When to File a Personal Injury Claim

Serious injuries caused by the negligence of others can have a devastating impact on victims and their families. Often, the choices made immediately after an accident can have a profound impact on the value of a claim. Having a lawyer experienced in dealing with big insurance companies can make a world of difference in terms of the success of your claim.

Insurance company adjusters who may contact you after an accident are trained to act concerned about your claim. They may try to lead you to believe you do not need an attorney. Make no mistake: adjusters have only one goal, to save their employer, the insurance company, as much money as possible. This means paying you little or no money and delaying any payment as long as possible.

An experienced lawyer, like those at Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC (formerly Presbrey & Associates), can help you obtain compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, disability, lost wages and other expenses. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury because someone else was careless, whether a business or an individual, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. We can help.

Since 1948, we have been helping accident victims all over the Chicagoland area. We have helped victims with brain injuries, back and neck injuries, broken bones, loss of arms and legs, and other serious injuries. We also represent families that have lost loved ones due to wrongful death.

Undoubtedly, the most important factor in your choice of lawyer should be the experience of the lawyer in handling similar cases. There are many lawyers who may be proficient at handling other legal matters, but have very little if any courtroom experience in personal injury matters. Many lawyers who take on personal injury cases may have never tried a case in front of a jury and will drop a case quickly if it does not settle. We have attorneys with substantial experience with jury trials. Insurance companies and defense lawyers know that we are not afraid to take go to trial. That reputation for trying cases helps us achieve fair settlements for our clients.

Call us today for a free consultation about your case. Evening and weekend appointments are available and we can come to you if you are unable to come to our office. We handle cases on a contingency basis. There is no fee if we don’t win.

Comprehensive Personal Injury Representation

Our lawyers represent people injured because of:

In every case, we take pride in moving quickly, assessing options and doing what is necessary to help victims of negligence make a full recovery.

Work Accidents

While victims of construction accidents and other workplace accidents often file a claim for Illinois workers’ compensation, many do not realize that they may have a personal injury claim as well. If you were harmed because of the negligence of someone other than your employer such as another contractor on a construction site or the manufacturer of defective work equipment, you may be able to get additional compensation through a personal injury claim. We take pride in identifying these opportunities to maximize your compensation.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation With a Illinois Accident & Injury Attorney

Do you want to learn about your options from an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney? Call us at (630) 264-7300 or send us an e-mail today.