Workplace Discrimination Most personal injury lawyers take cases on contingency. This means that instead of charging a fee directly, the attorney takes a portion of the damages received from a successful case. That portion will usually be about 33% of the total settlement money.
You may have a case if someone else, like a careless driver, caused your accident and you suffered injuries. You might be entitled to compensation regardless of whether you were a passenger or a driver, or even if you were walking or riding a bicycle or a motorcycle.
The Kidney Challenge How Can We Help? Poughkeepsie Most lay people believe that all personal injury lawyers go to court and try cases on a regular basis. Nothing could be further from the truth. A significant percentage of lawyers who hold themselves out to be “trial lawyers” or “personal injury lawyers” have little or no jury trial experience. One of the first questions you should ask is whether the lawyer tries cases in court, and, if so, how often. This is an important question that many lay people never think to ask.
Recently joined An off-duty police officer was gunned down and robbed at a local shopping center where we successfully proved there was inadequate security and lighting contributing to the robbery, shooting, and death.
In the digital age, the evidence preservation process has become important in civil litigation and personal injury cases. In the criminal arena, police would seize evidence, seal it in plastic bags, label it, and sign it in to a locked evidence room until its presentation at the trial. If the evidence were taken out for any reason, it would be noted in an evidence log. In the civil arena, however, evidence can be both electronic and physical. The stages of electronic discovery in civil litigation are: identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, production and presentation of evidence at a trial. Examples of non-electronic evidence in a personal injury case may include: photos of the accident scene, photos of vehicles, physical vehicle parts, natural contributors to an accident such as a tree branch, police reports, medical records and personal notes about the accident.
1-800-Car-Wreck is a legal firm that is dedicated to compassionately representing its clients as well as serving its Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth communities. While the firm's lawyers are skilled in a range of practices, they are most skilled in representing clients for personal injuries, serious injuries, vehicle accidents, commercial truck accidents, product liabilities, and employment law. 1-800-Car-Wreck's team has over seven decades of combined experience tackling these issues.
How a Las Vegas Shooting Attorney Can Help You Davis & Gelshenen LLP Using bikes within metropolitan areas to travel between one’s home and place of work has never been easier or more popular. Cities across the country are building new bike lanes and instituting bike sharing programs. However, while bicyclists might not travel as fast as those on motorcycles, their bodies are just as vulnerable if they happen to be struck be a car or hit something on the road and go flying. And while cities are making efforts to protect their bikers by adding signals to their bike lanes, there are no surefire safeguards in place to guarantee the safety of riders across the county.
Review by: Makonnen Johnson Curated Santa Maria CA 93458-610 Facebook The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dedicates a detailed website to the problem of distracted driving at distraction.gov.
Dog bites are physically and often emotionally scarring. Fortunately, Massachusetts has the strictest dog bite statute—an owner or keeper of the dog is strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog with very few exceptions. In fact, the dog does not even have to bite you for you to be able to recover under this law. If a dog knocks you down, crashes into your bicycle, or causes an accident in some other way, the owner is still strictly liable. Please see our Dog Accident Page to learn more about the representation we give to our clients who have been injured by dogs.
Reno, Nevada In automobile crashes involving death and/or serious injury, the most important and complicated issue is the amount of insurance coverage applicable to the case. The insurance coverage for any accident can be extremely complicated and difficult to understand. The experienced Chicago car and auto accident lawyers at Meyers & Flowers have the knowledge and skill needed to help you recover fair compensation from every potential insurance policy applicable to the case. These can include general liability policies, umbrella policies as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist policies.