Car accidents are incredibly stressful and force you to take immediate action to enable you to recover money for your injuries. Given the number of things that must be taken care of right away, contacting a Chicago personal injury lawyer quickly is essential. Unlike other types of law firms, personal injury attorneys do not charge you by the hour – they take a percentage of the settlement IF they are able to get you money – so hiring them right away and having them do all the work is a no-brainer.
You need to make sure your car is being repaired or replaced immediately and that arrangements are made to get you a rental car in the meantime. This means coordinating with the insurance adjuster, the auto body shop, the rental car company and your own insurance company. With all the things on your plate, isn’t it nice to place these tasks in the hands of lawyers that do it all the time?
And while all of this is going on, you need to make sure you are getting the medical treatment you need from the BEST doctors available, you need to make sure these bills will be paid, you need to make sure that contact is being made with your health insurance provider, your own auto insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company to make sure your treatment is being approved and paid for. Again this requires a ton of time and attention, so isn’t it ideal to put this in the hands of the attorneys?
AND, you need to make sure the insurance companies and adjusters reach the proper conclusion as to who was at fault for your accident. You need to immediately get a copy of the official accident report completed by the police and you need to pin down the statements of the people that were witnesses to the accident and it is always preferable that your own lawyers speak with the witnesses about the accident before the insurance companies do. Being first is important.
AND AND, you may have to miss time from work because you are injured. This injury could easily prevent you from being able to take care of all the things we just discussed. Also, if you are off of work and losing wages what will you do? You can’t afford to take your time in talking to a lawyer about your car accident.
It is your lawyer’s job to make sure your rights are protected. That you get the largest possible recovery for your injuries. Car accident attorneys, like the ones at Stein & Shulman, are personal injury experts that know how to protect your rights and get you to the proper medical specialists and make sure your bills are being paid. You do not pay your car accident lawyer any money from your pocket – they get paid out of the proceeds of a settlement so there is no reason to wait to hire one. In fact, hiring one right away allows them to get to work on your behalf immediately.
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