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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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Category: Personal Injury

What Happens When an Injury Lawsuit Involves a Minor?

June 28, 2021

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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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Category: Personal Injury

What is Mediation and How Does It Affect My Personal Injury Case?

June 21, 2021

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Lawsuits are just one way of settling a personal injury claim. We try to avoid going to court whenever possible, because it can drag out your case for months or years, and that’s more time you have to wait until you see any money when...

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Category: Personal Injury

10 Signs You Should Fire Your Lawyer and Get a New One

June 7, 2021

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There are a lot of personal injury law firms out there willing to take your case, but that definitely doesn’t mean they all offer the same level of service! Some lawyers are more reputable than others. And sometimes, you may need to consider firing your...

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Category: Personal Injury

How Do I Know If a Settlement Offer is Enough?

May 31, 2021

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If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, never accept the insurance company’s initial offer right away. Ideally, you should always consult a lawyer before accepting any settlement offer. 

Why? Because insurance companies try to save money by denying claims, and...

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Category: Personal Injury

7 Common Legal Terms You May Hear When You File a Lawsuit, and What They Mean

May 17, 2021

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“Legalese” is a difficult language to learn, and understanding the complex legal code is part of why law students spend so many years in school before they can try a case. It’s also why lawyers who are already bar-certified must take Continuing Legal Education...

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Category: Personal Injury

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

May 3, 2021

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Everyone knows that lawyers charge hundreds of dollars per hour for their services. Or do they? Unlike other kinds of lawyers, personal injury attorneys typically charge on a contingency fee basis instead of by the hour. This means that you can afford a personal...

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Category: Personal Injury

When Is An Accident Just an Accident?

April 12, 2021

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As personal injury lawyers, we hear and even use the word “accident” a lot, but we don’t particularly like the term. By calling car wrecks, or slips and falls, or injuries from defective products “accidents,” the implication is that it happened for no reason and...

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Category: Personal Injury

Does a Lawyer Have to Keep My Situation Private If I Don’t Hire Them?

April 5, 2021

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Most people are aware that private conversations they have with their lawyer can’t be used against them in a trial, and they aren’t required to share anything they told their lawyer in confidence. That’s because of attorney-client privilege.

However, does this still apply if...

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Category: Personal Injury

Do I Have to Pay to Speak to a Lawyer?

March 15, 2021

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One of the biggest concerns people have when they need to hire a lawyer after an accident is whether or not they can afford one! The good news is…YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN!

At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, we always tell anyone who has...

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Category: Personal Injury