Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Case: What You Need to Know

Wrongful death claims occur when one person dies because of another. But, to have a valid wrongful death claim, you must prove that the person who caused the death was acting negligently. What is Wrongful Death? Wrongful death statutes were created to compensate close family members and their estate’s heirs for the death of a family member or loved one. The wrongful death lawsuit could collect damages for loss of financial support, medical costs, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and

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Top 4 Reasons to Not Make an Agreement at the Accident Scene

Right after an accident, you may think that your injuries are not that bad, and the damage to your car isn’t a huge deal. You may be approached by the other driver who is willing to pay for the vehicle or your injuries out of pocket to avoid the hassle of insurance. While they are trying to make it right, agreeing to this type of situation can limit or even compromise your legal options later. It is best to leave

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Can You Sue Someone for Infecting You with an STD?

Civil lawsuits and personal injury cases are not just about physical assaults or violent acts. Sometimes it is about putting a person in harm’s way purposely. Did you know that being infected with an STD from a partner who knew they had one could entitle you to a settlement? These types of personal injury cases are very unique and difficult to prove; therefore, you should speak to a skilled tort lawyer before assuming you have a case. Negligence To prove

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Who is Liable for a Playground Accident?

Accidents can happen anywhere. Playground accidents are common and often occur at public schools, daycares, parks and even homes. Most of the time these injuries are because of the child’s own unsafe behavior, such as running on the monkey bars or jumping off a high spot. But, there are times defective or unsafe playground equipment could be to blame. If your child was seriously injured on a playground, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney. These types of

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Where to Find Legal Help for Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is different than other traumatic injuries. It is an injury to the brain typically the result of a blow, jolt, or collision to the head. The medical costs associate with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), both directly and indirectly, total an estimated $60 billion in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience TBI per year. The long-term recovery from a traumatic injury of any

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6 Tips to Avoid Accidents with Cars While Cycling

As a cyclist, you know that you have to share the road with vehicles. But, other drivers may not be as accommodating. Often drivers do not look out for cyclists nor do they car that they have a right away on the road. But, as a cyclist, there are things you can do to avoid accidents with vehicles. How to Avoid Getting Hit by a Vehicle Look Out for Doors – Cyclists are often hit by people opening their car

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5 Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving

Recent statistics have shown that distracted driving is quickly becoming more deadly than drunk driving. From eating in the car to talking or texting on a cell phone, distracted driving is a definite concern on the road. While you cannot control other drives, you can limit how distracted you are behind the wheel, which will also limit the chances you cause an accident. Cell phones are for Emergencies Only While driving, your cell phone should be put in your purse

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What is Tort Law?

Often when you research “personal injury” you will see the term “tort”—but what is tort law? Understanding Tort Law Torts are civil wrongs that have been inflicted by one person to another. Torts are part of civil law and are a way to remedy the wrongdoing of another person through financial compensation. The premise of tort law is simple: hold the person accountable for the damages their negligence has caused. Types of Tort Cases Most tort cases happen when one

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How to Determine Fault in a Pedestrian Accident

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the driver is at fault from the police standpoint, but that may not be the case in a personal injury claim. Therefore, it is important to understand how negligence and liability work in personal injury cases to make sure you have a valid claim. When the Driver is at Fault If a car hits a pedestrian, then often times the driver is negligent. Because drivers must act responsibly on the road, hitting

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Wrongful Deaths and Car Accidents

A car accident can be lethal. Whether it is on the city streets or on the highway, a fatal accident is tragic for those involved as well as their loved ones left behind. As surviving family members who have lost a loved one, you still have options. Deciding Who You Can Sue for Wrongful Death When someone dies in a car accident, it turns into a wrongful death case. But, you and your personal injury attorney must first decide who

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