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 personal injury claims, many drivers and passengers are unaware of factors that can increase their personal liability, and reduce the legal liability of the insurer. The assumption that many consumers share is that injury will be compensated at a rate that is proportionate to pain, suffering and the cost of medical expenses and therapies.
If you’ve ever had to share the road with an aggressive or angry driver, you know how unnerving the experience can be. Having to share the road with someone else who isn’t obeying road rules or laws or is simply being discourteous is frustrating at best and dangerous at worst. If you have already been injured in a… Read More »
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip-and-fall accidents account for one million hospital emergency room visits, comprising 12 percent of total falls. The most common causes of these accidents include bad weather conditions, uneven surfaces, defective footwear, and inadequate safety training. The consequences of these accidents may vary, ranging from non-fatal bruises to serious injuries. In fact, slip-and-fall… Read More »
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 »
While the vast majority of states now ban texting and driving, it still takes place every day. In fact, personal injury attorneys often deal with automobile accident cases caused by distracted driving. Since texting while driving is often illegal in the area where an accident happens, attorneys have increasingly been able to use the behavior as a way to… Read More »
Personal injury accidents can be life changing. After dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of your injury, you still have a long road ahead when it comes to settling your claim. Whether it has resolved in settlement or receiving judgment from a trial, you may have to wait a period of time before receiving your benefits. While… Read More »
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.
In the first few moments after any kind of accident — bicycle, car, or motorcycle — things can be best described as “chaotic.” There’s a lot going on and having just been in an accident, there’s some sensory overload. It’s easy to forget things, and these are usually what gets lost in the mix.
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 »