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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.

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Personal Injury Law Is More Complex Than You Think

2016

Do You Have Legal Rights If A Dog Attacked Your Dog?

According to the American Pet Products Association, their 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey states that, in the United States, there are 77.8 million pet dogs that reside throughout 54.4 million households. Unfortunately, some of these dogs are not going to be friendly. If your dog has had the misfortune of being attacked by one of these 77.8 million other dogs, it is normal for you to wonder what rights you have.

Has Your Child Been Injured? 3 Things You Need To Know About Personal Injury Claims

If your child has been injured in an accident, it's normal for you to be concerned for their well-being. It's also normal for you to want to make sure they receive the compensation they're entitled to. Unfortunately, if you're not familiar with personal injury laws, you might not know how to go about seeking damages for your child. Here are three things you need to know about personal injury laws and how they pertain to your child's injuries.

How Sleep Apnea Plays A Role In Your Truck Accident Case

Truck drivers that are not treated for sleep apnea have a much greater risk of getting in an auto accident. These drivers are five times as likely to have a preventable crash. There are treatments that have been found to be effective for treating sleep apnea. The treatment also often carries no out-of-pocket cost for many employer health insurance plans. However, some truck drivers may not seek the necessary treatment, causing them to be a danger on the road.

Four "OCD" Questions A Slip And Fall Lawyer Might Ask

If you are consulting with a slip and fall lawyer or trying to choose one, you might be wondering how they're going to approach your case. You might be surprised by some of the things that they say and the questions they might ask. Here are some explanations of why these legal professionals can get so "intense" when they're trying to build a slip and fall case. When Did It Happen?

3 Major Mistakes To Avoid After You Are Injured In A Car Wreck

After being injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you'll most likely have a lot of unpleasant things to cope with. In addition to recovering from your injuries and dealing with pain, you may also suffer financial stress due to not being at work, and you will also have to deal with getting your car repaired or replaced. In this type of situation, you're entitled to a fair financial settlement from the other driver's insurance company.

Things You Shouldn't Do After An Auto Accident

Automobile accidents are events that cannot always be prevented. In 2015, the National Safety Council stated approximately 38,300 individuals were killed on roads within the United States. Excluding those estimates, at least 4.4 million were injured. With those high rates, there are many things you shouldn't do after you are involved in an auto accident. Issue #1: Never leave the scene of an accident without notifying the police or other emergency services.

Should You Sue For Food Poisoning?

A trip to your favorite restaurant can quickly become a nightmare if you suffer from food poisoning. It can be even worse if the illness is extensive, racking up medical bills or lost wages. The following guide can help you decide whether the restaurant should be held responsible and whether you should sue for personal injuries. Can you prove it was the food? Often, food poisoning is a case of suspicion.

Why Your Child's School May Not Be Liable For These Two Injuries

Schools are expected to provide safe environments for students. Therefore, if your child is injured at school, it is natural to hold the school liable for the injuries. However, a school is not responsible for all types of injuries its students may experience. Here are two types of injuries for which the school may not be responsible: Injuries on School Property Outside School Hours Schools are only liable for injuries that occur when they are in charge or responsible for their students.

Possible Defenses For Single-Car Accidents

In single car accidents, the driver is almost always considered to be at fault. As a driver involved in a single-car accident, it's important to identify the correct cause of the accident because it may determine which insurance coverage should pay the damages.  Fortunately, the driver isn't always responsible for single-car accidents. Here are three situations in which other things, other than the driver's actions, may cause a single-car accident:

3 Signs Of Emotional Nursing Home Abuse

If you have a loved one who is in a nursing home, you probably count on the facility to provide your loved one with proper care. However, you should know that nursing home abuse does happen, and it happens in many forms. You might know to watch out for physical signs of abuse, but emotional abuse in a nursing home is something that happens, too. These are a few signs that your loved one might be emotionally abused in the nursing home.

How Personal Injury Lawyer Fees Work

Car accidents can make a mess out of someone's life in an instant. The loss of employment, physical mobility, and financial stability following an accident are all possibilities for anyone who's seriously injured. That is why most legal experts recommend legal representation for people who are injured. If you are looking for legal help but aren't sure if you can afford it, here are the three things you should know:

3 Steps To Take After You Are Hurt In A Car Accident

A car accident is a very scary event, and if you get hurt in a crash it can take a long time to get your life back together. When you're not at fault for the accident, there are several things you have to do in order to receive an insurance settlement that will cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. After you're injured in a car accident, take the following steps:

Understanding The Difference Between Contributory And Comparative Negligence

In the aftermath of an auto accident, one of the key questions that'll be asked by both sides is who's at fault for the accident. Knowing who's liable and how much liability they'll share for the accident could easily influence your ability to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. The following offers a brief comparison between contributory and comparative negligence and how it affects liability. Contributory Negligence The concept behind contributory negligence is simple -- if you get into accident and you're found at fault due to your own negligence, you won't be able to recover any damages even if the amount of fault is relatively small.

Guidelines For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Iowa

If you were injured by another party, possibly due to an auto accident or medical malpractice, then you might be thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are some facts that you should know before you seriously commit to filing a lawsuit. For starters, you want to make sure that you abide by the laws of your state. If you are planning on filing in Iowa, then here are just a few of the regulations that you will need to follow:

Is Your Personal Injury Case Going To Court? 5 Things You Should Do

If your personal injury lawsuit has gone all the way to trial, you already know that you have a hotly contested case (sincethe vast majority of cases settle out of court). You want to do everything that you can to help your case and avoid doing anything that might accidentally hurt it. Here are five things to do if your case goes to trial. 1.) Review your medical records. Do not get on the witness stand without reviewing your medical records.