Evanston, IL asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Illinois

Q: Why do insurance adjusters say that they can resolve my case without involving an attorney?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Insurance adjusters technically can settle your case without involving an attorney. In fact, that is what they prefer because they would prefer to take advantage of non-represented parties. That being the case, I would highly recommend consulting with an attorney prior to accepting any form of settlement. The reason being is an attorney can ensure you are getting adequate compensation for the loss. In addition, an attorney can add value to your case and can assist you in negotiating a higher recovery. Finally, an attorney can review the release, and ensure you are not signing away any rights that you are unaware of. Many of us offer free consultations, and depending on the nature of the case, may represent you on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the guidance of an experienced professional.

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