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  • What You Need To Know When Facing A Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Personal injury lawsuits happen all the time for many reasons. It is perhaps only a matter of time before you can expect to become the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit. Whether the plaintiff is telling the truth or not, you will have to defend yourself in a court of law. You should know what to expect when being sued, including how much you might have to pay out to plaintiff.
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  • After A Car Crash, How Is The Amount Of A Plaintiff's Settlement Determined?

    Unlike cases that involve payments for expenses such as child support and alimony, judges do not use a specific formula to determine the amount of money a plaintiff should receive after being injured in an automobile accident. Some insurance companies have a chart with general settlement averages for similar types of accidents, but it's hard to determine a set figure for each unique car crash. Even if your insurance company does have a specific settlement amount in mind, the figure is still open for negotiation in mediation or the courtroom.
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  • 4 Most Common Areas Of The Body Injured In Car Accidents

    Getting into a car accident can sometimes just be a minor annoyance, but in other instances, car accidents can cause serious physical damage. Although there are a large number of ways in which you can be injured in a car accident, there are a few common areas of the body that are prone to injury during these accidents. Head Head injuries are one of the most devastating forms of trauma that people suffer during an automobile accident, even if the person who suffered from the accident was adequately "
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  • Suing for Toxic Mold in Your Home: Who Is Liable?

    When you discover that your home has thousands of dollars worth of mold damage needing to be repaired, it can be a rude awakening—especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Depending on your living situation, you actually could take someone to court to help cover the costs of the damages. Also, if you or a family member developed health problems as a result of the infestation, those hospital bills could potentially be covered if you can prove that someone else was responsible for the damage.
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  • What Should You Know About The Changing Standards For Federal Disability Benefits?

    Whether you're currently receiving federal disability benefits or are considering applying for the first time, you may have heard various news reports concerning the Social Security Disability fund running dry, with disability benefits set to be cut by up to 20 percent beginning in 2016. In an effort to help stretch the remaining Social Security Disability (SSD) dollars, lawmakers have proposed a number of changes to the eligibility standards used to determine whether someone may receive SSD and how much their monthly stipend will be.
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  • A Repetitive Strain Injury By Any Other Name May Still Be Covered By Workers Compensation

    No matter what field you work in, if you do the same type of work day in and day out, you are at risk of a repetitive strain injury. Although many people are only familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome, a disease which can affect the wrist and hands, repetitive strain injuries can affect many different parts of your body and may come by many different names. Knowing the injury you have is being caused by your employment is often the first step to ensuring it is covered by your workers compensation insurance.
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  • Is Your Landlord Responsible For Your Personal Injury?

    If you were injured on the property of your rented home, you might be wondering if you can sue your landlord for economic and emotional damages. There are certain laws that govern tenant and landlord interactions, and these come into play when filing a personal injury lawsuit against a landlord. Here are some of the things that will help you decide if you have a strong case against your landlord for a personal injury settlement.
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  • School Bullying - Who Do You Blame?

    When you send your child to school, you assume they will return home in the same physical condition they left home in. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Bullying, and school fights can put your child at risk of physical, as well as mental harm. Who do you blame? Is it the school's responsibility for failing to keep your child safe when he or she is in their care? Does the fault lay with the aggressor, and maybe even their parents?
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  • Slips, Trips And Falls: 5 Good Reasons To Settle Your Lawsuit Out Of Court

    According to the National Floor Safety Institute, 8 million people in the United States end up in the emergency room due to a fall. What's more, these accidents are the leading cause of injuries at work for people over the age of 55, so it's unsurprising that so many people file lawsuits because of these incidents. While victims must often take this step to get the right compensation for their injuries, many people eventually decide to settle out of court.
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  • Detailing Your Functional Limitations Will Help You To Prove Your Case

    If you have applied for social security disability, you have done so on the basis that you are unable to work. While this may be due to an accident, illness, or injury, what the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to be able to see in your record is exactly how your condition affects your ability to produce an income. When examining your record for the purposes of approving your claim, they will be looking to see what are your functional limitations are.
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