Sometimes experience is the best teacher. When it comes to some personal injury lawsuits, this is especially true. There are certain types of personal injury cases that require the services of an experienced lawyer who has already handled a number of similar cases in order to give you the best outcome. For example, because of their complicated nature, spinal cord injury cases are best handled not only by a personal injury attorney but by one who has experience in working with spinal cord cases in particular.
When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, it may be difficult to determine who is to pay the costs associated with injuries and damages. In fact, there may be multiple people, insurance companies, employers, and even government agencies involved in the litigation that follows a multiple vehicle crash. It is important to remember some basic facts to determine who is ultimately responsible for paying for damages in such a case.
One question often asked about traumatic brain injuries is whether a victim can recover damages if he or she willingly participated in the activity that resulted in the TBI. This is especially important in sports-related TBI cases, when a player may suffer a concussion or worse during rough play.
A recent article notes that the widow of a former University of Southern California player is currently involved in suing the NCAA for failure to protect Matthew Gee from repeated head trauma. Alana Gee claims that the NCAA’s negligence led to Gee’s death in 2018 from brain damage.
Collecting money after a car accident settlement can be a process nearly as complicated as suing for damages in the first place, particularly if you are faced with collecting your money from an insurance company. Frustrating delays and insurmountable obstacles may stand between you and the money you need to pay your medical bills and other expenses. How can you be sure you will receive your money quickly and easily? The best way is to work with a personal injury attorney with experience in collecting car accident settlements.
The term “wrongful death” may be misunderstood when filing a lawsuit. Many people assume that if someone is killed in an accident, there can automatically be a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or group responsible for the accident. Although this is often the case, there are times when wrongful death suits are inappropriate or impossible. Additionally, there may be damages that are granted in some wrongful death lawsuits but not in others. In order to fully understand what a wrongful death lawsuit is and how it applies to any given situation, it is helpful to look at the facts and laws surrounding the term.
Each state has different laws that apply when someone is bitten or attacked by someone else’s pet. In most cases, these bites or attacks are perpetrated by a dog. Alaska law requires that all bites be reported, but many times victims and the owners of the dog know each other or may even be family members. This makes handling a dog bite case difficult in some instances.
When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect a certain standard of care. After all, you are entrusting the nursing home with your loved one’s well-being. Nurses, orderlies, and others will be taking care of this person 24 hours a day; you expect your loved one to be watched carefully and treated with respect and kindness.
Many people are confused by some of the legal terms used when discussing personal injury accidents. What does it mean to be “at fault” for an accident? Can that only happen if someone is negligent? What is the standard behavior that must meet before the person is responsible for damages? These types of questions are not always easy to answer, and the answers can affect whether you recover compensation for your injury case. Therefore, it is very important to have an attorney who has experience dealing with cases involving personal injury, particularly in how to evaluate the worth of those cases.
In recent years, according to the Alaska Highway Safety Office, there has been an increase in the number of car accidents involving injury and fatality in the State of Alaska. This increase may reflect an increase in the number of drivers, an increase in reckless or careless vehicle operation, or both. Here are some facts about the number of car accidents in our state:
Neck injuries are one of the most common types of personal injuries, particularly after a car accident or slip and fall. However, it is not always easy to tell when you have suffered a neck injury, and many victims fail to seek prompt treatment as a result. How can you tell if you have a neck injury, and what should you do if you suspect you may have sustained trauma to your neck?