Get A Lawyer Right Away If This Happens

Here are some tell tale signs that the insurance company is not on your side:

If they want to take your statement right away regarding the accident;

If they delay in paying your medical bills;

If they delay in paying you while you are off work;

If they make an immediate settlement offer;

If they do not respond to your calls, texts, or emails;

If they tell you work does not know about your injury;

If they do not authorize your medical treatment;

If they forget to offer you a settlement.

Any of these things happen make sure to call a work injury or injury lawyer immediately.

Injury lawyers only get paid if you win your case.

Questions about if you are being treated properly? Feel free to call work injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Supreme Court declines review of firefighter death case | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court has declined a review of an appellate decision that overturned the conviction of a truck driver involved in a 2013 crash that killed Hudson

Source: Supreme Court declines review of firefighter death case | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

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In cases like this there is still the possibility of seeking civil damages for wrongful death even if there is not a criminal charge or conviction.

Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

An Alton car wash employee was washing windows when police believe his foot accidentally hit the gas pedal.

Source: Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Illinois law gives death benefits for a fatal work injury accident. Spouse or dependents are entitled to recover. This tragic incident would be covered.

 

 

Things Not to Do in Your Social Security Hearing

Sometimes you wonder what people are thinking.

Social Security Disability is not a simple process.

There are numerous laws, rules and procedures that are complex and baffling to even those who work with Social Security on a daily basis.

Why would you decide to represent yourself?

You are risking benefits that may be paid to you for the rest of your lifetime.

This could easily top a total of $300,000 depending on your life expectancy.

Every so often I will see clients who come into my office after being denied at a hearing without a lawyer representing them.

There are many mistakes and traps that these people fall into.

Even though the Judges are not inherently biased against unrepresented people, I think there are some subtle problems.

No one is watching the Judge to protect against mistakes, or failure to follow the rules, or to ask important questions of you or the vocational consultant.

You need to know what type of questions the Judge will ask and why.

You need to understand what you must prove to win your case.

You need to know what medical records to produce.

You need to understand why the vocational consultant is testifying and what you need to do to turn the testimony to your advantage.

The bottom line is that a lawyer only gets paid if they win your case for you.

The most the lawyer can ever get paid is $6,000.

This is a small amount to pay for lifetime benefits and Medicare benefits.

Questions about your disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.