Statistically speaking most of us are more likely to be involved in a car accident than any other type of personal injury injury case. Over the past five years, more than 85,000 people have sustained injuries while traveling on Illinois roads on an annualized basis. Illinois Crash Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation similarly reveals that nearly 1,000 people lose their lives in traffic accidents on Illinois roadways every year.
A substantial number of this incidents result in insurance claims against the at-fault driver. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is committed to obtaining the most favorable settlement for our clients from the automobile insurance carrier for the at-fault driver or via an uninsured-motorist claim. When it comes to handling car accident insurance claims in Chicago, you can take comfort in the fact that our law firm has successfully negotiated thousands of auto accident claims for our injured clients.
The type of injury and the insurance company involved may play a large role toward weather or not a car accident case gets resolved directly with an insurance company prior to the commencement of a lawsuit. However, there are several steps and injured person can take to ensure that their injury claim with an insurance carrier gets resolved in an expeditious and fair manner.
As a claimant in a car accident insurance claim, providing an insurance company with the following information may assist in getting your case resolved during the claim evaluation stage as opposed to pursuing your claim through an arduous court system:
- Itemized medical bills from all providers
- Full medical records from doctors and hospitals
- Narrative reports from treating physicians that address your injury, necessity of medical treatment and permanency
- Lost wage verification from your employer
- Tax returns to substantiate your wage loss claim
- Witness statements
- Report from an expert in accident reconstruction or other related fields to proving liability and damages
- Photos of your injury and / or area where you were injured
While the above documents may seem to be like a good deal of work, they may be necessary for the decision makers at an insurance company to properly evaluate your case. While not every car accident case can—or could be resolved prior to the litigation process, presenting this information to an insurance company gives them the information necessary to evaluate a claim.
As Chicago car accident lawyers, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has successfully resolved hundreds of car accident cases involving injuries or even death directly with many different auto insurance carriers. The reason? Our approach is simple, we prepare for war and hope for peace. This philosophy has earned us a reputation with insurance carriers as attorneys who truly mean what they say. If we do not get the type of settlement offer we feel is merited, we will quickly file a lawsuit and take the case to trial.
While not all car accident cases require an attorney, many cases get resolved quicker and more money than they would have had it not been for an attorneys involvement. If you have a car accident insurance claim, contact us, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers—before you talk with the insurance company. We will get your car accident case resolved fairly and for more money that you’d expect.
Resources related to auto insurance companies and claims:
How car insurance company stack up according to consumer satisfaction surveys (look here)
Understanding Illinois Police Reports (here)