Naperville Car Accident Lawyers
Naperville consistently ranks in the top 10 of the best places in the country to live. However, as the fifth largest city in the state, and more than 141,000 residents, the traffic can be a bit chaotic. Those who travel to Chicago to work knows what a nightmare the freeways can be. In today’s society, traffic problems have become an everyday ordeal in Illinois and around the country. People are busy running about, and many break traffic laws to get where they need to.
There are accidents on every corner. These car accidents are a great worry for drivers, as well as, for the police and judiciary system. Most of the cases involve someone who broke the laws of the road. The problem is that there are innocent people that are involved. It is always the other driver that you must watch out for. A negligent driver could have been rushing to get to work on time, or they may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whatever the case, both vehicles can have serious or even life-threatening injuries. All it takes is one accident, with devastating injuries, to completely alter a person’s life.
A Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In The Compensation Package
Having a car accident is horrible no matter how trivial it may be. However, keep in mind that not every accident is grounds for a legal claim. There must be some type of injury, caused by the other driver’s negligence, which is affecting you. It is imperative to have a lawyer standing with you throughout the entire process. Insurance companies are quick to ask for a recorded statement, and they want those with serious injuries to sign off on a settlement. Never sign anything without having an attorney read through it. Remember, you won’t be able to come back and ask for more money for doctor bills or lost wages. Once you sign your name, the case is over.
In many cases, people sell themselves short by settling with the insurance company by not having an attorney. Having an accident attorney to negotiate and take the case all the way to the courtroom is advisable. There is justified compensation for those who were hurt by the negligence of someone else in a car accident. Zayed Law Firm handles many types of cases, from personal injury to medical malpractice, and even wrongful death claims. We are the ones to call first as we are knowledgeable of the complex laws regarding these types of cases. We strive to find the best solution for our client’s situation.
Dealing With The Insurance Company Is No Easy Feat
When an accident occurs on a public street, the accident victim often has a difficult time convincing the insurance company of their injuries. Insurance agents are professional and courteous, but they know every trick in the book. They do anything they possibly can to keep from paying you a dime. Most victims do not have any experience in dealing with an insurance agent. They lack knowledge and insight into these matters to put up a good defense. Therefore, in this kind of situation, it is best to have Zayed Law Firm deal with the insurance company. We know how to counter them and beat them at their own game. We always have our clients best interests at heart.
The Personal Injury Claim Process
Each case has a process that it must go through. First, we wait until all of the medical treatments are concluded. If there are permanent disabilities, we will use a doctor’s report to start the case. The goal is to make sure that you are healed as much as you are going to. This is so we can give an accurate account for your medical bills. We use the bills, along with pain and suffering, lost wages, and the overall impact of the injuries to figure the compensation package.
Armed with information, we draft a demand letter and send it to the insurance agency. If the injuries are severe, we will ask for the full amount available under the policy. The insurance company is eager to settle these claims too. There may be negotiations back and forth before a settlement can be reached. Many cases are settled out of court. However, for about 25 percent of cases, we must prepare for a trial.
What It Takes To Win!
Sure, you can negotiate with the insurance company without the help of an attorney, but why would you want to? In many cases, those who act as their own attorney will get a compensation package that is drastically less than what they would have received with an attorney. One of the most critical issues in the settlement process is having proper documentation.
The burden of proof is on the plaintiff to prove that the defendant was negligent and caused the wreck. This can be a difficult task, and having an attorney and expert witnesses can be beneficial. The subsequent communications are also important. Things like hospital expenses, lost wages, and other post-hospitalization costs are a large burden for you to bear. Getting compensation is the goal in these cases, which is why it must be handled by an accident attorney with the skills and knowledge of these matters.
Zayed Law Firm Can Help
There is no easy way to settle car accident claims. All cases follow a protocol and go through various steps from start to finish. There is no way to estimate how long it will take to get a compensation package. Some cases can be resolved in as little as six months, while others can drag on for a couple years. It really depends on the severity of the injuries and the proof against the other driver. Additionally, some insurance companies are easier to deal with than others. Never try to tackle such a monumental task alone. Get the help of Zayed Law Firm.
We have an office in Joliet and one in Chicago to service our clients. We promise exceptional legal representation and attentiveness to our clients’ needs. We offer a free case evaluation. If we take on your case, we work on a contingency basis. You don’t pay a dime unless we win. We have handled some of the toughest cases in Illinois history, and we are sure that we can handle your case too!