Every motorcycle accident attorney has to deal with the issue of jury bias. For motorcycle accidents, the issue of jury bias can be more profound and insurance claims adjustors know this and try to use it to whittle down the value of a motorcycle accident claim.
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Getting legal help can be expensive. So if you have been hurt and have no money for a lawyer, but have a strong claim against another person for damages, here is what you can do.
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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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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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Personal injury cases decided by a judge or jury can tell you quite a bit about the value and strength of your personal injury claim. Here are several personal injury cases that have been recently decided.
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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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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.
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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Dealing with a personal injury can be stressful, especially when injuries are serious and when the opposing side, whether that is the culpable party or their insurance adjustors or attorneys, either deny liability or the seriousness of your injuries. In any of these situations, it might be best to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This will allow you to focus on your most important task–getting better. So how should you go about choosing a personal injury attorney?
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If you have been injured, you may have a personal injury claim against the person who caused your injuries. If you do, you may be compensated for those injuries. Here are some answers to typical questions that a personal injury victim may have.
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