How long do I have to report an accident?

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The short answer is that you should report a car accident as quickly as possible.  While the first priority is attending to the medical needs of everyone involved, the next step is to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as you can.  Many companies offer 24 hour claim service and several now have mobile apps you can …

How Long Will it Take to Get My Settlement?

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This is one of the first thoughts that comes to mind after settling your injury case, but the answer depends on several factors and can vary widely depending on the defendant’s insurance company.  Some of variables involved in the timing of settlement payments include: ~Terms of the defendant’s insurance policy and the company’s internal processing protocols ~Type of injury case …

Will I have to go to court for my injury case?

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While the goal is to settle your injury claim to avoid the time and expense of going to trial, there are several factors that may lead a case toward litigation.  Settlement discussions may break down if the insurance company thinks you are asking for too much compensation for your injury.  Disputes over liability, or who is at fault, for the …

How Much is My Injury Case Worth?

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This is one of the most common questions asked by injured victims, but it is also one of the hardest to answer particularly in the early stages of a case.  While it is impossible to predict the outcome of the settlement process, there are many factors that together determine the value of a case and reasons for settling.  A few …

How do I recover for lost income from my injury if I’m self-employed?

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The short answer is documentation! In a personal injury case, the injured party is entitled to recover compensation for loss of current income resulting from time off work due to the injury, as well as for economic losses that can reasonably be expected due to the injury. This may include impacts on future earning capacity due to the injury and …

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim with the Insurance Company?

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You should only accept a settlement if:  ~ you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney, ~ the terms of the settlement are fair and equitable, and ~ all circumstances have been taken into consideration.  There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to settle your injury claim including the time involved, the extent of your injuries, and …

Can I receive compensation for more than my medical bills?

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Yes, you may be able to recover more than direct medical expenses resulting from a personal injury.  In a personal injury case, if you’ve suffered an injury or property damage you may seek compensation from whoever caused or contributed to those losses. The two basic categories of damages awarded in personal injury claims are compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages seek …

Will I be able to prevail in my personal injury case if I’ve been hurt before?

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Yes, typically previous injuries do not affect your right to recover compensation. You may still be entitled to recover damages for your re-injury or aggravation of an earlier injury if the aggravation or new injury is directly caused by another party. A few important things to keep in mind when making your personal injury claim if you have a preexisting …

Advantages of Settling Your Injury Lawsuit Out of Court

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The majority of personal injury lawsuits settle out of court because settlement is almost always faster and much less expensive than going to trial.  We think you may find this article on the advantages of settling cases helpful… By Coulter Boeschen          “Most personal injury lawsuits settle before the case ever reaches trial — and for good …

Class Actions vs. Mass Tort Actions

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We think you may find this article explaining the differences and similarities between class action and mass tort lawsuits helpful… By Seth Hyman “When multiple plaintiffs parties are injured by the same cause, the American judicial system employs a complicated mechanism; the class action, to streamline the inevitable litigation that arises.  More and more frequently, however, defendants find themselves facing …