delaying and underpaying claims. In addition, insurance companies have the resources to pay for the most expensive lawyers who understand how to undermine the legal rights for the injured. Unfortunately, most, if not all, injured persons don’t understand their rights.
Many times, people believe that they can negotiate on their own with the insurance company or that a lawyer will charge a fee that will take away too much of their settlement. A good lawyer will always have the client’s best interest in mind, and this includes making sure their attorney’s fees don’t reduce their client’s recovery to less than what the client could have recovered themselves. Insurance companies, on the other hand, will generally do anything they can to avoid justice or obtain the lowest possible settlement. They will prompt answers from you that ultimately damage your case.
Even with deducting the attorney’s fee from your settlement, you should receive significantly more by using an attorney than if you were to try and negotiate by yourself.
Does my injury require a specific type of personal injury attorney?
Many times, attorneys will focus their personal injury practice towards a specific type of case. This is important because many lawyers don’t handle medical malpractice or workers’ compensation cases – medical malpractice is a highly focused field and workers’ compensation is handled through a separate court system. Hence, you want to find an attorney who concentrates his or her practice on the type case that you have.
With a long history of record-setting verdicts, Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, obtained what was the largest verdict in Illinois history for a personal injury claim. A free consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers can help ease your fears and protect your rights. If appropriate we’ll arrange for an immediate investigation while evidence is fresh, including taking photos and statements from witnesses and the Defendant. Horwitz Horwitz & Associates invites you for a free telephone or in person consultation to discuss your accident and any questions you may have. You can also email us or even speak with us right now on LiveChat.
Even if you don’t wish to retain an attorney, we can set you on the right path for free. Most of our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and we have an outstanding track record of helping our clients and creating a strong trust relationship, as you can see in our Success Record.
Please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822, our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822 or our toll-free number at (800)-985-1819.