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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How to Make Sure You’re Not Denied Workers’ Comp

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For anyone injured on the job and facing an extended period without work, workers’ compensation is there for support. However, often through no fault of your own, your workers’ compensation benefits will be limited or denied, putting your long-term prospects at risk. Because insurance companies, including those that deal with workers’ compensation, will do anything to reduce their costs, it’s …

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What To Do If You’re Hurt by a Coworker

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There are several ways that a person could be injured while on the job, but one of the most legally complicated is suffering an injury due to the fault of one of your co-workers. Not every co-worker caused injury will be covered by workers’ compensation, which can leave you in a very vulnerable financial situation, especially if your injury causes …

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What You Need to Know About Scaffolding Accidents

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Construction is perhaps the most dangerous industry that there is, possessing countless hazards and thousands of annual injuries and, sadly, deaths. One of the leading causes of injury and death on a construction site is problems with scaffolding, and if you or a loved one has suffered a scaffolding related injury, then you may be considering a lawsuit to get …

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Hurt on a Construction Site? Here’s What You Need to Know

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One of the highest risk locations that exist today are construction sites. However, although you might not realize it, construction sites are as equally dangerous to the public as they are to the people working on them. A small mistake in construction or a lack of safety precautions can lead to falling debris and other dangerous scenarios that can cause …

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I was Hurt on a Bus; Do I Have Legal Options?

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Public transit is one of the most useful tools for anyone without reliable access to a car. However, like any form of transportation, public transit is not without its pitfalls, making it possible for you to suffer an unexpected and serious injury. If you’ve been injured while taking advantage of public transportation, you might be wondering about your legal options …

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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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Who’s at Fault in a Truck Accident?

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One of the most serious incidents that you can be involved with on the road is being in an accident involving a semi-truck. However, despite the fact that the fault of the truck driver in these cases is almost always evident, filing a claim after such a wreck can be very legally complicated. Your first and most important step in …

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Why You Should Get Underinsured Motorist Coverage

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Few situations in life are more stressful than a car accident, and this can multiply tenfold when you’ve been struck by a driver who is underinsured. While many responsible motorists carry uninsured driver coverage, few choose to purchase underinsured motorist coverage, which can be an extremely costly decision. Protecting yourself and your financial interests is a key part of owning …

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How Spinal Cord Injuries Work

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When you’re in an accident, whether it’s a slip and fall, a car accident or any other kind of incident that results in a spinal injury, it can have an utterly devastating impact on your life and that of your loved ones. You can end up with a recovery that takes years, or even a lifetime just to maintain or …

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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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I Was Hurt on an Airplane, What Can I Do?

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Flying on an airplane is, generally speaking, the fastest and safest form of travel that there is. You can hop on a plane and be on the opposite coast in a matter of hours and in total comfort. However, it is still possible to be injured over the course of your flight, and if your injury was caused by the …

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How Do Defective Product Liability Claims Work?

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You’ve probably seen the news stories lately about various brands of electronics from mobile devices to e-cigs overheating, catching on fire and even exploding, causing injuries to their users. When this happens, the manufacturer of the product can often be held responsible for paying for the damages you suffer, but it’s important to understand the kinds of liability claim that …

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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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I Got Sick on a Cruise Ship, Do I Have Legal Options?

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In the cold of the winter, many of us dream about getting away to warmer climates, which is why so many people plan cruises when the temperature starts to drop. However, while on a cruise, it’s possible that you might come down with a serious illness, running your plans for a fun, tropical getaway. After contracting an illness on a …

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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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Are Bars Held Accountable For Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers?

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When you’re in an accident caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, you’re terrified and angry, and you want more than anything for the guilty party to pay for the injuries you’ve suffered. What if, however, the person behind the wheel wasn’t the only one to blame? In fact, and in the eyes of the law, sometimes the …

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Are You Watching How Much Your Guests Drink?

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When you’re injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you can bring a lawsuit against them to hold them responsible for your injuries, and collect damages that will enable you to recover and get your life back. There are circumstances, however, where you can also bring a lawsuit against those who served them the alcohol. There are two …

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