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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

How are personal injury settlements paid? The goal of personal injury cases is to help people recover what they lost. This includes seeking payment of medical, therapy, and care expenses. It also includes seeking compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses. This might require going to trial. Often, personal injury cases settle…

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What if Your Neighbor’s Dog Bites You? Legal Options for Aggressive Dogs

What are your options if your neighbor’s dog bites you or a member of your family? Dogs are known as “man’s best friend” for good reason. They have provided companionship to countless people all over the world for thousands of years. Dogs are also a serious responsibility, though, and dog owners have a duty to…

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How Can I Protect My Personal Injury Claim in Bankruptcy?

How can I protect my personal injury claim in bankruptcy? The decision to file bankruptcy is not an easy one. And if you have recently been in an accident of some sort and have a pending personal injury claim, the decision gets even more difficult. Will the personal injury court take my settlement if I…

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Trick or Treat: Avoid Slip and Fall Claims This Halloween

Do you know how to avoid slip and fall claims this Halloween? While you get the costumes ready, break out the decorations, and make sure you are fully stocked up on the best candy, what steps have you taken to improve your home’s safety? Halloween is that time of the year that lets homeowners completely…

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Most Common Insurance Bad Faith Practices – and What You Can Do about It

Insurance companies have the right to deny an insurance claim when they have valid reasons for doing so. When they deny claims without any reasonable basis, refuse to investigate a complaint, or use tactics to unnecessarily delay a claim, they may be acting in bad faith. It is essential to know the difference between bad…

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What is the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case?

What is the discovery process in a personal injury case? Personal injury cases go through a fact-finding process known as discovery. Discovery is a systematic, official process required for any lawsuit. During your personal injury case, you might experience multiple stages of discovery. The amount of discovery your case experiences and how far it progresses…

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Does Jury Selection Play a Role in My Accident Trial?

Does jury selection play a role in your accident trial? When a personal injury claim goes to trial, the plaintiff focuses in on the evidence and experts who will testify. This is critical evidence, and it affects the outcome of any case. However, there is another aspect that many plaintiffs do not realize just as…

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When Does Parental Liability Apply in an Accident Case?

When does parental liability apply in an accident case? Every state has its own laws when it comes to parental liability in a civil matter. In the state of Washington, it is referred to as the Parental Responsibility Law. This law is not much different than from other states, and most states have some form…

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What Happens When You and Your Attorney File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit begins when the complaint is filed with the court. The complaint is a legal document that identifies the defendant and your legal basis for filing the suit against that defendant. Facts are cited and the complaint is filed within the statute of limitations. While this initiates the process, the case does…

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13 Factors That Could Affect Your Personal Injury Claim Outcome

There are dozens of factors that can play a role in the value of a personal injury claim – and there are some that can completely eliminate the opportunity to collect compensation. It is important that you understand what influences your claim – whether positively or negatively – so that you can do what you…

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