Many people believe that getting an Illinois car accident settlement is a simple matter of calling the insurance company and letting the insurance adjuster know you were injured in a car crash. Any accident victim will tell you, “It isn’t that simple.”

Dealing with the insurance company takes time and effort. You must back up your claim with evidence and even if you do everything correctly, you may still not get the settlement you need to cover your medical bills and lost wages.

You may think that you can save money by not hiring an attorney after your accident, and this may be true if your injuries are minor, but seriously injured Bloomington car crash victims who hire personal injury lawyers receive settlements that are, on average, 3½ times more than those received by injury victims who deal with the insurance companies on their own.

How A Personal Injury Lawyer in Bloomington Can Help You Get a Better Settlement

  • An Illinois personal injury lawyer has the experience to place a monetary value on your claim.

    The attorney will add up your current medical bills and estimate your future medical costs and make sure that the amount of your claim includes:

    • Past and future medical bills

    • Rehabilitation

    • Physical therapy

    • Counseling

    • Lost wages

    • Loss of earning potential

    • Pain and suffering

    • Disability and disfigurement

    • Any other losses

Experienced accident attorneys know that if you ask for too low of a settlement, you won’t be able to pay your bills, but if you ask for too high, the insurance company may see you as greedy and refuse to negotiate.

  • An experienced lawyer will be able to get the paperwork and evidence to back up your claim, including:

    • Medical records

    • Medical bills

    • Accident reports

    • Witness interviews

    • Expert testimonies

They will then use this evidence to convince the insurance company or a jury of the value of your case.

  • Most importantly, a lawyer will understand the way the insurance industry works and help you avoid making mistakes that will cost you money.

To learn more about protecting your rights after an Illinois car accident, request a free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide For Automobile Accident Victims.

For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation,
contact the Bloomington car accident lawyers at Hupy and Abraham
at 309-862-4800, toll-free 800-800-5678, or using our online contact form.