Close to half of all traffic accidents occur at intersections, and the accident is usually the fault of one of the motorists. If you have been injured in an intersection accident and you are laid up in the hospital or trying to recover at home, you are not in a good position to be negotiating with an auto insurance company, Insurance companies know this, and they take advantage of it. They won’t take advantage of any of our clients, however, because we won’t let them. At Malman Law, it really makes us angry when insurance companies try to take advantage of our client’s vulnerability simply to pad their own bottom line. We know all of their tricks, and we won’t fall for a single one of them.
It is impossible to list all of the sharp negotiating tactics available to a skilled insurance adjustor. Some of the most common, however, are:
In 25 years of practicing personal injury law, we have won compensation for over 20,000 clients. Insurance companies know our name, and their attitude towards settlement negotiations tends to change rather quickly when they discover that we are the ones representing the injured party. We really can’t blame them for that, since we win 95 percent of our cases.
“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client
Below is an incomplete list of the kinds of cases we handle:
The rules for approaching an intersection are simple:
The four most common causes of intersection accidents are:
No, because they will be trying to elicit a statement from you that they can use against you later. Instead, send a letter notifying the at-fault driver’s insurance company of the accident. Include:
Keep a copy of the letter for your records. It is best to have your lawyer check over the letter before you send it.
Illinois allows punitive damages only if you also win compensatory damages. To win punitive damages, you must prove that the defendant’s conduct was outrageous in some way. While a DUI case is a good candidate for punitive damages, there is no guarantee.
Yes he can, within limits. The following parties are entitled to place such a lien:
In general, the total amount of all liens combined cannot exceed 40 percent of your recovery.
At Malman Law, we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t win compensation for your injuries, your legal bill will total precisely $0.00. We charge no upfront fees, and your bill won’t come due until your settlement or verdict actually arrives.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim