Personal injury lawsuit's statute of limitations vary from state to state and dependant on who is the defendant. This article delves into the elements involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit and the types thereof.The purpose of personal injury law is to protect the victims of negligence, inaction, or recklessness of another individual. Personal injury law extends to a wide variety of cases which can include: dog bites, car/boat accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, wrongful death, worker's compensation, nursing home abuse, and slip and fall injuries. Before you file a personal injury claim it is important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will be familiar with state specific regulations for filing and will help you understand your rights under the law.STATUE OF LIMITATIONS ON PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITSIf you are contemplating filing a personal injury claim it is important to file in a timely manner. All claims are … [Read more...] about Personal Injury Lawsuits, Statute of Limitations, Type of Damages
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Most large to middle size employers will provide some short or long term disability coverage. Checking your disability coverage at work before you have a claim to file is very important. The benefits period for how long the policy will continue to provide you an income. The elimination period is the time between when you're injured and when you start getting benefits. Checking to make sure if you have short or long term coverage. Lost of income when you are sick or involved in and accident and unable to work can cause serious financial hardship for a family. A serious personal injury is a life altering event. It presents a host of challenges to people and their families, including insurance concerns, working with medical professionals, employment considerations and making ends meet.Supplement your company plan with individual long-term disability coverage if your employer program want cover all of your families expenses.Shop around for disability plan if your employer doesn't offer … [Read more...] about Coping With Injuries
When a Lancaster woman was hit by a truck in 2016, the top neurosurgeon at Gates Vascular Institute was called to treat serious injuries to her head and neck. Dr. Elad Levy was confident he could perform the procedures that would help her overcome the injuries. But he wasn't sure he could lay out the steps he took when it came time to explain them to a jury. "The anatomy and the injuries were so complex that I didn't feel I could adequately explain them,” he said. It turned out he didn't have to. A Buffalo personal injury law firm landed a $3.5 million legal settlement on the eve of the trial last month using a new form of evidence created on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus: colorized 3D models made with the plaintiff’s black-and-white imaging scans that showed damage caused in the crash. “Lawyers have spent years trying to explain these types of injuries to jurors while a doctor is pointing to different shades of gray on an MRI or X-ray film 20 feet from the … [Read more...] about Lifelike 3D models help settle $3.5 million injury case
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... How is personal injury defined? Simply put, the legal term ‘personal injury’ refers to harm caused to the body, mind or emotions (as opposed to property etc), so it includes physical or psychological damage, disease or illness. The injury must be caused by negligence of another party in order to justify a legal claim. Harm caused by accident – an incident which could not be reasonably foreseen or avoided, one for which nobody can or should be held accountable – cannot be considered under a personal injury claim. This is an important … [Read more...] about Personal Injury Claims: 3 Things You Need to Know
Personal Injury Protection is a type of no-fault insurance that generally forms part of an auto insurance policy. It covers the cost of medical treatment resulting from a car accident regardless of who is at fault. This coverage extends to the insured person and their family as well as any unrelated passengers that may be travelling in the car at the time of the accident. It will also cover the policy holder in the event they are involved in a car accident as a pedestrian or cyclist. PIP is legislated in most states across the U.S. as being a compulsory component of auto insurance. In the few states in which it is not legislated, a vast majority of people still opt to take out PIP insurance. Here are some of the reasons why: Extended Insurance Coverage With PIP Depending on the type of policy that you take out, your PIP insurance may extend to cover lost income. Your lost income could result from your inability to work while recovering from your injuries. Most people who have a … [Read more...] about What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage for in an Auto Insurance Policy?