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Category: Personal Injury

If I File a Personal Injury Claim, Will I Have to Go to Court?

Accident victims are often wary of taking legal action. When you’re recovering from serious injuries—or taking care of a loved one who is—you have enough to worry about without having to gather evidence, depose witnesses, file motions, and prepare statements. Thankfully, most personal injury claims never make it to trial. While negotiating for an out-of-court […]

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How Do Workers’ Comp Claims & Personal Injury Lawsuits Differ?

If you were hurt on the job, you may be wondering whether to apply for workers’ compensation benefits or file a personal injury claim. While both actions may yield funds for medical bills and other losses, there are some key differences to consider. Below we’ve outlined some of the major differences between workers’ compensation claims […]

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What to Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney During the Initial Consultation

The best way to determine whether you’ve found the right personal injury attorney is by meeting face to face. To ensure this meeting is as productive as possible, you should bring along any evidence you have obtained such as photos of the scene, medical and financial records, and the police report. You should also bring […]

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How Do Personal Injury Claims & Lawsuits Differ?

Most personal injury claims are brought against the insurance company of the liable party. This is called a third-party insurance claim. If you were hurt in a car accident, for example, and your case meets the serious injury threshold, you would likely file the claim with the at-fault motorist’s auto insurer. During the subsequent proceedings, […]

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I Was Hurt at Work—Can I Sue My Employer?

If you sustained serious injuries on the job, suing your employer might yield a much larger payout than filing a workers’ compensation claim. Whether you are able to bring a suit, however, depends on the circumstances. Generally speaking, injured employees are barred from suing their employers following a workplace accident. Instead, they must file a […]

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5 Critical Steps to Take Following a Workplace Accident

If you were hurt on the job, you’re not automatically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Eligibility will depend on a number of factors including the steps you take—or fail to take—in the wake of the accident. Let’s examine some of the most important steps to take following a workplace accident: 1. Seek Medical Care Unless […]

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