You’d think that who you hire to represent you in a legal matter can make a difference, but it’s not unreasonable to think that most lawyers would get something close to the same result. Unfortunately that line of thinking is wrong.
The best lawyer for your case could actually not only be the difference between winning and losing; it could also be a difference of millions of dollars. There is no better example of that in trucking accident cases in Illinois.
We recently received a call from a woman who sadly lost her husband in a trucking death when he was hit by another semi truck driver. She was looking for probate help, but we began to discuss the reason her husband passed away. Sadly he was hit by a driver who fled the scene.
The lawyer she was going to hire told her the “great news” that she could collect on the uninsured motorist’s policy from her husband’s employer. That amount is believed to be one million dollars and no doubt that is a lot of money. But the case could be worth many millions more.
It doesn’t sound like this lawyer handles a lot of truck accident cases because he was going to leave it at that. I recommended that she talk to a Chicago trucking injury law firm who has a long track record of investigating and handling these tricky cases. Right away they hired an investigator to access security footage of the weigh station that this woman’s husband had recently stopped at. If the truck driver who hit him followed the law and also stopped we can likely find out who it was.
The point of this is that instead of settling for the policy, they now likely will be able to go after the driver. This will likely lead to a difference of many millions of dollars. Truck accident law firms with real experience also have an ability to find out who really owns a truck and go after them. Many trucks are falsely owned by shell companies as a way of hiding the true owner and reducing their legal liability. If you can’t find them, you can’t sue them. There is a way of untangling their lies, but if you don’t know how to do it or won’t put in the effort, you are no good to the client.
Bottom line is that no matter the area of law, a good attorney leaves no stone unturned and tries to get the best result for their client. Those are the type of lawyers we recommend. If you’d like our help in finding the best attorney for your cases, call us at (312) 346-5320 or fill out our form to the right. It’s free and confidential.