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.

Bartender Shot During Attempted Robbery

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/bartender-two-patrons-shot-during-attempted-robbery-at-carondelet-bar/article_fd45f070-3832-5dda-87fb-3e4ec6f79779.html#tracking-source=home-latest-1

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If the Bartender was in Illinois, she would be able to seek Workers’ Compensation benefits. It does not matter that a criminal caused the injuries or that armed robberies are not the norm. The bartender is still able to receive medical treatment, off work pay, and a settlement for any permanent injuries.

2017 End of the Year Tip for Your Injury Case

Some quick tips to remember that will help your injury case.

Sooner is better than later.

Make sure to report your injury sooner rather later.

Make sure to file your case sooner rather later.

Make sure to go to the doctor sooner rather later.

Make sure to get your medical treatment sooner rather later.

The longer you wait the worse it gets.

The insurance company, Social Security, and the Judge become suspicious if you wait to long to report your injury, to go to the doctor, or to comply with medical advice.

You can lose benefits if you wait too long to file your Social Security Disability application.

Get help with what to do in your injury case sooner rather than later. Feel free to contact Illinois injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Amtrak Derailment Results in Multiple Casualties and Deaths

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/12/18/crumpling-and-crashing-and-screaming-what-like-board-washingtons-derailed-amtrak-train/962767001/

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When an accident like this happens there are many targets for a lawsuit. For example, Amtrak, the designers of the project, the construction companies, the track repairers, and the conductors. The injured and the families of the deceased will be able to file suit for wrongful death, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Drunk Driver causes life threatening injuries

http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171206/springfield-woman-suffers-life-threatening-injury-after-illinois-4-crash

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Any injuries are tragic, however when the at fault driver has no license, no insurance and is drunk everything becomes much worse. Sometimes there may be a recovery from the at fault driver’s assets. It is usually a very difficult process.