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Chicago Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyers 

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Chicago Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyers

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you face a difficult journey forward. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is essential to your ability to reach your most complete recovery, and as such, working closely with one of Chicago’s top rated personal injury lawyers is the surest path forward. 

Your Damages

Personal injury claims are based on compensating the injured party for the damages (or losses) that he or she incurs as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. These damages are divided into both economic damages and non-economic damages (those damages that don’t have a cost attached), including:

  • Property damage (such as damage to your vehicle in a car accident)
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages 
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering (these are your non-economic damages) 

Receiving compensation for your full range of physical, financial, and emotional damages is very important to your overall recovery process.

The Insurance Company

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, your claim will proceed through the at-fault party’s insurance coverage. While you may be tempted to simply allow the insurance company to do what it’s paid to do and offer you a settlement that addresses your damages in their entirety, this option is unlikely to support your best interests. 

The fact is that the insurance company is motivated by profits, which translates to an interest in minimizing settlement amounts whenever possible. Be wary of the following insurance company tactics for doing so:

  • Making an early settlement offer that doesn’t allow you adequate time to carefully assess the full extent of your damages (serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of medical needs)
  • Making the claims process so convoluted and confusing that you are tempted to give up in exasperation
  • Making the claims process so lengthy and arduous that you ultimately give up
  • Attempting to shift the blame away from the at-fault party (their client) and toward you

Steps to Take

You’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, and you’re in a difficult situation. There are, however, several things you can do to help protect your personal injury claim from the outset, including:

  • Allow your personal injury lawyer to speak to the insurance representative on your behalf (you are not required to give a formal statement, and you are better off not doing so).
  • Seek immediate medical attention and follow your doctor’s instructions. This is not only important for your health and well-being but is also necessary to demonstrate the extent of your damages to the insurance company.
  • Stay off social media for the duration. The insurance company will be looking for anything it can find to discredit you, and it is well versed at bending meaning for its own purposes.  

Look to a Chicago Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer

The accomplished Chicago personal injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group are well equipped to help guide your claim toward its most beneficial resolution. For more information about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your free initial consultation today.

Case Results

$4,500,000.00

for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.

$2,100,000.00

for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.

$2,300,000.00

for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.

$1,400,000.00

for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.

$1,200,000.00

for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.

$1,197,000.00

for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.

$175,000.00

for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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