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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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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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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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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We all hate getting sued. It seems as though lawsuits are a part of doing business these days. But they may not have to be and there are steps that you can take to both avoid getting sued, and to avoid loss.
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