Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents both State Farm insured drivers and individuals injured in Chicago car accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities. Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to discuss your case before you talk to a claims adjuster. Our lawyers are experienced in handling all types of State Farm injury claims involving accidents involving auto, motorcycle, homeowners, and business. As with all of our personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee basis where there is only a legal fee charged when we recover financial compensation for you.
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Growth of an Insurance GiantOver the last ten years, State Farm Insurance has been fighting battles on multiple fronts in courthouses all across the country. Victims from all walks of life have filed lawsuits against State Farm, demanding justice from the insurance giant. The cases heard in state courts more than federal courts occur more often in Alabama (5%), California (12%), Florida (5%), Louisiana (5%), Maryland (15%), New York (6%), Ohio (8%), and Texas (6%). However, other popular but not as common jurisdictions where State Farm Insurance has litigated a large caseload include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.
State Farm Insurance provides insurance coverage to millions of consumers and pays out claims and lawsuits every year in cases that involve insurance, property, automobile, employment, and corporate matters. However, insurance is far and away the most common basis of their litigated lawsuits, largely because the company insures so many drivers involved in automobile accidents. In fact, insurance disputes account for nearly half of all cases against State Farm Insurance.
A Look at Results Involving Lawsuits Filed Against State Farm Insureds
In the ten years between 2005 and 2015, plaintiffs suing State Farm Insurance have experienced predictable results. Most cases fell on a bell curve pattern concerning jury awards and settlement amounts. For instance, across the United States, and across all topics of litigation, twenty-four percent (24%) received no monetary compensation, thirty-nine percent (39%) received up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), thirty percent (30%) received between fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), and eight percent (8%) received more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).
This pattern when all insurance cases across the country are isolated in the statistics where twenty-three percent (23%) received no compensation; forty percent (40%) received up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00); thirty-one percent (31%) received between fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00); additionally, fifty-one percent (5%) received more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).
Finally, even though plaintiff suffering injuries or damages from automobile incidents represent a large portion of the lawsuits filed against State Farm due to their increasing rates and severity, the data reveals that these plaintiffs have been only marginally successful in resolving their cases. Statistics show that twenty-four percent (24%) of plaintiffs received no compensation; forty-seven percent (47%) received at most fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), twenty-four percent (24%) received somewhere between fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00); finally, five percent (5%) received more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).
Illinois State Farm Auto Claims Compared to Rest of Country
The success rates for plaintiffs in Illinois in obtaining large settlements and jury awards is not much different. Illinois Plaintiffs did not fare that well resolving their cases against State Farm Insurance compared to other plaintiffs around the country. Seventy-one percent (71%) recovered less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00); sixteen percent (16%) recovered no compensation, and only eleven percent (11%) recovered more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) from a jury award or settlement. In insurance only cases, only fifteen percent (15%) received more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) from State Farm Insurance. Finally, in all automobile cases, no plaintiff received more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) and the average award or settlement was a paltry few thousand dollars ($6,482).
Do You Need a Chicago Injury Attorney to Assist With a State Farm Auto Injury Claim or Lawsuit?
In the aftermath of an accident with a driver insured by State Farm, victims are often lulled into humming the popular slogan “…like a good neighbor, State Farm is there…” The reality is that State Farm has not positioned itself as a leading auto and homeowner insurance company by paying generous claims. Negotiating and litigating personal injury claims involving State Farm requires a persistent commitment to see the case through to its resolution via settlement, mediation or trial.
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, our attorneys have successfully represented clients injured in all types of Chicago car accident involving State Farm Insurance. If you have a potential legal matter, our law firm will be honored to speak to you without any cost or obligation. We encourage you to contact us before you attempt to speak to a claims handler or other person at the insurance giant to ensure your rights are protected.