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Personal Injury (Volume 2)

PERSONAL INJURY (VOLUME 2)

 

 

By

Word Chapter

 

 

 

Shakespir EDITION

 

 

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Personal Injury (Volume 2)

Copyright © 2016 by Word Chapter

 

 

 

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DISCLAIMER

 

All the material contained in this book is provided for educational and informational purposes only. No responsibility can be taken for any results or outcomes resulting from the use of this material.

 

While every attempt has been made to provide information that is both accurate and effective, the author does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or use/misuse of this information.

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The Way an Attorney Handles Your Auto Accident Cases and Claims

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When an auto accident happens, there are always questions about who was at fault and who would be held responsible for the damage. When lives are lost, it is an entirely different story because it results to a whole lot of legal issues to determine if it should be termed as a murder or something else. But, you had better to hire an accident attorney to settle your cases and claims if you have had any kind of physical or mental injury or any other damage in an auto accident.

The insurance company can settle the claim

When accident occurs, let us say, a solo accident or collision with another vehicle that no lives are lost, one can ask for reimbursement from their insurance companies. This is why some countries have made it compulsory that every car must be insured before they are allowed to ply the highways.

Some insurance companies linger the issue

Some insurance companies take time like forever to pay those that they insure in cases of accident while some will use all possible logics to make sure they do not need to pay at all. Hiring an attorney in such situations may seem to be the smartest thing to do in a bid to get your claims paid at an expedited time.

An accident attorney can help you in accident claims legally

Majority of those involved in accidents are passengers and obviously, there is only one driver. A report put the number of fatal automobile accidents in the United States in 2014 at over twenty nine thousand resulting in over thirty two thousand deaths. This number is alarming and if you include the number of injured, it soars even higher.

Most of the injured would require a huge amount of money to get proper treatments or must have spent huge sums to get themselves back to their feet. It is only right that they get their money back if they cannot get full compensation or a part of it because the accident was no fault of theirs.

Hire an attorney to get legal advice

In such a situation, an accident attorney would advise the victim on whether to go ahead and file a lawsuit against the driver at fault or if there is a statute of limitation that may prevent them from filing a lawsuit. One of such limitations is that some states demand that the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident or will forever be kept mute.

An accident attorney can handle your case lawfully

Your attorney will compile all legal documents required for strengthening you claim. They are highly knowledgeable in the art of the law and inform you if there are special considerations – for example when a minor is involved.

An accident attorney ensures legal compensation for your loss

Many attorneys work on a contingent fee basis. This means that they can only demand for pay if the situations are positively resolved in favor of the accident victim. This is a relief to accident victims because they will be sure their funds are not going down the drain. They go into negotiations where applicable, and make sure you get what is fair enough for your situation because truth be told, no amount can be adequate or regarded as paying fully for an injury, especially when it is a serious one that leads to permanent disability.

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Road traffic accident is on the rise in the United States.

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p<>{color:#000;}. No amount is enough to pay fully for an injury or life.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Many accident attorneys would not claim money till the case is resolved in favor of the victim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Accident attorneys are the right people to seek advice before filing an accident claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Majority of those injured or killed in car crashes are passengers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The first issue that comes up when there is an accident is who to blame.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Insurance companies are supposed to handle the costs that arise from accident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Without accident attorney, the injured will bear the burden of sinking their money to get treatment.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Some insurance companies would always try to evade paying of the claims.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Usually claims cannot be filed after two years of the accident.

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Things You should Consider before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

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The smartest thing to do when you are involved in an accident and have sustained injury is to immediately seek the services of a personal injury lawyer. The quality of your personal injury lawyer – like in every other case – would have a great deal to stipulate if you had come out successful in the case or not, and also the extent of the claim you might be paid in the end of it all.

A good attorney will consider your expenses carefully

A good personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas will make sure that you get a good claim that would help you bounce back to your normal life after the medical expenses have paid without drilling hole in your pocket. A good attorney will not only consider your past expenditure but also your future expenses if you are supposed to return to the hospital for regular checks.

Research about the attorney you want to pick

It will not do you much good to pick a personal injury lawyer at random. It is too much of a gamble to dwell on. Before making your pick, you need to do your homework which should involve looking at the following qualities;

1) Specialist in personal injury

The field of law is vast and has so many segments. Make sure the lawyer you are going for in Las Vegas is a professional in the field of personal injury. The problem with going for just any lawyer is that if personal injury is not their specialty, they may not have vast knowledge on it and this would affect their negotiation in the court of law.

2) Check past records

Nothing speaks for anyone more than their antecedence what they did before and how much success they had in the past. If you can, have a look at the case file of the lawyer you are approaching to know the type of personal injury cases they have handled in the past and how they were resolved. A poor record should be enough to tell you to flee.

3) Readiness to work with you

Some attorneys would have you work with their partners or apprentice and not with them directly. Always be sure to ascertain the lawyer’s willingness to work directly with you.

4) How much to expect

Ask your lawyer to evaluate your case to know how much you should expect at the end of the case. Also ask the lawyer what contingency fee means in their firm, how it would be paid and the percentage of your claim they would take at the end of the day.

5) Find out their schedule

If your lawyer has so many case files yet to be attended to on his table, it is a bad sign because he may not have time to look at your file and then, the case will only be shabbily treated to beat deadline.

6) Estimated time of resolution

Find out how long a case similar to yours will take to be resolved. If there are instances available in the records, have a look at them to be sure you can commit such amount of time to the case.

