People who are involved in truck accidents are often confused, hurt, and uncertain about what to do next. One of the issues that many accident victims consider is whether they should retain an attorney to represent them. While there are no laws or rules requiring individuals who are hurt in preventable accidents to retain a truck accident lawyer, it is highly advisable to do so for a number of reasons, some of which are detailed below. A lawyer will protect your right to recover
Illinois law1 often entitles truck accident victims to financial compensation. Unfortunately, there are things that victims can do, like taking too long to file a claim or accidentally conceding liability to an insurance adjuster, which can jeopardize their right to recover. When you retain an attorney, he or she will ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and will communicate on your behalf with any interested parties.
An attorney will negotiate a settlement arrangement
Most personal injury  cases, including truck accident cases, never see the inside of a courtroom. Instead, one party concedes liability and the parties work out a settlement arrangement that compensates the victim or victims for the losses they have sustained. Because it is often difficult for people without legal training to accurately estimate what their claim is worth, insurance companies tend to offer unrepresented parties much lower settlement offers than those they offer to those who have retained legal counsel. When you hire an attorney, you can be sure that you are receiving the full and fair value of your claim if you choose to settle.
Your lawyer will represent you in court
In some cases, justice demands that a personal injury case goes to trial. When this occurs, it is extremely important for accident victims to have an experienced attorney representing them, as being represented by counsel significantly increases your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Contact a Chicago truck accident law firm to retain legal representation today
Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr.Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee unless we win your case.