When a careless driver causes an accident, their insurance should cover the victim's damages. If you are the victim and have been hurt in an auto accident, you may be entitled to be paid for not just medical expenses but pain and suffering and much more as well. The way the money comes to you can vary and knowing about the two primary forms of payment could be helpful. Read on and find out what victims need to know about lump-sum and structured settlements.
9 September 2020
If you were working in an office building with a shop where you were inhaling toxic fumes because of poor ventilation and you now have some severe medical complications, you want to talk with a lawyer. It's the responsibility of your employer to provide a safe and healthy workspace, and if your health has been jeopardized you need compensation. You may not want to give this information to your employer immediately when you find out what has been making you ill.
20 August 2020
If you have been hurt by a careless driver, your goal is to be paid for your damages. To accomplish that goal, you need to let the at-fault driver and their insurance company know about it. A demand letter (or letter of demand) fulfills that goal. To find out more about this important legal move – including what goes into the letter, read on. Get the Ball Rolling A demand letter serves more than one purpose.
6 August 2020
A major worry for many folks when they first meet with a personal injury attorney is figuring out how damages will be calculated for their claims. Insurance companies use a structured process for establishing how much compensation a claimant will receive. Let's look at its components and how your personal injury lawyer and the insurer will arrive at a number. Special and General Damages These both fall under the broader heading of compensatory damages.
27 July 2020
Experience is invaluable when choosing personal injury lawyers to help with your claim, be it in or out of court. With this experience comes an understanding of some of the common mistakes that claimants make that you should avoid. Among these common mistakes include the following. Fundamental Dishonesty It may be tempting to exaggerate the extent of your injuries and how much you are losing in earnings on account of the accident.
16 July 2020
If you are involved in an accident, the party responsible for the crash may not be another motorist. Instead, your crash might have been caused by a poorly maintained road. In fact, some roads become so damaged that they can have large holes that can cause damage to your vehicle. Determining Fault The road conditions might cause the car accident itself. In other cases, the road accident might lead to you crashing into another motorist.
7 July 2020
One of the most shocking things you might discover when filing a workers' compensation claim is how little your injury is worth. You might have a debilitating back injury due to an accident at work and discover that the compensation you receive is not enough to make up for your lost wages. In many cases, this is due to how your worker's compensation claim is valued in your state. An Example of Why Some Injuries Aren't Worth a Lot
25 June 2020