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Expecting A Large Personal Injury Settlement - It May Be Reduced By These Three Things

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If you have been injured due to the negligence of others, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Many people immediately start envisioning what they will do with the large sums of money they expect to receive, even before they hire a personal injury attorney. Unfortunately, there are certain situations that may reduce, or even eliminate, the amount of settlement you are entitled to.  Contributory Negligence/Comparative Negligence Read More»

3 Reasons To File A Personal Injury Claim Against Your Neighbor

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Most people think of personal injury lawsuits as the result of work mishaps or automobile accidents, but there are times when you may be able to seek financial recompense from a neighbor in the event that you have experienced physical harm from a situation caused by your neighbor. Personal injury laws vary by state, but most require proof of negligence before the court will issue a financial judgement. You may also have to prove that the injury resulted in significant loss of income. Read More»

Why Is Your Malpractice Lawsuit Taking So Long?

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According to a joint study conducted by The University of Southern California, Harvard and the RAND Corporation, on average it took approximately 19 months for a group of malpractice cases that were being studied to reach a conclusion. If you’re in the midst of a medical malpractice suit, you might be wondering why it’s taking so long, and anxious about receiving a fair settlement. Before you walk away from the lawsuit out of frustration, here are just a few of the reasons why medical malpractice lawsuits take so long: Read More»

Worker's Compensation Claims & Your Independent Medical Examination

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If there is any dispute regarding a worker’s compensation claim regarding an on sight work accident, your insurance company may require you to go to an independent medical examination to make sure that you are not falsifying or exaggerating your claim. Generally speaking, IME doctors are there to discover the truth of the matter, so, as long as you are not falsifying your claim, they can support you with documents that lend credence to your disability claims in a court of law. Read More»

Injured On A Cruise - The Rules Have Changed

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If you have booked a cruise as a part of your summer vacation plans, you are probably thinking about all of the fun you are going to have. The last thing you are probably considering is what will happen if you are injured while you are on the ship. Unfortunately, as large as the ships are, and as many people as they hold, accidents do happen. While some minor accidents may only require a simple band-aid, others may be far more serious. Read More»