If you sustain injuries and you believe that another person or entity was negligent, you may have reason to sue for compensation. You might think this is something you can handle yourself, it isn’t. Most personal injury cases, even one that may seem simple and straight forward, need the help of a Chicago personal injury lawyer. The law is extremely complex, a layperson can actually do him or herself more harm than good if they attempt to represent their own interests.
The insurance company will have lawyers:
If you try to sue you will be faced with lawyers representing the insurance companies. These people are paid to ensure that their employers pay out as little as possible in claims, and they have tricks that can come back to haunt you. You can be sure that a claims adjuster or an insurance company representative will be in touch, asking you to make your statement, at the same time you will be offered a settlement as long as you take it no further. This is where many people go wrong; you should never even consider talking to an insurance company unless you have first talked to a personal injury lawyer.
How a lawyer can help:
When you are represented by a Chicago personal injury lawyer you have immediately leveled the playing field, no longer will you be up against skilled lawyers on your own. Not only will you have an advocate, someone that is on your side; you will get every bit of compensation that you rightfully deserve. You will no longer have to deal with the insurance companies; your lawyer will do this. Your lawyer will prepare all the required court documents and keep you well abreast of what is happening and do it in terms that you can fully understand.
A Chicago personal injury lawyer will work on contingency; there is no need for you to give a retainer or any other up-front monies. Your lawyer believes you have been wronged; he or she will only be compensated when they win on your behalf.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence on the part of another you have the right to hire a Chicago personal injury lawyer and sue for compensation. You are invited to discuss the merits of your case with the Shea Law Group.