THE LAWSUIT “HELL-HOLES”: PURE MYTH AND HYPE

St. Clair County is the 9th most populous in the state with over 264,000 people.  But in St. Clair County last year there were only 15 jury trials.  That’s it!  Only 7 of those trials were won by the plaintiff.  I am happy to say that the Law Office of Keith Short was one of the winning law firms.  In 2016 in Madison County (the 8th most populous with 266,000 people) there were a total of 16 jury trials and the plaintiff won a total of 9 cases.  That’s it…9 times.  That means that 16 people out of 530,000+ residents in the 2 counties won a lawsuit….so, .00003 percent of the population won a lawsuit.  Hell-holes?  Hardly.

There is a reason that insurance companies, corporate America and the chamber of commerce spread the lie of too many lawsuits.  They get to rationalize charging higher and higher premiums by claiming (lying) that there are too many lawsuits! Too many trials! Too much jackpot justice!!  It’s a lie.  Seven Plaintiffs winning their cases in a county this big is simply not very many and certainly isn’t a “hell-hole.”

This is the battle plaintiff lawyers have to fight.  In addition to fighting the facts and law of your case, we also have to fight the huge bias against lawsuits.  But, as we proved, we can win even despite the lies.  If you want a chance to win your case then call the Law Office of Keith Short, 618-655-9499

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About Law Office Of Keith Short

Keith Short was born in Chicago in 1965. In 1980 his parents moved to Anna, Illinois where he attended high school. In 1989 he graduated from SIUC with degrees in Political Science and English. He then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he graduated in 1992. Mr. Short worked full time employment throughout college and law school: auto repair, cannery, legal clerkship. In 1991 he began a clerkship for the Hon. John Dibble of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. Prior to graduation Mr. Short was offered an associate attorney position with Keefe and De Pauli, P.C. in Fairview Heights where his practice concentrated in the defense of Illinois and Missouri workers' compensation claims. In 2000 Mr. Short was hired by Hopkins Goldenberg as an associate attorney representing injured workers. In 2002 Mr. Short was offered a full partnership in a firm later renamed Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli, Rowland and Short, where his practice included toxic exposure litigation, medical malpractice and workers' compensation claims. Mr. Short has litigated product liability/brain damage cases; medical malpractice lawsuits, wrongful death claims and automobile accident cases. He has handled numerous cases in the Illinois Appellate Courts. Mr. Short also actively participated in the federal welding Multi-District Litigation set in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Short is a frequent lecturer having given seminars in Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Chicago, San Diego, St. Louis, and New Orleans. He resides in Edwardsville, Illinois with his wife, 5 children and 3 step-daughters. On May 3, 2011 Keith Short was sworn in as a member of the Edwardsville City Council, having been elected to represent the city's 5th Ward. He has been assigned by Mayor Gary Niebur to the Public Safety Commission and the Public Services Committee.
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