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Personal Injury

How to Receive Compensation of Personal Injury for Pregnancy?

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Increased Compensation for Pregnancy When you’re expecting, you are overwhelmed with the health of the baby. You’re making sure you are eating right, taking prenatal vitamins, and getting the appropriate amount of exercise. What makes the stress much, much worse is when you are in a car accident. Your primary concern is not for your health and safety, but the health and safety of your baby. Many wonder if the personal injury compensation will be greater due to the pregnancy. The answer isn’t black and white, because it depends on the injury. When injured in an auto accident or a slip...

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How can I get a Lawyer to take my Personal Injury Case?

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Guide on How to Get a Personal Injury Lawyer to Take Your Case You're frustrated, you're hurt, and you're vulnerable. Maybe you got hurt in a slip and fall. Or maybe it was an auto accident. You have medical bills piling up. You're also online and you reach out to Google for help, asking it "Find a personal injury lawyer near me." You've been injured and want to sue. But you are wondering how to get a lawyer to take your case. Follow Craig Altman's guide!   You're ready to take that first step and you're hoping the tried and true robots behind Google's algorithm will...

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What are the Different Types of Personal Injury Claims?

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When bringing a personal injury lawsuit against someone who was negligent, a personal injury attorney will try to get the most money for you from three types of compensation: special compensatory, general compensatory and punitive compensatory. Each one gives a hint as to what damages they include. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, it’s not about the advertising; you should choose one based on experience and the number of successful outcomes. After all, you were injured because a product was defective, you were struck by an object or slipped and fell on a slippery surface. Let’s break down these types...

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Am I Able to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Minor?

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An accident can happen at any time to anyone – no matter the age. When a child is in an accident, whether it’s a fall or severe cut, he or she has a right to compensation. In the eyes of the law, a child (minor) is birth up to age 18. However, given the age of the child, a parent (or guardian) can file the claim on his or her behalf. The parent must file a separate personal injury claim for medical bills. A parent can negotiate on behalf of their child because the child cannot file his or her...

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Attorney at Law Outlines the Most Famous Personal Injury Cases

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Understanding Personal Injury for Your Case Personal injury lawsuits have a dual goal: to get justice and damages. When hearing about a personal injury case that could have been prevented, it’s only natural to get angry. It’s also heartbreaking and frustrating when the injuries are severe and cause death to innocent people. Personal injury cases cover more than just a faulty product; they also cover environmental issues and small accidents that were that were covered up only to cause more harm. Personal injury lawsuits have a dual goal: to get justice and damages. . Hiring a personal injury attorney is...

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Have You Suffered a Slip and Fall Injury? What are the Next Steps?

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Slip & Fall Injuries Require Legal Help There are tons of commercials about lawyers talking about how slip and fall accidents require a personal injury lawyer to get the victim the damages they deserve. “Damages” is odd word choice, considering the damage was done to the victim, particularly head or back injuries. However, the damages refer to the things that will cost you money for you to get better. And the damages can have a domino effect, causing issues with relationships, your family and work. This attorney is trained to get evidence before it disappears and to get background information...

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Who’s Considered Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury at a Shopping Center?

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  When you go shopping at your favorite store, the last thing on your mind is being involved in a mishap. Doesn’t matter which store you visit, whether it’s a local grocer or a national supermarket chain, it’s the business owners responsibility to make sure that the customers who walk into the store are reasonably safe.   You might be tempted to think that it’s not so much a common occurrence. And some of you might be under the impression that these accidents happen only during big sale events like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Here are some eye-opening facts:   In the 4 year period...

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What Happens if There is a Wet Floor Sign Around a Slip and Fall Injury

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What Happens if There is a Wet Floor Sign Around a Slip and Fall Injury   Walking quickly without looking is something we have all done at one time or the other. If you're in a hurry, you are likely to walk without looking in any direction or engrossed in your phone. The possibility of slipping on a wet floor or a slick surface is therefore pretty common. A slip and fall injury may result in severe injuries including broken bones and profuse bleeding causing you immense pain and requiring medical intervention.   Is it possible for you to sue the owner of the...

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Your Personal Injury Claim Has Been Denied. What is the Next Step?

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You were out biking, as usual on your day off, following all the rules of the road. Suddenly, a speeding car from runs into you from behind knocks you down, and you're left with multiple injuries. Fortunately, the injuries were not that severe. Yet, it took you weeks to recuperate.   Next, armed with all documents, you file the accident claim. You were pretty sure about getting the claim without any delay as it was entirely the fault of the car driver. You get the shock of your life when you hear that your claim was denied.   What do you do then? Just...

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What is SIRVA and How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

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What is SIRVA? How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?   Vaccines are utilized as a mechanism to help protect people from various diseases and illnesses that have proven resistant to conventional treatment. The way a vaccine works is that a weaker version of the disease is injected into the body. After the immune system builds up a defense to the weaker version, it will be able to withstand the infection.     However, there may be some risks to taking a vaccine. One such risk is the development of SIRVA. This is an acronym for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.”   What is SIRVA?   SIRVA...

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