This is a question everyone who’s been in an accident asks themselves. After all, it can be expensive to hire a lawyer, and you’ve probably lost time at work due to your injury. There are many uncertainties to deal with when negotiating the aftermath of a personal injury, and figuring out whether to hire an
When you’re injured in an accident, it can feel like you’re alone in the world. You are suddenly faced with suffering and medical bills through no fault of your own, which can be isolating. This isn’t the case, though—thousands of people every year find themselves the victims of car accidents, medical errors, falls, and other
If you’ve been injured in an accident, this is a question you’ve probably asked yourself. It’s tempting to try and go it alone when it comes to making an injury claim to the at-fault party’s insurance company. After all, you have the evidence on your side, right? Well, sometimes it’s not as simple as that.
If you’ve recently been the victim of an injury due to a car accident, work-related accident, medical error, or other cause, you know it can be an alienating experience. Finding a personal injury lawyer to take your case can be difficult, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Getting the compensation you deserve for
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to know what your options are. Injuries cost time, suffering, lost wages from time off work, and medical bills, and you deserve to be compensated for all three if someone else was at fault for the damage. Going through a personal injury claim or lawsuit can
You may remember that back in January, I wrote a couple of posts about tort reform (if you missed them, you can find them here & here); to briefly recap, tort reformists claim that by capping compensation payouts, insurance premiums and medical costs are lower for consumers. On the face of it, this seems perfectly
On February 11th, one of America’s best-loved and most respected journalists, 60 minutes reporter and veteran war correspondent, Bob Simon, was tragically killed when the livery cab he was a passenger in crashed on New York City’s West Side Highway. According to reports, around 6.45pm, Simon’s car lost control, and rear-ended another car, before striking
Last week I wrote about how tort reform is preventing victims receiving justice and fair compensation, and also how companies, such as GM, are getting away with shirking their responsibilities toward consumers. This week, I’d like to continue by looking at both sides of the tort reform argument. What is Tort Reform? Tort reform has
In 2006, 18-year-old Wisconsin Natasha Weigel and her friend, Amy Rademaker, were killed when Weigel’s car swerved off the road, and crashed into some trees. However, a fault with the ignition meant it had momentarily switched off, thus leaving the vehicle with no power for the deployment of airbags which could have saved the lives
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