Personal Injury

Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality

In law, a personal injury describes any damage done to someone’s body, mind, or emotions. We all sustain injuries at some point in our lives—perhaps as a result of car accidents, slip & falls, dog bites, or tattoo infections—and sometimes, they’re not our fault. That’s where personal injury lawyers come in, helping people recover damages… read more

The Process of a Personal Injury Claim

Once you’ve been injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, an overwhelming process begins. When you break down the process of a personal injury claim into small pieces, it can be easier to grasp.  At the beginning of the process of a personal injury claim, you need to get educated before you make… read more

What is Double Indemnity?

Double indemnity is a term used in life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment policies. Double indemnity clauses state that the insurance company will pay a specified multiple (double, triple, etc.) of the contract’s face value in the event of accidental death.  Life Insurance and AD&D Policies with Double Indemnity Clauses Consider a husband who… read more

Should I File a Workers Comp or Personal Injury Claim?

Most people do not expect to be hurt at work. But, in 2019, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses.  If you have been hurt or injured at work, we know you may be stressed and confused. You may be wondering whether it’s better to file a workers’ compensation claim or… read more

How to Spot a Fake Lawyer

An impressive website or large, fully furnished office does not guarantee you are dealing with a licensed attorney. On the contrary, it could mean that a fake lawyer is scamming you. It could also mean that you are about to lose thousands of dollars or have your identity stolen. An Example of a Fake Law… read more

Can You Sue for Emotional Distress?

Most people associate traffic accidents and other personal injuries with physical injuries. While it is common to sustain broken bones, brain injury, and other physical injuries in an accident, it is also common to experience emotional distress. Being injured in a car accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, or other incidents can be one of… read more

Who Are Plaintiffs and Defendants in a Personal Injury Case?

In personal injury cases, there are two sides: the plaintiff and the defendant.  The plaintiff is the party that brings the lawsuit in the first place. They argue with evidence and witness testimony that they have been injured by another party’s negligent or intentionally harmful conduct. The defendant might be a person, business, or some… read more

What is Loss of Consortium?

When you sustain a severe injury because of an accident, you may sustain a variety of damages. Damages include the physical injuries caused by the accident. They also include financial losses, as well as pain and suffering.  If your injuries were caused by another party’s wrongdoing or negligent acts, that party could be financially responsible… read more

9 Things You Should Know About a Free Lawyer Consultation

Most lawyers offer a free consultation to potential clients who are in the process of seeking legal representation. These meetings are mutually beneficial. Lawyers have an opportunity to share information about themselves and win a client’s confidence, and clients have an opportunity to “interview” the lawyer, talk about their situation, and get some initial advice…. read more

Six Signs You’ve Hired a Bad Attorney & Tips to Help You Choose the Right One in the Future

When life throws a curveball – like a car accident or slip and fall – it is helpful to have an experienced, competent attorney on your side. Having a great attorney means peace of mind in stressful situations. Having a bad attorney makes an already stressful situation worse. But evaluating your working relationship with your… read more