MacCloskey Kesler & Associates


What should I bring to my consultation?

You should bring all paperwork in your possession regarding the incident. This would include medical records, police reports, incident reports, photographs, medical bills, EOBs, and your automobile insurance policy. If there are any other materials that you have been provided or that have been generated as a result of your incident, bring them with you as well. This will allow us to make a prompt and thorough evaluation of your case.

Will my case go to trial?

Nationwide, on average, less than 5 percent of all cases go to trial. In this office, less than 1 percent do. Whether a case goes to trial depends on the circumstances of your injury. Because of the nature of certain incidents, some types of cases are more likely to go to trial. Rest assured that we represent our clients as forcefully as possible and have an excellent track record for forcing insurance companies to settle.

What makes you better than the others?

Our firm has been in business since 1998 and has added multiple attorneys since that time. We have won multi-million dollar cases for our clients and continue to do so. We were also voted “What Rocks” by Rockford Register Star readers three years in a row. We believe our track record of success, our longevity of experience and our accolades in ethics make us better than others.

I was injured in a car crash and the insurance company adjusters have called me to discuss the case. What should I do?

Consult with an attorney. You of course should speak with your own insurance so that you can report the accident and so that your medical bills will be paid and your vehicle will be repaired. However, you are not required to speak with the guilty person’s insurance company adjuster without first consulting an attorney. An insurance company adjuster works for the insurance company. The adjuster’s goal is to save the insurance company as much money as possible. Many times, the real purpose is to get your recorded statement, which is then used against you to deny responsibility for your injuries.

I am hesitant to call an attorney because I may not have a case.

You risk nothing by calling an attorney to find out if you have a case and find out your rights. Initial consultations are completely free and without any obligation, and there is no charge unless a recovery is made. It is also important not to wait as there are statutory limitations periods which apply to all injury cases. These Statutes of Limitations, as they are called, act as a bar against bringing a claim for injuries if the limitations period is exceeded. Therefore, it is always best to call as soon as possible. Additionally, it is always best to get an attorney involved early so the appropriate evidence can be preserved.

Why did my attorney refer me out?

Attorneys should use their full office staff to assist them in representing clients. The attorney assigning the tasks to his or her associates or assistants uses the expertise that the associate attorney or assistant has in performing a certain task. This means that your case will be handled in the best way possible. It is important that the attorney you hire has a team who works together for your success through every step of the claim process. If your attorney’s office is not set up to succeed for you, perhaps you should retain a different attorney. On extremely rare occasions, the complexity of a case or the medical issues are beyond the expertise attorney you hired, and to succeed with your claim, he will refer you to a different attorney altogether. It takes an experienced attorney to recognize this situation and to find the proper attorney to take over your case. He or she should discuss this with you to explain all aspects of the situation and only take this step with your full knowledge and consent. Lastly, the fact that more than one attorney has worked on your case does not increase the fee agreed upon at the outset.

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Monday – Friday:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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MacCloskey Kesler & Associates

Contact Info

308 W. State St. #200
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 965-2000
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