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Category: Personal Injury

How Do Workers’ Comp Claims & Personal Injury Lawsuits Differ?

If you were hurt on the job, you may be wondering whether to apply for workers’ compensation benefits or file a personal injury claim. While both actions may yield funds for medical bills and other losses, there are some key differences to consider. Below we’ve outlined some of the major differences between workers’ compensation claims […]

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What to Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney During the Initial Consultation

The best way to determine whether you’ve found the right personal injury attorney is by meeting face to face. To ensure this meeting is as productive as possible, you should bring along any evidence you have obtained such as photos of the scene, medical and financial records, and the police report. You should also bring […]

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How Do Personal Injury Claims & Lawsuits Differ?

Most personal injury claims are brought against the insurance company of the liable party. This is called a third-party insurance claim. If you were hurt in a car accident, for example, and your case meets the serious injury threshold, you would likely file the claim with the at-fault motorist’s auto insurer. During the subsequent proceedings, […]

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I Was Hurt at Work—Can I Sue My Employer?

If you sustained serious injuries on the job, suing your employer might yield a much larger payout than filing a workers’ compensation claim. Whether you are able to bring a suit, however, depends on the circumstances. Generally speaking, injured employees are barred from suing their employers following a workplace accident. Instead, they must file a […]

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5 Critical Steps to Take Following a Workplace Accident

If you were hurt on the job, you’re not automatically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Eligibility will depend on a number of factors including the steps you take—or fail to take—in the wake of the accident. Let’s examine some of the most important steps to take following a workplace accident: 1. Seek Medical Care Unless […]

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What Is a Personal Injury Journal? 

The outcome of any personal injury claim ultimately hinges on the strength of the evidence. If you bring a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance carrier, you will have to prove liability. You must also prove causation and damages. One type of evidence that might help your lawyer prove all three of these […]

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3 FAQs About Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Pedestrian accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic—and often fatal—injuries. Because people on foot have no protection from forceful impacts, even low-speed collisions can result in permanent disability or death. When you consider the statistics—on average, a pedestrian dies from crash-related injuries every 90 minutes—it becomes alarmingly apparent just how common these devastating accidents are. […]

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5 Factors That Affect Personal Injury Settlement Calculations

If you were seriously hurt in some kind of preventable accident, you may be facing steep medical bills, lost wages, and other costs that were entirely unexpected. As the expenses mount, you may find yourself wondering how much compensation you might receive from the insurance claim. No personal injury attorney who practices with integrity would […]

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