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When you have to fight your own auto insurance company…call us first.

  People buy uninsured motorist insurance (UM) because they want to protect themselves in the event they are injured by someone without insurance or by a hit and run driver who gets away.  It is amazing how often a UM … Continue reading

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OUR 5 RULES OF REPRESENTATION…WHY WE HAVE THEM.

At the law office of Keith Short we have 5 rules that all clients must accept before we will agree to represent them. Never lie.  Lying is the surest way to lose your case.  Get caught lying, exaggerating or omitting … Continue reading

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Uninsured motorist client receives arbitration award of $87,000.00

This week, one of our client’s received an arbitration award of just over $87,000.  The gentleman was injured on vacation when his truck was “t-boned” by an uninsured motorist.  The client had uninsured motorist coverage within his own car insurance … Continue reading

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WORK COMP TRIAL VICTORY… $508,000 AWARD!

In a hotly contested trial our client was awarded a total of just over $508,000 in medical benefits, back wages and permanent injury.  The case involved a shoulder and lumbar spine injury.  The employer and its lawyers refused to accept … Continue reading

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The perfect illustration of why you should hire a lawyer

On Friday we settled a car accident case for $60,000.00.  Not that big a deal since we settle cases for this amount or more all the time.  Yet, this case illustrates why you should hire an experienced lawyer.  1) The … Continue reading

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Two cases settle in same week: $120,000.00 and $150,000.00

We were able to resolve two cases this week.  Both were spine injuries.  In addition to the lump sum settlements we were able to secure payment of all medical bills and lost wages.  Another $200,000+ for these two clients.  These … Continue reading

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THIS IS WHAT I HATE ABOUT LAWYERS! (and why we fight them)

Below is the outline of a case where the court got it right.  An elderly gentleman whose family is paying for long-term assisted living, is injured in a fall.  There are plenty of witnesses to what happened.  SO what does … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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A winning track record: Why you should call us if you’re in a car accident.

Our firm handles a lot of car accident cases…a lot.  We have also tried more car accident cases in the last 5 years than just about anyone else.  And we win… a lot.  The reason we’ve had to try so … Continue reading

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5 things you should NOT do in a divorce

Don’t even discuss it with your kids until you have first talked to a counselor and determined the best way to explain it. I have divorced twice and had young kids both times.  They can survive divorce.  They will be … Continue reading

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