On January 15, 2013, Willens Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered serious injuries after she was involved in a car accident in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Willens Law Offices’ client (hereafter “the client”) was driving east on Lake Cook Road near the intersection of Lake Cook and Wilke. Another vehicle was travelling west on Lake Cook Road at the same intersection. Then, the driver of the westbound vehicle, suddenly, and without warning, turned left into the vehicle driven by “the client”.
As a result of the crash, “the client” suffered broken bones in her hand requiring surgery. She will likely need another surgery in the near future. “The client” also has missed a substantial amount of time from work as a cake decorator. While she is making progress in therapy, she still experiences pain and suffering on a daily basis.
Prior to hiring Willens Law Offices, the injured victim gave a statement to the negligent party’s well known insurance company. Based upon the statement, the insurance company told Willens Law Offices that the injured woman should take 20 percent blame for the accident.
In this case, Willens Law Offices read the statement and replied by filing a lawsuit. Willens said, “We do not discount our clients’ cases for the benefit of the insurance companies.”
Willens Law Offices strongly advises that people not give statements to insurance companies until they consult with a personal injury lawyer. However, insurance companies are aggressive and are pretty good at getting people to talk soon after an accident, often before one consults with a lawyer. The information the insurance companies extract from an injured victim is for their own benefit and certainly not to help the injured victim.
As a law firm who handles a great deal of car accident cases, we often see cases involving broken bones. Common to these types of cases are substantial medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, disfigurement and other damages.