Making Changes To Your Life

  • Why Personal Injury Lawyers Are Often Able To Get Settlements More Quickly

    18 December 2020

    If you have been injured in some way due to the negligence or malice of another party, you might be hoping to get a settlement to help with covering your injury-related costs. If this is the case, then you might be thinking about going through the process yourself. There are a number of reasons to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer, including the fact that a personal injury lawyer can potentially help you get your settlement quicker.

  • Falling Asleep Behind The Wheel Is Surprisingly Common

    27 November 2020

    If you have been involved in a catastrophic accident, late at night, with the other driver suddenly drifting into your lane, the accident might have been the result of the driver falling asleep behind the wheel. This is, unfortunately, a common problem as drivers try to push themselves beyond their limits, with about 27% of drivers having admitted to it.  The Signs of Fatigued Driving When a driver is fatigued, they may have a slower reaction time and may seem to be making decisions that are irrational.

  • What To Expect From Car Accident Mediation

    13 November 2020

    In most cases, a car accident is handled through negotiation with the insurance provider of the at-fault party. However, you also have the option of having your settlement negotiated through mediation. By doing this, you may be able to resolve a dispute that may otherwise drag out longer than you might hope for. However, you will want to speak with a law firm before deciding to take this approach. Preparing for Car Accident Mediation

  • Three Of The Biggest Mistakes You Are Likely To Make If You're Injured In A Car Accident

    28 October 2020

    If you ever find yourself injured in an auto accident, the experience can be traumatic, so it is understandable that you are not thinking clearly. This can often lead to making mistakes that may mean you receive a lot less compensation for your injuries in the future. However, among the mistakes that people make, there are three that stand out the most. If you can avoid making these mistakes, you will be helping yourself greatly.

  • What Happens When You Take Your Hit-And-Run Case To Court

    19 October 2020

    If you take your hit-and-run case to court, you may wonder what is going to happen next. It is already a lot of work to find the individual who caused a hit and run, let alone to take the case to court. The process can feel exhausting at times. Before you take your hit-and-run case to court, you need to know what to expect. What happens during a personal injury case?

  • Involved In A Car Accident? Don't Make These Admissions At The Accident Scene

    28 September 2020

    The moments immediately after an accident can have the biggest impact on your compensation if you were injured. Unfortunately, many people say things that can be construed the wrong way. Some states do not award any compensation to someone who is found to have any responsibility for causing a car accident. This means that you may not receive anything if you admit to even a small amount of fault. Don't mistakenly say any of these admissions to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

  • The Importance Of Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney After A Car Wreck

    14 September 2020

    Car accidents account for millions of personal injuries each year. When you find yourself seriously injured after an auto accident, it is important that you avoid accepting blame for what happened yourself. You may have a case to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.  To ensure that you litigate your case to the fullest, you need to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you. Your auto accident attorney can provide you with vital services in the aftermath of a serious car wreck.

  • How Adjusters May Seek To Deny Your Worker's Comp Claim Over A Pre-Existing Condition

    26 August 2020

    In many states, there is no formal discovery process for traumatic injuries in regards to workers' compensation cases. There are no interrogatories or depositions. Therefore, there are cases where you might be approved for workers' compensation even if your injuries were partially the result of a preexisting condition. However, that doesn't mean that your employer won't try to prevent this from happening. The Mechanism of Injury The starting point in a workers' compensation claim is the mechanism of injury.

  • Timing Your Workers' Comp Claim

    17 August 2020

    When it comes to seeking benefits for a work-related accident or illness, it's all about the timing. Your employer's workers' compensation insurance plan should provide you with some valuable benefits but you need to take action quickly and abide by the rules. To find out why the timing of your actions matter, read on. State Rules Vary Workers' compensation insurance is a private business but is overseen by each state. That means the coverage and rules will vary somewhat from state to state.

  • Factors That May Cause Your Workers' Compensation Claim To End In Litigation

    30 July 2020

    Most workers' compensation claims get settled after being filed. However, in some instances, the claim may be denied, leaving the injured party to cater for their expenses without compensation. If your claim gets rejected, you can go to trial and appeal for further consideration by a judge. If you and your employer's insurer reach an impasse and fail to agree even in mediation, you may be forced to go into litigation.