Kirk has made it his life’s work to help Chicago injury victims and their families recover after car accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls, or other incidents. He knows how tough, confusing, and scary things can be after a serious injury or the sudden and senseless loss of a loved one. That is why he treats every one of his clients with respect and compassion, and why he uses his over two decades of experience to fight relentlessly for his clients until they get the compensation they need.
A passionate and skilled advocate, Kirk will stand up against insurance companies and defense attorneys determined to keep you from getting what you deserve. Kirk has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, and he stands ready to help you during one of the most challenging times in your life.
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Research proves that auto accident victims who hire an attorney to handle their claim collect significantly more in compensation than those who try to handle things by themselves:
- An analysis by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) revealed that settlements for auto accident injury victims who had retained an attorney were, on average, 40 percent higher than the agreements negotiated by victims who tried to negotiate for themselves.
- A separate IRC study found that 85% of all funds paid by auto insurance companies for claims go to individuals who retained a personal injury lawyer.
There are many reasons why insurance companies pay more to injury victims who are represented by an experienced injury attorney. Perhaps the most significant factor is that insurance companies and their claim adjusters and attorneys negotiate personal injury settlements every single day. Experienced personal injury attorneys do the same, but injury victims don’t.
A skilled Chicago auto accident lawyer will not be intimidated or fooled by the tactics used by insurance companies to try to pay the lowest amount possible or not pay anything at all.
Insurance companies are businesses, not charities. Every penny they pay in claims is a dollar that cuts into their profits. They will do everything possible to either deny your claim or try to get you to accept the lowest possible amount of money. When you are looking at mounting medical bills, car repair costs, and other expenses after a car accident injury, it can be tempting to take any offer the insurer gives you. They know that.
But insurers also know that claimants who have an attorney on their side aren’t such easy marks. They understand that their denials of liability or efforts to reach a lowball settlement won’t fool an experienced Chicago auto accident lawyer. If they know that the attorney is aggressive, thorough, and fully prepared to take a matter to trial, they will be more inclined to make a more significant offer in hopes of avoiding a costly and unpredictable result from a jury.