Illinois Auto Accident Lawyers
Protecting you from insurance company tactics and bad faith practices
After an auto accident, while you are still recovering, insurance companies begin working to minimize their liability. The primary concern for these companies is their profits and not the financial needs and losses of accident victims. Friend, Levinson & Turner, LTD helps you and your loved ones fight against the tactics insurance companies use to protect their interests, including bad faith.
Many insurance companies employ investigators who are available 24 hours a day. These highly-trained individuals begin collecting evidence and taking witness statements to support the position that the policyholder was not responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, you may still be in the hospital while the defense is building a strong case against your claim for compensation.
The experienced Illinois auto accident lawyers at Friend, Levinson & Turner, LTD offer you the resources you need to support your claim immediately. Unlike insurance companies, our goal is to help you obtain fair compensation for your damages.
Our lawyers negotiate fair settlements
Unfortunately, insurance companies occasionally use your need for compensation to offer you less than you deserve. The initial settlement offer may be very low and the company may make it immediately after your accident. This way, you do not have the opportunity to understand the extent of your damages fully or consult with an attorney for a qualified estimate of the compensation you deserve.
Once you accept a settlement, you cannot file a lawsuit if you realize your damages were not covered. Let the law firm of Friend, Levinson & Turner, LTD help negotiate a settlement that meets your need for compensation.
Our auto accident lawyers in Illinois know time is a factor
After an accident, you need compensation as soon as possible to help cover your medical expenses and replace lost income. Also, the statute of limitations in Illinois prevents you from filing a lawsuit after two years from the date of an injury. At Friend, Levinson & Turner, our Chicago car accident lawyers understand that time is a critical factor and work to successfully resolve your case as fast as possible.
Friend, Levinson & Turner, LTD protects you from bad faith practices
Policyholders expect their insurance companies to act according to the terms of their policies and be honest in their correspondence. If an insurance company acts inappropriately, you may have a claim for any damages they cause you. Duties the insurance company must adhere to in order to avoid acting in bad faith include the following:
- Proper investigation of the claim
- Accurate estimate of the damages
- Acknowledging claims
- Paying judgments against the insured if the policy covers the acts
Friend, Levinson & Turner, LTD focuses on resolving your legal issues effectively and efficiently. As Chicago auto accident attorneys, we protect you from insurance companies that put profits ahead of compensating you for the damages a negligent policyholder caused.