or most auto accident victims, a lawsuit stemming from an auto accident is not about striking it rich. Maximizing accident compensation is usually more about finding a way to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, and the pain and suffering of an accident while still making ends meet.
At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., our attorneys have decades of experience representing Illinois clients in all types of auto accident claims. Representing clients in Peoria, Bloomington and Galesburg since 1962, we help clients through every phase of the process involved with the aftermath of an auto accident.
Step One: Get Medical Attention
The first and most important step is to receive appropriate medical care. Even if you don’t feel any pain or don’t know about any serious injuries, it is critical to seek a sound medical opinion, because many injuries are difficult to detect immediately. Our lawyers can help you find an exceptional doctor who will help us assess the immediate and long-term injuries and costs.
Step Two: Start Your Claim
It is important to get in touch with a lawyer right away to start your claim. In addition to the possibility of losing your right to bring a claim due to the statute of limitations, the passage of time can result in the unavailability of witnesses and lost evidence that could be critical to your claim.
Step Three: Obtain Compensation
Our lawyers explore every option for maximum compensation, including:
- Uncovering all available insurance coverage: Our lawyers seek compensation first from the other driver’s insurance policy. Then, if that proves inadequate, we also seek compensation from the client’s insurance company or other insurance policies held by other parties involved in the accident.
- Lien holders: We have tremendous experience handling the complex negotiations that arise when lien holders come into play as we’re seeking compensation for our clients.
- Multiple claims: In addition to the primary auto accident claim, other claims could present themselves depending on the circumstances, including a product liability claim if one of the automobiles in the accident was defective, a dram shop liability claim if the other driver was intoxicated, or a workers’ compensation claim if the accident occurred while on the job.
- Other options: Although the above three are the most common sources for compensation in accident litigation, other sources also arise in some cases.
We are committed to exploring every possible option to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.
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Do not wait. Call us right away at (309-673-5144 toll free) or email us. We offer free consultations and we take cases on contingency, so we will not charge you any attorney fees until we win your case.