Most good injury lawyers will tell you that it’s difficult to oppose an insurance company with all their money and other resources. That’s usually true.
My name is Matt Willens and I’m the founder of Willens Law Offices. I’m a personal injury lawyer based in Chicago and I handle injury cases throughout Illinois. If I had a dime for each Chicago injury lawyer with a statewide practice, I’d need a bathtub to put them into.
As in any profession, there are the good, the bad and the ugly. For this article, let’s forget the bad and the ugly. There are plenty of those. Let’s talk about the good injury lawyers, the lawyers who have achieved the highest possible ratings from their peers and judges, the lawyers who have obtained all the usual awards and accolades. I’m proud to report that I’m one of those lawyers. So what sets apart the good lawyers? We all work hard. Most of us have at least half of a brain. We all have large settlements and verdicts to brag about at the boring law functions.
What makes one good lawyer different from another good lawyer?
Most good injury lawyers will tell you that it’s difficult to oppose an insurance company with all their money and other resources. That’s usually true. Most good injury lawyers will tell you that they have the skills and experience to do battle with these insurance companies. That’s probably true as well. You might be asking, “What are you getting at Willens? What sets you apart from other good injury lawyers?” Well, how’s this? I worked in management for a major Chicago-based insurance company. My job was to manage the strategic direction of million-dollar-plus cases. I have personal insight into the inner workings of an insurance company. I know how to beat the insurance companies at their own game. I know how the adjusters and analysts think. Heck, I may have trained them way back when.
I recognize that some other good personal injury lawyers have worked for defense firms and gained some insight into insurance companies. There are probably some injury lawyers who may have even been an insurance adjuster at one time. However, how many personal injury lawyers, my peers, ever worked in management at a major insurance company, like me? I don’t know of any. Do you?
Experienced Chicago Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence or fault and you want an injury attorney with firsthand insight of how insurance companies think, please contact Matt Willens at Willens Law Offices. Your initial consultation with him is absolutely free of charge and completely confidential. Call today at 312-957-4166. We can help!