There are times when a person sues for a personal injury and is awarded ridiculous amount of money and then others when someone is not compensated fairly at all. Unfortunately, when it comes to personal injury lawsuits there is not always black and white but a lot of gray areas, especially if the case goes to trial.
In the summer of 2015, a jury awarded over $20 million to a mother whose son was killed in San Bernardino while crossing an uncontrolled five lane highway to reach the only school bus stop near his home. The San Bernardino injury attorneys representing his family in the wrongful death claim alleged that requiring a young student to… Read More »
In many lawsuits, conducting hearings for a verdict by the judge or jury in court may not be feasible for the plaintiff, defendant, and the legal department. During such situations, alternative dispute resolutions, such as arbitration and mediation, have become increasingly popular as they help save time and resources that are required for a courtroom trial.
In every type of case, a party must prove his or her claim to a certain standard. In civil cases the injured party must prove the elements of a claim by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the party seeking relief must show that it is more likely than not that each element of the claim… Read More »
“Were you or someone you loved …?” This is the way the commercials usually start. Late night television has never been so ripe with attorneys letting you know exactly how to join a class action lawsuit against a drug manufacturer. By the time the commercial airs, the lawsuit is already in full swing. The lawsuit is filed, the… Read More »
Successful attorneys are faced with much more than simply proving the facts of their case. Since the ultimate goal in jury trials is to convince jurors that your client is either innocent, or the defense’s client is guilty, there are psychological factors that must be considered to win the battle of persuasion. Here, we are going to discuss… Read More »
Product liability? Very difficult claim to prove. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has definitely helped many plaintiffs make their case. Most namely, the NHTSA has investigated many product liability claims involving the manufacturing of automobiles.
Personal injury law, or tort law, empowers an injured person to go to civil court and get legal remedy for damages and injuries received in an incident or accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It allows the injured to get compensated financially, when he or she has been hurt by someone else’s faulty or deliberate actions.
Often figuring among the most complex lawsuits, medical malpractice cases are difficult to identify and pursue. The circumstantial and legal yardsticks are rigid in such cases. There is a lot of ambiguity regarding the parameters of sub-standard medical care. Under such circumstances there a few key points that can help one determine the viability of a medical malpractice case,… Read More »
In order to successfully negotiate a full and fair settlement, you need to learn the process and terminology associated with personal injury claims. Otherwise, the insurance adjuster may use their expertise to intimidate or frustrate you into accepting a settlement much lower than your claim is worth. We’ve covered the basics below so you can empower yourself with… Read More »