Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Car Accident
Getting into a car accident can be a traumatic experience, especially if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own. Your auto insurance company has mostly likely stressed the importance of letting it know when such an accident occurs. While communicating with the insurance company is important, speaking to an attorney in Edwardsville, Illinois, is something that should happen as soon as possible.
At Swanson & Sackett, P.C., we are ready to listen to your account of what happened as soon as possible after an accident. If your injuries prevent you from coming into our office, we will come to you.
An Insurance Company’s Mixed Agenda
No matter how nice your auto insurance agent may seem, there is likely a mixed agenda at play, even in the most straightforward car accident cases. Your agent may want to help you, but they also must protect the insurance company’s bottom line. Unfortunately, this often means minimizing the cost of settlements as much as possible.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, the insurance company may present you with an offer that looks good at first, but in the long run won’t cover the costs of everything you need. Our personal injury lawyers can help you identify the full value of your claim by:
- Investing the cause of the accident to determine liability
- Consulting with your medical team
- Projecting what your expenses really are likely to be given your injuries
In this way, we can also help you determine whether the settlement offered is appropriate to your situation. If you are given a low-ball offer, we are not averse to taking your claim to court to seek maximum compensation for you.
Why You Should Start As Soon As Possible
If you are injured in a car accident, healing and receiving medical treatment will most likely be at the top of your priority list. However, once the initial danger has been cleared, it is time to start working on your case. The earlier that we can be involved, the most time we will have to build a strong case for you.
In addition to building a strong case, the state of Illinois has a time limit on when a personal injury case can be filed. If a case is filed too late, you may forfeit your right to compensation, regardless of how severe your injuries are.
Contact Our Firm To Get Started
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is easy to think you should wait and see what happens, but acting soon is your best bet. Contact us by calling 618-692-8225 to arrange a free initial consultation so we can start working on getting you the compensation you deserve.