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postheadericon Why Every Accident Victim Needs a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Are personal injury lawyers really that necessary for personal injury lawsuits, especially if a settlement is reached quickly? A lot of people would say no — that, although personal injury attorneys can provide valuable assistance if you aren’t familiar with the legal process, personal injury lawyers aren’t always necessary and could end up costing you a lot of money.

But there are a few really important reasons why personal injury lawyers are beneficial, whether you’re facing a lawsuit involving nursing home abuse or a situation involving a brain injury accident:

postheadericon Legal Quiz Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?

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Question: What is a personal injury lawyer?

Answer: an attorney who helps U.S. residents file a personal injury claim against another person or corporation after an injury or accident. If someone is injured by negligent, dangerous, or even abusive behavior, then a personal injury law firm can help represent them in the often confusing U.S. legal system.

Question: What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?

Answer: Everything from marijuana car accidents to elder abuse.

Medical malpractice injury cases have the highest average damage awards at around $600,000. The second-highest damage awards come from product liability cases, with injured consumers gaining average set Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney

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Most drivers, cyclists and pedestrians do their best to keep roads and sidewalks safe for everyone’s use, but occasionally, accidents do happen, and it can be difficult to discern which party is responsible. Even if the accident occurred with only one party, negotiating with insurance companies can be difficult and time consuming. Accident and injury lawyers are able to help people recover and get their lives back to normal after an accident.

Knowing what to do after car accidents, how to treat bills from bicycling injuries, and how to deal with elderly abuse in nursing homes are all basic skills that accident Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Car Accident? Here’s How to Find a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

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Each year in the United States, there are millions of car accidents, leaving more than two million people injured and at least 21,000 dead. As a result, many of those who weren’t responsible for those accidents need to figure out how to find a personal injury attorney quickly. This is especially true for those injured in construction vehicle or semi truck accidents and who have been left with severe injuries.

If you are currently struggling through the aftermath of an accident, don’t put off seeking legal representation. Here are three suggestions on how to find a personal injury attorney for your case, so you can start putting your life back together after a devastating accident:

postheadericon Three of the Actually Strangest Legal Statutes From Around the World

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It’s highly probably that as you’ve done your law research, you’ve come across a few, strange, terribly, hilarious legal statutes that — for some unknown reason — are still on the U.S.’s law books today, despite having no apparent legislative intent, but did you know that we’re not alone? There are tons of other countries with bizarre legal statutes. Here are just a few of the weirdest ones!

In Australia, Only a Qualified Electrician Can Change a Light Bulb.

Believe it or not, Victoria, Australia has a legal statute expressly forbidding any of its citizens from changing a lightbulb. If you try to change a light bulb in the country’s second most populated state, you could receive Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon What You Should Know About Domestic Violence

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It’s a sad truth, but domestic violence attorneys are not called as often as they should be, or when they should be. Here’s why.

Only a Minuscule Fraction of Women Ever Go to See Domestic Violence Attorneys or the Police.

Each year, there are about 1.3 million women who become the victims of physical assault perpetrated by an intimate partner. There’s so much domestic violence in the each year that victims cumulatively spend about 100,000 days in the hospitals from such incidents, and visit the emergency room approximately 40,000 times. Yet, only about 25% of these incidents are ever reported to the police. If domestic violence attorneys and law enforcement are made awares of the problem, then nothing can be done about it.

Those Who Do Turn to Domestic Vi Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Legalese-Free Answers to Your Top Questions About Catastrophic Injury Cases

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Personal injury cases are already confusing in most cases. But they can become even more so when catastrophic injuries are involved. Here are the top three questions people ask about these cases, answered in language you don’t need a legal degree to decipher:

What Injuries Are Considered “Catastrophic”?

Based on a definition set by the American Medical Association, a catastrophic injury is a very serious injury that impairs the victim’s ability to live life as he or she did before. Most often, these are injuries to the spine or spinal cord (including some spinal fractures), the brain, or the skull.

How Are Settlements or D Read the rest of this entry »

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