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THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF A LAWYER IN AN INJURY LAWSUIT

Personal Injury
Personal injury lawyers play certain roles to provide their clients with the best representation. They have a responsibility to their clients to ensure that they provide the best counsel and consequently win their case. It is generally understood why injury lawyers are important but the actual role they play in the proceeding of the case is not always apparent. There are certain responsibilities that they assume once they agree to take on a case and this lifts a huge weight off their client. These roles are not sentimental. They are part of the standards and ethical actions and behaviors expected of a legal practitioner. The lack of which can ruin their reputation and even get them disbarred. Thanks to this, Injury claimants can rest assured that their attorneys will assume these roles ...
Damages in Personal Injury Cases That You Should Know

Damages in Personal Injury Cases That You Should Know

Personal Injury
Accidents are unfortunate happenings that occur in our day-to-day activities. They usually result from negligence and involve car crashes, workplace injuries, slips and falls, medical malpractice, dog bites, and more. When you incur such injuries, you’re entitled to compensation. In this case, you need to seek help from a personal injury attorney. The professional will help you file a claim and negotiate with insurance firms for compensation. Nonetheless, you’ll incur various losses from the injuries, which vary depending on the type of accident. Here are the common damages involved in personal injury cases: Physical injuries Whether involved in a car crash or a simple fall, you can incur various physical injuries. These range from; Broken bones Back injuries Neck...
What Should You Do if You Left the Scene of an Accident?

What Should You Do if You Left the Scene of an Accident?

Personal Injury
Car accidents are a common occurrence. According to a recent report, over 3 million people are injured in road traffic accidents in the U.S. every year. However, even though road traffic accidents are so common, lots of us find it hard to know what to do when we're involved in one. The law requires anyone who is involved in a road traffic accident to stop at the scene and exchange personal details with individuals who have a reasonable need to request them. Failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident is an offense that could lead to you spending time in jail or having to pay a hefty fine. Even though the majority of us know that we should remain at the scene of an accident, many of us panic and flee the scene due to fear of what will happen next. If you’ve fled the sc...
4 Key Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

4 Key Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury
Being hurt or injured through no fault of your own is nothing to be taken lightly. Each year, millions of people get into accidents through no fault of their own either at home, at work or in public places. However, despite this high number of people, many people are at a loss of what to do if they find themselves in this situation. There’s certainly a lot to deal with from insurance to the legal side of things, particularly if the accident or injury was somebody else’s fault. The good news is that filing a personal injury claim isn’t something that you will have to do on your own. We’ve put together a guide to help you know what to expect from the process. Getting Legal Assistance: Before you can file a claim, you should get a legal professional on your side. Your lawyer will be the...
5 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

5 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Personal Injury
Cycling is a popular leisure activity, with the number of cyclists and bike riders increasing to over 47 million in the United States. When riding a bicycle, your safety and security should be your top priority. However, when cycling on the road, the odds are against you, as cars far outstrip two-wheelers. If you have been in a bicycle accident, the steps you take in the immediate aftermath will impact how much compensation you get for your injuries. To help, here are five steps you must take. Call 911 If your bicycle has collided with a vehicle, you and the motorist involved are legally obligated to stay at the scene if there has been property damage or injuries sustained. Even if you haven’t got any injuries, you must call 911 and wait for the police to attend. You may go into s...
How to Prove Accountability and Win Your Dog Bite Injury Case

How to Prove Accountability and Win Your Dog Bite Injury Case

Personal Injury
Hundreds of US citizens are killed by dog attacks each year, with over 800,000 people receiving medical treatment for dog bite wounds. If you have been a victim of a dog bite, it’s only fair that you get compensation for your injuries. To strengthen your case and win your claim, you need to know how to prove that the dog owner is at fault and liable for your injuries and losses. Here is a guide on how to prove accountability for your dog bite injury and build a credible personal injury case against the dog’s owner. Call 911 In the immediate aftermath of a dog attack, you must call 911 and let them know that you have been injured. Make sure that you ask for medical assistance and inform the dispatcher if the dog isn’t under control. Depending on your situation, the operator may dis...
Why, as an Employer, You Need a Workplace Accident Attorney

Why, as an Employer, You Need a Workplace Accident Attorney

Personal Injury
Unfortunate little accidents that lead to serious injuries can and do occur in any workplace. While most of these accidents don’t result in lawsuits, there are some instances when an employer can benefit from hiring a workplace accident attorney. Keep reading below to find out why, as an employer, you need a workplace accident attorney: Business Rights and Responsibilities Running a business involves some critical responsibilities. One of the main responsibilities of any employer is to maintain the health and safety of their employees. Any accident that occurs in the workplace, or during company time, is the employer's responsibility. This includes injuries sustained while traveling, training, and during break times. Employers are legally responsible for eliminating any hazards th...
Why Commercial Truck Accidents are Different

Why Commercial Truck Accidents are Different

Personal Injury
It might seem clear why having a wreck with an 18-wheeler might be different than your typical vehicular accident, but there is much more than meets the eye. Motorists involved in accidents with large commercial vehicles are first more like to be injured, compared to accidents solely involving non-commercial vehicles. Smaller cars such as mid-sized sedans are also a lot more likely to sustain substantial damage when involved in accidents with large trucks. There is a lot more red-tape to get through when a motorist is involved in a commercial truck accident. Here are a few of the factors that drivers face when they have an accident with a commercial truck driver. More Parties Will be Involved Commercial trucks cover an entire category of large trucks that are driven for commercial pu...
Claiming Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury

Claiming Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury

Personal Injury
A spinal cord injury can have serious and life-changing consequences. Depending on how the spinal cord has been damaged and exactly where the injury occurred, an individual can be left paralyzed as a result of this type of injury. Although there are many medical advancements which have enabled doctors to treat some spinal cord injuries, millions of people still suffer permanent harm due to damage to the spinal cord. Despite the serious consequences that can arise from this type of harm, a spinal cord injury can occur in the most innocuous of situations. Some people will experience a spinal cord injury due to a collision in a sports match, for example, while others could suffer this type of harm from a car accident, an incident at work or a slip, trip or fall. Claiming Compensation ...
Can You Claim Compensation for a Bicycle Accident?

Can You Claim Compensation for a Bicycle Accident?

Personal Injury
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly form of travel, or you want to enhance your fitness levels, a bike is the obvious choice. With dedicated bicycle lanes, you can even beat the traffic and arrive at your destination in record time! However, travelling by bike doesn’t mean that you’re immune from road traffic accidents. Sadly, there are around 500,000 bicycle-related injuries in the U.S. each year and a significant number of fatal accidents involving cyclists. If you’ve been injured while cycling, you might be surprised to learn that you could be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation. Who is Liable? Before you begin taking legal action, you’ll need to ascertain who is liable for the incident. Typically, the person, people or company who caused the accid...