Lake Forest Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, Lake Forest’s busy roads are prime territory for car accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, turn to a Lake Forest car crash lawyer to get you the compensation you need to recover.
Car accidents happen all the time. And they’re almost always the result of someone’s carelessness or negligence.
Many car crash victims make the mistake of assuming the insurance company will offer a comprehensive settlement to cover property damage, medical bills, and lost wages, but, unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
If someone else’s negligence led to your car accident, you can recover the compensation you deserve, but it’s likely going to require a little help from a Lake Forest car accident lawyer with Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP.
We Prove Fault for You
You’re not likely to get compensation for your injuries unless you can prove someone else was to blame for your accident. This is one of the most important reasons to hire a Lake Forest car crash attorney.
In car accidents, the at-fault driver is often guilty of at least one of the following negligent driving practices:
- Driving distracted while using a cell phone, adjusting the radio, or even eating
- Driving recklessly by going too fast, running stop signs, or following too closely
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving drowsy
- Driving without adequate experience
If you have an idea of what happened, that’s a good place to start, but it’s not enough. We need to prove it. Your lawyer will gather evidence like witness statements, traffic camera footage or photos, police reports, and medical records.
We Can Value Your Claim
Your Lake Forest car accident attorney will place a value on your injury claim for negotiation purposes. To do so, we may need to speak with your doctor to determine whether you’re going to recover, when, and how much medical care you will need to reach that point.
We may need the following items from you:
- Receipts or estimates on any accident-related expenses
- Information on expenses you think you’ll have in the future
- Pay stubs so we can see how much you’ve lost in wages
- Information on how your quality of life has been negatively affected
With this information in hand, we can begin to determine how much compensation you should ask for.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
The other driver’s insurance company is in business to make money, and part of that entails paying you as little as possible. If the insurer can prove you were partially or totally at fault for your car accident, it might try to offer you a small settlement that doesn’t cover your needs. The insurer may even try to offer you nothing at all.
Insurance companies have plenty of experience negotiating with accident victims, so you don’t want to handle the negotiations alone. A Lake Forest car crash attorney with our office will know how to increase your settlement offer.
We’re Not Afraid to Go to Trial
Sometimes, the insurance company won’t negotiate fairly. In this case, you may want to go to trial. Your Lake Forest car collision attorney won’t hesitate to go to court if it means getting you all the compensation you deserve.
If you do go to court, a jury will hear what happened, review evidence, and decide how much to award you.
Schedule an Appointment
Securing legal help is one of the safest steps to take to get the compensation you need to recover from your car accident injuries. Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP will hear your story, value your claim, deal with the insurance company, and do everything possible to get you what you’re owed.
Call 844-404-2400 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with a Lake Forest car accident lawyer.