One of the first things we tell our clients in Chicago personal injury cases, and which always bears repeating, is this: DO NOT TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY ABOUT YOUR INJURIES.
Its natural to be upset and frazzled after being injured in an accident. Its a traumatic event, and one you more than likely have never experienced before. But its exactly the type of event a seasoned insurance adjuster deals with each and every day, and he or she will use this inequality of information to the companys advantage and to your disadvantage. An adjuster will often call you up about, for example, your property damage, sounding as sweet and sympathetic as a long-lost friend. And while youre arranging to have your vehicle transported to a garage of their choosing for inspection, he may ask, very off-handedly, And how are you feeling? And you may say, Oh, fine, as people often do unthinkingly. Or you may go into greater detail about the extent of your injuries, just as you would if a friend had asked you. But the insurance company is not your friend. The questions are being asked for a specific strategic reason, which is to minimize their financial exposure. To put it plainly, they want to use your words against you in order NOT to pay you the money you deserve! For that reason, the best thing you can do to help your Illinois personal injury claim against an insurance company is NEVER to talk to them.
Remember: The adjusters responsibility is to close your claim against the insurance company as quickly and as cheaply as possible, and he will take advantage of your lack of experience in these matters to do so.
So if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Illinois, the best thing you can do to help your case is to contact a Chicago accident attorney at GWC as soon as possible to communicate with the insurance company for you. GWC has successfully resolved thousands of personal injury cases over a period of more than three decades. We have dealt with most, if not all insurance companies in the Midwest. We know what to say to them, and what not to say. By getting GWC on your case as soon as possible, you can rest assured that an expert Chicago injury attorney is pursuing damages to the fullest extent of the law to get you the best result for your case. Call us now for a free consultation at 1-312-464-1234, or click here to chat with an operator 24/7.<< BACK TO BLOG POSTS