What is Loss of Consortium?

There are various types of personal injury compensation that may apply depending on your case. One example is loss of consortium. Instead of being awarded to the victim of the accident, these damages compensate a family member of the victim. Determining whether loss of consortium damages apply and the value of a claim can be complex, so it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Defining Loss of Consortium Loss of … Continue reading “What is Loss of Consortium?”

Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accident (29% of the total) in the United States. A rear-end collision can result in several different types of injuries. Some of the most common include: Whiplash If your vehicle is impacted from the rear, it will likely move forward rapidly. This can cause your neck to move quickly forward and backward beyond its normal range of … Continue reading “Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision”

Types of Personal Injury Compensation

The effects of an injury can be overwhelming and often impact multiple areas of your life. Personal injury compensation can help you recover financially after an accident. There are many different types of damages that can apply depending on your case. These can include: Punitive Damages Instead of being intended to directly compensate the injured individual, punitive damages are awarded in very rare cases to punish the negligent party. The goal is to deter others … Continue reading “Types of Personal Injury Compensation”

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

During your personal injury case, there are many different legal terms that you may hear. One of these is “maximum medical improvement,” sometimes abbreviated as MMI. This is the point at which your injury is unlikely to change significantly. More information about MMI in personal injury cases: Why is Maximum Medical Improvement Important? It is recommended that you do not accept a settlement for a personal injury case unless you have reached MMI or if … Continue reading “What is Maximum Medical Improvement?”

Common Injuries in a T-Bone Accident

A T-bone accident is when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. Also called side-impact collisions, these types of car crashes account for 23% of deaths in fatal car accidents. T-bone collisions often occur during a left turn and may be the result of distracted driving or a failure to yield to the driver with the right of way. Those on the side of the car that was impacted are often … Continue reading “Common Injuries in a T-Bone Accident”

Wrongful Death in a Fatal Car Accident

Losing a loved one is never easy. This can be even more difficult if that loss occurs due to another individual’s negligence. If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, you are likely overwhelmed by many different concerns. In addition to dealing with your grief, you may have financial burdens from medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of income. Compensation from a wrongful death claim can help ease your financial worries so … Continue reading “Wrongful Death in a Fatal Car Accident”

ARS 11-1025 and Other Arizona Dog Bite Laws

Being attacked by a dog can be frightening and traumatic. In addition to dealing with the incident itself, you can also end up with expensive medical bills. Arizona has strict liability for dog bites so it could be possible for you to receive compensation after an attack. Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 11-1025 discusses the bite liability and understanding this and similar laws can help you have a better idea of what to expect during your … Continue reading “ARS 11-1025 and Other Arizona Dog Bite Laws”

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”

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