Recent Posts in Injury Settlement Category

  • Insurer and Bad Faith in Injury Cases

    In some cases, an insurance company may be operating in bad faith, which means that their negotiations may be set up to work against you. When you are working on negotiating a settlement with your insurance company, bad faith can come into play – and this poses an issue, because insurance companies have a duty to protect you and to negotiate all of your claims in good faith. Not only this, but ...
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  • I Was Injured At Work, But What Are My Legal Rights?

    Every year, many Americans are injured on the joband wonder how they can protect their legal rights. The best way to protect legal rights of any kind is to report the injury to your employer. There is usually a certain amount of time in which the injury must be reported, such as within a few days of the incident, or as soon as possible. This all depends on the circumstance of the event. Once a ...
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  • "Medical Standard of Care" in a Malpractice Case

    What do most medical malpractice cases depend upon? They will fall on whether or not a health care professional was negligent in treating or failing to treat a patient. Medical negligence is always measured by the medical standard of care that was applied in the treatment setting in which the patient was harmed. In a malpractice lawsuit, the standard of care is always something that comes into ...
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  • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

    Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
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  • The "Right" Medical Treatment Increases Your Settlement Value

    What are damages? This related to a sum of money that is claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be eligible for receiving damages to compensate for your losses. However, medical treatment plays a very large part in how much you are going to receive when it comes time for settlement. An injury damages ...
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  • How Long-Term Injuries Affect the Value of Your Claim

    If you have sustained a long-term injury at work or home due to the negligence of another, where do you turn next? Something you have to consider is that these lasting injuries are not just limited to monetary value – in some cases, pain and suffering comes into play as well. Emotional toll is really nothing that you can quantify. Enjoyment of life and being around family and friends can diminish ...
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  • Factors That Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Settlement

    Have you recently been injured in a personal injury case and don’t know what to expect for settlement? As an injured person, you can expect compensation if one party is held negligent for their actions. However, there are some things you should keep in mind before you make determinations on the matter. For instance, ask yourself: After my injury, did I seek medical attention? This is an important ...
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  • Assumption of Risk in Sports

    When you go to a football game, do you see all the players on the team standing around? No – when you go to see sports, you go to see action. And with action comes the ability to receive a sports-related injury. This is the reason why participants in various sports are held at a different standard than people who are acting in everyday situations. This is why different laws apply to sports, such ...
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  • Injuries Caused by a Security Guard or Bouncer

    Injuries stemming from accidents are always in the news – but what about injuries caused by a security guard or perhaps a bouncer? In May 2015, a security guard in Jersey City at a North Bergen nightclub was accused of shoving a man onto the sidewalk, which sent him to the hospital with serious head injuries. He ended up being charged with aggravated assault and offenses related to his failure to ...
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  • Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules

    Making a Determination of Legal Liability Most accidents occur because somebody was being careless, or negligent as it is referred to in legal terms. One must make a determination of liability, which is who is legally responsible for covering your injuries (or at fault). There is a basic rule that applies to each accident situation: One person involved in an accident is typically less careful than ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Vioxx

    What is Vioxx? It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and a prescription painkiller that was first approved by the FDA for official use in 1999. Merck & Co. was the manufacturer of the drug but the drug was said to be mired in scandal. 80 million patients initially used the drug and had no idea that it was jeopardizing their health at all. 2004 Withdraw The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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  • Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

    To understand if you have a case, you first have to understand the basics of medical malpractice. So, what is medical malpractice? When you are undergoing a medical treatment of any kind, that treatment has to adhere to an accepted medical standard of care, and the sub-standard treatment must result in harm to you for you to have a possible case. So what standard of care needs to be followed? ...
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  • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

    After a personal injury case is settled, you may ask yourself: What happens next? In some cases, people will receive their compensation quickly, aside from the contingency fee that they owe to an attorney. In other cases, tax issues may pop up regarding the personal injury settlement. Is compensation for physical injury taxable? As a general rule, it is instilled that compensation received from ...
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  • Personal Injury Claims: When You Need a Lawyer

    You may have heard it once before: Lawyers can be expensive. However, there are benefits to having a lawyer represent you in your case; they have the experience that you wouldn’t typically on your own, and can be very worth the money you must pay them to represent you. You may need to look into a lawyer depending on your case if there are complex legal rules surrounding your claim or because the ...
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  • Timeline For a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    In some cases, people are left with the unfortunate news that they are unable to get fair settlement for their personal injury case. In that case, they may need to follow through with a lawsuit. It is important not to be discouraged because your case could take some time to resolve. Civil litigation typically takes a long time and it could even take several years from the date of your injury until ...
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  • Settling Your Personal Injury Claim FAQ

    Why is it important for me to settle my personal injury claim? After an accident, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries and your losses through the court system. Typically, there are insurance policies in place that are designed to cover your losses. These insurance providers will normally prefer to pay you a settlement amount in return for your agreement not to pursue ...
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