How to Work as a Team with Your Lawyer

Working together with your lawyer really does improve the value of your case.

The reason is that you know better than anyone what has happened to you and how it is effecting your daily life, and your lawyer knows the law and how it applies to your situation.

Blending the facts and the law together is what makes your case powerful and convinces the Judge that you should be awarded maximum value according to the law.

Your part of the team work is to keep the lawyer informed of your medical bills, medical treatment, and what the doctors are telling you about your condition.

The lawyer’s role is to explain what will best convince the Judge of your disability, limitations, and permanent restrictions.

Make sure to keep in frequent contact with your lawyer so you may discuss different approaches and ideas.

It is very important to keep up with your doctor visits and constantly inform your doctor of your problems and limitations.

Make sure that you ask the doctor for prescriptions for assistive devices such as braces, canes, walkers or aids such as disability parking placards.

Your lawyer will want to discuss with you what types of questions will be asked at the trial or hearing well ahead of time so you can prepare.

Questions about how to improve your team work? Feel free to contact Illinois work injury and Social Security Disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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

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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.

LeRoy officer injured while making arrest | Local Crime & Courts |

LEROY — A LeRoy police officer was injured while arresting a Nebraska man on multiple charges late Sunday night.

Source: LeRoy officer injured while making arrest | Local Crime & Courts |

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An officer injured in the course of performing his duties is entitled to Illinois Workers’ Compensation benefits. It does not matter that the person who the officer arrested intentionally caused his injuries. The officer will be provided paid medical benefits, off work pay, and a settlement for the value of his injuries.