Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Common Types of Burn Injuries

There are many different types of burn injury. Before you treat a burn injury, you should first determine the burn degree, cause of your burn, and how bad the tissue was damaged from the burn. How you treat your burn injury is important in recovery and scar prevention. Types of burn are classified from first to fourth degree. They can also be categorized by the source of the burn,...
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Smoke Inhalation Injuries Are Serious!

Smoke inhalation is a serious, life-threatening injury that can occur after only a few minutes of exposure to fire. When you breathe in extremely hot air and the gases, vapors and particulate matter present in the smoke, the air passages in your lungs can swell and burn. The result can be serious and even fatal to your health. Younger children and elderly people are the most vulnerable to smoke...
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How Do Insurance Adjusters Value Pain and Suffering?

When you are injured in an accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation from the liable party’s insurance company. In order to get the monetary damages which you deserve, you need to file a claim against the at fault party. An Orange County personal injury attorney can help you maximize your claim. Once you have filed your...
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Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

Two common questions most personal injury accident claimants have are what goes on in a typical case and how long it will take for the case to get settled. Below is a timeline of a typical personal injury claim and lawsuit. However, it should be noted that the timeline can vary depending on the specific facts of your case. Seek Medical Care and Treatment The first and most important...
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5 Reasons You May Need To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

It is important to seek the full compensation that you deserve after being seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party. In some cases, you may not be able to settle your accident claim without filing a lawsuit. There are many reasons for filing a lawsuit. Five reasons are discussed below. Obtaining Compensatory Damages Seeking to recover the costs incurred by an accident or other...
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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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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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