Nothing is more devastating and stressful than being seriously injured in an accident and then having to deal with low-balling insurance adjusters while attempting to settle your claim. If you have been offered a settlement, the insurance company will likely ask you to sign a waiver preventing you from seeking any further damages, so it is vital that the settlement amount you accept adequately addresses your injury costs and other accident-related expenses.You may be wondering what is taken into consideration when determining if a settlement offer is fair. Some of the factors that are considered include:
- Immediate and long-term treatment for injuries.
- Loss of income caused by injuries.
- Accident-related expenses (this can include medical devices like crutches or neck braces as well as other costs incurred as a result of your injuries, such as transportation).
- Quality-of-life issues affected by the accident.
- Any third-party claims.
If you or someone you love has experienced a personal injury, you should never accept any settlement offer before letting an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney look at your case to determine if the settlement offer is fair. Your attorney can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf until a fair settlement is reached.
Hiring a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
During this time, recovering from your injuries should be your main focus, not dealing with insurance adjusters and escalating medical bills. Retaining the legal services of a Chicago personal injury attorney can help you focus on getting better while your attorney deals with the insurance companies for you. A Chicago personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you determine liability and file for damages to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080