Illinois Insurance Attorneys

Understand How to Handle Insurance Companies

If you or someone in your family has suffered a personal injury accident, then you will almost certainly be seeking some form of compensation from an insurance provider. The way you work with and communicate with insurance companies can have a direct impact on the results of your claim, and if you provide any excuse for them to deny your compensation, there is a good chance they will take it.

At the Illinois law offices of Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we help people understand their options for recovery. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we have dealt with insurance companies for decades in and out of the courtroom.

A Wrong Move can Destroy Your Case

If you record a statement for an insurance company or adjuster, or if you sign the wrong document, you could substantially and negatively affect the compensation you and your family receive. Even a relatively mild or common car accident injury can have a serious financial impact leading to costly medical needs and lost time from work.

You can do a number of things immediately to preserve your right to full and fair compensation:

  • Do not give tape recorded statements about your case
  • Take photos of injuries and damage quickly to preserve evidence
  • Get independent medical assessments of your injuries
  • Avoid signing a settlement too quickly because it may not cover your future financial needs
  • Get the advice of an experienced lawyer if you are concerned about the treatment or any settlement offer you receive

It is not always the catastrophic injury cases, such as spinal or head injuries, that insurance companies fight. Often in car accidents where the drivers share fault or where injuries are relatively mild, insurers can argue that you don't deserve any money for extended time away from work. If this has happened to you, talk to a legal professional to protect your right to compensation.

Get the Information You Need

At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we are dedicated to doing more than just providing experienced and dependable legal counsel. We also work to make sure people have the resources, tools and knowledge they need to make the right choices for themselves and their family.

Call our office today at 847-662-3303 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our Lake County area offices in Wheaton, Waukegan or Richmond.

"... through your conscientious hard work and tenacity we obtained a much better settlement than we anticipated. Definitely, the best legal representation available." - Karen S.
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