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Talcum Powder Cancer Claims: What You Should Know

In May 2016, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a South Dakota ovarian cancer survivor $55 million in damages. A few months earlier, another Missouri jury awarded $72 million to the survivors of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer. There are hundreds of similar lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson pending Read More Talcum Powder Cancer Claims: What You Should Know

Liability When Road Conditions Cause a Car Accident

Thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents in the U.S. every year. Some accidents are caused by dangerous road conditions due to either a defective design or inadequate maintenance of the road. Proving your accident was caused by a dangerous road condition is not easy. The rules for holding a public entity Read More Liability When Road Conditions Cause a Car Accident

What Is a Structured Settlement in a Personal Injury Case?

If you are a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, you may expect to settle your case for one large lump sum payment. But, at some point, your personal injury attorney may discuss with you the possibility of a structured settlement. You ask, just what is a structured settlement?

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Part 2: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

At the conclusion of part 1, the insurance adjuster had responded to the demand letter sent by your personal injury attorney. The adjuster had questioned several aspects of your claim and made a counter settlement offer much lower than what you requested in your demand letter. The next step is to reply to the adjuster’s Read More Part 2: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

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Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured in any way, whether in a car accident, by slipping and falling on someone else’s property, medical malpractice or any other incident that was the fault of another person or business, you are likely at a loss about what to do next. You are accumulating medical bills and losing time Read More Filing a Personal Injury Claim

how does the negotiation process work in a personal injury case

Part 1: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

Negotiations of any sort can be tricky, and personal injury negotiations are no exception. You have worked with your attorney and placed a value on your case based on your economic and non-economic damages, and together, you have determined a dollar amount that will compensate you for your losses. You have also agreed upon the Read More Part 1: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

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How Are Damages Determined in a Personal Injury Case?

You have filed a claim against the person or business who was at fault for your injuries. Your Charlotte personal injury lawyer talks about your damages, enters into settlement negotiations and obtains compensation for your personal injuries. You may wonder just how your damages will be determined. To start off, there are three types of Read More How Are Damages Determined in a Personal Injury Case?

Beware of the Counterclaim

Beware of the Counterclaim Filing a lawsuit is not just as simple as serving a complaint on the at fault party and there are many things that need to be anticipated from the start.  The party sued, also known as the “Defendant”, must file an Answer to your suit.  In some instances, especially when liability Read More Beware of the Counterclaim

Winter Driving Myths

With Winter Months Fast Approaching Here are Some Common Winter Driving Myths  Myth: Hit the road and go!   Reality: Smart travelers get their car a full tune-up and inspection before traveling, especially in the winter. Be safe rather than sorry and get everything looked at by a professional before you leave. Your car may Read More Winter Driving Myths

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Slip and Fall Claims

Do I Have A Slip And Fall Claim? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional falls are the #1 cause of nonfatal injuries in the United States.  These types of incidents can account for over 8 million injuries in each year.  The chances are good that you, or someone you know, will have an Read More Slip and Fall Claims