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Bicycling Safety With Children

Most children’s bicycle accidents aren’t fatal, but they can cause lasting damage. Learning about bicycling safety from parents and other caring adults helps kids stay out of emergency rooms and avoid problems, such as brain injuries, which can result in litigation. In its report Bicycle Education Safety for Children from a Developmental and Learning Perspective, Read More Bicycling Safety With Children

What Should You Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer During Your Free Consultation?

Almost all personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation. They say they will review the circumstances of your particular situation and determine if you have a viable case. You should view this consultation as a two-way exchange and use the opportunity to ask some questions of the Charlotte personal injury lawyer who will be handling Read More What Should You Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer During Your Free Consultation?

Your Liability as a Homeowner With a Swimming Pool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every day in the United States, two children under the age of 14 die by drowning. Another 10 are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to nonfatal drowning incidents. More than six of those will suffer long-term consequences ranging from victims suffering from learning Read More Your Liability as a Homeowner With a Swimming Pool

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

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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?

What Should You Expect in Court?

In a personal injury trial, both sides hope for a judgment in their favor. Although not all plaintiffs choose to have a panel of jurors decide the case instead of a judge, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, the jury trial process is the same. Except for the time that you are actually Read More What Should You Expect in Court?

When Are You Liable for Another Person’s Driving?

When discussing liability following an auto accident, the process of discovering who is at fault is usually straightforward. In many cases, there are two or more drivers involved, and one of the drivers was negligent in some way shape or form. Negligent simply means that the driver was not operating their vehicle with the standard level Read More When Are You Liable for Another Person’s Driving?