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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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When Could a Homeowner be Held Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident?

Having a swimming pool at one’s home is a huge responsibility. For example, homeowners must maintain pH levels so the chemicals in the water do not irritate swimmer’s eyes or damage the finish on the sides and bottom of the pool. Homeowners also need to make sure the area around the pool is safe, particularly for children who may be using the pool.…

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When Might Summer Camps be Held Liable for Injuries to Children?

Attending summer camp is a great way for kids to stay physically active and intellectually stimulated during the summer. Unfortunately, the fun can quickly end when an injury occurs. While some injuries are accidents and no one is to blame, many summer camp injuries are the result of another’s negligence. If your child’s summer camp injury was the…

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How Personal Injury Settlements are Different from Jury Verdicts

Many personal injury victims do not know claims are often resolved through out-of-court settlements. Those that are not may end up in court. However, there are significant differences between these two options for resolving claims. Below, Phillips Law Group explains settlements and jury verdicts and the pros and cons of each. If you were injured in…

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Should I File an Insurance Claim or Talk to an Attorney First?

Accident victims often feel a sense of urgency to recover compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. An injury can cause tremendous financial strain as medical bills pile up, especially if you are unable to work. Even if you plan to hire an attorney, you may think there is no harm in getting things started by filing a claim. However,…

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When Might an Attorney Recommend Filing a Lawsuit?

You may have heard that most personal injury claims are resolved through an insurance company settlement. This is not a generalization, as most experienced attorneys would tell you the same thing. Odds are you will not need to file a lawsuit or go to court to pursue compensation. However, there are times when it may be necessary to go to court, and…

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Should You Get a Second Opinion About Your Car Crash Injuries?

One of the most important steps to take after being injured in a car crash is to seek medical treatment. You need a doctor to examine you and diagnose your injuries so treatment can begin. If you are concerned that the doctor you saw missed some things, or you disagree with his or her diagnosis or treatment plan, you may want to consider seeing another…

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Seeking Injury Compensation from Multiple At-Fault Parties

One of the most important questions for insurance companies and attorneys after an accident is: who is at fault? Often, there is one person or entity that bears 100 percent of the fault for what happened. However, sometimes there is more than one party to blame. In these situations, Arizona applies the legal principle of joint and several liability.…

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I Slipped and Fell. Do I Have a Case Against the Property Owner?

Slip and fall accidents are often caused by hazardous conditions or obstacles that should have been fixed. At the very least, property owners should give visitors a warning about the hazard to help them avoid getting hurt. Property owners are obligated to ensure the safety of guests and visitors on their premises and may be held liable for slip and…

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When Can Mediation be Used in a Personal Injury Claim?

Some personal injury cases make it all the way to court and are resolved once the jury reaches a verdict. However, most cases do not make it that far. They are settled out of the courtroom through some form of alternative dispute resolution. One form of alternative dispute resolution is bringing in a mediator. Below, learn more about mediation, including…

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