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Why Car Accident Cases Rarely Go To Court

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If you were injured in a car accident that you believe the other party caused, you might have a case on your hands that you could pursue for damages. To find out, you would need to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. If your lawyer believes you could win your case, he or she will accept the case and will determine how to handle it. In most cases, lawyers are able to settle cases without going to court, and here are several things you should know about that. Read More»

Accused Of Driving Under The Influence? Know The Potential Defenses

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If you have been arrested for a potential DUI, you may be wondering what your possible defenses are. After all, the evidence can seem quite hard to beat given your situation. Here are some potential defenses your lawyer can use to defend you against a DUI. The Equipment’s Error Rate Was Not Considered Chances are that you will be given a breathalyzer test at the time you are arrested, which will tell the police officer what your current blood alcohol content (BAC) levels are. Read More»

How Much Compensation Do You Need After Injury?

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After being injured by someone else, it can be hard to figure out how much money you should be getting in compensation. Immediate medical bills are only one part of the equation, as there may be complications, extended medical stays, experimental techniques, and other personal and professional costs, such as losing time at work or needing to replace damaged equipment. Here are a few areas to consider, as you look through your injury situation for problems that need compensation. Read More»

See A Lawyer To Help You With Your Worker's Comp Case

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If you have gotten injured at work, there’s a high likelihood that your employer will have to pay for at least some of your medical costs as well as lost wages. However, not all employers are going to want to pay for injuries and they are going to want to try to not pay for anything. If that happens, there are things that you can do.  Liability The first thing you need to do is going to establish liability. Read More»

3 Helpful Tips When Dealing With Nursing Home Abuse

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When you send your family member to a nursing home, you expect them to be treated fairly. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse does happen and it could jeopardize your loved one’s health. If you suspect this is happening to one of your family members, you need to act fast.  1. Choose the Right Nursing Home  To prevent nursing home abuse from happening in the first place, it’s important to screen potential facilities. Read More»

Understanding Dog Bite Law And Provocation

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If you have been bitten by a dog recently, then you may be concerned about the medical costs that have amassed due to the bite. Some of the costs can be extremely high, and the dog owner may not be willing to pay for the bills. Many dog owners will use the excuse that their dog was provoked and refuse to pay your medical bills. What exactly does this mean and what kinds of actions are seen as provocations? Read More»

How Putative Spouse Laws May Affect Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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If your spouse dies due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you typically can file a wrongful death suit against the liable party. However, if it’s discovered that your marriage to your spouse is actually invalid, you will be barred from pursuing damages for your expenses and losses. While it may be possible to get around this, your case may still be negatively impacted. Here’s what you need to know. Read More»

Were You Hit By A Motorcycle In Your Car? What To Do

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Drivers are always reminded when the weather is warm that they should be cautious of motorcycles that they may approach on the road, but sometimes it’s the drivers of the motorcycles that are negligent. If you were hit by a motorcycle, you had a bad accident because a motorcyclist was driving recklessly, or you had a collision with a motorcycle and the other driver was to blame, you want to get a lawyer right away. Read More»

Prioritizing Issues After An Accident

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What’s the first thing you should do if you have been hurt in a car accident? Do you call your lawyer or your insurer? What’s the second thing to do? Your priorities after a car accident injury have far reaching effects on your life. Here is an overview of the important steps you should take, and how to prioritize them: Avoid or Prevent Further Injuries The first crash may not be the last and only one if you aren’t careful. Read More»

Can The Seat Belt Defense Hurt My Car Accident Claim?

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When a driver in a car accident did not have on a seat belt, his or her chances of receiving compensation for injuries and damage from the accident can be impacted. Whether his or her settlement or lawsuit award will be impacted depends heavily on the state’s laws and the circumstances of the case. If you were the victim in an accident and you were not wearing a seat belt, here is what you need to know. Read More»