Can My Lawyer Accept a Settlement Without My Consent?

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Your personal injury lawyer should always strive to get the best outcome for you, and has an ethical and moral responsibility to do so. This can sometimes mean recommending that you reject a settlement offer if it’s too low, even if it means a longer […]

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What Factors Impact the Offer I Get from an Insurance Company?

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Everyone wants to know how much money they can expect to get when they file a personal injury claim, preferably with a simple, easy, upfront number. Unfortunately, the answer truly is, “it depends!” There are so many factors that go into determining a settlement, both […]

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What is Sovereign Immunity?

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If you ever try to file a personal injury claim, you may hear the term “sovereign immunity” come up, especially if you were injured by a government employee or by the negligence of a governmental body. And unfortunately, if this term comes up, it usually […]

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What are Punitive Damages?

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The money awarded in personal injury lawsuits can be divided into three categories: economic damages and non-economic damages (collectively called compensatory damages), and punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are not always awarded in every case. In fact, it is unusual to receive punitive […]

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Do I Have to Pay Back My Health Insurance If I Settle My Case?

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Most people believe that when they are injured in a car wreck where the other driver is at fault, that the driver or their insurance company will be responsible for paying the medical bills as they arise. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The truth is […]

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If a Lawsuit is Lost, Does That Make It Frivolous?

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Frivolous lawsuit is a loaded term, and one that insurance companies and news reporters are far too quick to throw around when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. Many people are afraid to even file a personal injury lawsuit because they are afraid of it […]

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Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim If I Haven’t Finished Treatment?

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Generally, no, you never want to settle your personal injury claim before you’ve finished treatment. Instead, you should wait until you are about as well as you are going to get. This is because until you’ve finished treatment, you won’t know how much treatment, and […]

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Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Without a Lawyer?

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While it is possible to negotiate an injury settlement without a lawyer, it isn’t recommended in most cases. It is common to resolve personal injury claims without ever going to court. In fact, the majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. However, […]

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What is the Federal Tort Claims Act and How Does It Affect my Personal Injury Case?

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The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is the law that allows injured people to sue a federal government entity for damages in a personal injury claim caused by a federal employee acting in an official capacity. However, the government looks to protect itself, so suing […]

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What Happens When an Injury Lawsuit Involves a Minor?

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The problem with injury-causing accidents is that they can happen at any time, and they don’t only involve adults. Children can also be responsible for causing serious injuries, or be the victim of one. But getting compensation becomes difficult, and potentially awkward, if you need […]

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