Good afternoon folks. Happy Halloween. This is the haunted season, the time where witches and warlocks are all around us. This can be a fun time for young and old. I enjoy Halloween like the best of them. Always have, always will. Halloween is a time where people can throw their cares to the wind, dress up and pretend for a moment in time to be something they are not-a witch, a superhero, an actor…the list is endless. This is all harmless, good fun.
However, are these witches and warlocks in our presence during the rest of the year? Are we being tricked when all we wanted was to be treated in a fair manner? Forgive the pun. However, I digress about a serious topic.
So why should you care about some boring Illinois Senate bill? Why should you care that a person severely injured be given their settlement funds in a timely manner? Here is why. It’s because it is not a well-known fact to the public that a case does not just end when a settlement or verdict occurs. No, that is just the beginning.
Experienced attorneys understand that when a person actually picks up the phone to call a lawyer for the first time, it is in a state of great anxiety. The last thing most people want to do is call a total stranger and bare their soul on some of their life’s deepest problems at the moment. However, attorneys are used to dealing with these situations and they will guide you through the process and help narrow down what legal issue(s) for which you may need assistance. In addition, attorneys are bound by law to keep what you tell them confidential even if you do not enter into an attorney-client relationship. This post is written as a guide to show you what to expect when you call an attorney, what questions to ask and what information and documents you should have ready when you call.
Many clients call me after a car accident and they are at a loss as to what to do. They may have already committed some errors in handling their potential injury claims against the person that hit them. This post is a general guideline on what to do right after the accident, or what I like to call Tim’s Ten Tips, on What to Do After Getting Into a Car Accident. Tim’s Ten Tips is the first in a series of what will be recurring blog post themes. I will discuss various topics such as slip and falls, trucking accidents and workers’ compensation claims in the future of this blog. I will apply Tim’s Ten Tips to different topics.