Are you taking someone to court after an injury? Are you already in the settlement phase and trying to figure out if an offer is worth your time? Guessing at the financials is a tough task at any point of the personal injury claim process, but you can work on establishing a minimum by figuring out what maintaining a quality lifestyle--and having a chance at improving your situation--may cost. Here are a few details to keep in mind as you work through a personal injury claim.
27 December 2017
If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, then you absolutely need to work with an attorney. You probably have a strong personal injury case against the driver -- if your lawyer can collect the right evidence. So that you know what to assume in the coming months, read on to discover four places your lawyer may look for that evidence that the driver is at-fault for your collision.
6 December 2017
A wrongful death claim can yield a huge settlement, which is why defendants put up spirited fights in these cases. For example, the defendant can claim that: They Did Not Cause the Death For you to win a wrongful death lawsuit, you must prove that the defendant's actions were the actual cause of your loved one's demise. Consider an example in which your spouse breaks their leg after being knocked down by an SUV.
10 November 2017
Halloween has become one of the most celebrated holidays in the nation -- but it's also a homeowner's nightmare because premise liability laws can put the responsibility for an injured child or parent directly at your doorstep if something goes wrong during the annual Trick-or-Treat festivities. If you're a homeowner, you don't have to be too scared to turn the porch light on and pass out treats to the little ghouls and goblins at your door -- but you do need to exercise a little caution in order to minimize your possible liability if an accident does happen.
10 October 2017
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you might not be sure of what to do. You might just be ready to go home as soon as possible after the accident, but it's actually usually best for you to seek medical attention first. These are a few reasons why this should probably be done quickly after your accident: There Might Be Injuries That You Aren't Aware of Yet First of all, after this type of accident, you might not be immediately aware of any injuries that you might have sustained.
25 September 2017
You share the road with many drivers on a daily basis. Some of these drivers are professionals who sit behind the wheel of a semi truck. Although semis play a critical role in transporting goods across the country, these vehicles can pose a serious hazard when they are not operated correctly. Being involved in an accident with a semi truck can create some difficulty when it comes to pursuing compensation for your injuries and any damage sustained by your vehicle.
7 September 2017
It's no secret legal representation in an auto accident case can be expensive, and many people look for ways to minimize the hit to their bank accounts. One common question that comes up is whether legal fees paid to litigate a lawsuit are tax deductible. The good news is that you may be able to write off some of your expenses, but only in specific situations. Here's more information about this issue to help you save as much money as possible.
1 September 2017
More and more drivers throughout the U.S. are putting dashboard-mounted cameras inside their vehicles. It's a growing trend that shows no signs of stopping, thanks in large part to their ability to capture video footage of auto accidents, from minor fender benders to serious crashes. A dash cam can be an indispensable tool when it comes to proving fault, but only if a court decides to enter that footage as evidence.
25 August 2017
If another driver was drunk when they crashed into you while you were walking, riding a bicycle or motorcycle, or while you were driving your car, and you were injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. In order to win your personal injury claim, you may have to prove that they were at fault. If you suspect the driver is drunk, it is usually best to call the police immediately and have the driver complete a field sobriety test, use a breathalyzer, or have their blood drawn to determine their blood-alcohol level.
10 August 2017
When you are in pain because of an accident or intentional action by another individual or corporation, you are not concerned with how much you could or should be compensated. Instead, you are solely focused on getting better. That doesn't mean you shouldn't be concerned with recovering damages. So, how do you calculate the damages you should expect? In personal injury situations, you are often allowed to recover two types of damages, special and general.
2 August 2017