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With nearly 90 years of experience, our dedicated team is here to help you in your time of need.

Many law firms and lawyers claim they offer personal injury representation, but many of them are learning on the fly or only dab in helping injured people. HDSL was representing injured clients before Pearl Harbor was attacked, and we draw on over eighty years of institutional knowledge obtained by being in courtrooms all over Southern Illinois. Southern Illinoisans are loyal people, and smart. You don’t stay in business for over 80 years unless you offer them something solid and something they can trust.

If you were involved in a serious car accident, the car accident lawyers at Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert may be able to help. Since 1932, our firm has been a reliable source for help to residents of Southern Illinois.  We fight insurance companies on behalf of our neighbors to obtain fair compensation when they have been hurt. By understanding the strategies these companies use to deflect blame, the team at HDSL can help clients prepare effective strategies that succeed.

Truck Accidents

When there is an accident involving a commercial truck, insurance companies sometimes offer victims a small settlement right away to avoid having to pay any further damages. Once a check is accepted, nothing more can be done about that accident. Those who have been involved in a truck accident should immediately seek professional legal counsel. The team at Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert has provided trusted legal counsel for nearly a century, and understands how to fight against insurance companies to obtain fair compensation.

Those who have been injured in a motorcycle already understand how vulnerable riders can be. Without any protective gear, motorcyclists can be seriously hurt and require extensive medical care. At Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert, we help clients stand strong and fight for compensation from insurance companies. Since 1932, our attorneys have won settlements to help people recover from their injuries and restore damaged property. We offer free consultations so clients can better understand the fight they will be up against.

Nothing can replace a loss of life. All anyone can hope for is a transition through that painful period made as easily as possible. This means that the parties responsible for the wrongful death are held accountable. Since 1932, the legal professionals at Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert have helped the residents of Southern Illinois to obtain restitution for damages lost in a preventable accident.

Following a major accident, people rely on their insurance companies to provide the coverage they need to get back on their feet. Unfortunately, however, this does not always happen. If you have been unfairly denied an insurance settlement, call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert. For nearly a century, we have been helping our friends and neighbors to obtain fair compensation when they have been in an accident.

Workers’ Comp

Following a workplace injury, obtaining the necessary funds for recovery is crucial. While most employers treat their employees fairly, some will go to great lengths to misrepresent the severity of the injury or the right of the injured person to receive benefits.

A workplace injury has the capacity to drastically alter a person’s life. They are often severe and can require months, if not years, from which to recover. While the majority of employers try to help their employees by granting the appropriate coverage, there are others who try to avoid paying settlements by blaming the injured person. When this occurs, turn to Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert for experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.

While workplace safety standards are improving all the time, there are nevertheless hazards that workers can encounter at their jobs. Those who suffer repeated exposure to harmful materials should not be responsible to pay for their own medical treatment, yet many companies try to find ways to blame their employees for harmful conditions. When this happens, the team at Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert is there for you.

If you work in an uncomfortable position for long periods of time such as sitting in a hunched over position or straining your neck, it is possible to develop injuries in your back and neck that hurt your ability to continue at your job. When these injuries occur, it is important to be able to obtain compensation for recovery. By retaining the services of experienced workers’ comp attorneys, you can increase your chances of receiving benefits to cover medical costs and lost wages.

During any kind of medical treatment, there are assumed risks each patient must accept. When the consequences extend beyond the usual hazards, however, injured patients may have a right to sue the treatment professional or the medical facility. At Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert, we understand how to proceed with medical malpractice and have helped many clients to obtain fair settlements for their losses.

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