Category Archives: personal injury
Understanding the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case
You do everything in your power to avoid being involved in a car accident. You drive according to the speed limit and signal when you change lanes. You watch where you walk to avoid slipping on a store floor. You stay away from vicious dogs. Yet somehow, you have been injured by another person’s… Read More »
How Insurance Companies Use Independent Medical Examinations to Their Advantage
We all have automobile insurance to protect us from the unexpected. In the case of a car crash, the policy of the at-fault driver should provide you with the compensation you will need to recover your medical bills, the cost of treatment and rehabilitation, lost property, and lost wages. But never lose sight of… Read More »
How Are Pain & Suffering Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?
Pain and suffering are what you feel when you’ve been injured in a horrific car accident and your medical condition is fragile, or the anguish you suffer when a loved one dies. Pain and suffering are either physical or mental anguish resulting from an accident that wasn’t your fault. You can’t see the emotions… Read More »
Why Texting While Driving is so Dangerous
Every day in the United States, it’s estimated more than 1.3 million car crashes involve cell phone use. Drive Safe Alabama says a texting driver is 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash than a driver not texting. At least 3,331 were killed and 387,000 injured in car crashes involving texting… Read More »
How Social Media Can Impact a Personal Injury Claim
If we decide to represent you in a personal injury claim, one of the first things we will ask is how much time you spend on social media. Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever way you talk to your friends online can negatively impact our goal of gaining compensation from the at-fault party…. Read More »
All About Red Light Running Accidents
Have you ever been behind the wheel at an intersection and seen someone run the red light? Most of us have, and you can’t help but think – what if I had been in that intersection as the light allowed? While most of us follow the rules, there is always someone who is in… Read More »
How Dashcam Footage Can Impact a Car Accident Case
Have you ever wished you had recorded a car accident just before it happened? You could see that the other driver was changing lanes erratically and driving way above the safe speed limit. If only there were some way to show others what you witnessed on the road? Technology has integrated itself into every… Read More »
When Can Mediation be Used in a Personal Injury Claim?
After filing a personal injury lawsuit, going to trial is one real option to seek compensation. Whether an auto accident, a big-rig collision, a motorcycle, slip and fall, a dog bite, or a workplace accident, your lawyer will try and negotiate with the insurance company to reach a settlement with the at-fault party. If… Read More »
What Is a Contingency Fee and How Does it Affect You and Your Personal Injury Case?
You have been injured and are considering hiring an attorney. But you can’t afford a lawyer. Unless you’ve previously been involved in a lawsuit, most Americans don’t realize that personal injury lawyers are almost always paid on a contingency fee basis. There is generally no money needed up-front to pay your attorney. They will… Read More »
Determining Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim
If you suffer the results of a personal injury accident, you may have to spend some time on the mend. An auto accident may render you unable to walk without assistance; a dog bite means you can’t use your hand; a slip and fall accident may keep you in bed for some time because… Read More »