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Getting Help from an Evanston Car Accident Lawyer

When you’re in a car accident, there are a lot of things to take care of afterwards. From filing an insurance claim to fixing damaged vehicles and other property to paying medical bills and making up for missed work, the stress can take a toll on a person. Get help from an Elmhurst car accident lawyer today.

Understanding Your Insurance Claim After an Auto Accident in Evanston

In most cases, recovering just compensation after an auto accident means filing an insurance claim. This is a complicated process; and, as a result, it is best handled by an experienced auto accident attorney. But, there are steps you can take to help with your claim as well; and, the more you know, the less likely you are to make mistakes along the way.

1. When Reporting the Accident, You Do Not Have to Give a Recorded Statement.

When you call your insurance company, your entire conversation with your adjuster is likely to be recorded. As a result, you need to be very careful about everything that you say. While it is okay to report the basic details of the accident (i.e. where and when it occurred), you should not give a statement regarding why you think the accident happened or who you believe may have been to blame. If your insurance company has an app, filing a claim on the app may be your best option to avoid feeling pressured by your insurance adjuster.

2. You Are Entitled to Use a Doctor and a Repair Shop of Your Choosing.

While your insurance adjuster may offer to be “helpful” by recommending medical providers or repair shops in your area, the reality is that he or she has an ulterior motive for doing so. To ensure that you receive independent and unbiased advice, you should go to a doctor and repair shop of your own choosing.

3. Insurance Companies Require Proof of Liability.

In order to recover full compensation for your accident-related injuries, you will need to present the insurance companies with proof of liability. This requires evidence from the scene of the accident and various other sources, and this is one area in particular where an experienced attorney can help with your claim.

4. Most Insurance Claims Settle, But That is Not Always a Good Thing.

The vast majority of insurance claims settle. If you have a good attorney, settling your claim will generally mean receiving fair compensation for your injuries. However, if you try to negotiate your claim on your own, you could end up receiving far less than you deserve.

5. You Can Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Insurance Claim at No Out-of-Pocket Cost.

At Malman Law, we handle all auto accident claims in Evanston on a contingency-fee basis. As a result, you do not have to pay anything up front, and you never pay anything out-of-pocket. If we win a settlement or verdict in court, we will receive a percentage of your award as compensation for our services and the expenses we incurred pursuing your claim. Before we recommend a settlement, we will let you know exactly how much you can expect to take home.

How Can an Evanston Auto Accident Lawyer Help You?

Lawyers have experience working with a variety of different car accident cases, so they know the best ways to deal with insurance companies and how to best proceed with your specific situation. An Elmhust car accident lawyer will be able to help you resolve your case so that you can get back to your life as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to get help when you’ve been in a car crash.

For a free consultation, contact Malman Law today.

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  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

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  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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