Archive for July 31, 2012

Recorded Statements in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accident

After a Motor Vehicle Accident, insurers will sometimes ask for a statement from the injured party.  The recorded statement after a Motor Vehicle Accident is the insurance company’s opportunity to obtain your account of the Motor Vehicle Accident.  The representative for the insurance company will contact you by phone or in person and ask you about the Motor Vehicle Accident and the entire interview will be recorded; during this interview you are able to have your Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers present to advise you and it is always advisable to have your Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers present.

Even at the stage of the recorded statement following a Motor Vehicle Accident, it is advisable to have your Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers present.  While the recorded statement is usually very general, it is not uncommon that the insurance investigator may get into issues that are irrelevant or repetitious.  Your Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers will be able to make sure that only what is necessary is covered and provide support to you so that you do not say something that you may not mean.

If you have been injured in an Motor Vehicle Accident and would like to speak with Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

Workers Compensation Total Disability

Workers Compensation

Most Workers Compensation cases that your Workers Compensation Lawyer deals with are termed as permanent partial disability or PPD.  What this means is that the injury that is the basis of your Workers Compensation case is permanent in nature but it is not so extensive that you will be unable to work as a result of the injury.  In Workers Compensation cases like this your Workers Compensation Lawyer will work to obtain some compensation for this permanent partial disability but it will most likely be a one time payment.

However, your Workers Compensation Lawyer can also help you when your injury is more severe and makes your Workers Compensation claim a claim for permanent total disability.  In this situation the injury you suffered alone or in conjunction with previous injuries or illnesses you may have is such that you are rendered unable to work in any capacity.  In most cases in order for your Workers Compensation Lawyer to obtain compensation for your permanent total disability, it will be necessary to add the Missouri Second Injury Fund as a party; in most instances it is the Second Injury Fund that is responsible for the disability payment.

Relative to the compensation you will receive, your Workers Compensation Lawyer can work to get you a lump sum for your disability or have your disability payments spread out over time.

If you have a Workers Compensation injury and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.