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58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432


815-666-1285

15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544


815-733-5350

Obtaining Compensation After an Accident with a Drunk Driver – What Every Victim Should Know

Joliet drunk driving accident attorneysIn the year 2016, more than 10,000 people were killed during a drunk driving accident, and another 290,000 were injured. Compensation may not make up for what these victims have lost, but it can help them and their families cover any final expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and treatment or rehabilitation costs that resulted from the crash.

Unfortunately, the path to financial recovery can be long and complex. Worse yet, victims are often denied the settlement that they deserve, as insurance companies regularly make low-ball offers and attempt to shift at least some of the blame for the crash over to the victim. Learn how you can protect yourself from such occurrences while recovering damages after an accident with a drunk driving, and discover how assistance from a seasoned drunk driving accident lawyer can improve the outcome of your case.

Protecting Your Right to Pursue Fair Compensation 

In an attempt to gain the business of consumers, insurance companies will often sell the image of a caring, compassionate company that is there for their customers in times of need. The truth paints a very different picture, however. Victims face the risk of denied claims if they fail to adhere to any part of the claims process, and even when they are successful in navigating it, their payouts are often smaller if they do not have legal representation. That is because insurance companies know that victims are unaware of just how much their injuries are worth.

Victims also tend to overlook certain aspects of their claim, such as post traumatic stress or the loss of a loved one. Insurance companies use this lack of knowledge to their advantage, often giving victims a low-ball settlement very soon after the accident. The hope is that victims will simply take the amount offered, rather than seek legal assistance to determine whether they are receiving a fair amount. All too often, they are successful.

An attorney can protect a victim’s right to pursue fair compensation by first analyzing the case to determine how much the victim may be owed. They can then use this information to negotiate a suitable settlement for the victim. They can even take the issue to court, if necessary (but most cases settle before a trial). This level of assistance also allows the victim the opportunity to focus on healing from their injuries, rather than the complex claims process.

Contact Our Joliet Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, ensure you have skilled legal protection and assistance with the claims process. Contact the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton P.C., where your health, happiness, best interests, and future are our top priority. As one of the most trusted firms in Will County, our team of seasoned Joliet drunk driving accident lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and experience to effectively and aggressively pursue the most compensation possible in your case. Call 815-666-1285 to schedule your free consultation.

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58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
815-666-1285

15300 S. Route 59, Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-733-5350

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