Springfield Man Accused in fatal wreck found not guilty

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Even if person is found not guilty in criminal trial, a civil charge may result in damages for negligence. Money damages depend on whether the driver violated the rules of the road and the passenger suffered as a result.

 

Important Attorney Fee Information for Injury and Disability Cases

The way attorneys charge for their services vary according to the type of case that is involved.

Some lawyers charge a certain amount per hour to work on your case. This is usually for business cases or criminal cases.

In these type of cases the lawyer may ask for an upfront retainer fee to start working on your case.

Fortunately in injury cases, workers’ compensation cases, and Social Security Disability cases there are no upfront fees and no hourly fees.

In these type of injury cases you only pay the lawyer if you win your case. The payment is due when you win and recover money.

This is very important for you because usually a person who is injured or when they are unable to work does not have the money to pay a lawyer on an hourly basis.

Many people do not know that they even have access to a lawyer when they are hurt and can no longer work.

Make sure that you take full advantage that a lawyer will work for free for you until you win.

You can utilize the attorney’s experience to protect your interests from the beginning of the case, and fight for you against the government and insurance companies.

Questions about using a lawyer to help you? Feel free to contact Illinois injury and disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

Your Injury Case- What the Judge Sees

Whether it be a work injury, motor vehicle injury case, or Social Security Disability case, you want to make sure the Judge thinks favorably of you and your case.

Remember the Judge sees a large number of cases.

This means the Judge will have a sample size from which she compares with your case.

Make sure your case stands out in the right way, and influences the Judge to rule in your favor.

The Judge will be looking at your work history, the doctor’s notes, medical treatment, complaints of pain and physical and mental limitations.

A good work history indicates a willingness to work when able.

Doctor notes containing a clear history of your injury supports your testimony regarding how you were hurt and what body parts were injured.

Compliance with medical treatment shows that you are doing everything you can to get better.

Avoiding alcohol and drug abuse shows that your problems are related to your injuries and not substance abuse.

Complaints of pain and restrictions in your medical records supports your testimony at trial regarding pain and suffering.

Being polite and forthright in testimony before the Judge gives her impression that you can be trusted and are serious about your claim.

The idea is to make it easy for the Judge to empathize with you and want to help you.

Questions about your case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury and disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.