When a person files a personal injury claim against those who caused accidental injuries, what typically follows are negotiations between the accident victim and the insurance company for the at-fault person or company.
The legal team of Malman Law routinely handles these types of negotiations and will do the same for any injured client. Insurance companies would rather not deal with skilled personal injury lawyers who know the law and understand what reasonable compensation is in a specific case. That is why the first call an accident victim might get following an accident is likely from an insurance company adjuster with a quick offer to settle the case before the victim might get representation.
It is never a good idea for someone who is injured to talk to these insurance adjusters, as these communications and negotiations are better handled by an experienced personal injury attorney.
Negotiating a settlement is similar to any other type of business negotiation. The insurance company has a good idea of what the claim should be worth, but the adjuster will offer much less to start. Then, the claimant and their attorney will need to start negotiating to get the higher amount the claimant deserves.
The injured person knows or should know (with help from their attorney) how much they are willing to accept as compensation for their injuries, and the adjuster knows how much the insurance company is prepared and willing to pay. Each side presents different challenges, arguments, and evidence to get a favorable outcome for itself.
This is often accomplished through the following process:
This goes on for a couple or so more times until the parties reach an agreement. If none is reached, then the case might head to civil court, where a judge or jury will decide.
Anyone who has been injured and needs a personal injury lawyer should not wait to contact Malman Law today for a free consultation. The legal team is skilled at negotiating and fighting for the maximum compensation possible in each injury case.
Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.
Years of experience: +30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law—Last Registered Year: 2023
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