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DO CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS GET MORE MONEY BY HIRING AN ATTORNEY?

The short answer proven by the insurance industry's own research study is YES.

The results of a 1999 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) itself found that the decision to hire an attorney pays significant dividends for car accident victims pursuing an auto insurance claim.  

The IRC found that insurance payouts are, on average, 3.5 times higher for clients who have hired an attorney than for those without one.

Furthermore, the table below shows the breakdown of the average insurance payout for specific injuries, both with and without an attorney's representation.

Type of Injury

Without an Attorney

With an Attorney

Difference in Payout

Neck Sprain or Strain

$2,480

$7,918

$5,438

Bone Fracture

$19,105

$39,397

$20,292

Minor Laceration

$1,166

$4,771

$3,605

Average Injury

$3,262

$11,939

$8,677

    **Because this study was conducted in 1999, dollar figures in this table would likely be much higher today due to inflation rates.

Insurance companies are very aware of this study and train their adjusters to go to great efforts to convince people from hiring an attorney.  Remember, these adjusters are trained to maximize profits for their employer and NOT to be fair and reasonable in trying to settle your case. 

No matter how many millions of dollars they pay to try and have you believe it:

State Farm is NOT your "good neighbor," you are NOT in "good hands" with Allstate, and Nationwide is NOT "on your side."

No matter which law firm you choose, you need an experienced attorney with a proven track record on your side to take care of you and your family.

Contact Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid as soon as possible so we can protect your interests, by offering a FREE consultation to evaluate your case and maximize your recovery.

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continues to handle all types of car accidents, personal injury and wrongful death cases for clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties, Chicago, Wheaton, Joliet, Geneva and throughout the entire Chicagoland area.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....-Jeff D.

  • "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....- Dave

  • "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.-Jennifer

  • "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day...-Larry

  • "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.- Tyler D.

  • "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

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