Personal injury can happen at any time, but the winter months always seem to see an increase in certain types of accidents. Everything from walking to riding in a vehicle is a bit more dangerous when there is ice and snow present, so many falls, trips and other injuries occur even when people are just going about their daily routines. When engaging in sports and leisure activities, the number of accidents may be even higher.
Generally speaking, people do not act maliciously towards each other in ways that they think will lead to serious injuries or worse. However, despite best intentions, accidents do occur and people do make mistakes that cause suffering in others. When these situations arise, people need to be able to stand up for their legal rights so that they can recapture the losses they have incurred and be made as whole as possible. The way to accomplish this is to file an Alaska personal injury lawsuit against those who may be responsible for their current position.
If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, it is only right that you receive compensation from that person or entity to pay for your damages. You may have medical bills, legal bills, and increased living expenses that quickly add up. Many victims file personal injury lawsuits against the person, company or agency responsible for their injuries. However, in some cases, the defendant tries to show that the victim was also at fault–at least partially. Those cases are what are known as “comparative negligence” cases, and they can result in a reduction of the amount the victim can recover. In some cases, the victim in a comparative negligence case may recover nothing at all.
Spinal cord injuries or SCIs do not only damage the spinal cord; they are also responsible for harm to other body systems, such as the circulatory and respiratory systems. While we tend to think of SCIs in the context of loss of movement, as with a quadriplegic or paraplegic, many SCI victims suffer from difficulty breathing or performing other involuntary bodily functions. Ultimately, this type of damage may have long-term consequences as severe as loss of movement or ability to walk.
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.
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
Have you ever wondered how a personal injury case is handled? How do attorneys decide on a settlement amount, and how do they communicate this to the other party? How are agreements reached, and how much does it cost to settle a case? These are all questions you may have if you are the victim of a personal injury. The process of settling a personal injury case is not simple, but understanding it can help you determine if your case is being handled properly and if you are recovering the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Victims of accidents have to deal with several problems all at once. First, there is the physical pain and suffering associated with an injury. This can be relatively minor or it can be unbearable. Second, the victim, as well as his or her family, often has emotional trauma to deal with from the accident and … Read more
If you have been the victim of an accident, it is very likely that at some point you may receive a settlement offer from an insurance company. Many victims assume that these companies are fair and above-board, so they accept these offers without hesitation. It is only later that they realize that the offer was far too small to meet their medical needs, much less to pay for lost wages, damages to property, and other real expenses, not to mention intangibles such as pain and suffering.