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Tips to Reach the Best Settlement


Reaching a settlement for a personal injury claim can be a complicated process, and our experienced attorneys are here for you every step of the way. Here are some tips to ensure that you can earn the best-possible settlement:

  • Avoid posting any information on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter, regarding your accident and especially any injuries you may have sustained. Some may not believe that such information will be found by anyone involved with his/her claim, but it can and is rather frequently when claimants are not careful. For example, if an individual claims to be unable to work due to an injury sustained in an accident, but posts pictures on social media of his/her involvement in physical exercise or other strenuous activities, they may certainly be used as contrary evidence and hurt his/her chances of earning compensation.
  • If you have indeed suffered an injury, do not decline any necessary medical treatment during your claim process. Insurance companies leave very little to chance and will not simply take your word that your injury partially disabled you and your pain and suffering is/was legitimate. The ongoing care of a primary doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist and the evidence to prove it are absolutely necessary to establish the extent of your injuries in the case, and missing or cancelling medical appointments may also lower an eventual settlement.
  • In the vast majority of personal injury cases, it is ill-advised to attempt to represent yourself without an attorney on your side. Insurance companies have a profit to make and, by going it alone with no real leverage, they will certainly take advantage of your lack of knowledge and attempt to implement an unreasonably-low settlement.
  • If you’ve been injured in an accident and receive a citation for speeding, reckless driving, or another offense, it is similarly ill-advised to represent yourself in traffic court. If you do represent yourself and are found guilty of a motor vehicle violation, this may ruin your chances of earning compensation for the injuries you sustained.
  • If you suspect that the other driver in an accident is intoxicated or definitively guilty of distracted driving, you should notify the police officer/s on-scene at the time. Such allegations can be crucial, and the earlier evidence can be recovered, the better.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Mike Agruss Law, LLC for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

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