Archive for January 31, 2012

Workers Compensation Car Accidents

It has become almost axiomatic that if you suffer an injury on the job, you will need to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer because your only remedy will be through the Workers Compensation system.  However, this is not always the case.  When you have a Workers Compensation claim that is based on a car accident it is even more important to have a Workers Compensation Lawyer handle your case, as you may also be able to file a civil suit.

Say you were a driver for UPS or some other company where you are required to be on the road quite a bit.  In a situation like that it is more likely that you could become involved in a car accident and if you are, your first option for compensation for any injuries you sustain will most likely be through Workers Compensation.  As such, it is important to have a Workers Compensation Lawyer you trust handle you Workers Compensation claim against your employer.  The reason that you have a Workers Compensation claim is that your injury was a product of your job duties and had you not been working you would not have been injured.

Though, in a car accident that is caused by the negligence of another you need to speak with your Workers Compensation Lawyer about also filing a civil suit on your behalf.  Just because you were on the job that does not mean that the person that caused the accident can get off without any consequences and you need to speak with your Workers Compensation Lawyer to see if a civil suit would be worth the effort.

If you have a Workers Compensation claim 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.

Uninsured Motorcycle Accidents and Vexatious Refusal to Pay

In Missouri when you are involved in a Motorcycle Accident and the other driver is without insurance you need to speak with Motorcycle Accident Attorneys to see what options you may have; specifically, you need to look into having your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys file an uninsured motorist claim.  With an uninsured motorist claim your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can attempt to recover for your injuries against your own insurance company; though it is important to have Motorcycle Accident Attorneys that can properly build your case and use their experience to negotiate the best outcome for you.

Unfortunately, even with the help of Motorcycle Accident Attorneys there is no guarantee that your insurance company will agree to settle your uninsured motorist claim.  In this situation it is even more important that you have the help  of Motorcycle Accident Attorneys who can file a lawsuit on your behalf that includes a count for vexatious refusal to pay.  When your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys file a claim for vexatious refusal to pay, they claim that your insurance company had knowledge of the accident, were given a demand for compensation, had the duty to compensate you under your contract with them, were given ample opportunity to perform their duty and refused to do so.  The benefit of filing this is twofold; first, it provides another way to recover in your lawsuit and second, it provides additional leverage in settlement negotiations.

If you have been involved in a Motorcycle Accident and would like to speak with Motorcycle Accident Attorneys 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.