Get A Lawyer Right Away If This Happens

Here are some tell tale signs that the insurance company is not on your side:

If they want to take your statement right away regarding the accident;

If they delay in paying your medical bills;

If they delay in paying you while you are off work;

If they make an immediate settlement offer;

If they do not respond to your calls, texts, or emails;

If they tell you work does not know about your injury;

If they do not authorize your medical treatment;

If they forget to offer you a settlement.

Any of these things happen make sure to call a work injury or injury lawyer immediately.

Injury lawyers only get paid if you win your case.

Questions about if you are being treated properly? Feel free to call work injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Father of woman who died after being found unconscious in Des Peres police cell sues city | Law and order | stltoday.com

Jennifer L. Newman was found unconscious in Des Peres police holding cell and died three days later.

Source: Father of woman who died after being found unconscious in Des Peres police cell sues city | Law and order | stltoday.com

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These type of lawsuits rely on failure to properly monitor inmates, failure to provide needed medical treatment, or failure to follow proper procedures. They are often difficult to prove. However, the victims have either died or suffered extreme injuries which may result in high settlement amounts.

Top Thing to Do When You are Injured

The first thing you should do when you are injured, whether it be at work or in a vehicle collision, is to report it to your work or the police.

Documentation is very important in work injury or motor vehicle accident cases.

You must be able to prove all aspects of your case from accident to medical treatment and lost wages.

Going to the emergency room or the doctor immediately will also prevent any defense that you were injured elsewhere or that the injuries were not severe.

Make sure that you tell emergency personnel and medical personnel how the accident happened and about all your injuries.

Make sure that you keep all your doctor appointments, follow all doctor treatment recommendations, and keep going to the doctor until all your injuries are healed.

Ask the doctor to document any final and permanent restrictions.

Ask your human resources department to keep track of all lost time from work.

The purpose is to document the accident, the injuries related to the accident, and what treatment was reasonable and necessary to address your injuries.

This will help you obtain full value for your injuries.

Questions about your work injury or motor vehicle collision claim? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

A nursing assistant was caught in the crossfire. Now she’s paralyzed. | Law and order | stltoday.com

The family of Tamara Collier asks: ‘Who helps us after the aftermath of violence? Who consoles us?’

Source: A nursing assistant was caught in the crossfire. Now she’s paralyzed. | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Heart breaking story. What is available to her? Lawsuit against shooter? No money you can get from the criminal. Not a workers’ compensation claim because she not on the job. She certainly qualifies for Social Security Disability because she can no longer work. But it is not very much money. She will get Medicaid and eventually Medicare for her medical needs, but it does not cover all expenses. All in all a depressing situation. Shows the law does not remedy all our needs, and that there is evil in the world.