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Do I Want My Case to Go To Trial?

When you're involved in a personal injury or worker's compensation lawsuit, you want the biggest payout possible to compensate for your injuries. But does that mean you want your case to go to trial? Keep in mind that more than 90 percent of personal injury cases are settled before going to trial, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Do I Want My Workers Compensation Case To Go To Trial? A trial can pose a significant risk or a big reward when you sue for workers' compensation. A jury might find the defendant not guilty in creating circumstances that contributed to your...

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Protecting the Elderly From Slip and Fall Dangers

When an elderly person slips and falls, the repercussions of the injury can cause life-long limitations and stunt their independence. Knowing the risks and then what to do if someone you love does fall can help stop a bad situation from getting worse. What Are Some Slip And Fall Dangers For The Elderly? When an older adult is out and about around town, conditions on someone else's or a businesses' property may pose risks. While getting around, a wet floor, narrow staircase, changes in flooring, poor lighting, torn carpeting, or other dangerous conditions can cause a fall. If this accident happens on...

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Is Your Place of Business Paying Enough Attention to Security?

As a business owner, if you fail to secure your place of business properly, you could be opening up you and your business to premises liability. If someone is injured, assaulted, or worse due to an intruder who entered the building easily due to poor security, you could be held responsible as the building owner. You should assess your security situation before it's too late to prevent a tragic incident and protect yourself legally. What Is Premises Liability? Premises liability is an extension of personal injury law. For example, suppose an area of your property poses a hazard and can cause a...

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What to know about Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuits in NC

For victims dealing with a personal injury, you may fear that you will have to deal with a lengthy, time-consuming personal injury lawsuit on your own. However, there’s a chance other people have suffered the same injury as you, and a class-action case could help you win damages in the North Carolina courts. What Is A Class-Action Lawsuit? If other people suffered a similar injury to you, multiple people could form a “class” to sue the defendant for damages. Typically, class-action lawsuits are initiated to sue manufacturers with defective products that injure people, employers with poor work conditions, low wages, or unfair...

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How a Personal Injury Case is Handled in North Carolina

If you’ve suffered an injury on the job in North Carolina, in addition to recovering from your injuries, you may be feeling anxious about how your employer and the North Carolina legal system will handle your personal injury case. The two most important things to know about personal injury cases In North Carolina are: Employees have three years to file a personal injury claim; North Carolina enforces “shared fault.” How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina? If you suffer a personal injury accident, such as a slip and fall on someone else’s dangerous property, you have three years...

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Know Your Rights If You Slip and Fall in North Carolina

When you slip and fall, the conditions may yield more than just a bruised ego. Lingering and severe injuries can happen when you slip and fall on someone's or some place's property, and they were negligent in the property's upkeep. North Carolina law widely protects victims who experience personal injury due to a property owner's negligence, so reaching out to a lawyer right away can help you pay for medical bills and receive compensation. Can I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit For A Slip And Fall Accident In North Carolina? If you slip and fall on someone else's property and get injured, you...

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How Does Premises Liability Work in Personal Injury Lawsuits?

When someone hurts themselves or suffers harm while on private property, premises liability laws will hold the property owner accountable for any personal injuries that occur there. These laws regulate the responsibility a property owner or operator would face for having unsafe conditions in their home or on their property that may cause a personal injury.  What Type Of Accidents Does Premises Liability Laws Cover? Premises liability laws encompass a wide range of accidents, attacks, and personal injuries. If someone slips and falls in a store because there is water on the ground without a caution sign, a property owner may be responsible. In or on a...

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How Could Coronavirus Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

News around the Coronavirus currently dominates the headlines and much of people’s thinking. Businesses, hospitals, and even the court system have taken precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which is resulting in lost revenue or delayed business.  Despite the pandemic, some people need their personal injury cases to advance during this global pandemic. The Coronavirus may affect your personal injury case in many ways, depending on your injury and where you live. Please don’t feel discouraged, and continue to pursue it, but prepare yourself for what delays may come.  Will The Coronavirus Impact My Personal Injury Case? The Coronavirus may impact your personal injury...

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Can Victims of Coronavirus Sue for Personal Injury?

Sometime in 2019, a new health threat surfaced in China and began to work its way worldwide. The threat was the novel coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, and it expanded into a global pandemic that affected every human being on the planet at some point. Every process, organization, or system that existed before the surge was caught entirely off guard and even today is playing a game of catch-up. Nothing in recent memory compares to the upheaval this disease has caused. Lawmakers and the judicial system were not immune to the chaos. The pandemic had wide-ranging implications for many laws, not the least...

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What Victims Of Personal Injuries Should Know About Filing A Lawsuit During The Pandemic

Even during a global pandemic, people suffer personal injuries. Your injury might not be because of the novel Coronavirus, but COVID-19 may affect how much money you receive in your personal injury settlement, or victory, as well as how long it takes for the case to be resolved. Understanding how the pandemic can affect your lawsuit can help determine the result of your case. Do I Need To Go To A Doctor During The Pandemic For My Personal Injury Lawsuit? You must receive medical treatment for your personal injury to maximize your case value. Victims need to show they’ve made their maximum medical...

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