Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Belleville and Southern Illinois
Many times people are injured in car wrecks and in various other types of accidents that are not the persons fault. The law provides that injured people are allowed to be compensated for injuries received in these accidents, whether it be an automobile accident, a construction accident, an injury from a fall, at a nursing home or from a defective product.
The law allows an injured person to recover for the pain and suffering they have gone through and will experience in the future recovery of past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills and expenses, the loss of a normal life and disfigurement.
What injured people sometimes don’t realize is that the insurance company for the person or company that caused the accident isn’t going to voluntarily pay the bills- even for the emergency room- even when the accident is clearly another persons fault!!
The simple fault is that insurance companies start figuring out how to fight a case just as soon as it is turned into them. They investigate. They take recorded statements-many times while a person is in the hospital or under the influence of pain medication.
Kirkpatrick Law Offices has many years of experience in handling all sorts of accident cases. We fight with insurance companies every day. We pursue every right available to our clients.
Let’s face it, bad things some times happen to good people. Accidents occur that are often caused by the negligence of another. Examples include:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Nursing home injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Road construction accidents
- Products liability
People injured due to the fault of another are entitled to compensation for their injuries. A person is entitled to receive money for the damages they have incurred including, past and future pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills incurred, disfigurement, and loss of a normal life.
I have never represented an insurance company and I don’t intend to do so in the future. My entire career has been helping injured people. Insurance companies are increasingly hard to deal with and their interest is in paying an injured person as little as possible.
Most people I represent come to me after they realize that, even though the accident clearly was someone else’s fault, the insurance company still won’t voluntarily own up to payment of the medical bills.
Insurance companies begin fighting a case just as soon as they receive a claim. They often times get recorded statements while people are on pain medication and often use those statements against them later on. Many times they try to settle the case well before the injured person even knows the extent of his or her injuries.
I take pride in getting as much money out of these insurance companies as is possible. I have handled cases as far north as Chicago and as far south as Cairo. If you have been injured in any type of accident I encourage you to give me a call, at least for advice.
Kirkpatrick Law Offices
3 Executive Woods Ct,
Swansea, IL 62226