Recently, Willens & Baez filed yet another lawsuit stemming from a car accident in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
On November 13, 2012 at approximately 8:30 in the morning, Willens’ client (the plaintiff) was operating her car eastbound on Lake Cook Road near the intersection of Lake Cook Road and Wilke Road. At the same time, another driver (the defendant) was driving her vehicle westbound on Lake Cook Road at the same intersection. Then, suddenly and without notice, the defendant attempted to make a left turn onto Wilke Road and crashed her vehicle into the vehicle being operated by the plaintiff. The plaintiff was seriously injured and incurred substantial medical bills and lost wages. In addition, she suffers pain from her neck and back injuries on a daily basis.
The defendant is insured by State Farm. After submitting the medical records and bills to State Farm, no reasonable offer was made. Therefore, Willens & Baez filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
It is not uncommon in car accident cases for the responsible insurance company to make an unreasonable/low ball offer. Insurance companies make money, a lot of money, by doing so. In many cases, people who are not represented by car accident lawyers will accept a low offer. In other cases, people who are represented by lawyers will take an offer, perhaps because the lawyer is recommending acceptance of said offer. Maybe the lawyer does not want to spend the time and money litigating the case or maybe he or she is just plain lazy?
One of the most important decisions you can make after you are injured in a car accident is choosing the right lawyer to protect your rights. There are many lawyers out there who claim to be top-notch, yet have no real consistent track record of success, no accolades and usually not much, if any, trial experience. While most car accident cases never get to a jury trial, it is important to have a lawyer who has done battle with the insurance companies consistently over a long period of time. This will be very valuable to you as the case moves toward trial.
The experienced, trial-tested, award winning car accident lawyers of Willens & Baez stand ready to help you if you or a loved one was injured in a car accident. Don’t settle for less than your case is worth. Please call us today at (312) 957-4166 to find out how we can help you.