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  • What Is Meant By The Reasonable Person Standard?

    November 23, 2022

    What is Meant by the “Reasonable Person Standard”? The outcome of every personal injury case hinges on proving that the defendant acted negligently, which caused injury to the plaintiff. But how does the court determine whether the defendant’s actions were negligent and not simply an honest mistake or an unavoidable accident? The “reasonable person standard” […]

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  • Personal Injury vs. Bodily Injury: What’s the Difference?

    November 23, 2022

    Personal Injury vs. Bodily Injury: What’s the Difference? While personal injury and bodily injury may sound like they are referring to the same thing, these two terms have distinct meanings when used in a legal sense. It can be helpful to remember that while a bodily injury and its associated costs may be part of […]

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  • First-Party vs. Third-Party Personal Injury Insurance Claims

    November 23, 2022

    What Are the Differences Between First-Party and Third-Party Personal Injury Insurance Claims? After you’ve suffered losses in an accident, it can be confusing to know who to contact to begin the process of seeking compensation for your damages. Do you file a claim with your own insurance company, the at-fault party’s insurance, or both? Understanding […]

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  • Do I Have to Accept the Insurance Adjuster’s Offer?

    November 23, 2022

    You do not have to accept the insurance adjuster’s offer after making a claim. Sometimes, insurance adjusters make an offer before they understand the full extent of your injuries and losses. An initial settlement offer may not compensate you for future losses associated with the long-term effects of your injuries, such as rehabilitative therapy or […]

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  • Is There Any Charge or Fee to Discuss My Case with a Lawyer?

    November 23, 2022

    Some law firms will charge you a consultation fee to discuss your case, while others will offer it for free. If a law firm does charge for consultations, they may use a fixed rate or charge their normal hourly fee. Most initial consultations do not involve a direct conversation with a lawyer; rather, a representative […]

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  • Proving PTSD Damages in a Personal Injury Case

    August 01, 2022

    When people get hurt because of someone else’s negligence, it may be necessary to file a third-party claim. This legal process enables the injured to seek compensation for economic damages, such as medical bills or lost wages. However, some victims may also develop pain and suffering damages, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Is it […]

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  • Do Independent Medical Exams Matter in an Injury Claim?

    April 27, 2022

    During an injury claim, accident victims may receive requests to attend an independent medical examination (IME). Many injury victims are uncomfortable with the idea of being examined by a different doctor. They may also be concerned that the doctor performing the IME may be on the insurance company’s side. If you have been injured because […]

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  • Can a Lawsuit Be Reopened After Reaching a Settlement?

    January 26, 2022

    After reaching a settlement, some injury victims may question whether the compensation offer they agreed to is full and fair. Other victims may wonder, for various reasons, if it is possible to reopen a lawsuit after reaching a settlement agreement. Unfortunately, once you agree to a settlement, it is rare that you would be able […]

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  • What is a Credible Witness in a Personal Injury Claim?

    August 26, 2021

    Victims who suffer a personal injury because of another’s negligence, have a right to seek compensation. However, the burden of proving negligence is on the injured party. In addition to providing tangible evidence, like medical bills, having a credible witness can help support a negligence claim. So what is witness credibility in a personal injury […]

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  • Bulging disc settlement

    July 30, 2021

    If you suffer from a bulging disc, you may be unable to work or only able to work a fraction of your previous hours. In addition, you may need expensive medical treatment to heal your back. If an accident caused by someone else caused your bulging disc, you may be entitled to pursue a bulging […]

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