Category Archives: General Law

Car Accident Arbitration Trial Nets $25,000.00 Award / 29 de junio: El juicio por arbitraje de accidentes automovilísticos gana un laudo de $25,000.00

Last week, we tried an uninsured motorist case in Madison County.  These cases are first tried before a three-lawyer panel.  Either side can reject the award and have a jury trial.  Prior to arbitration the insurance company offered us $7,000.00 to settle; we wanted $30,000.00.  We politely declined.  The panel awarded us $25,000.00, much closer to…
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Stubborn and wrong is a costly combination

A month ago a client walked into the office to tell us about her recent dental procedure.  She arrived at her appointment expecting to have a root canal.  Turns out the dentist did everything but remove the root, yet she was billed for a full root canal.  Her oral pain was persistent, so she went…
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Southern Illinois Medical Malpractice Case Settles for $500,000.00

A few weeks ago, Keith Short and Associates settled yet another southern Illinois medical malpractice case, this one for $500,000.00.  The agreement was reached after extensive investigation, discovery and depositions.  While we do a substantial amount of trial work in Madison, St. Clair and Jersey Counties, our success is evidenced throughout southern Illinois.  We have…
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