Beard Law Firm Holiday Food-a-thon!

The holidays are a time for giving! The offices of the Beard Law Firm all have food drive boxes that will be around until December 20th. Each office's box has...

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Pedestrian Safety: When Eight Miles per Hour is Speeding

The issue of pedestrian safety has special significance here at The Beard Law Firm. Among our ranks we have a couple of seasoned runners who, between the two of them,...

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Don’t Hate the Freight: Tips for Reducing Semi-Truck Accidents

This blog entry is not intended to be “anti-trucker.” Our country’s economy depends on semi-truck drivers. Most semi-truck drivers are attentive and skilled professionals who take their commitment to safe...

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The shared responsibility of motorcycle safety

The Shared Responsibility of Motorcycle Safety. As Americans we love our motorcycles and the freedom of the open road. However, because motorcycle riders have to share our busy roads and...

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Buyer Beware: Tips For Buying Insurance After You Have Financed a Vehicle

As experienced personal injury attorneys, we see it all the time. A person buys a new or used car on credit, and then totals the vehicle in an accident that...

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Hold the Phone: The Facts on Distracted Driving

Statistics show that for 2015 (the last year for which numbers are available), 391,000 Americans were injured and 3,477 lost their lives as the result of car crashes caused by...

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If we don’t win your case, you don’t owe the firm anything!

No Up Front Costs To You! Like most personal injury law firms, the Beard Law Firm handles almost all of its cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that...

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How Fault is Determined

Sometimes “fault” or “liability” in an automobile accident is clear cut. A common type of accident occurs when one driver has to slow or stop due to the flow of...

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Southern Illinois car accident lawyer

Steps to Take Following an Accident

Safety is the Priority The most important thing to do after you have been in a car crash is to get you and your family to a place of safety....

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What You Should Know About Recorded Statements

You get hurt in a car crash and the insurance company for the at-fault driver calls you and wants you to give a recorded statement; what should you do? The...

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Auto accidents and insurance coverage

Consumer ALERT! “Full Coverage” and Older Vehicles

Got an older car with lots of miles? "Full coverage" insurance may not give you the protection you think it does. Illinois law requires you to carry liability insurance of...

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