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.


Drunk Driver causes life threatening injuries


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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.

Probe continues after 2 kids hit by car near Westville trunk-or-treat event | News-Gazette.com

A 7-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister are in separate hospitals after being hit by a small four-door vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Westville-area woman near Zamberletti Park.

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Investigation reports and witnesses are important in these type of cases to establish liability and damages.

Do One Thing Today to Help Your Car Injury Case

If there is one thing you can do to help protect the value of your automobile injury case, then do not delay.

Do not put off going to the emergency room or prompt care at the time of your collision.

Make sure that you schedule your doctor appointment as soon as possible.

Tell your doctor about all your problems and how they are related to the motor vehicle collision.

Do not neglect to schedule follow up appointments.

Make sure that you follow doctor orders.

Remember to explain how you are feeling. Do not exaggerate, but do not under report your pain either.  It does no good to tell the doctor you are fine, if you are hurting.

Describe how you are limited as a result of your injuries.

The insurance company is closely reviewing your records to use them against you,  and will take things out of context that sound innocent or might not seem a big deal to you.

Questions about what to do today? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Protect Your Car Injury Settlement

Insurance companies will look for ways to reduce your settlement from a car collision injury.

Make sure that you do not settle to soon.

Insurance companies want to cut their loses and pay you a small amount of money to settle your claim.

You want to get all the treatment you need to get you back to work and able to perform your activities without pain.

Once you settle the case is over and any future medical treatment is your responsibility.

Make sure that you see the doctor early and often to get your necessary treatment.

Otherwise the insurance company will argue that you are fine and that the delayed medical treatment is not related to your accident.

Do not give statement to the insurance company.

They will use your statement against you to reduce your settlement.

Stay off social media.

Insurance companies are checking on injury victims and trying to use photos and posts against them to show activities inconsistent with medical limitations.

Questions about your auto collision injuries? Feel free to contact Illinois injury attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.