What Evidence Applies to a Personal Injury Case?

Personal Injury
evidence

When you file a personal injury lawsuit against another person, you become the plaintiff, and the person at-fault takes on the role of the defendant. As the plaintiff in a personal injury case, you now carry the burden of proof. Therefore, you must prove that the other party was negligent. In some cases, the burden…

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A Violation of Building Codes in a Slip and Fall Case

Personal Injury
slip and fall

Indoors, if you slip, trip, or fall because part of the property is damaged or in ill-condition, you may hold the property owner, tenant or management company responsible. In most cases, these defects that cause injuries are preventable and are the result of poor building maintenance, or outright violations of building safety codes. Regardless of…

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A Checklist for Back Injury Claims

Personal Injury
back injury claim

Back injuries occur in various ways. They involve different areas of the back (e.g., muscles, ligaments, joints, tissues, and the spine). Some back injuries are small, while others are severe and often the result of a catastrophic accident. Back injuries occur in a variety of settings, too, such as a motor vehicle collision, slip and…

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What is a Structured Settlement in an Injury Claim?

Personal Injury
structured settlement

Most personal injury cases settle with a single lump sum payment. A lump sum means that you, the plaintiff, receives a one-time payment from the defendant, which settles your case. In some instances, a plaintiff might receive a structured settlement from the defendant. Structured settlements involve payments of the settlement over time for years until…

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Personal Injury Claims and the Paralyzed Victim

Personal Injury
Paralyzed Victim

Paralysis is the result of a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. It is a serious, long-term injury that affects a person’s quality of life. It can lead to physical and emotional complications, but also financial devastation for victims and their families. Paralysis is a general term that describes a variety of conditions, including:…

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