Expert witnesses are keys to many personal injury cases. They range from medical experts and crash reconstruction professionals to accountants and automotive mechanics. However, this reliance on the testimony of experts also means their credibility is vital. Courts have addressed potential credibility issues through the careful application of a legal doctrine known as ipse dixit. What is ipse dixit? And how can you avoid problems with it? Here's what you need to know.
30 March 2023
Whether you're a plaintiff or a defendant, matters that are resolved behind the scenes can have as big an impact on your success as those which happen in open court. One such behind-the-scenes issue is known as a motion in limine. What is this motion? When and how is it deployed? And how can you avoid pitfalls when using it? Here's what every civil litigant needs to know about the process.
30 March 2023
You do not need to hire a car accident attorney every time you are in a crash. In the case of a minor, uncomplicated car accident, you can typically just file a claim with your insurance company and go from there. On the other hand, if you find yourself in any of the following situations, you should absolutely hire a car accident lawyer. 1. You are seriously injured. A few scrapes on your leg are one thing.
21 February 2023
Were you injured due to a slip and fall on someone's property, and you feel like they are negligent and owe you compensation? If so, know that you likely have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. Here is some of the evidence that you need in order to prove that the slip and fall accident was not your fault. Photographs It will help to take photographs of the accident site right after the slip and fall happens.
5 January 2023
Not all vehicular crashes result in property damage or bodily harm. However, many of them do, and these result in life-changing injuries to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and other road users. Often, these victims require hospitalization, medical procedures, or long-term care. You may find yourself in such a situation if you suffer the injuries discussed below. If you do, a lawyer can help you get compensation to cover your losses, as you will learn in this article.
14 November 2022
Injury cases are usually complicated, and the victims can't successfully handle them if they don't involve a personal injury lawyer. But before the victim files the case, they first need to establish that another negligent person or party was responsible for their injuries. One thing you should understand is that injuries can happen anywhere. Most people just associate injuries with car accidents, but you could also be injured in your workplace or hospital or when you take a harmful product.
31 August 2022
Some jobs are hazardous and expose workers to injuries that may ruin their working ability. For example, construction, delivery, and loading jobs can put you at risk of suffering a knee injury. You might sustain the injury after suffering a twist in the lower part of your body. Your knee may also develop a problem when a piece of equipment or material accidentally falls on your leg. A knee injury can profoundly affect your working ability.
20 July 2022