When you get injured because of the negligence or fault of another party, a potential defendant may be quick to try and settle your case. If you are hurt at a hotel, for example, they may offer you a free hotel room at a future visit in exchange for your signature promising not to sue further. Getting injured at the fault of someone else gives you the right to file a personal injury lawsuit.
30 May 2019
There is a reason why you have to sign a liability waiver when you go to a trampoline park before you are permitted to jump on the trampolines. While jumping on the trampolines is a ton of fun, the activity can also be relatively dangerous. If you or someone you know was injured while jumping on a trampoline, you may be curious if you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to understand that each person's situation is different; therefore, it is important that you speak to a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics of your individual case.
24 April 2019
The way the laws are set up in your state play a role in how you can and should proceed with an accident claim after you experience a car accident. There are three main types of fault systems used, and you will need to find out the type of system used in your state before you initiate pursuing a car accident settlement. The three main types are pure contributory negligence, comparative fault, and modified comparative fault, and here is an explanation of each type and how it might affect your car accident case.
18 March 2019
Reaching for a pencil and piece of paper might not be your first instinct upon being in an automotive collision, but having the means to do so could be a critical way to help the difficult situation in which you find yourself. Taking a few minutes to sketch the car accident scene can make it easier to remember in the weeks and months ahead, and can serve as crucial evidence in the legal battle in which you might soon be embroiled.
3 February 2019
You may have had many medical exams in your life, but none of them are likely to be like an independent medical exam (IME). This exam occurs in conjunction with your workers' compensation benefits and is meant to provide the insurance agency with information about your medical status. It pays to be prepared for this important step, so read on to learn more about your IME. Why Is This Exam Needed?
1 November 2018
Some days they seem to be everywhere you turn. Drivers who tailgate, speed, weave back forth from lane to lane, and seem determined to cause a wreck can often end up doing just that. While accidents can happen to even the safest of drivers, being hurt because of another driver's aggressive and careless driving can seem particularly troubling. Unfortunately, law enforcement may have its hands full trying to catch these bad drivers, and often the fines for reckless driving are far from a deterrent.
18 September 2018
Life can be full of surprises, but the one surprise that no one wants to see is an expensive speed camera citation in the mail. Countless cities have opted for photo enforcement for speeding and red-light offenses to free up police manpower and generate additional revenue. However, these automated systems leave plenty to be desired for the average motorist. If you were recently nabbed by speed camera, then you're probably thinking about fighting your citation.
16 August 2018