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How To Negotiate a Bodily Injury Settlement

Whether you’re filing a claim with your insurer or the other party’s, insurance companies are notorious for settling as cheaply as possible. Still, you have...

Whether you’re filing a claim with your insurer or the oth...

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10 Tips for Filing a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

Suffering a catastrophic injury due to an accident can be devastating for victims and their loved ones. It can change the way a person is...

Suffering a catastrophic injury due to an accident can be de...

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Dangerous Drug Law

Healthcare providers in the U.S. write nearly 3 billion prescriptions a year. Many of them involve narcotic medications that are commonly used for pain relief....

Healthcare providers in the U.S. write nearly 3 billion pres...

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Fault Determination Rules in California Car Accidents

Need to know the fault determination rules in California car accidents work? California operates under a pure comparative negligence theory of liability, which theoretically allows a party to collect money for their injuries even if they were 90% at fault for the accident. Click here for more about how driver negligence and vehicle code violations play a role in determining fault.

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How to Calculate Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim

If you have suffered an injury that causes you to miss work, you'll need to know how to calculate lost wages in a personal injury claim. Click here to learn what you should include, how you should calculate, and what to consider besides just lost time.

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Calculating Lost Wages

If you are including lost wages damages in your personal injury claim or lawsuit, you will need to know what factors are used to calculate the value of the earnings you lost while recovering.  When you assess the value of a lost wages claim, you must be able to provide documentation that proves your injury, your pay, and your normal work hours in order to show a clear and accurate picture of the earnings you missed while injured. 

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What is a Notice of Loss for property damage?

What is a notice of loss? A notice of loss letter is the first step in recovering from homeowners or auto insurance.

What is a notice of loss? A notice of loss letter is the fir...

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Notice of Loss Sample Letter

Most insurance policies require you to provide a Notice of Loss to the insurance company in the event you suffer property damage or loss, and want to file a cla

Most insurance policies require you to provide a Notice of L...

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Tennessee Accidents and Premises Liability: Who is Responsible?

Put simply, in Tennessee the person or entity responsible for maintaining a piece of property in a safe condition can be named in a premises liability suit if a person is injured on the property because of negligent maintenance.

Put simply, in Tennessee the person or entity responsible fo...

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Georgia Personal Injury and Premises Liability: Who is Responsible?

If a person is injured while on someone else's property in Georgia, the owner, occupant, or tenant responsible for maintaining the property may be liable. The injury must result from negligent maintenance, from spills on the floor to worn carpeting to fal

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Georgia Jury Awards Home Depot Forklift Accident Victim $1.5M In Damages

A Georgia jury awarded a Cobb County construction worker and his wife approximately $1.5 million in damages stemming from a forklift accident inside the Marietta Home Depot store in which the man suffered severe neck and spinal injuries. Similar personal injury verdicts against the company have occurred in Delaware, North Carolina and Florida.

A Georgia jury awarded a Cobb County construction worker and...

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Florida Accidents and Premises Liability: Who is Responsible?

Simply put, in Florida the person who is responsible for maintaining a property in safe condition (the controller) is liable if someone is injured due to negligent maintenance. That person could be the property owner, occupier, or tenant.

Simply put, in Florida the person who is responsible for mai...

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Burger King Playground Injury Results In $20M Settlement

An 8 year-old California boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell off of playground equipment at a Burger King restaurant in Temecula and his family have agreed to settle their case against the restaurant and playground manufacturers for $20 million.

An 8 year-old California boy who suffered a traumatic brain ...

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Playground Injury Lawsuits

My kids were fooling around on the playground equipment at an abandoned school and one fell, hitting other equipment on the way down to the ground. Does the town have any liability even though the school has long closed?

My kids were fooling around on the playground equipment at a...

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Playground Injuries to Trespassers

Generally, a landowner (businesses, schools, churches, homeowners) is not liable for injuries suffered by a person who trespasses on the landowner's property without permission. A basic understanding of trespassing laws will be helpful in understanding what constitutes liability and any possible exceptions.

Generally, a landowner (businesses, schools, churches, homeo...

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Liability for Injuries on Public Playgrounds

Possibly, depending on how the injury was suffered and where the city is located. Some states still protect cities and other local government units by having laws restricting suits against the city for personal injuries suffered while using the city's recreational facilities. However, such laws have fallen into disfavor and it is less likely that you will find these laws on the books.

Possibly, depending on how the injury was suffered and where...

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Understanding Dog Bite Lawsuits: When Is The First Bite’Free’?

It is estimated that up to 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States every year. Notwithstanding that large number of injuries, many victims don't really understand how dog bite laws affect them' especially laws like the'first bite' or'one bite' rule.

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Dog Bite Injuries: Do’s & Don’ts

Getting bit by a dog can be a very traumatic experience' as any dog bite victim can attest to. After the initial shock of the experience has subsided, it's important not only to protect your health' but also your rights. Our expert explains what to do, and what not to do, when you've been bitten by a dog.

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