Motorcycle Accident Cases: How Liability Affects Valuation

The two basic areas of examination in evaluating any personal injury accident case are liability and damages.  Depending on the circumstances of a motorcycle accident case, one or both of these areas may be complicated.

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Motorcycle Accident Cases: Recent Settlements and Jury Verdicts

Some of the most horrific damages come in motorcycle accident cases. With little protection between the motorcycle driver and the other vehicle or the road, medical injuries and damages can escalate.  Determining what your case is worth is critical for an injured motorcycle driver.  And settlement amounts and jury verdicts, although the numbers differ widely, can often help you and your attorney understand the value of your case.

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Dog Bite Lawyer

We love dogs. As a society, we buy them, train them, love them, incorporate them into the family unit. But when a dog bites or causes physical injury to either a person or another animal, things can get complicated quickly.  Injuries can be severe and to make matters worse, jurisdictions handle dog bite laws differently, making an already complicated issue even messier. In addition, dog bite law covers state laws, city ordinances, and county ordinances.  And dog bite law will cover any animal that causes injury.  If a pig bites, a goat butts, or a bull gores, you may face liability. When determining liability, you will need to have a clear understanding of how all of these play out in your jurisdiction.

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Birth Injury Lawyer

One of the saddest experiences that you have as a parent is that involving an injury to your child.  Birth injuries are some of the most traumatic, often involving a permanent disability or disfigurement, often requiring a lifetime of medical care and expenses for the child.  These cases are particularly tragic when the injuries were preventable.

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Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may want an attorney’s services to help you resolve your claim against the negligent driver who caused your injuries. There are so many attorneys. It can seem like a daunting task to find the one right for you.

There are concrete steps you can take if you are trying to determine whether to hire an attorney to help with your accident case, and if so, which attorney to choose.

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How Much is the Value of my Personal Injury Claim?

You have been injured and it looks like you have a strong case on liability.  As you work with your attorney toward resolution of your personal injury claim, once liability is established, you must determine a value for your claim as well, so that you can move toward settlement or another resolution mechanism.

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Personal Injury Settlement Outside Court

Most personal injury cases are settled before trial. Some are settled before a lawsuit is filed, while some are settled during the litigation process. As a case unfolds, issues of liability and damages and possible defenses to a personal injury claim unfold. Parties, their attorneys, judges, and insurance claims adjustors all work toward resolution. There are several settlement opportunities during the course of a personal injury claim.

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What is Negligence?

Accidents happen and injuries result. But not all injuries are compensable under the law.  Negligence is a legal concept that courts have invented over time to determine which injuries are compensable and which are not. All legal elements, or parts, of negligence must be met in order to have a cause of action for negligence.  In essence, negligence consists of duty, breach, causation and damages. All of these elements are linked.

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