Personal injury law articles include how negligence causes foreseeable injuries, such as car and truck accidents.

How Can Jury Selection Potentially Affect the Outcome of a Case?

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A jury is a group of 12 people responsible for evaluating evidence presented in court to decide whether an accused party is liable or not. A jury is filled by randomly selecting a handful of individuals from the relevant county with some form of government identification such as being registered to vote or having a […]

Common Causes and Damages of Burn Injuries

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Burns can be extremely painful and may occur in a variety of situations. It’s important to remember that if you have suffered from a serious burn caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek legal compensation for your damages. Although thermal burns caused by heat are the most commonly discussed, burns can […]

Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

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A person can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved one when their death arose from a situation that should have been avoidable, or as a result of negligence by another party. Not everyone can file a wrongful death claim, and the eligibility for filing one of these claims may vary […]

What Sets Child Injury Cases Apart From Other Injury Claims?

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Child injury cases differ from adult injury cases in a variety of ways. Aside from being particularly alarming, it is also important to note that children are often unable to communicate the type and severity of pain they are experiencing. Additionally, a child likely will not be able to predict the myriad of ways a […]

What is a Mass Tort?

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Mass torts are similar to class action lawsuits in the way that they both involve a group of people seeking justice after being hurt by the same person or company. However, class action lawsuits tend to involve an extremely large number of injured parties that can be spread across the country, while mass torts typically […]

Firearm Malfunctions and Liability

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When a firearm malfunctions, the effects can be devastating. Firearm defects can cause serious injuries and even fatalities when they misfire or discharge outside of the gun owner’s control. When someone is injured due to a firearm, it can be difficult at first to determine who is liable: the gun owner, the distributor, the manufacturer, […]

Common Damages in Chemical Spill Accidents

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Chemical spills are dangerous situations that can result in a wide variety of damages for the people affected by the spill or exposure to chemicals. When an employer uses any kind of potentially hazardous chemical in their business, they are legally required to have an adequate spill plan in place and to provide training for […]

What to Do After a Boating Accident

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The injuries and damages sustained in a boating accident are unique due to the added factor of water and related risks. Additionally, the physical and financial effects of a boating accident can be long-lasting and may require specific compensation, so it’s a good idea to speak with a boating accident attorney who knows the ins […]

What is Due Process?

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Due process is a legal requirement in the United States and refers to the preservation and respect of all legal rights that are owed to a person, specifically in the administration of justice. The term is most commonly used when discussing the right to a fair trial process. Due process or “due process of law” […]

How to Document the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident

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After a serious injury occurs, it’s important to take the time to document the scene where it happened. Whether the injury occurred after a car accident, work accident, or another situation, pictures, videos, and records supporting the facts of the situation are invaluable to building an effective personal injury claim. If the victim of a […]

What is Client Advocacy?

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Client advocacy is essentially what it sounds like; the priority a lawyer places on their client’s interests above all else. Client advocacy is an element of the litigation process that many attorneys seek additional training in to strengthen their ability to advocate for their client’s wishes. Many attorneys that undergo additional client advocacy training are […]

What to Do if a Loved One Dies During a Personal Injury Claim

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When someone is injured, it is unfortunately not uncommon for that person to pass away due to their injuries before they are able to file a claim or seek justice for themselves. When this happens, regardless of where in the process the injury victim was when they were no longer able to pursue it, family […]

How Do I Know if My Case is Worth Taking to Court?

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Filing a lawsuit sounds like a headache, and the perceived cost of hiring an attorney doesn’t generally inspire people to want to take their case to court. However, in situations where someone was seriously injured or sustained significant financial damage, it’s probably worth at least considering filing a claim. Additionally, it may help to note […]

Pros and Cons of Settling VS Going to Trial

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You might be surprised to discover that the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. This means that both parties were able to reach an agreement without the involvement of a judge or jury. There are many benefits to settling outside of trial versus going to court. However, the circumstances of […]

How is the Litigation Process Likely to Change After Coronavirus?

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The COVID-19 crisis has already begun reshaping the way we live, interact, and do business. Every area of life seems to have been touched by the effects of the virus, and the field of law is no exception. With most experts agreeing on the paramount importance of social distancing, many attorneys have begun instituting new […]

What to Look for When Hiring an Attorney

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Finding yourself in need of an attorney is never a fun place to be, but it can be helpful to know exactly what is important to look for in reputable, effective legal representation. Finding an experienced, communicative attorney to take your side regardless of whether you are filing a personal injury claim or filing for […]

Why We Have a Jury

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You might have seen them in a movie or on television; a group of people seated in the courtroom who the attorney addresses, describing the details of a case and trying to convince them to vote one way or another. Maybe you’ve served on a jury, or you’ve heard your neighbor or co-worker complain about […]

Who is Liable for Injuries Occurring in a Rideshare Accident?

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Being involved in a car accident and trying to recover from it both physically and financially is already a stressful and often complicated process, and can be even more so when the accident involved a rideshare or car service vehicle. Many residents of crowded cities prefer to use ridesharing services to get around rather than […]