Chadwick & Lakerdas

Protecting The Rights Of Injured People In Hyde Park Since 1986

Get help after you suffer a personal injury

It's difficult to find yourself injured as a result of another person's negligence. Sadly, it happens every day to people who are abiding by the traffic laws and just trying to get from point A to point B without trouble.

In many cases, it's people who are traveling to work, to school, with their friends or with family who end up suffering serious injuries or having to deal with the deaths of loved ones as a result of another driver's negligent or dangerous actions. Fortunately, you can hold others responsible for their actions, so that you don't have to worry about your financial losses impacting you in the long term.

When you're hurt, know your right to a legal claim

When you're hurt, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to be prepared to make a legal claim. Of course, it's reasonable that you may not be able to start your claim right away. You could be hospitalized or dealing with the death of a loved one.

It's tragic and stressful to have to handle an injury and the death of someone you love, which is why you should consider reaching out to your attorney before speaking with any insurance agents. The reality for you may be that you're not prepared to negotiate or talk about money, but your attorney is well-prepared to do so.

Allowing your attorney to negotiate on your behalf gives you more time to focus on your own health and wellness and to begin the recovery process. Having a legal professional on your side also gives you the peace of mind that you won't accept a settlement offer that is too low or unacceptable based on the severity of your injuries or the losses that you've suffered.

Of course, it's also a good choice to work with a legal professional in the case that you have to go to trial. It doesn't happen often, but if the insurance company won't negotiate and settle for a fair amount of compensation, then you may be able to take them to court and have a trial. Then, the judge and jury would decide on a fair payout, so that you can rest easy knowing that you got what most people in the situation believed was fair. Your attorney will help you prepare if you have to go through a trial for your case as a result of being unable to settle.

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