The common factors affecting the value of an accident case include your medical bills, loss of earnings, type of injuries (permanent or temporary), and similar things. Most people know these, but there are also other salient factors that you may not know of. Here are four examples of additional factors to be aware of. Marital Status You are more likely to get a higher award if you are married than if you are single.
19 October 2015
If you are currently expecting a son or a daughter, protecting your unborn child is probably one of your top priorities. There are some situations that you can't control, however, such as getting in an accident that is not your fault. If you find yourself involved in a car crash while you are pregnant, make sure that you follow these tips to protect yourself and your unborn baby. Seek Medical Attention -- Immediately
7 October 2015
If you are like most people, you might not like the idea of deactivating your social media accounts during your personal injury proceedings. However, saying the wrong thing could land you in hot water—especially if you have posted about your case in the past. Social media comments are admissible in court, which is why you should be careful. Here are three social media tips you should use until you settle so you can avoid trouble:
28 September 2015
A class-action lawsuit is one in which one or several plaintiffs file and prosecute a case on behalf of many other plaintiffs. This is what may happen, for example, if a chemical factory is accused of polluting a local river that ends up harming hundreds of people. If, alongside many other people, you have been harmed by a common defendant or defendants, then you may receive a notification asking you to opt in (join) or opt out (leave) the lawsuit.
18 August 2015
Many injury victims know that they need to rely on qualified legal counsel after they are harmed in a workplace accident or other type of accident situation-- but not all of them understand some of the major reasons why it pays to get qualified legal representation on your side. If you are looking for the services of a personal injury lawyer, here are some of the things that these attorneys may help you to consider when you sit down to go over a case:
31 July 2015
After the tragic loss of a loved one as the result of another person or entity's action, you can file a wrongful death claim. Even though the circumstances surrounding your loved one's death might seem cut and dry, you still have to present a solid case as to why the person or entity is responsible for the death. To prove liability, you need to prove the following elements. Legal and Moral Obligation
22 July 2015
As an employee for any company, you want to be sure that you are aware of your rights under workers compensation. Not having a great deal of knowledge of worker's compensation can lead to you not taking advantage of worker's compensation should you be injured at work. Here are four facts about workers compensation that you should know: Worker's Compensation Works Under a "No-Fault" System: Since worker's compensation works under a "
22 June 2015
If you're like most people, every paycheck you get goes to pay your monthly living expenses. The mortgage, utilities, car payments, insurance premiums, and food take up the biggest chunk each month. Then there is clothing, fuel and vehicle maintenance, savings, and whatever else you need. But what happens if you are in an auto accident and can't work? How does the pile of bills get paid then? The last thing you need stressing you out while you're on the mend is trying to figure out how you're going to eat and keep the lights on.
15 June 2015
Your employer's workers compensation insurer has asked you to participate in a videoconference with one of their doctors to get a second opinion on your condition. You may feel skeptical about this. In reality, being asked by workers comp to receive a second evaluation is relatively common, and the use of videoconferencing in medicine is increasingly frequent. The Rise of Telemedicine Telemedicine primarily involves videoconferencing with a doctor instead of going to a clinic for an appointment.
29 April 2015
You're out taking a walk and suddenly there's a dog running down the sidewalk toward you, with the owner giving chase. The dog abruptly lunges at you and takes a bite out of your ankle. Luckily, the owner arrives and takes control of the dog before further damage is done. The dog was vaccinated from rabies and after some stitches, you are relived that it was not worse. But this incident has left you several hundred dollars short, in pain, and now afraid to go for a walk.
9 April 2015