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Determining Fault in a Car Accident In Chicago

Determining Fault in a Car Accident In Chicago

The first step in recovering damages after a car accident is determining who is at fault. When you work with our firm, we can assess the damage to your car, person, and/or property and inform you of your legal rights.

Since the at-fault party’s auto insurance company will quickly go about investigating the accident in an attempt to reduce the amount of money you are owed, Attorney Phil Berenz will also investigate your collision. Phil can argue that the other driver’s negligence resulted in the accident, using key pieces of evidence to prove their fault.

Proving Fault in a Chicago Car Accident

Proving liability is a fancy way of saying that you are going to prove who caused the car accident. Accidents usually occur because someone was negligent or failed to exercise enough caution while driving. It is important to determine liability as infallibly as you can, as the insurance company will look for every loophole they can to prove you wrong.

Attorney Phil Berenz can argue the at-fault party:

  • Failed to pay attention to their surroundings
  • Was distracted while driving
  • Drove under the influence
  • Violated traffic laws
  • Drove without a valid license

In order to prove the at-fault party’s guilt, our firm can:

  • Review police reports and photographs
  • Interview witnesses
  • Review video footage of the accident
  • Look over the driving record of both parties
  • Recreate the scene of the accident

How to Deal with the Insurance Company

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. Their only goal is to pay you as little as money as possible, which means that adjusters will often do whatever it takes to settle a claim – even if that means bullying the victim into accepting their offer.

They may claim that they have offered you all of the money that is available, or that your chances of recovering more would be slim if you took your case to trial, but you shouldn’t take their word for it until you have spoken to Chicago car accident lawyer Phil Berenz.

Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of past clients – many of which were offered little to no compensation from the insurance company after their accident – so you can trust that we know what it takes to win a difficult case.

Need another reason to hire Berenz Law Network? We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t be expected to pay us a cent unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf.

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Call now to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our team; we are available 24/7 to discuss your case!

You can count on our firm to help you prove fault in a serious accident. Our goal is to make sure you get the support and compensation you deserve.

Having a Chicago auto accident attorney on your side can greatly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries. Our firm is committed to your best interests and will do everything we can to fight for a positive outcome.

By securing the assistance of Berenz Law Network, we can fight to secure the financial compensation you need. Contact our firm today at 312-375-6524 to schedule a free case evaluation.


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ATTORNEY PHIL BERENZ

"There are all kinds of reasons why you might need a lawyer at some point(s) in your life. Whatever the reason, what you want is someone that understands you, advises you properly (hey, our emotions can override our intellect), works hard on your behalf and is willing to go the distance. Phil Berenz is just this kind of lawyer. I had a situation where I needed the assistance of a lawyer and fortunately he was recommended to me. Phil can walk that delicate line of completely understanding --feeling your pain--to giving you the best advice based on his experience. Some lawyers may tell you what you want to hear to run up your fees. Not Phil.
He's a top-notch negotiator and has the patience to build relationships with the opposing side to gain the best benefit for the client. He is very skillful at understanding the psyche of the other parties.
I could go on and on, but basically what I want to say -- if you need a lawyer, call Phil. If he doesn't have the expertise that you require, he'll recommend you to someone that does and you can be sure they will be of a high calibre too."

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