Chicago State Farm Auto Accident Claim Attorneys
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represents both State Farm insured's and individuals injured in Chicago car accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with our attorneys before you talk to a claims adjuster. Our attorneys have experience handling all types of State Farm injury claims involving accidents such as: 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 there is a recovery 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. It has been corralled into courthouses all across the country. From Maine to California, and many states in between, victims from all walks of life transformed into plaintiffs and demanded justice from the insurance giant. Overwhelmingly, their suits have been brought in state courts instead of federal courts. When plaintiffs chose state courts, here have been their favorite venues: 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 found itself in hot water include the following: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.
State Farm Insurance offers a variety of products and services. Millions of consumers or those near them come in contact with these products everyday. Therefore, it is not surprising when this level of exposure breeds litigation. Litigants have filed suit against State Farm Insurance on matters related to insurance, property, automobile, employment, and corporate matters. However, insurance is far and away the most common topic running through these lawsuits, largely because of its involvement as insurer in automobile and other 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
Over the last ten years (since 2005), plaintiffs suing State Farm Insurance have experienced very predictable results. Many, if not all, cases fell on a bell curve pattern with respect to jury awards and settlement amounts. For instance, across the country, and across all topics of litigation, twenty-four percent (24%) received nothing at all, 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 repeated itself when isolating all insurance cases across the country as well: twenty-three percent (23%) received nothing; 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, while automobile incidents have attracted more attention due to their increasing rates and severity, this has not translated into greater success for plaintiffs in courtrooms: twenty-four percent (24%) received nothing; 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 story in Illinois is not very different or any rosier for current or future plaintiffs. Plaintiffs residing here did not fare much better against State Farm Insurance than those around the country. Seventy-one percent (71%) recovered less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00)- sixteen percent (16%) recovered nothing at all-and only eleven percent (11%) recovered more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) from jury award or settlement. In the insurance context, the picture is even worse. Only fifteen percent (15%) received more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) from State Farm Insurance. Finally, across 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 ($6,482.75).
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 State Farm insured, many people are lulled into humming the popular slogan “…like a good neighbor, State Farm is there…” The reality is that State Farm has not positioned itself into one of the leading auto and homeowner insurance companies by generously paying claims. Negotiating and litigating personal injury claims involving State Farm requires persistence and commitment to seeing the case through to resolution via settlement, mediation or trial.
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers we have successfully represented people in all types of Chicago car accident and injury matters involving State Farm Insurance. If you have a potential matter, we 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.