Woman Killed in Starbucks


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Man’s car crashes into Starbucks and kills St. Louis woman.

Victim’s family sues driver and potentially landlord for death benefits. Question is whether there were sufficient safeguards outside store to protect against car crashes.

Family sues University for Football player’s Death


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The law protects certain people against negligent actions. That would include students, employees, and customers among others. The injured party must prove that the a duty is of protection is owed and that there is some type of damage. Such as death, bodily injuries or mental anguish.

Attorney Fees for Work Injuries, Injury cases, and Social Security Disability

You need to know how attorney fees are paid in injury and Social Security Disability cases because it can make it much easier for you to obtain expert legal assistance.

These cases are not like the cases where you must pay a lawyer $300 an hour or pay $5,000 in up front fees.

There are no up front fees in Illinois Work Comp cases, personal injury cases, or Social Security Disability cases.

Lawyers who represent you in these kind of cases only get paid if they win the case for you.

Attorneys are paid different percentages in each type of case.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyers received 20 percent of what is recovered.

Personal injury lawyers receive one-third of what is recovered.

Social Security Disability lawyers receive 25 percent of back benefits awarded to you.

Questions about how a lawyer can help you? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp and Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Giant piece of Aluminum crushes Girl  


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Horrible event. The law really has no way to make this family whole. Money damages and possible punitive damages. Pales in light of family’s devastation.