Recent Posts in Accident Law Category

  • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

    When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
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  • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

    Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
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  • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

    Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...
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  • Workers Compensation: Information & Help

    If you have become injured and need help withworkers’ compensation benefits, you will want to know whom you can turn to for further information. Not everything will be placed right out in front of you in writing, which is why it is best to look forward to receiving help from other sources. Your employer could be your best reference when it comes to receiving information because they are required ...
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  • Making an Insurance Claim for Uninsured Driver-Involved Accidents

    When drivers use the roadways without insurance, they put others at immediate risk. Yes, there are always careful drivers as well as reckless drivers. However, driving without insurance means that you could become involved in an accident at any time and risk the other driver having to pay for their own damages. This is why there are penalties for those who drive without insurance, such as having ...
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  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage in a Car Accident

    You may think you are prepared when a car accident happens. Everybody is required to carry car insurance, right? However, some people get past this and drive without insurance. This could open up entire new doors for you when you get into an accident and the information comes to you that the other driver was uninsured. You may be faced with some questions regarding who is going to pay your ...
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  • How Insurance Affects a Car Accident Case

    Have you been involved in a car accident? You may already know that insurance coverage plays a huge role in these serious accidents when it comes to covering costs associated with the accident. Everybody must have an insurance policy. If you are planning on taking your vehicle on the road, then it is a legal qualification to carry some type of car insurance. The type of insurance you carry will ...
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  • "Serious Injury" Threshold in a No-Fault Car Accident Case

    If you have been injured in a car accident, you may wonder what your options are. You may have many questions about where you can turn after an accident and get the compensation that you deserve. Something known as No-Fault Insurance comes into play in No-Fault States, which is used to cover injuries to the policyholder resulting from an accident. When you have this special coverage, your own ...
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  • PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Claims After a Car Accident

    After a car accident takes place, you may wonder what options you have. You may also be dealing with a wide variety of emotions and not know where to turn. In this case, you may want to know more about something known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, and what it can do for you. Understanding the rules surrounding a PIP Claim is simple. They are a claim that you bring against your own ...
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  • Personal Injury Issues Stemming From Commercial Trucking Accidents

    There are thousands of fatalities stemming from commercial truck accidents each and every year. In 2006 alone, large truck crashes accounted for an astounding 4,995 fatalities with over a hundred thousand injuries! One must remember that the size of these commercial vehicles are much larger than any four-door sedan driving along the roadways and so accidents can be both serious and deadly. ...
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  • Making an Injury Claim for Whiplash After an Accident

    When you have been injured in an accident, you may believe that every injury will be visible on the surface. However, symptoms of something known as whiplash do not occur immediately but instead over the course of a few days after a collision happens in many cases. This means that, no matter what kind of accident you were involved in when it comes to car accidents, you should always seek some sort ...
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  • Car Accident Claims and Protecting Your Legal Rights

    Nobody expects a car accident. No, they are just one of those things that happen like most accidents. But the problem is: When they happen, where do you turn and what steps do you take? What rights do you have? When somebody has done something negligent and it led to an accident, they will typically be found “at fault” for the accident. So, when a car accident happens and it was a fault of ...
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  • Have Your Injuries Affected Your Life in Lasting Ways?

    If you sustained injures in an accident, you may know that it takes a lot of work to get back on your feet and feel like you did before the accident if that ever happens! For some people, there are lasting effects left in their life and injuries that they will have to live with for a long time coming. This may seem like bad news, but when it comes down to it, it may mean a couple of good things as ...
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  • What is a "Statute of Limitations?"

    After an incident occurs, plaintiffs have a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. This time limit is called a “ statute of limitations .” In regards to a personal injury case, the statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff is injured or becomes aware of the injury. Most lawsuits have to be filed within a statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations is over, the legal ...
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  • I Was Denied a Job for Past Injury: Can I Sue?

    According to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), private employers cannot discriminate against applicants or potential hires because of a disability. Though the ADA does not cover all conditions, a “disability” is generally defined as any physical or mental impairment that significantly limits a major life activity. In 1990, congress passed the ADA to prevent discrimination against ...
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  • What Should You Bring to a Personal Injury Consultation?

    When meeting with an attorney for a personal injury consultation, there are a few things you should bring with you to help your attorney. In order for your attorney to make the most accurate evaluation of your injury case, you will want to give them all the relevant information you can. In order to have the most accurate information on hand you need to bring a variety of documents with you from ...
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  • How Are Settlements Paid?

    When you reach a settlement in your case, you probably feel a huge sense of relief. Usually a settlement is faster and cheaper, and generally easier and less stressful than a trial. However, many people do not know how the settlement is actually paid. There are actually several ways a settlement can be paid , such as in lump sum payments, in installments, or other ways. Below is more detailed ...
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  • Traffic Accident FAQ

    Were you involved in a traffic accident and wonder where you should turn next? Or are you just interested in understanding the general questions surrounding what actions you should take if such a thing were to ever happen to you? Read on for a list of some of the most important questions you should ask yourself and answers that will guide you through the process of what happens regarding a traffic ...
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  • What if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

    Pharmaceutical drugs that pose the risk of dangerous side effects tend to fall under the product liability category. But how does one know if the drug can really be seen as ‘dangerous’? Side effects can be unreasonably dangerous to certain degrees when a manufacturer, pharmacy, or even a doctor does not warn the patient of the side effects that may follow. Many drugs, however, are known to carry ...
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  • Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?

    State statutes may determine whether or not your damages will be limited or capped when it applies to medical malpractice cases. What is a cap? Some states will place a limit, also known as a cap, on the amount of money that an injured plaintiff will be able to receive. This applies even in cases where their medical malpractice case is successful and a jury has found that a health care ...
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  • How Does Comparative Negligence Affect a Slip and Fall Case?

    When it comes to slip and fall cases, one must ask themselves: Who is responsible for my injury? Each year, thousands of people are involved in these accidents and may injure themselves quite seriously. In some cases, it may be quite difficult to determine liability. To be legally responsible, one of the following must be true: The owner of the premises must have caused the spill, must have known ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Basics

    The elderly are unfortunately subjected to abusive situations in some cases as they age and become less able to stand up for themselves. This may be very disturbing to imagine, but it happens more than you may think. In information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 older adults over age 60 are abused and neglected every year. However, even more ...
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  • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

    What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
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  • What Are the Different Kinds of Defective Product Liability Claims?

    Defective product claims come into play when you have been injured or suffered other damages as a result of a product you have used. This could have been due to the product manufacture, a defective design, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper usage of the product. All of these will be explained in-depth below. Defectively Manufactured Products The most ...
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  • Birth-Related Medical Malpractice

    Every year, birth injuries occur as the result of medical malpractice in hospitals. It is a known statistic that, of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. This comes out to approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the United States. There are many different reasons why birth-related injuries occur, some of which should have never happened in ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...