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.

Sheriff’s office: Athens woman uses social media while brandishing gun

With two young children in her car, an Athens woman recorded herself on social media brandishing a gun and making threats as she followed another woman Sunday, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.Brooke M. Tapscott, 24, was booked into the Sangamon County Jail on possible charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.The latter charge was because deputies discovered a pill bottle that Tapscott did not have a

Source: Sheriff’s office: Athens woman uses social media while brandishing gun

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Perfect example of what not to do.

Whether you have a criminal case, work injury, motor vehicle injury case, or social security disability claim make sure that you do not do stupid things on social media. This can and will be used against you to attack your claim. The result will be dismissal of your case or seriously diminished damages as a result.

Illinois Work Injury Tips- Know when to Fold Em

You must make sure that you understand the rules and the climate of Illinois Workers’ Compensation.

Factor this is in your settlement decision.

Your goal is to maximize your settlement.

Do not listen to so called experts who tell you what they got or a neighbor or relative received in a settlement.

They are usually misinformed or lying.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators and Commissioners have turned very conservative in recent years because of the political situation.

There has been much criticism of the system as being tilted against the employer.

It is much tougher now and this has resulted in lower awards and denials of many cases.

If you are denied you will receive nothing for your injuries.

A decent settlement offer is worth more to you than walking away with nothing in your pocket.

I have seen injured workers with settlement offers of $30,000 and above who have rejected the offer and gone to trial, only to lose and receive zero.

Do not be someone who rejects a reasonable offer and then gets nothing.

How do you tell if the offer is reasonable?

Make sure to consult with an experienced Illinois Work Comp Lawyer. It will cost you nothing to do this.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Boy on bike struck and killed by vehicle in St. Louis’ Patch neighborhood | Law and order |

The boy was hit just after 6:30 p.m., according to police. They said the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene.

Source: Boy on bike struck and killed by vehicle in St. Louis’ Patch neighborhood | Law and order |

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Heartbreaking. Accident reconstruction is usually used to determine location of collision, speed of vehicles, impact data, braking, and visibility information.


One man injured in Lincoln body-shop blaze

LINCOLN — Firefighters spent much of Wednesday afternoon battling a blaze at a Lincoln auto body shop that damaged the building and left one man with severe injuries.The Lincoln Fire Department was called to Treu Body Works, 925 N. Kickapoo St., just before 11:30 a.m. for a fire inside the paint room at the 12,000-square-foot, two-building facility.As surrounding agencies arrived, the fire had grown to the point that the roof of the building nearest to the road began to collapse.The

Source: One man injured in Lincoln body-shop blaze

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Employees injured in an explosion or fire may still file for Illinois Workers’ Compensation benefits even if the cause is unknown. Firefighters injured fighting the fire may also file for work comp benefits.