The lawyers at Bement and Stubblefield have over thirty years of experience in handling personal injury cases. They handle a wide range of personal injury cases including auto accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, dram shop, nursing home injuries, elder abuse, and truck accidents. They can also can handle medical malpractice, product liability and hospital negligence through a network of referral attorneys.
If you have been in an accident, remember that the insurance company wants to limit the amount they have to pay. You owe it to yourself to contact an attorney soon after an accident to find out your rights. Only then can you make an intelligent decision regarding whether you need a lawyer or not. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for your attorney to quickly gather in the information needed to handle your claim. The insurance company will have been gathering information to use against your from day one.
You will be asked to give a recorded statement by the insurance company. You are not required, under the law, to do so. You do not have to give unrestricted medical releases to the other driver’s insurance company either. If you are asked to do either of these things, you should call a lawyer immediately. Remember, they will try to use this information against you later. You will, however, need to cooperate with your own insurance company if you are asking it to pay bills for you.
Bement and Stubblefield handle these types of cases in Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri. The attorneys regularly practice in the following Illinois counties: St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Washington, Perry, Randolph, Jefferson, Franklin, Marion, Clinton, Wayne.