If I File an Injury Lawsuit, Will I Have to Go to Court?

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When filing a personal injury lawsuit, most people don’t realize that there are actually several phases to the process, all of them crucial to winning the compensation that you’re looking for. However, one of the top issues that people want to know during a personal injury suit is if their case will eventually have to go to court. Unfortunately, whether …

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What is the “Damages and Compensation” Formula?

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If you’ve ever filed a claim with an insurance company, then you may be curious as to exactly how your claim amount is decided. While most people are aware insurance companies use a formula to calculate claims, few understand what the formula entails or exactly why it was put into place. Fortunately, the damages and compensation formula used by insurance …

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What You Need to Know About Road Construction Accidents

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When a mistake is made in the construction of a road, it can often cause major accidents, leading to serious injuries and often complicated lawsuits involving the construction company and, sometimes, the government. If you’ve been involved in a car accident caused by faulty road construction and are considering a lawsuit, it’s important that you learn more about the factors …

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I Fell at My Apartment Complex; Can I Sue?

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Premises liability refers to a situation where someone gets injured on someone else’s property. The property owner or primary residents are usually responsible, dependent on the specific circumstances of the fall. For example, if you’re hosting a party and someone gets injured on your property, you might be at fault if it can be shown that you didn’t take appropriate …

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How Do Personal Injury Attorneys Negotiate Settlements?

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Most people think of going to trial when they pursue a personal injury claim, but the reality is that very few claims have to proceed to this point. Instead, Odessa personal injury attorneys are able usually to negotiate a settlement from the liable party, avoiding lengthy and expensive trial litigation in the process. This process will usually be fairly similar …

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Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Possibly the best part of the weather getting colder and the snow starting to fall is the beginning of skiing and snowboarding season. After months of warm weather, winter sport enthusiasts can finally get back on the slopes to have a good time. Unfortunately, skiing and snowboarding can often result in serious injuries. What you might not know is that …

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How Do Lawyers Mediate Personal Injury Claims?

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Mediation can provide a relatively low-cost alternative to trial litigation in personal injury cases that cannot reach an initial settlement. Through this process, both sides and their attorneys can have non-binding discussions in order to come to further understanding. The low-stakes environment of mediation allows both parties in a dispute to meet face-to-face and lay as many of their cards …

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How to Avoid Dog Bites This Summer

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Many of us regard our dogs as full members of the family, and understandably so. At the same time, we have to remember that our pets are animals, and if your dog bites someone, odds are you will be held responsible for it. You might also be subject to some serious legal action depending on the severity of the bite. …

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How to Prove Fault After a You are Hurt in a Car Accident

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In personal injury cases, particularly automobile accident cases, proving fault is the difference between getting the type of settlement you need and being left out in the cold with no compensation for your injuries. Sometimes, proving fault in a car accident can be difficult, however. Following such a traumatic event, your memory can be affected, making it hard for you …

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How to Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer

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If you’re a pool owner, you know how refreshing a quick dip in the pool can be during the hottest months of the year. What you might not realize is that pools can also be a huge liability for homeowners should someone get hurt, possibly costing you a great deal of money that you cannot afford to lose. Protecting yourself from …

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What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp

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Employers work their hardest to make their work environment as safe as possible, but no matter how careful they try to be, accidents do happen—and sometimes these accidents leave us with life-altering consequences. Workers’ compensation was designed to aid employees when they are faced with these challenges. Workers’ comp is a special type of insurance regulated by the government that …

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Driving Tips That Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Driving Tips That Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Summertime means the kids are out of school, so it’s time to visit family, drive to summer camp, or maybe even take a family vacation. With so many more cars on the road, though, car accidents are more common in the summer; if you’re not driving carefully, you could seriously be putting your family at risk for injury, or even …

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5 Easy Tips for Negotiating With an Insurance Company

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After being hurt in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to deal with is unfair compensation from the insurance company. You know you have to negotiate, but sometimes after all the emotional and physical turmoil you’re already going through, you just don’t have the energy. But no one should settle for anything less than they deserve …

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Why You Need to Call a Lawyer After a Truck Accident

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Truck accidents don’t comprise a large volume of vehicular crashes every year, but they tend to be much more serious than other kinds of auto accidents due to the size of the vehicles involved. They also tend to be a lot more complicated than other kinds of accidents because the responsible party can be tough to nail down. Education is …

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Why You Need a Strong Odessa Personal Injury Lawyer

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When you are injured in an accident or through the irresponsible actions of another person, it is not only scary, but frustrating and infuriating. You know that you deserve compensation for the injuries, but the insurance company keeps pressuring you to sign off on lower settlements, and you don’t know what to do. This is where a lawyer can be …

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What to Do When You’re Hurt on the Job

How to Tell if You Have a Workers’ Comp Claim

When you are hurt on the job, getting compensated and covered for your injuries so that you can recover and regain your life should be a simple process. Unfortunately, it’s all too often filled with denials of coverage, challenges and complicated back-and-forth. There are many pitfalls to avoid, and you want to be sure that you get it right so …

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What to Do after a Serious Odessa Car Accident

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Any car accident is a stressful and scary time. When you suffer a serious injury as a result, everything doubles. You’re not sure who is responsible or how you can go about getting compensated. People are pressuring you to sign away your rights. There are so many pitfalls, and you need to focus on getting well again, not on complicated …

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What an Auto Accident Attorney Can Do for You

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Auto accidents are not only scary and confusing, but they’re complicated and tricky. You’ll have people coming at you from all sides presenting various offers and trying to get you to sign papers you don’t understand, all while you just want to get your car fixed and get covered for your injuries. It’s hard to know what to do, so …

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How to Prevent Oil Field Accidents

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Oil and gas well drilling is a hot button issue these days—between protestors challenging dependence on fossil fuel and the process of fracking, and our continuing everyday need for these substances, there are a lot of complications. Even worse, there are all kinds of potential dangers on the job on the best of days, from the equipment and materials used …

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How to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident in Odessa

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While motorcycle accidents aren’t more common than other kinds of vehicular crashes, the nature of the vehicle makes them far more likely to end in a serious injury or fatality. In fact, there are well over 30 times more fatalities from motorcycle accidents than cars. It pays to understand what causes these accidents and how you can avoid it happening …

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