When a person is injured in an automobile accident, the first thing the courts are mandated to do is to determine who is at fault and to what degree. Individual states vary in how fault is determined, so it is important to understand the laws so that you know both your rights and your responsibilities if injured in an accident. Although individual states may vary in how fault is determined, they generally follow one of four different methods for assigning blame in an automobile accident:
16 March 2016
When you go in to have a procedure done, you sign a lot of paperwork. Some of this paperwork is signed to protect the hospital from lawsuits if something should go wrong. However, don't let this fool you. The hospital and/or physician can still be held liable if the reason something happens is due to negligent conduct. It can be confusing for you to know whether or not your complications would fall into the malpractice category.
14 March 2016
Motorcyclists have to contend with significantly more hazards on the roads than autos, simply because the bike is smaller and more easily damaged than the average auto and riders are more exposed than drivers who are sitting behind windshields and airbags. That's why small potholes and ordinary gravel (which aren't of much concern to the average driver) can present a serious danger to the motorcyclist. If a small pothole or a loose bit of gravel causes your bike to spin out of control, this is what you should know.
23 February 2016
If you are planning on filing a lawsuit, then you probably have dreams of a pretty big payout. However, that isn't actually how most lawsuits end. Instead, you will probably get a settlement, which can be a little counterintuitive. To help you understand how your case will likely play out, here is an overview of how settlements work: What is a settlement? In a general sense, a settlement is an agreement between the plaintiff and the defendant that is entered out of court.
10 February 2016
Personal injury claims are not limited to the private sector. Many times, injuries are caused by government entities or by people who work for the government. The scandal involving tainted water in Flint, Michigan is a perfect example of personal injury caused by government and/or city agencies. Unfortunately, when government agencies are responsible, it can be much more difficult to prove your case and win a settlement. Following are three factors that make lawsuits against government agencies much more complicated than suits filed against a fellow civilian.
27 January 2016
When you are approved to receive Social Security disability benefits, there is a possibility other aspects of your finances can be impacted. Whether or not they are depends on several factors, including your state laws. If you are applying for disability, here is what you need to know about benefits and what happens to your other finances. Do You Still Have to Pay Student Loans? Once you are approved for disability benefits, there is a good chance your federal student loans will be discharged.
14 January 2016
If you have recently been involved in an accident while on your motorcycle, you might be shopping around for a good motorcycle attorney who can help you. There are a lot of things that you should look for when hiring a motorcycle accident attorney, but one thing that you might not have thought about is looking for a lawyer who also rides motorcycles. These are a few reasons why this might be a good idea.
1 January 2016