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What Is a Personal Injury Accident?

What Is a Personal Injury Accident, and When Should You Call a Lawyer?

People sustain a variety of injuries resulting from accidents every day. Your child might fall off a bicycle and get skinned knees, or you may slip in the shower. While unfortunate, this type of accident doesn’t qualify for a personal injury claim. Other people can cause accidents where you are an unwilling participant, and...
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What Is an unintentional tort?

What Is an Unintentional Tort?

A personal injury case can bring about a host of emotions. You may find yourself cycling through anger, fear, and uncertainty as you navigate medical and legal appointments. Having a good understanding of tort law, which applies to personal injury cases, can help you have a more solid footing when it comes to your...
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Are lawsuit settlements taxable?

Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

As you prepare to accept a personal injury settlement, you may focus on the expenses it pays, and owing taxes on it might not have crossed your mind. However, the government usually gets a portion of any money you receive through a paycheck, winnings or other means, such as compensation awarded in a legal...
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Can you sue for airbags not deploying?

Can You Sue for Airbags Not Deploying?

If you receive injuries from an accident in which your airbags did not work, you may be asking, can you sue for airbags not deploying? In some cases, you may have a reason for a lawsuit, but there are various factors involved. Can You Sue for Airbags Not Deploying? The short answer is that...
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Difference Between Economic and Non-Economic Damages

Personal injury victims are often able to recover compensation from the individual or entity who caused them harm. If an injury victim's claim is successful, they are typically able to recover both economic and non-economic damages from the at-fault party or through an insurance settlement. Here, we want to examine the difference between economic...
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What Are Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent, intentional, or careless actions of another individual or entity, they may be able to recover monetary compensation through a lawsuit. In general, personal injury victims are able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more if...
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Understanding the Definition of Punitive in a Personal Injury Case

When a person is the victim of a personal injury accident, civil court is a way to recoup expenses like medical treatment and lost wages due to the injury, as well as compensation for the emotional and physical trauma suffered on account of the accident. All of these are compensatory damages. However, sometimes the...
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My Child Was Injured at School by Another Student: What To Know

"My child was injured at school by another student." No parent wants to experience this situation. Not only can it be traumatic for a child, but the issue at hand is complex from a legal standpoint, making it more difficult to seek compensation. Personal injury claims with adult plaintiffs and defendants are typically straightforward actions....
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How To Sue Someone for Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Can you imagine waking up every day for the rest of your life with back pain, or being a dancer who is now paralyzed and will never dance again? Imagine being a passionate woodworker and having your hands crushed. Serious accidents and injuries can often prevent someone from being able to enjoy their favorite...
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What Happens When You File a Complaint Against a Doctor?

If a medical professional mistreated you, you may want to take action to alert authorities or to gain compensation for your suffering. What happens when you file a complaint against a doctor? Read through our guide to understand what a complaint is and learn when to contact an attorney for help. What Happens When...
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