The family’s suit claimed former police officer Darren Wilson used excessive force during the 2014 fatal shooting.
Source: Settlement near in civil suit over death of Michael Brown | Law and order | stltoday.com
Shows that police officer’s acts may be subject to civil law suit for damages. The family must prove that police acted unreasonably and used excessive force.
A woman hit by a Chicago Transit Authority bus in January as she crossed a street in the Loop is suing the driver and the transit agency.
Source: Woman suing CTA says she was hit by bus in Loop | Chicago Sun-Times
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You must prove the bus driver was driving negligently to recover. You must also prove damages. Usually this means that you suffered injuries to your body and required medical treatment and continue to have pain or limitations as a result.
Documenting or proving your injury and restrictions is very important for Social Security Disability, Illinois Workers’ Compensation case, and personal injury case.
This will lead to a greater possibility of winning your case and increase the settlement value of your case.
Some top ways of accomplishing this are as follows:
Have the doctor complete an Illinois Secretary of State Disability certificate for your motor vehicle. This describes your disability and restrictions for parking purposes.
Have the doctor complete a prescription for any cane or walker you may require.
Have the doctor list your restrictions in writing. This will explain your limitations.
Ask for a functional capacity evaluation. This is a test that a physical therapist usually administers over one to two days and the purpose to address capability of walking, standing, lifting and use of the hands. Some insurance companies will not pay for this test.
Have a doctor complete a residual functional capacity form. The doctor will provide his opinion regarding your ability to walk, stand, sit, lift and use your hands. It does not require a test such as mentioned above.
Ask for Xrays, MRI’s, EMG’s, breathing tests, or heart tests based on the specific body parts that are bothering you.
Questions about what all this means for your injury or disability case? Feel free to contact Bloomington, Illinois Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
Here are some tips to get your medical bills paid in an Illinois motor vehicle collision case.
The at fault driver’s insurance will usually not pay any medical bills until the case is settled.
You will want to get your bills for injury related treatment as soon as possible to avoid credit issues and finance charges.
If you have health insurance you may submit the bills for payment.
If you have medical payment coverage through your automobile insurance you may submit the bills for payment.
At the conclusion of the case you will repay your health insurance or your automobile insurance from the settlement proceeds.
The advantage of this approach is that it gets your bills paid promptly and often times your insurance companies will agree to reduced repayment amount.
Questions about how to approach your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
The St. Louis Community Release Center is a 550-bed facility for people coming out of the state prison system. An internal investigation alleges all kinds of mishaps.
Source: Man hung in cell for hours at St. Louis lockup while guards streamed Netflix | Law and order | stltoday.com
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Lawsuits may be filed for money damages in situations such as this. The basis is that the release center employees have a duty to properly supervise and protect inmates. This would include protecting inmates from self harm. In this circumstance the facility was on notice that the inmate had mental health problems.