Our Car Accident Lawyers Do Independent Investigations
Another important way we can help is by investigating your claim and collecting evidence independently. The insurance company generally sends an agent to investigate your claim. But it has a financial incentive to look for reasons to deny your claim or to find evidence that decreases the value of your claim.
Our investigators look for evidence that supports your claim, and we will provide the insurance company with any supporting evidence we find. This can increase the value of your claim and ensure that the insurance company won’t deny it without cause.
Negotiation and the Threat of Legal Action
Finally, your personal injury lawyer in Benton, IL, can take care of a key part of the legal process that can mean the difference between getting a settlement that’s not enough and receiving the settlement you deserve. We can negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement offer.
Most insurance companies won’t negotiate with claimants. They will set the terms of compensation, and you are expected to take it or leave it. But when you are represented by an attorney, everything changes.
A lawyer represents an inherent threat that you are willing to file a lawsuit to get the money you deserve. Insurance companies will usually negotiate with your attorney rather than risk a jury trial. The result is that we can often obtain more money for you than you’d get through the claims process — and get it to you quicker as well.