Statistically speaking, most of us are more likely to be involved in a car accident than any other type of personal injury case. Over the past five years, more than 85,000 people have sustained injuries while traveling on Illinois roads every year. 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 annually.
A substantial number of these incidents result in insurance claims against the at-fault driver. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to obtaining the most favorable settlement for our clients from the automobile insurance carrier covering the at-fault driver or through 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.
Determining Which Auto Injury Cases Get Resolved
The type of injury and the insurance company involved may play a large role in whether a car accident case gets resolved directly with an insurance carrier before a lawsuit is filed. However, there are several steps an injured person can take to ensure that their injury claim with an insurance carrier gets resolved in an expeditious and fair manner.
Claimants who file a car accident insurance claim can provide the insurance company with the following information to assist in resolving the case during the claim evaluation stage to avoid an arduous court system:
- Itemized medical bills from all providers
- Complete 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
- Reports from experts in accident reconstruction or other related fields to identify liability and damages
- Photos of your injury and/or area where you were injured
While the above documents may be challenging to obtain, the paperwork and reports may be necessary to assist 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 move the claim forward.
Chicago’s Most Aggressive Car Accident Injury Attorneys
As Chicago car accident lawyers, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have successfully resolved hundreds of car accident cases involving injuries or even death directly with major auto insurance carriers. How do we do it? 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 our law firm is unable to negotiate an acceptable settlement offer we feel is merited, we will quickly file a lawsuit on your behalf and take the case to trial.
While not all car accident compensation claims require an attorney, many cases get resolved faster and for 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 LLC, before you talk with the insurance company. We will get your car accident case resolved fairly and for more money than you’d expect.
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Understanding Illinois Police Reports (here)