Trusted Personal Injury Lawyer in Belleville, IL
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 a car 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.
Personal Injury Lawyer in St Clair County, IL
Kirkpatrick Law Offices, located in Belleville, Illinois, has many years of experience in handling all sorts of accident cases. Our trusted injury law firm fights with insurance companies every day. We pursue every right available to our clients in our practice area serving St Clair County, Madison County and Southern Illinois as well as the metropolitan St Louis area.
Let’s face it, bad things some times happen to good people. Accidents occur that are often caused by the negligence of another, resulting in personal injury claims. Examples include:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Nursing home injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Road construction accidents
- Products liability
Know Your Rights When You’ve Been Injured
The first mistake people often make after an accident or injury is to second guess the importance of consulting a personal injury attorney such as Kirkpatrick Law Offices. We get it, hiring or even speaking to a personal injury lawyer can feel as if you are being unnecessarily litigious. No one wants to feel like they are jumping the gun and making what might seem like a confrontational “first move.”
Our culture trains us to play it cool and shake it off. These are tactics and manners that we teach our kids on the playground and the sports field. Don’t make a big deal about it. Walk it off.
But as an adult, the stakes are much higher and the world is a more dangerous place. As an adult you have to consider your ability to work and to provide for yourself and your family. An injury that happens to an adult in a car wreck, at work or elsewhere often can’t be fixed with a band-aid and a stiff upper lip.
As an adult you have the responsibility to consider the best way to ensure that you are able to continue providing for yourself and your family. And the first step to do this after an accident is to contact legal representation. We at Kirkpatrick Law Offices make it easy to find out your options with our initial free consultation. Call now, and schedule an appointment to discuss your injury with an attorney who has seen how these situations can play out. If someone else is at fault for injuries you’ve sustained you have a right to compensation to allow you to go on taking care of those who depend upon you.
Do I Need To Contact A Lawyer About My Injury?
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 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.
While we focus on personal injury cases, we also help those injured as a result of medical malpractice, construction accidents, work injuries, uninsured motorists, and product liability. Contact our office serving Belleville, IL and Southern Illinois at: (618) 239-6070
Kirkpatrick Law Offices
3 Executive Woods Ct,
Swansea, IL 62226
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The Kirkpatrick Law Office proudly serves clients as a personal injury lawyer in St Clair County, Illinois and a personal injury lawyer, coal mine injury attorney, industrial accident lawyer, workers compensation and construction accident lawyer in Belleville, Illinois and other areas of Southern Illinois including but not limited to Carbondale, IL, Goreville, IL, De Soto, IL, Murphrysboro, IL, Freeburg, IL, Coulterville, IL, Hecker, IL, Waterloo, IL, Sparta, IL, St. Clair County, IL, Madison County, IL, Johnson County, IL, Randolph County, IL, Clinton County, IL and other Southern Illinois locations.
We typically assist injured workers and people with neck injuries, back injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, people requiring back surgery, coal mine injuries, union worker injuries, iron worker injuries, boilermaker, pipefitter and laborer injuries, those hurt as a result of construction accidents, road construction, semi-truck accidents, cell phone drivers, discrimination, warehouse injuries. We also help people hurt in nursing home injuries while lifting patients in nursing homes or other medical facilities.