Tag Archives: Personal Injury

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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Punitive Damages In Personal Injury Cases

Getting injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party can result in significant expenses that you would not have otherwise acquired. Many injuries result in expensive medical bills, loss of income, loss of earning capacity and sometimes property repair or replacement. These are all expenses that you are entitled to when you win your personal injury lawsuit. However, what if the party responsible caused the accident...
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Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

Statistics show that total injuries resulting from slip and falls cost approximately $13-14 million each year in the United States. Falls are the leading cause of accident injuries, resulting in 20.8 percent of all emergency room visits each year. More specifically, falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year. Incidence of falls goes up with each decade of life. Each year in the U.S.,...
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Speed Limits Go Up, As L.A. Struggles to Reduce Traffic Deaths

Los Angeles, one of the biggest and busiest metropolitan cities in the country, has been continuously facing a rise in pedestrian and bicycle related deaths. According to the L.A. Times, pedestrian deaths rose 82%, suggesting that pedestrians are being hit by drivers at higher speeds than in the past. A pedestrian struck by a driver going 20 mph has a 90% chance of survival, but a 20% chance of survival...
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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Getting injured in an accident can leave you confused about your legal rights. Immediately after an accident, your friends and family may urge you to speak to an accident attorney to protect your legal rights. The fact is that when you are seriously injured in an accident, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Who is going to pay for your property damage, medical bills, and loss of wages? Despite...
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Proving Emotional Distress Damages In an Accident Claim

One of the most common injuries suffered in a serious accident is emotional distress and trauma. Although emotional harm or distress does not display any physical symptoms, such as a broken bone, it can have just as much of an impact on your life as physical injuries. In some instances, emotional harm can leave a victim more in pain than physical injuries. Emotional distress may not be as easy...
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