Representing Car Accident Victims
Car accidents typically happen when someone did something they knew was wrong. They may have taken their eyes off the road to respond to a text message or chosen to drink and drive. If you were injured by the carelessness of another driver, you are entitled to compensation from their insurance company.
At the Kerley & Talken PC, we help car accident victims in Springfield and other communities in central Illinois recover the full compensation they deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call 217-814-0148 to talk to a lawyer today.
Do I Need A Lawyer To Handle My Auto Accident Case?
If insurance companies treated accident victims fairly, you probably could handle your personal injury claim without an attorney’s help. Unfortunately, the insurance company will pay you less than the value of your case if they know you are trying to do it on your own.
You may also need an attorney’s help because of the legal issues involved with your particular claim, or because of the severity of your injuries. The skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer usually mean extra dollars in your pocket, even after paying an attorney fee from the settlement or jury verdict you receive.
Attorney John Kerley has handled car accident cases for over 27 years. As a former insurance company defense lawyer, he knows how to maximize your injury claim.
The Insurance Company Offered Me A Settlement. Should I Take It?
To protect your interests in a car accident case, you should not make decisions about settling until you know how you will recover. If you accept a settlement now, and later find out you still have health problems, you would not be able to file an additional claim.
It’s important to understand the insurance adjuster is not your friend. They may say they are there to help, but their goal is to resolve your claim for as little money as possible. You should not talk to the other driver’s insurance company about your injuries or the accident before you talk to a lawyer.