Many people love to be a do-it-yourselfer. They will take on any challenge instead of calling a plumber to fix a leaking faucet, or a carpenter to build a deck, for example, because doing so saves them money. The only money they need to spend is on tools and materials. The rest is paid for by sweat equity. But just as you would not try to diagnose and treat your illness alone if you were not a doctor, you should not try to negotiate with an insurance company after a car accident. You stand to lose much more in the long run if you decide to handle your car accident claim personally rather than allowing a car accident lawyer with the expertise, savvy, and insight gained after decades of successfully negotiating car accident claims handle your case.
Negotiations with insurance adjusters can be difficult. Adjusters have voluminous resources at their disposal, which helps them place a dollar amount on your claim, and they hold all of the power in the negotiations because they have all of the money. In essence, a simple algorithm provides adjusters with a dollar amount the insurance industry places on your injuries. The calculations are based on objective criteria. Therefore, an insurance adjuster’s computer program will not account for the pain and suffering you endured because of another’s negligence.
Adjusters can use other tactics to drive the value of your accident claim down like trying to blame you for causing the wreck or offering a quick settlement before you even understand the full extent of your injuries.
Hiring a Chicago personal injury lawyer with years of experience successfully negotiating with difficult insurance adjusters will give you the advantage you need to maximize your personal injury settlement. Your experienced Chicago car crash lawyer will not settle before knowing the full extent of your injuries, economic losses, and pain and suffering. Furthermore, your Chicago car wreck attorney will push the limits of the settlement negotiations by countering insurance adjusters’ arguments and will take the case to court if the insurance company refuses to offer you a just settlement.
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