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Blog Posts in 2017

  • What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

    Any time an individual sustains an injury, there is likely some trauma involved in the experience. In the eyes of the law, however, there is a difference between a personal injury and a catastrophic injury . While there is technically no universal definition for what constitutes a catastrophic injury, there are some general definitions that are widely accepted. In terms of damages, catastrophic ...
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  • The Importance of Speaking with an Attorney Before Accepting a Truck Accident Settlement

    The Importance of Speaking with an Attorney Before Accepting a Truck Accident Settlement After an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company will be in touch with you and, while it might seem like they are trying to be helpful, the fact is that the insurance adjuster you end up speaking is not your friend. In a truck accident case, where more than one party might be at fault, it is possible ...
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  • Road Rage Liability

    Road rage is a major issue across the country and often lead to many types of accidents, some of which are severe and result in terrible injuries, or even death. If you were injured by another driver on the road who was acting aggressively and recklessly, ultimately causing an accident, you have a right to pursue compensation for your medical bills and any wage losses you might suffer as a result ...
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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

    If you are in the midst of a personal injury case, or are considering filing one, you might be wondering how long you can expect it to take before it reaches a resolution. The fact is that there is no set timeframe for these cases. If you are quick to settle, which is generally not advisable, you can resolve it in no time. However, if you are interested in obtaining fair compensation, it will ...
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  • Pictures You Should Take After a Car Accident

    After being involved in an accident, it is crucial to remain calm during this traumatic and overwhelming time to ensure that you are able to adequately document the scene and support your future claims for compensation. The more evidence you are able to provide, the better your chances will be at succeeding and, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Now that many, if not most of ...
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  • Things to Know When Talking to Insurance Adjusters

    After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the first calls you will likely receive is from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. While it might seem like the adjuster is trying to be helpful to you during this difficult situation, it is important to remember that he or she is not your friend and is simply looking out for the insurance company’s best interests. An insurance ...
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  • How To Determine Who Has the Right-of-Way in an Accident

    After a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it can be difficult to objectively evaluate every aspect of the crash and discover who was at fault. However, determining who had the right of way during the incident is one of the easiest ways to begin evaluating the crash. Most car insurance policies are fault-based, so when you are seeking reimbursement from your insurance company, it’s important to ...
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  • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Offer Fair?

    After you’ve sustained an injury due to the error or negligence of another person, you will likely receive a settlement offer intended to cover the cost of your damages. However, not all settlement offers are fair, and it can be difficult to determine whether or not the offer made to you is reasonable compensation. While seeing an experienced lawyer for a personal opinion regarding your settlement ...
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  • Tips to Help Maximize Your Personal Injury Settlement

    If you have been injured due to no fault of your own, it is likely you are seeking compensation due to any damages sustained, costly medical bills, emotional distress, and loss of work or wages. However, you may be surprised to learn that obtaining the compensation you deserve is harder than it should be. Unfortunately, many insurance companies don’t make it easy for victims seeking financial ...
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  • Steps of a Personal Injury Case

    You may have heard personal injury cases almost always settle prior to going to court, which may inspire a sense of relief for you. However, this isn’t always the case. The truth of the matter is, any legal issue can easily transform into a complicated, drawn-out process. Every set of circumstances that results in accident or injury is different, which is why it is no surprise every case will be ...
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  • Major Causes of Distractions for Drivers

    Motor vehicle accidents happen every day, ranging from minor to severe, and are almost always the result of driver error. Distracted driving is among some of the most common causes for accidents on the road, accounting for about 25% of fatal crashes. When we think of distracted driving, we tend to associate it with cell phone use, texting, and surfing the web. While this is certainly a major ...
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  • What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Claim?

    If you were involved in a car accident and sustained injuries, you might be considering a personal injury claim. As you go through this process, you will find that you are entitled to pursue not only compensation for your medical costs and lost wages, but for your pain and suffering as well. What is considered pain and suffering in such a claim? We will define what these terms mean in a personal ...
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  • Preparing Documents for Your Car Accident Claim

    Were you injured in a car wreck? Are you facing mounting medical bills and / or property damage expenses? If so, you’ll need to file a car accident for compensation. Below, we list the top tips you’ll need to know when preparing documents for your car accident claim in Louisiana. Tip #1: Obtain the contact information of any and all witnesses. Of primary concern in any claim or lawsuit brought on ...
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  • What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor After an Accident?

    If the injuries you sustained in an accident require the medical attention of a doctor / surgeon / etc., you’ll need to know more than just what the injuries are and how they were incurred. Understanding the short- and long-term ramifications can help you – and your attorney – better prepare any claim or lawsuit brought on your behalf. After an accident that caused you injury, make sure you ask ...
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  • Bad Driving Habits Can Increase Risk of Car Accidents

    We have all encountered reckless drivers on the road who engage in dangerous driving habits. Many these habits may not seem significant, but they can actually cause severe accidents that may result in devastating injuries, or even fatalities. While we cannot control the actions of others, we can control ourselves. You can make the road safer by choosing to break the following bad habits: 1. ...
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