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Is There an Average Settlement Amount for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

It is possible to determine an average value for different types of personal injury claims, such as spinal cord injury claims. However, every claim is different and when a victim is seeking compensation, the important thing is the value of his or her claim. Individual claims are going to be worth more or less than the average, which means the average…

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How Comparative Negligence Could Impact a Slip and Fall Case

Property owners and their insurance companies are always looking for a way to avoid liability for a slip and fall accident. They may often try to pin the blame on the victim, saying he or she should have been more careful or that he or she knew the risks of the hazard or obstacle the caused the accident. While property owners and insurance companies…

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How Permanent or Long-Term Injuries May Affect the Value of Your Claim

While there are many factors that determine the value of a personal injury claim, the type and extent of the injuries suffered is the main one. In fact, many of the other factors in the value of a claim fall under the type and extent of a victim’s injuries. Generally, the more severe the injury, the higher the value of the claim for compensation. However,…

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What You Need to Know About Disclosing Medical Records in an Injury Claim

When pursuing compensation for a personal injury, you need to provide proof you suffered an injury from the accident in question. That is why you will probably need to disclose your medical records to the insurance company and/or the at-fault party’s lawyers. However, you need to be careful not to disclose too much to the insurance company. For example,…

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When Could Someone Be Held Liable for Failing to Act to Prevent an Injury?

Most personal injury cases apply the legal theory of negligence to attempt to prove liability for an injury. While there are four elements of negligence, one of the most important things to remember is it is about careless or thoughtless conduct that results in an injury. Much of the time, injury victims claim another party did something that could…

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Crush Injury Compensation Claims in Arizona

Intense pressure on a body part (arms, legs, chest, head, etc.)  can cause a crush injury that results in long-term damage that victims may never recover from. For example, some people who suffer a crush injury need to have a limb amputated. Others may deal with varying levels of paralysis or suffer hearing or visual impairment. Some victims do not…

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What Does it Mean to Act Reasonably to Prevent an Injury?

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence, which refers to the failure to uphold a duty of care owed to the person who filed the claim for compensation. While there are many different duties of care that may be owed to someone, a breach of a duty of care refers to a failure to take reasonable action to prevent an injury. This…

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California Oil Spill Impacting Local Residents, Businesses and Wildlife

A leak on an oil pipeline situated off the coast of Southern California resulted in about 127,000 gallons of crude oil spilling into the Pacific Ocean and washing ashore. The oil spill has shut down several beaches and coastal areas, including Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, and has harmed local wildlife. The leak was reported on Saturday about…

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Protecting Your Credibility in a Personal Injury Case

The goal of filing a personal injury claim is to recover compensation by proving another party is at fault for your injury and damages. Not only do crash victims need strong evidence to prove their case; they also need to establish they have strong credibility. Most personal injury claims are filed with insurance companies, and they will be looking…

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Do Injury Victims Need to Testify at Their Personal Injury Trials?

It is important to note most personal injury claims do not make it all the way to trial. Claims are either resolved before a lawsuit is filed or before a trial begins. Sometimes the insurance company makes a better offer after a lawsuit is filed and the victim agrees to the offer. Other times, the case is resolved through pre-trial arbitration or mediation. However,…

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