Hot-air balloon crash: Pilot’s bad decisions caused worst in history

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In cases such as these, victims may sue the pilot, the hot air balloon company and others who may have had a role in allowing the pilot to fly. The problem may be not enough insurance to cover all the damages with 16 dead.

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

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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.

Top Thing to Do When You are Injured

The first thing you should do when you are injured, whether it be at work or in a vehicle collision, is to report it to your work or the police.

Documentation is very important in work injury or motor vehicle accident cases.

You must be able to prove all aspects of your case from accident to medical treatment and lost wages.

Going to the emergency room or the doctor immediately will also prevent any defense that you were injured elsewhere or that the injuries were not severe.

Make sure that you tell emergency personnel and medical personnel how the accident happened and about all your injuries.

Make sure that you keep all your doctor appointments, follow all doctor treatment recommendations, and keep going to the doctor until all your injuries are healed.

Ask the doctor to document any final and permanent restrictions.

Ask your human resources department to keep track of all lost time from work.

The purpose is to document the accident, the injuries related to the accident, and what treatment was reasonable and necessary to address your injuries.

This will help you obtain full value for your injuries.

Questions about your work injury or motor vehicle collision claim? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.