Saturday, July 26, 2008

Need a Good Lawyer?

Lawyers get a bad rap. Everyone knows a few good lawyer jokes:
Warning Signs that you Might Need a Different Lawyer

1. Your lawyer tells you that his last good case was of Budweiser.
2. When the prosecutors see your lawyer, they high-five each other.
3. Your lawyer picks the jury by playing "duck-duck-goose."
4. Your lawyer tells you that he has never told a lie.
5. A prison guard is shaving your head.

[Disclaimer: My brother-in-law is a lawyer, and he tells the funniest lawyer jokes]

Jokes aside, the overwhelming numbers of that profession are hard-working, honest, and practice using the highest ethical standards. When you need a lawyer, you want one of those.

Let's face it, nobody wants to HAVE to hire a lawyer. When you do, you are often:
  • In legal trouble
  • Facing an emotionally difficult personal crisis (death, divorce, bankruptcy)
  • Trying to collect on money owed you (lawsuit, medical, personal injury, or other compensation)


To whom do you turn?

One excellent firm to consult would be Horwitz, Horwitz, & Associates, Ltd., who should be considered for your Chicago Personal Injury Attorney.

They have extensive experience in the field of personal injury.

So, why would you need a personal injury lawyer? Won't the insurance company settle for an amount that covers all the medical and other expenses?

Get real - insurance companies make their money, not by paying claims in full, but by offering a low-ball figure in quick cash.

I know. I was injured this spring, in a car accident. The other driver accepted full responsibility for the accident. Seems like a slam-dunk, doesn't it?

Well, in the case of the car, yes. The adjuster came within a short time, make his determination, and authorized a check. It was a fair amount, so I took it.

What about the medical?

I'm still recovering. I had to pay out of pocket for the medical, so far. I still am awaiting my appointment at the pain clinic. Only after that, will I be able to get physical therapy, if needed.

The accident was 3 months ago, and it's still unclear just how much longer I will need treatment. Estimating the cost, at this point, would be a gamble.

Although I was able to cover the costs, so far, few victims are in the same circumstances. Many have to jump at the first offer, to get the quick cash.

As a result, many people, at a time when they have few resources, and may be still suffering considerable pain (which might well affect judgement), have to decide whether the offer is the best they could get.

Few of us bargain effectively. Still fewer of us can take a long view, and consider what the consequences will be in 10 or 20 years.

That's where the personal injury lawyer comes in. They have experience with negotiation. They have access to doctors, who can assess the case, and make recommendations. In the Midwest, the firm of Horwitz, Horwitz, & Associates, Ltd., will act as your Illinois Personal Attorney.


Don't try to handle all the complicated forms by yourself. Let the experts do the work for you. Check out their website at http://www.horwitzlaw.com/

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