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Personal Injury Articles

Personal Injury from Defective Products

If a defective product has injured you, you have the potential to collect damages to pay for any medical bills and to compensate for emotional damages from your accident. Defective product personal injury cases will require you and your legal team to show the scope and seriousness of the harm you've suffered due to a faulty product and not misused by you. What Should I Do First If I've Been Injured By A Defective Product? If you've suffered an injury from a defective product, first and foremost, receive the proper medical attention. Going to a hospital will help you receive the best...

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Avoiding Personal Injury with Personal Awareness

We can’t control if our environment is unsafe, but being aware of your surroundings can help prevent unwanted and dangerous injuries. Having personal safety awareness is essential to avoiding injury. With these critical steps, you can keep yourself safe and avoid life-altering injuries. In addition, if you suffer an injury, showing a court you took these essential steps can help you win the damages you deserve for lost income and cover medical expenses. How To Practice Personal Safety Awareness When entering a work site or somewhere new, look around and see if any signs warn against entering or other dangerous facets. For...

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What is Diminished Quality of Life in a Personal Injury Case?

Some injuries can alter the rest of a person's life. Perhaps your injury was so severe you can't do everyday tasks as you used to, can't work, or can't drive. In personal injury cases, the legal system considers a person's general health, well-being, and ability to enjoy common areas of life as "diminished quality of life." What Is Considered Diminished Quality Of Life? After a personal injury, if someone can not complete daily life activities, they may be entitled to receive a more significant monetary value of damages to help compensate for their loss. Not being able to care for oneself, or dependents,...

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Defense Attorney Tactics During Personal Injury Cases

Showing proof of your injury to win a personal injury lawsuit isn’t as simple as it seems. A personal injury defense attorney will have tactics to show you contributed to the damage or it wasn’t the defendant’s fault you were injured. When preparing for your case, understanding what tactics a defense attorney may use can help you and your legal team prep the most robust case possible. What Tactics Would A Defense Attorney Use In A Personal Injury Case? A defense attorney in a personal injury case will try to prove you contributed to your injury through negligence. For example, maybe there’s...

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When Is Settling a Claim in Your Best Interest?

When trying to receive compensation after a personal injury, you probably think your main goal is to win. However, in many cases, settling can be your best bet to receiving the most significant cash settlement versus nothing at all. If there’s a chance you may receive nothing at all, or the discussions could extend over the course of several years and delay financial compensation, it may be in your best interest to settle your claim. When Should I Settle A Personal Injury Claim? In most cases, an insurance company will negotiate with you and your legal team and make a settlement offer...

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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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