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WHY YOU MIGHT BE CONTACTED BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND OFFERED A SMALL SETTLEMENT

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After an automobile accident, you may be contacted by the other person’s insurance company, they may attempt to take a recorded statement, and they may even offer you a small amount of money to settle your claim. You should always talk to an attorney first before giving a recorded statement.

So the other person’s insurance carrier or before you take any money from an insurance company, if you have any questions on how to handle these matters, please feel free to call our office.

Auto Pedestrian Accident

Auto pedestrian accidents in Fairview Heights, Metro St. Louis, and the surrounding areas can lead to devastating injuries, principally because pedestrians are especially vulnerable to the force of the crash. 

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WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP A DIARY AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT

After you sustained an injury in an accident, I always advise my clients to keep a diary of exactly what happened with the Guard, to the accident, and the injuries that she sustained. Keeping a diary will help you later on recall things that you might forget as time goes on. We don’t remember. Details

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

If you have contracted COVID-19 as part of your work environment, please contact us and we can discuss if your condition falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If we can prove that you contracted your virus as part of your work environment, you would be entitled to compensation that would include payment of all medical expenses; lost time benefits while you recovery; and a settlement for any ongoing problems after you recover. 

 

Please note that in Illinois, first responders and essential employees are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work.  Missouri recognizes that same presumption but limits it to first responders.  Regardless, if believe that you contracted COVID-19 at work, please contact us immediately so that we can inform you of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

 

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