personal injury claim

The “Average” Settlement for Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury settlement is generally brought after an injured party files a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. Both parties can reach a settlement if the defendant agrees to the pay the plaintiff a certain amount of money to end the case. This scenario can even take place before the plaintiff files a lawsuit, hence the term “pre-suit settlement.” Most personal injury cases settle before a lawsuit...
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Understanding the Personal Injury Claims – Filing Process

Just because you got injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it does not mean that you are automatically entitled to compensation. You still need to follow a protocol of filing a claim against the responsible party and/or their insurance carrier. To make sure your claim is properly processed and you increase the chances of getting the full compensation that you deserve, it is best to...
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Claiming Emotional Distress as Part of Your Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may file a personal injury. Depending on the specific facts of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for various injuries. Two major types of injuries you can seek compensation for are physical injuries and emotional injuries (more commonly referred to as emotional distress). Most injury victims do not fully understand...
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Valuing a Burn Injury

Burn victims may be entitled to compensation from the party whose negligence or reckless caused the burn. However, as with any personal injury claim, it is difficult to accurately predict the settlement value of a burn injury. The major factors in determining the value of a burn injury claim are the severity of the injury, the intentions of the party who caused the burn, and the extent to which...
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Structured Payouts v. Lump Sum Settlement: What Is the Difference?

You got seriously injured in an accident. You diligently hired an experienced accident attorney who helped settle the personal injury claim against the at fault party. Now you have a choice of whether to take a lump sum payment or opt for a structured settlement. Before making this important decision, it is important to educate yourself and understand the difference with each type of payment. What Is a Structured...
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7 Factors That Impact the Value of a Disfiguring Injury Claim

An accident that causes disfiguring injuries can have a life altering impact on both the victim and his or her family members. Although no amount of monetary compensation will undo the harm done, it can bring a sense of financial relief and a closure for the victim and his or her loved ones. The value of your injury claim depends on various factors. Below are seven factors that can...
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