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Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Cases

In a personal injury case, the final step after proving that the defendant was negligent is assessing the damage that occurred as a result of the defendant’s actions. The damages awarded are intended to restore the injured person to their state before the injury, to whatever extent this is possible. As a result, a case will often include both economic/special and non-economic/general damages. Economic damages are easier to calculate. This is because they directly line … Continue reading “Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Cases”

What are Punitive Damages?

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. During your personal injury case, your lawyer will demonstrate the damages that occurred were a result of the defendant’s negligent actions. In rare circumstances, this could include punitive damages, also called exemplary damages. It’s important to understand how this type of compensation works and whether it could be applicable to your case. Punitive Damages vs Compensatory Damages In the majority … Continue reading “What are Punitive Damages?”

Emotional Effects of a Traumatic Car Accident

Physical injuries are not the only impact a car crash can have. A traumatic car accident can seriously affect your mental health in the short and long term. You may experience emotional distress immediately following the accident, or could have a delayed reaction. Either way, it’s important to seek help for any emotional concerns. You should also work with professionals who understand what you are going through. This includes hiring a personal injury attorney who … Continue reading “Emotional Effects of a Traumatic Car Accident”

Benefits of Working With a Local Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you likely have a lot of different concerns. Between recovering physically, paying for medical care, and losing wages due to time off work, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Hiring a car accident lawyer can help make it easier to get your life back on track. An attorney can handle your personal injury case while you focus on your health and wellbeing. There are many different lawyers that … Continue reading “Benefits of Working With a Local Car Accident Lawyer”

How Social Media Can Impact Your Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Many different factors can influence your case. One example is social media. The insurance company can use what you post online against you. This could potentially reduce the amount of money you can receive. Here are some ways that social media can impact your … Continue reading “How Social Media Can Impact Your Injury Lawsuit”

The Effects of Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are among the most common injuries that occur during a car accident. One example is dashboard knee, more formally known as a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury. This occurs when a person’s bent knees hit the dashboard. The collision can push the shinbone in just below the knee and cause the PCL to tear. The most common cause of this injury is when a vehicle is rear-ended. Other common knee injuries during a … Continue reading “The Effects of Knee Injuries”

How Does Pure Comparative Negligence Work?

Negligence is a central element in personal injury lawsuits. In the case of car accidents, this can be even more complicated. In some situations, the plaintiff may have contributed to the accident to some degree. This doesn’t mean that you can’t recover damages if you were partially at-fault. Arizona is a pure comparative negligence state and knowing how this works can help you understand the factors that can influence your case. If you would like … Continue reading “How Does Pure Comparative Negligence Work?”

What is Premises Liability?

There are many different types of personal injury cases. Those that relate to dangerous property are in the category of premises liability. If an injury arises due to a property owner’s negligence, it can be grounds for a lawsuit. When Does Premises Liability Apply? A property owner has a duty to reasonably maintain a safe environment for those who enter the premises. This applies to those who are invited onto the property, either directly or … Continue reading “What is Premises Liability?”

The Legal Definition of Negligence

There are many different legal terms that apply to personal injury law. One example is “negligence.” The issue of whether or not an individual was negligent is often at the heart of a case. As a result, understanding the legal definition of negligence can be helpful. This will give a better idea of the factors that may influence your legal situation after an injury. The Basic Definition of Negligence The simplest definition of negligence is … Continue reading “The Legal Definition of Negligence”

Determining if Surgical Complications Resulted from Malpractice

Surgical complications are possible during any procedure. In the majority of cases, they are not anyone’s fault. Even when medical professionals do everything correctly, unexpected outcomes can occur after a surgery. However, there are also circumstances when the negligence of a health care worker contributed to patient injury or death. If you or a loved one suffered complications after surgery and suspect medical malpractice was a factor, our lawyers can help. Here is some more … Continue reading “Determining if Surgical Complications Resulted from Malpractice”