Don't Get Pressured Into Settling Your MVA Injury Too Soon

If the other party in a motor vehicle (MVA) accident was insured, the insurance company will contact you. That's their job. But they mostly want to confirm if there have been any injuries and try to settle the case quickly and cheaply. They may ask to take a recorded statement from you to get you on record. They will ask if you are injured or saw a doctor. If you say no, this may prevent you from making an injury claim later on or make it more difficult to have the injuries labeled as accident-related if some time has passed before the extent of your injuries is fully known.

The best strategy is to get checked out by a doctor and have the doctor give you a medical opinion. Hiring caring, competent legal counsel is also a way to ensure that the insurance company will treat you fairly. Insurance companies often pay far less in settlements to people without an attorney.

Hire Experienced Representation

Our lawyers have extensive experience working on personal injury claims. The founding attorney, Michael Gunderson, grew up helping out at his parents' personal injury law firm. That experience has been invaluable in creating his own successful law firm in 2006. If you need a good auto accident injury lawyer or lawyer for another type of vehicle accident, contact The Gunderson Law Firm, LLC at 312-600-5000.

We Take On All Motor Vehicle Cases

We represent clients involved in small and big cases, including car crashes, pickup trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial trucks and bus and train accidents. In Illinois, if you are not at fault, the damage has to be covered by the other insurer. You don't pay out of pocket for your medical bills and other related expenses.

Bicycle And Motorcycles Accidents Are Especially Traumatic

Bicycles accidents are all too common in the Chicago metro area. At The Gunderson Law Firm, LLC, we want you to be able to ride your bicycle safely, so we work very hard to defend bicyclists' rights and get them compensation when they're hurt. Being hit by a car is painful and frightening, often rattling riders in a way few who haven't endured it can understand. You can end up with very large medical bills, plus months or years of recovery. Once you entrust your case to us, we will do all in our power to ensure that you see the money you deserve for the other party's negligence.

Motorcycle accidents can be incredibly traumatic. Lifelong injuries, chronic pain, lost limbs and death are common, and these accidents are often due to the negligence of other drivers. If you win such a lawsuit, the other party can be required to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs and/or punitive damages. Typically, you can sue the other party involved in the accident if he or she ignored road signs, was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drove recklessly, or was driving distracted, like being on the phone.

We're With You Every Step Of The Way

We can review offers and negotiate with the insurance company for you and strive for the best settlement possible in your case. Email us to arrange your free consultation or call our Chicago office at 312-600-5000. We look forward to helping you.