Before a personal injury claim can be filed, there must be negligence. While most of us understand intuitively what this word means, there is a slightly different definition used by lawyers that can be confusing to some. Understanding what negligence is–and what it is not–is crucial to understanding whether you have a personal injury claim that can be settled or litigated to pay compensation for your damages.
The time following a work-related accident can be confusing for the victim. In some cases, victims of work accidents are given clear instructions by their employer and medical team, but in some cases, this guidance is sorely lacking. If you have been involved in a work-related accident, it is important to take the right steps … Read more
According to most state laws, owners of private property have a duty to keep their properties safe for visitors. What this means can be interpreted in several different ways, but there are some basic facts that apply to most situations. In general, keeping property safe for visitors involves removing any hazards as soon as possible … Read more
Hit-and-run accidents, which are crashes in which one or more drivers flee the scene, are far more common than most people realize. What is even more surprising is that many hit-and-run crashes involve serious or even fatal injuries. When a driver flees the scene of an accident, he or she not only breaks the law … Read more
Summer is in full swing, and everyone is heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures. While it is great to have a fun day outdoors, you should also be aware that certain types of accidents are more likely during warm weather. It is a good idea to be prepared and take precautions to … Read more
If you have been injured in an accident, you are already dealing with medical bills, pain and suffering, and worry about how you will take care of your family. On top of all that, you are faced with making a choice about the right attorney to represent you. How do you choose the right personal … Read more
While all property owners have legal obligations to make their areas safe for visitors, businesses often have special rules that apply to them. This is because businesses see far more traffic, in most cases than an average residence or other private property. Businesses are often required by law to take reasonable steps to keep their … Read more
While many people understand that it can be dangerous to talk to police officers after you have been placed under arrest, many others do not realize that it can be equally dangerous to talk to an insurance company after an accident. While you are probably not risking jail time, as you might be when waiving … Read more
A spinal cord injury or SCI is a type of injury that may easily have long-term consequences. While most injuries, such as broken bones or damaged muscles, can have lingering effects, spinal cord injuries are frequently permanent and may cause life-long damage. Because of this, SCIs are often evaluated, in terms of monetary damages, as if they will last for the rest of the victim’s life. It is very important for the victim of a spinal cord injury to work with an attorney who understands how to calculate these types of damages accurately and to ensure that the victim gets all of the compensation to which he or she is entitled.
You may hear the term “discovery” in connection with legal matters. What does this term mean? How is it important to victims of personal injury, and how do personal injury attorneys use discovery to help their clients collect monetary damages for their injuries?