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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Personal Injury: Can You Sue an Ex for an STD?

November 27th, 2012

A governing legal principle in our society is that we have a duty to avoid causing an unreasonable risk of harm to others.? In plain English this means “don’t do something which you know will hurt someone.”? In most states this duty extends to sexual partners.? A partner who knows or should have known that they are infected with a sexually transmitted disease is...


Win Your Personal Injury Claim

November 27th, 2012

When attempting to put a dollar amount on a personal injury claim, you must take several factors into account. The compensation for a claim must cover the injured party?s initial medical costs, on-going care, damaged property and loss of income. Courts often award compensation for damages that are more difficult to assign a monetary value, such as pain and suffering, loss of social and educat...


Claim Personal Injury Compensation

November 27th, 2012

We live in a world where accidents happen to us all. If you are involved in an accident and the fault was not yours, you could be able to make a challenge for compensation against the outcome of that accident. Understand what a personal injury isSeek medical attention for your injuriesCollect information such as the contact details for any potential witnessesCollect photographic evidence of...



November 27th, 2012

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File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

November 27th, 2012

If you?ve been injured in an accident, through the use of a product or through another?s negligence, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain a settlement that covers the real costs of your injury, including future harm as a result of the injury. Though insurance companies readily offer settlements to injured individuals, filing a personal injury lawsuit ensures that you rec...


Settle a Personal Injury Claim (USA)

November 27th, 2012

You are attacked by a neighbor?s dog while running. You slip on a friend?s icy walkway and break your wrist. You develop emphysema or asthma from years of breathing in toxic fumes at work. You sustained injuries when your vehicle was struck. What do they all have in common? Each was the result of someone else?s negligence and is grounds for filing a personal injury claim. This article off...


Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney

November 27th, 2012

Hiring the right personal injury attorney to represent you is critical and can literally make or break your case.? When meeting with an attorney for the first time, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked to decipher if an attorney is a viable fit for your case, and for you personally. The following are the top ten questions that should be discussed in your first meeting with ...


Erbs Palsy

November 12th, 2012

Determining whether your child's diagnosis of Erb's Palsy was caused by a doctor's mistake or medical mistake is sometimes difficult. ?Erb's palsy is typically a result of a botched delivery. ?When the medical malpractice?involving an Erb's Palsy injury occurs it is characterized by a severing or injury to the brachial plexus nerve in the neck and shoulder ...


Sue a Doctor

October 15th, 2012

You may want to sue if your doctor was negligent in providing medical care. People are often reluctant to sue a doctor for medical negligence because they aren't aware that they can, or they don't want to sue for damages. If you were injured as the result of negligent medical care, a lawsuit may provide you with compensation for your injuries. Get copies of your medical records that prove y...


Contingent Fee

October 15th, 2012

?A payment arrangement between a lawyer and a client, common in American tort cases.?In a contingent fee arrangement, the client pays no fee if her claim is not successful, but if her claim is successful, she pays the lawyer a set share of the judgment or settlement amount, often up to a third. ?A method of paying a lawyer for legal representation by which, instead of an hou...


Anti-Contact Rule (Lawyers Professional Responsibility)

October 15th, 2012

In representing a client, a lawyer should not communicate about the subject of the representation with a person the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer in the matter, unless the lawyer has the consent of the other lawyer or is authorized to do so by law or a court order. The lawyer must actually know the client is represented, but he cannot close his eyes to the obvious.?...


Know when to Fire Your Lawyer

October 15th, 2012

How many professionals tell you when to fire them? Not many. This article describes when lawyers should be fired. It is about protecting your own interests, not about attacking a profession. On the whole, most lawyers are acting in your best interests and care about the results for you. Occasionally, however, there are lawyers who are not doing the best by you, or you may simply not be getting ...


He?s Just Not That Into You ? What to Do When You Don?t Like Your Lawyer

October 15th, 2012

Lawyers have specialized knowledge and skills that benefit people in certain situations. You likely hired your lawyer because his or her solid legal reputation and history of success made you confident that your lawyer could help you achieve the best possible outcome for your legal issues.?Since most clients hire a lawyer as an expert to perform a professional service and are not intereste...


Determine Comparative Negligence in Auto Accidents

October 15th, 2012

Sometimes people who have been involved in a car accident are looking for information on how to determine comparative negligence in auto accidents. The reason is that many U.S. states have adopted some form of this comparative standard for assessing blame in a traffic accident case. This, in turn, affects whether insurance companies will pay out on behalf of their policy holders. Due to some of...


Last clear chance

October 15th, 2012

A rule, most commonly applied to auto accidents, providing that the negligence of a party suing for damages for an accident is irrelevant if the party being sued could have avoided the accident by reasonable care in the final moments before the accident. Example: a driver drifts over the center line, and an oncoming driver notes the drifting but proceeds without taking simple evasive actio...


Evaluate Damages After a Car Accident

October 15th, 2012

If you have been in a car accident, one of the most important steps is to determine how much compensation you will get to fix your car. Once the cars involved are moved out of the way of traffic, and any injuries are attended to, you can get started determining car accident damages using the following steps. Take pictures of the damage done to your car due to the accidentWrite down how you...


Determine if You Live in a No Fault Auto Insurance State

October 15th, 2012

No-Fault auto insurance just as the name suggests, is a type of insurance that places no fault on the driver in the event of an accident. No-Fault insurance was developed to eliminate costly lawsuits and court battles that are found in a 'Fault' or tort liability insurance. At the time of this writing Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, N...



October 15th, 2012

DefinitionA claim for relief filed against an opposing party after the original claim is filed. ?Most commonly, a claim by the defendant against the plaintiff.OverviewWhen composing an answer, defendants may assert their own claims against the plaintiff. For all purposes within the trial, the plaintiff acts in a defensive posture regarding these counterclaims, and the defendant acts i...


Sue an Insurance Company After an Auto Accident

October 15th, 2012

You may be able to sue an insurance company after an auto accident for personal injuries, pain and suffering, property damage and lost wages if you were involved in an accident where you were not at fault. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to offer you a settlement if you didn't cause the accident, but many won't. Should that happen, bringing a civil suit may be the only way to receive...