Why It's Important to Speak with a Lawyer and Not an Insurance Company Following an Auto Accident Injury
Even the most careful driver can’t be protected against those who drive recklessly. If you have been injured in a car accident, your first instinct may be to contact your insurance company. Unfortunately, your insurance company is mostly concerned with profits, and may not be your best friend after an auto accident injury. Here are a few reasons why you should speak to a personal injury lawyer first:
Protect Your Interests
After any accident, blame can be tricky to sort out. When it’s unclear who is at fault, a personal injury attorney can protect your interests until the situation becomes clearer. He can also ensure that you aren’t victimized by the other driver’s attorney or insurance company.
Protect Your Rights
Did you know that the legal definition of personal injury goes beyond physical harm or pain? A car accident can cause mental distress, too. In the days and weeks following an accident, you may also take a significant financial hit from missed work and medical bills. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to more financial restitution than you think. A qualified attorney can guide you through the process and make sure you’re aware of your legal options.
Protect Your Wallet
You pay high premiums for your insurance company to protect you. Still, you need to prove the extent of your injuries, the necessity of medical care, and other financial losses to your insurance company before you can receive compensation. Insurance companies looking to minimize their costs have legal teams designed to fight you every step of the way. Fortunately, you can even the playing field by hiring a lawyer of your own.
McCready, Garcia & Leet is one of Chicago's finest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms. If you have been injured, call (773) 779-9885 today for a free consultation. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that you’re well taken care of.