You or a loved one may have just been involved in a serious accident with a commercial truck, resulting in severe injury, property damages, and perhaps even wrongful death. No one should have to suffer this tragedy and the negligence of the truck driver or associated companies may be to blame for your losses.To obtain compensation for your losses and damages, you will need to file an Illinois truck accident claim. There are 3 main phases of the claim process: filing, adjusting, and settlement. The help of a Chicago truck accident lawyer can reduce the stress of the filing and adjustment phases and help you determine if the settlement is fair or if you need to go to trial for a larger settlement.The filing phase is where you and your lawyer go over the facts of the accident, collect the necessary evidence for use in your claim, and submit this information for review by the insurance company adjusters. The claim then enters the adjustment phase, where the adjusters collect the evidence from both sides, analyze it, question witnesses and both parties, and assign fault values and dollar amounts to the injuries and damages to your property.Once the adjustment phase is complete, the insurance companies offer you an initial settlement based upon their findings. You will be given the opportunity to accept or deny this settlement. Your Chicago truck accident lawyer can help you review this settlement and determine if you should accept or take the case to trial to fight for a higher settlement.Your family should not have to worry about money matters following your Illinois truck accident, and a fair settlement can only be obtained in a well handled truck accident claim. For more information on Illinois truck accident claims, read our article, which gives a basic overview of the entire process, as well as trucking accidents in general. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you with the Illinois truck accident claim process and work for a fair settlement. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080.