There is a widespread misconception about personal injury cases in Champaign County and across Illinois - that you will battle it out in the courtroom with an insurance company. The Auto accident and personal injury team at Holder Law Group has certainly had to hold defendants, and of course their insurance companies, accountable in the courtroom before, but most of the time has been able to bring cases to a resolution without going to Court. However, while you may hear the term "personal injury" and immediately think "court room," the truth is that your case will unlikely go to court.
Despite this fact, the lawyers at Holder Law Group believe that every case needs to be prepared as if it is going to trial and that, at the end of the day, both the client and the lawyer need to be ready to go "all the way." Insurance companies, not individuals, are responsible for paying for the damages and injuries sustained in car accidents, fall cases, and medical malpractice, and insurance companies will do everything in their power not to pay. This is why a local, Champaign-Urbana accident lawyer will be your best resource in getting compensation.
You would think it would be beneficial for an insurance company to battle their case out in court, but it really isn't for most cases. Insurance companies want to look like the good guys and challenging an injured party in court goes against that. Still, many companies, particularly the ones that advertise on television like Allstate, Country Companies, State Farm, and GEICO, will often rather pay for lawyers then compensate people injured in car accidents or at the hands of doctors. This is why it is important to have a skilled local attorney to make jurors and insurance adjusters understand that there must be accountability.
For insurance companies, it is easier if they try to negotiate your case down outside of court and settle if at all possible. However, this doesn't mean you should let them talk you out of legal presentation just because you might not go inside a courtroom. Insurance adjusters know they can pull the wool over your eyes, but only if you don't have a lawyer that knows better by your side. Even if your case probably won't go to court, you should still be sure to get a lawyer to make sure you get a settlement that is fair for your injuries. Insurance adjusters and the corporate boards of directors are only driven by profits and will use many tricks to pay you less for your injuries.
Need help after an auto accident or personal injury case in Champaign County or Central Illinois? Have you been hurt in an accident and are considering a personal injury suit in Illinois? The process may seem straightforward enough, but make no mistake, it is not something you want to do alone. If you want to make sure you get the compensation that is fair for all your injuries, then contact us today to see what we can do for you.
Betsy Holder, Founder, Holder Law Group
Betsy Holder has recovered millions for her injured clients inside the courtroom and through settlement over the last decade. With long roots in the Champaign Community, Betsy and her team of litigators have the connections and expertise needed to get you the money that you deserve.