Personal injury is an area of legal practice that covers a wide range of topics, from dog bites to medical malpractice to vehicle accidents. However, there are a few things that all personal injury claims have in common, and one of these is the most important thing you can remember when you are struggling with a devastating injury: you have the right to seek compensation for your distress.
If you have been injured in an accident, the first thing on your mind is probably your physical condition.
At the moment of the crash, fall, or another event, you may not be thinking about who will pay your medical bills or your lost wages. However, it is very important to determine quickly who is responsible for the accident, as this person and his or her insurance company will figure prominently in your ability to pay for these expenses in the future. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it is usually possible to determine who is at fault in your accident and who is responsible for paying your expenses.
People who are unfamiliar with the average cost of an accident often see personal injury settlements as inflated. They consider the idea of going to court to be a long, drawn-out process, and often settle quickly to avoid expense and problems. This is just what the insurance companies want.
One of the most common questions victims have is how much their personal injury claim is worth.
This is not a simple question to answer, as many factors can affect the value of a claim. On the other hand, there are some guidelines that help personal injury attorneys determine how much they should settle the case for if the defendant is willing to pay. These guidelines are fairly uniform and reflect the realities of many previous personal injury settlements.
If you have been the victim of a personal injury accident, it is important to understand some basic legal terms that may apply to your case as well as how your case is likely to progress toward a conclusion. Of course, your attorney will handle the progress of your case, but many clients like to know what is happening “behind the scenes” to recover compensation for them.
Billions of people around the world have at least some sort of online, social media presence. On a daily basis, we may find ourselves sharing photos with loved ones, updating our professional network, or retweeting things we agree with. Social media is one of the main ways we communicate with one another, and it can feel like second nature. So how would that be affected by a personal injury claim?
In a recent post, we shared news of a 47-year-old woman awarded of nearly $2 million for falling in a convenience store. Such accidents happen often, and can be especially dangerous for members of the elderly population.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk more about the potentially devastating effects of falls – even for short ones – for older folks.
Pursuing a fair settlement on your behalf will most likely be the first course of action by your personal injury lawyer if someone else injures you. If no settlement is possible, the next step is to take the matter to court for a jury’s decision. When do you know, though, when settling your case is … Read more
We talked recently about the importance of seeing a doctor immediately after being involved in an accident. Simply put, an examination by a physician as soon as possible is important to strengthening your personal injury case, and receiving the justice and compensation to which you’re entitled.
However, did you know that what you actually discuss with your doctor is just as important as what’s revealed in the examination itself?
There’s more news about the disturbing rise in pedestrian deaths in the U.S. A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of pedestrian deaths has reached a 28-year high.
We reported on this issue several months back when the results of a nearly global study were released.