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Personal Injury Law Is More Complex Than You Think

I always assumed that personal injury cases where pretty straight forward. After being in an accident, any financial losses that you suffered would be reimbursed by the liable party's insurance company. Unfortunately, things only work this way in a perfect world. In the real world, personal injury cases are extremely complex and getting the insurance company to pay a fair settlement requires the expertise of an experienced injury lawyer. Unfortunately, it took me several months to finally seek out the legal assistance I needed. As a result, I waited much longer than necessary to get the compensation I so desperately needed. During this time, I learned more about personal injury law than I ever thought I would. It is my hope that this blog will allow me to share that knowledge with you so that you can avoid making some of the same mistakes that I did.


Personal Injury Law Is More Complex Than You Think

    Did You Lose Out On A Promotion Due To A Personal Injury? Compensation Is Possible

    You already know what your injury has cost you in terms of medical bills, lost wages, and weeks (or months) of suffering. But now that you've recovered as fully as you can, how do you calculate what your injury will continue to cost you? Especially since your injury sidelined you during an important moment in your career and caused you to miss a promotion that won't come around again soon. If your future career has been changed as a result of your personal injury, this what you should know.

    Three Questions To Include In Your Discussion When Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney

    After a personal injury of any nature, it's important to quickly decide whether you wish to put the situation behind you or present your situation to an attorney and possibly take action in court. If you select the latter option, it's time to seek out some attorneys in your city that specialize in personal injury law and begin the process of talking to a few to decide who to hire. This conversation will have some back-and-forth elements, with you talking about your situation and the attorney talking about why he or she wishes to represent you.

    An Introduction To Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    Two of the most common civil lawsuits are personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. In the future, you might need to file (or be otherwise involved in) one of the two, which means that you should have some basic knowledge about here. Here is an introduction that will give you a good idea of how each work:   Personal Injury Lawsuits If you were in a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, used a defective product, or were a victim of a crime, then you will probably want to file a personal injury lawsuit.

    Can You Share The Blame For An Accident With Your GPS Or Mapping App?

    What happens when your GPS system or mapping app steers you the wrong way and you get into an accident? Are you solely to blame? Can you lay any of the blame on the maker of the GPS or the app that led you into a brick wall instead of an alley or sent you into a pond instead of over the bridge it said was there? This is what you should know.

    Worker's Comp: Simple Guide To Report An Accident At Work

    Work should be a safe environment where you can perform your duties, but that does not mean that an accident is not possible. You probably know that you need to report the incident--no matter how small--to your employer as soon as you can, but there are a few things to consider when reporting an incident. This guide will show you how to report an accident to make sure you are ready should you need to take your accident to court.

    Personal Injury Law 101: 3 Tips For Going Back To Work Safely

    Returning to work after collecting workers compensation might be very exciting for you after your time off. However, it can also be dangerous depending on the nature of your injury. To ensure that you remain healthy and safe, make sure you follow these three tips: 1. Talk To Your Employer Before you return to work, have a meeting with your employer. Bring a copy of your medical records and have a talk about what you can and cannot do at work.

    Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim Over A Suicide? Here Are Questions You Should Ask

    Over 38,000 people in the U.S. commit suicide each year. Some of these deaths can't be foreseen or prevented, but there are times when someone else can and should be held accountable for another person's suicide. If someone you love has committed suicide, there's a possibility that you can hold someone responsible through a wrongful death claim. Here are the questions that you need to ask. Was the suicide victim receiving mental health care?

    3 Motorcycle Safety Tips That Can Also Help Your Personal Injury Case

    A motorcycle accident can leave you with painful injuries, not to mention lost wages due to missed work. Often, a personal injury lawsuit is necessary to recoup medical bills, lost wages, and payment for pain and suffering. The following three tips not only improve your safety on the road, which can help you avoid an accident, following them can also increase your chances of winning your personal injury claim. Tip #1: Put a Lid On It