There are many ways that a person can be hurt by another. From routine car accidents to careless physicians and hospitals, when a person is injured and incurs medical expenses, the law says that person has a right to seek payment for the harm. In fact, don't take our word for it. Just look at the U.S. Constitution:
"In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."
7th Amendment to U.S. Constitution
Motor vehicle accidents claim tens of thousands of lives each year. Drunk or distracted drivers account for a large percentage of the serious or fatal accidents that happen every day on American roads. At CROSSROAD LEGAL, we represent injured people by seeking a fair insurance claim. A lot of attorneys will promise big verdicts or claim they are going to “fight” or “be aggressive.” The truth is, the law provides certain rights. A responsible personal injury lawyer should be focused on working within the appropriate system to resolve your case and obtain the best possible compensation for your injury. Sometimes this means litigation, but most of the time truly injured people do not need to go to court to get compensation. They just need the right lawyer by their side, guiding them through the maze of medical care, insurance regulations, and helping them protect themselves against liens.
Slip & Fall
Maybe you've heard of people suing over a fall in a business. Maybe you have strong feelings about people who do that. Here are a couple true considerations. First, most people do not actually want to be hurt. Breaking a leg or fracturing a hip are extremely painful injuries that can require extended surgeries, physical therapy, and months off work. The medical bills alone can exceed 6-figures. Second, people who are not seriously injured rarely recover much of anything. Therefore, it's actually a myth to say people intend to get hurt and collect big checks. However, it is also true that many businesses are entirely careless about how they run their operations. They may not keep stairs up to code, they may allow defective rails to go un-repaired, they may allow lights to be broken, or they may allow other dangerous conditions to persist for a long time. When this happens, it's only a matter of time before an innocent patron will suffer a serious injury and be left paying for the business's mistakes. This is what a “slip and fall” injury is all about.
When you're riding your motorcycle in southern Illinois, you can find lots of great places to challenge the switchbacks and twists. But motorcycle crashes can happen in an instant. Laws are designed to favor four-wheelers. Auto drivers can miss a motorcycle and completely disregard the rights of riders. In particular, there are about 5 common ways that bikers get hurt in crashes:
Left turn intersection accidents
When a motorcycle approaches an intersection, there's always a chance that a driver will not see the bike and rider. The most common problem happens when the rider is driving straight through a green light, but a driver doesn't see him and turns left through the intersection. This can cause high speed fatal crashes.
When large trucking companies are involved in motor vehicle crashes, they often move very quickly to hide evidence and avoid liability. You need an attorney who has the experience and aggressive nature to get involved right away. In these cases, minutes matter. Our team can have investigators on site quickly with high-tech equipment to survey the damage and preserve crucial evidence. As a former truck driver himself, our attorney knows exactly how these crashes happen and is in a better position to find evidence of negligence than attorneys who have never operated a big rig.
Without the protections of a vehicle, pedestrians are almost always seriously injured or killed when they are struck by motor vehicles. Some insurance companies will try to blame the pedestrian - especially when the pedestrian has passed away and is not available to defend themselves against false accusations. It is important to work with an attorney who can hire expert crash reconstruction teams to prove these excuses false and fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Other Injury Claims
Just about all injuries have the potential to be compensable claims. The key is knowing what you can recover and what you cannot. At Crossroad Legal, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation for our clients by forcing the insurance companies to come to the table. When we are involved, an insurance company can't ignore your injuries.
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