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Blindness Lawyer’s Settlement Demand Letter for Vision Injury

If you are pursing a personal injury claim for a vision injury, you will need at some point to put together a settlement demand letter.  This blog has a sample from one of the many vision injury cases I have handled.  If you need help with yours, give me a call at 610 642 7676.  Here is the letter.   I hope it helps you.

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Researching Weather Conditions in Personal Injury Litigation

My book Winning Personal Injury Claims discusses personal injury litigation and the Internet.  I present here, free of charge, Chapter 13 in its entirety.  Feel free to email me to discuss your case:  Evan@LegalAidman.com.  

The Power of the Internet

The Internet has changed all of our lives. It has touched the legal profession in profound ways and revolutionized the practice of law.

Personal Injury Books – How To Win Your Injury Claim

My FREE new book, Winning Personal Injury Cases, examines every aspect of personal injury litigation, from how to handle the accident scene to jury trials, and beyond.  The information in this book can be used by personal injury litigants and their counsel in any state.  Send me an email at Evan@LegalAidman.com to order your FREE copy of this 343 page book.  It has sold more than 11,000…

What’s a Trial Lawyer to Wear

Lawyers and litigants must dress for court in a way that will not detract from the client’s case. What if the attorney’s culture, religion and/or personal preferences dictate a certain mode of appearance that is out of the ordinary? Must a lawyer alter this to conform to ordinary expectations? Or can the attorney with confidence honor his or her preference without prejudicing the outcome for…

Insurance Fraud in Personal Injury Litigation

Insurance Fraud and Other Problems
People often wonder about the extraordinarily high cost of auto insurance, particularly in big cities. You will not be surprised to hear that there is blame to go all around. The people who bring fraudulent claims and their lawyers contribute mightily to the problem. Doctors who knowingly over-treat plaintiffs in order to build personal injury cases are also at…

Closing Arguments in Personal Injury Litigation

CLOSING ARGUMENT

The closing argument represents the lawyers’ last chance to directly influence the jury. As opposed to an opening statement, the closing address is more than a statement of the evidence-it is an argument. Whereas the opening statement sets the stage for the trial by informing the jury what the evidence will show, the closing statement goes much further. The lawyers during…

Closing Argument in Personal Injury Litigation

CLOSING ARGUMENT

The closing argument represents the lawyers’ last chance to directly influence the jury. As opposed to an opening statement, the closing address is more than a statement of the evidence-it is an argument. Whereas the opening statement sets the stage for the trial by informing the jury what the evidence will show, the closing statement goes much further. The lawyers during…

Comparative Negligence and Assumption of Risk

Comparative Negligence

One of the primary defenses to a personal injury case involves the concept of comparative negligence. To understand this concept, you must first consider that the total amount of negligence involved in the accident equals 100%. This total is divided between the negligence of the defendant (or defendants) and the plaintiff’s comparative negligence. Your recovery is…

Loss of Consortium in Personal Injury Litigation

Loss of Consortium

Loss of consortium is an additional element of damages in a personal injury claim. Loss of consortium involves damages suffered by your spouse. Your spouse is entitled to be compensated for the reasonable value of the services that you can no longer perform. Your spouse is entitled to remuneration for any loss of support, aid, assistance, companionship, comfort, protection,…

Opening Statements in Personal Injury Litigation

OPENING STATEMENTS

Jury trials begin with the attorneys’ opening statements. Your lawyer addresses the jury first. The defense lawyer can choose to address the jury immediately after your lawyer finishes or wait until you have finished presenting all of your evidence. Most defense lawyers open immediately after your lawyer’s opening.

Opening statements are an extremely important stage of…

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