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How The “Damages & Compensation Formula” Effects Your Injury Case

When negotiating with insurers, injury victims often feel as if they have no way of possibly guessing what their insurer will offer. Predicting this amount 100 percent accurately is indeed impossible since insurers do not know it themselves until close to the last minute, but at the same time, there is a reliable formula one…

If I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit, Will I Have To Go To Court?

Very few personal injury claims and lawsuits actually make it to trial. In fact, a lawsuit is the second resort to more flexible and inexpensive options like negotiations. The reason that many people assume they will be going to trial when they file an injury lawsuit lies in misconceptions about the justice system. The legal…

What Happens When You Get Hurt While Riding On Public Transit?

Getting hurt on public transit can come as quite a shock, but you could have possible legal recourse. This recourse most often comes from “common carrier” laws, which recognize the trust we put into transit systems when we use them. Common carriers are expected to uphold an even higher standard of care than the average…

How Does A Personal Injury Attorney Negotiate Settlements?

While intimate knowledge of legal procedure and injury claim documentation are required, many personal injury lawsuits come down to very business-like haggling. This process involves an initial claim being made to an allegedly liable party, who will respond in turn with a counteroffer. Eventually, both sides will respond to one another in order to come…

What You Need To Know About Skiing Accidents

Skiing and snowboarding are fun, popular recreational activities enjoyed by children and adults alike. Along with the excitement, however, there does come a certain amount of risk. Skiing and snowboarding accidents can cause severe injuries, and snowboarding accidents alone cause the most injuries out of all other outdoor activities. If you or someone you know…

Do I Have A Defective Product Case?

If a product that you used caused you injuries or other damages, you may be able to file a defective product liability claim. You’ll most likely be filing one of the three most common types of these claims — defective manufacture, defective design or failure to provide appropriate instructions or warnings. Along with proving that…

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits: What You Need To Know

Personal injury lawsuits can cover a wide range of accidents and injuries, but one of the most traumatizing, complicated forms of personal injury cases involve spinal injuries. After suffering a major spinal injury, it can difficult to live and work as you normally would, and unlike other injuries that you could suffer, spinal injuries usually…

I Was Hurt On An Airplane, What Can I Do?

Certain airline injuries can be tied to negligent behaviors, like careless flight attendants, or to defective products, like a non-functioning seatbelt buckle. Other injuries, such as those incurred during turbulence, could be claimed to result from “acts of God,” which would make airlines not liable for any resulting injuries. Knowing the difference between the two…

I Got Sick On A Cruise Ship, Can I Be Compensated?

When planning your next big vacation, you might be thinking about a cruise ship excursion. While cruises provide a lot of opportunity to have fun and meet new people, they also come with the risk of serious illness. Outbreaks on cruise ships are unfortunately common, bringing a screeching fault to the dream vacation of all…

Why Hosts Need To Make Sure Their Guests Leave Sober

If you’re like many people, then one of the joys of the holiday months is having friends and family to your home for a fun get together. However, if you serve alcohol at your next holiday celebration, then you should be aware that you might be held legally responsible if one of your guests is…

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