Get Answers To Your Personal Injury Questions
After an accident, you may have many questions about who will pay for your medical recovery and how you will move forward with your life. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., have answered the questions of many injured people, and helped them get their deserved compensation. This frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers page is based on some of the most common we have received.
The fastest way to get an immediate answer to your question is to contact either our Peoria, Bloomington or Galesburg offices. Our personal injury lawyers have helped injured people across Illinois get more than $100 million in damages. Call us now toll free at 309-343-5291 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney in a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
How much will my personal injury case cost me?
Our attorneys represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. This fee structure means that you will not owe any upfront fees, and we do not receive any payment unless we obtain compensation for your case. We will then be paid a portion of the final settlement with no out-of-pocket fees.
What are my first steps after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should seek medical attention and follow any medical directions given. Do not speak with your insurance provider or the negligent driver who caused the accident without an attorney present. Oftentimes, the insurance companies will twist what you say and attempt to use any information that you give them against you.
Are insurance adjusters on the side of the injured?
While an insurance adjuster is often assumed to be neutral parties, this is often not the case. Insurance companies are businesses, and they make money by denying claim and minimizing payments to injured people. Insurance adjusters are looking for reasons to deny claims and pay injured people as little as possible. Even innocuous comments to an insurance adjuster may be misconstrued by the insurance company. We recommend only speaking to an insurance adjuster with the guidance of an attorney.
The insurance company offered me a settlement. Should I take it?
After a person becomes seriously injured, the insurance company may approach them with a small amount of money. While this small settlement may seem generous, it will often not cover the cost of injured person’s recovery once the full extent of their injuries becomes known. Insurance companies hope that injured people will take this small settlement so that they can close the claim and cut off any chances of giving an injured person more compensation. Do not accept an insurance company’s offer without first speaking to a personal injury attorney.