February 22, 2021
Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Springfield Car Accident Lawyer
Posted in: Car Accidents
When you choose a car accident lawyer, you need to know they’re the right one for you. You can only do that by asking the right questions. Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. is here to answer all of your questions.
Read below to learn some of the common questions we hear when meeting with a new client. Then, call us at (312) 236-2900 or use our online contact form to reach out. We are ready with answers for you.
1. Do You Have Car Accident Experience?
You need a personal injury attorney with extensive experience working with car accidents. They need to know how to engage with auto insurance companies, properly evaluate a car crash claim, and gather necessary evidence from the scene of an accident. There are many aspects of a car accident case that only an experienced attorney will understand.
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. has handled thousands of cases involving motor vehicle accidents. We understand the law and legal process involved with these types of claims. We aren’t afraid of fighting back against insurance companies, and we will use our knowledge to get you the most compensation possible. To learn more about our extensive car accident claims experience, read about our case results.
2. How Well Do You Know Springfield?
If you had a car accident in Springfield, you need a team of attorneys who know your city well. You need someone who can point you in the right direction for resources after a crash. Your attorney should know the difference between I-55 and I-72.
Our law firm is located at 920 South Spring St. #1800, right in the heart of Springfield, Illinois. We can be easily accessed from I-55/9th Street. We are right beside the Illinois Department of Labor. Because of our location, our attorneys are familiar with the city and its businesses, streets, and all of the resources you need after an accident.
3. How Much Is My Claim Worth?
You will likely have significant medical bills and other expenses after an accident. Although money won’t fix everything, it can help you get the resources you need to move forward with life. You have a right to know how much your attorney thinks your claim is worth. Some attorneys won’t give you a general idea, but it is possible to give an estimate or range by evaluating every aspect of your accident.
We understand that you need money to cover the losses you have incurred. Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. will collect all of your medical bills, car repair receipts, and other information about the money you’ve already paid. We will also consider your pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. After reviewing all of your damages, we will review any limitations on your claim, such as the insurance policy limit. We should be able to give you an idea of how much your claim is worth after a couple of conversations with our knowledgeable attorneys.
4. How Long Will It Take To Settle My Claim?
It’s hard to know how long it will take to go through the legal process. You might be hoping for a large settlement quickly, but the reality is that larger settlements usually take time. You should never take the first offer from the insurance company, and negotiations can be lengthy.
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. wants to get you the most amount of money as quickly as possible. Sometimes we can do that in a few months, and sometimes it takes more than a year. Just know that we will constantly keep you updated about the process. Additionally, we will help you get resources to pay bills, put medical costs on hold, and continue living life comfortably until you get a settlement.
5. What Happens if We Can’t Settle With the Insurance Company?
Most car accident cases do settle. However, sometimes the at-fault party’s insurance company denies a claim or delays it so long that a lawsuit has to be filed. When you file a lawsuit, the insurance company knows you mean business. Sometimes this encourages them to make a fair settlement offer or engage with the car accident victim.
In the end, if we can’t get the insurance company to settle, we will take them to court. Some smaller firms don’t have the experience and resources to take a case to trial, but we do. Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can handle your case whether you’re looking for a settlement or we have to go to court.
Call Attorney Jared Staver if You Have Questions
Our firm is set up to have someone available to answer your questions quickly and thoroughly. You can reach out via phone at (312) 236-2900 or online using our contact form. We also have a Live Chat feature. We are here for you during this difficult time.