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Trial of a Personal Injury Case

If the personal injury case does not settle shortly after conclusion of the depositions, it is time to begin preparing for trial. It is necessary for you and your lawyer to meet in advance of trial to prepare. There is nothing wrong with a lawyer and client meeting to run through possible questions and answers.

Every lawyer prepares his or her witnesses. Good lawyers prepare exhaustively in…

More Tips for your Discovery Deposition

Stopping Answers

Another key to a successful deposition is to know when to stop answering. Often the defense lawyer uses the deposition as a fishing expedition to hook anything of use to the defense case. That is why many questions that seem completely irrelevant to the accident are asked. Believe it or not, this is generally permitted by the courts.

Since the other lawyer is attempting to…

Suing Jameis Winston, Suing Dennis Rodman, Suing Charles Barkley

The operation was successful, but the patient died. This is how a litigant feels after getting a judgment against an uninsured defendant from whom it is impossible to collect. When settling a personal injury claim with an insured defendant, a government entity or a wealthy company or person, you can count on collecting.  When settling with the vast majority of uninsured defendants, you can count…

Settling Personal Injury Claims: The Importance of Medical Reports

The best way to convince an insurance company to settle is by accurately and completely documenting both the severity of your injuries and the defendant’s complete or substantial responsibility. This requires prompt investigation of the accident by your lawyer and his or her investigative team, and careful monitoring of your treatment and medical progress. It also requires clear comrnunication…

Depositions and the Settlement Process-Personal Injury Litigation

Depositions

Insurance companies know that jury verdicts, even for legitimate and substantial accident injury claims, are often much lower than they used to be. Thus, the insurance companies almost never offer full value until you have proven to them that they really have no other choice. That means having many aspects of your seemingly private life explored by means of subpoenaed…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Discusses Social Security Disability Claims

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Everyone knows that Social Security benefits are available to retired workers. But did you know that you might qualify for Social Security payments before you reach retirement age?

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. There are two separate programs that pay disabled persons-Social Security Disability…

Workers’ Compensation in a Nutshell

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Laws vary from state to state. The discussion that follows is the general view of most states, but you should consult an attorney in your area to be sure no important differences apply to your case.

Workers’ compensation pays the medical bills and lost wages of individuals injured or killed…

Food Poisoning Lawyer Discusses Food Poisoning Litigation

FOOD POISONING CASES

Food poisoning cases are difficult to pursue and usually settle for no more than nuisance value, a relatively small amount of money. Many personal injury lawyers refuse to take them. Because the lawyer is compensated only upon settlement, the relatively low value of most of these cases, along with the problems of proof, make them generally a poor investment of t…

Fall Downs Accidents (Slip and Falls) Classifications

Invitees

Property owners and their tenants owe the highest duty of care to individuals they invite onto their property. In some states, customers of businesses have the status of business invitees. The owner of the business is under the duty to protect the business visitor, not only against dangers the owner knows about, but also against those which with reasonable care he or she might…

Sample Contingent Fee Agreement for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

One of the nice features of personal injury litigation is that you will not have to pay your lawyer up front.  The attorney fee is calculated on a percentage basis at the end of the case.  Here is a sample fee agreement.  There are almost endless varieties.  Below the fee agreement is a medical authorization form that I use.  It allows me to get the medical records for my clients.  You w…

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