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It is always wise to hire a lawyer in Las Vegas when you are involved in a personal injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The quality of your personal lawyer will greatly affect the outcome of the case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A good lawyer will consider your past and future expenses.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Financial burden is greatly reduced if a good attorney handles your case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There are certain qualities and questions to ask when choosing a personal injury lawyer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Find out if they are willing to work with you directly.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Check if they are seriously engaged in other cases.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Go through their records to evaluate their successes.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Make sure they are experts in the field of personal injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Be sure to ask how much you should be expecting at the end of the day.

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How to Overcome Worries about Personal Injuries and Damages

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Injuries can come in various forms and magnitude and it is normal for anyone to be scared of them. For a minor injury, there should not be much problem. However, for a major injury that may involve huge financial cost and may be disability, one has to be worried about how they can go about to get their money back at the end of it all.

Accident injury can happen to anyone

Personal injury has to do with any form of uneasiness or pain arising from an accident on a person. It may come in varying magnitude from a small scratch to paralysis. Damages on the other hand are a loss of property or its deformation resulting from accident. While personal injury refers to living things, damages refer to non-living things.

An injury lawyer can handle your fears in making claims

If personal injury claims and damages have been giving you sleepless nights then you need not worry any more. All you need to do is to hire a personal injury lawyer and have him stand for you in the court to interpret all the big terms and fight to make sure you get every claim.

A lawyer would guide you to file a claim

You cannot meet a lawyer and file a claim without substantial evidences to back up your claim. There are some documents that you will need to provide to the lawyer in such a situation to guide them to determine the range of your claim. Some of the necessary documents are:

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Medical records and bills provided by your doctor.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Liability and insurance evidences which you can get from other drivers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Documents or pictures that would show your involvement in the accident.

The Attorney knows better how to submit the evidences

A good personal injury lawyer is an expert hand to help you secure some of these documents, especially those that would enable you prove liability including negotiating a settlement that is satisfactory enough.

The way a personal injury lawyer should react

To get the proper picture of the accident, besides looking at pictures, a good personal injury lawyer would go back to the scene to have a look at it in ways that pictures may not have properly captured. The lawyer would then open communications with the insurance company to know the extent of their involvement and willingness to pay for the compensations and damages.

Hire a reputed attorney who is competent in your case

While going for a personal injury lawyer, always have it at the back of your mind to go for one who is a professional in the field of personal injury. That is the only way to be sure if they have vast knowledge on the subject matter for which you are going to hire them.

You may find them from online search

You can go to the law court and look for one or take your search online. There are professional, legally vast solicitors online that can give you the best advice on how to go about a claim. The good thing about online solicitors is that they offer their advice at no cost because their paramount interest is that you get justice.

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Damages have to do with loss or deformation of property.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury can come in different forms and magnitude.

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p<>{color:#000;}. All the legal terms in filing claims are often a source of worry to many.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The legal terms on personal injury will sound like hocus pocus if you are not legally vested.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is always advised.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Before filing claims, there are certain documents you should have.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A good personal injury lawyer would always like to visit the scene of the accident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury lawyers should be able to help you secure some of the documents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Always go for a lawyer that is a professional in personal injury claims.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There are online legal solicitors you can meet for legal advice.

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The Basics of Personal Injury Law

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You should not be amazed to discover that personal injury law has a dictionary, should you? Unless you have had a training in the law profession, many of their terms may just sound like mumbo jumbo to you. However, many of those terms they use really have simple meanings if they were to use a lay man’s language. Personal injury law has its own basic terms like all other faculties. If you are really interested in the principal rule regarding personal injury, you must have to learn at least the glossary of personal injury law.

Glossary of personal injury law explains the terms

If you have the opportunity to lay your hand on any personal injury law glossary, your weaknesses and problems in the court room will be over. The glossary explains most of the words in simple terms that make their assimilation easy. Take a look at some of the words from the glossary and see if you could have guessed their meaning correctly.

Action: When someone is punished for a crime or when someone sues the other so that the other has to defend himself, an action is said to have occurred.

Adjudicate: The process of a judge hearing and deciding on a case.

Affidavit: A written note in the form of a swearing done by one in the law court or in the presence of a lawyer or law person.

Alternative dispute resolution: This occurs when a case is resolved outside the court and not under the supervision of a law person.

Appeal: This happens when you lose a case or part of it in a lower court and want a higher court to see if the decision were right.

Arbitration: When a person, who is not directly involved in the case, is allowed to make evidence, review the case and make decision.

Bank levy: This is the way of recovering money from a bad debtor. The money is recovered by any possible means either through their credit union, saving account or thrift institution.

Bench trial: This term is used when one is tried without a jury.

Brief: This is a short written statement presented by both sides as a reason why the case should be judged in their favor.

Compensatory damage: Amount of money one party pays to another for judging them wrongly or for an inflicted injury.

Complaint: A statement that the suing party presents to the court containing all the sued did to them.

Damages: When the actual amount for an injury is paid, it is called compensatory while an amount exceeding cost of injury is paid, it is called exemplary.

Date of loss: This is the first date that the event of interest occurred used by insurance companies.

Default judgment: This term is used when the decision goes to the suing party because the sued failed to appear in court.

Defendant: The sued or the person against whom the lawsuit is filed.

Demurrer: When the defendant claims that the facts that the plaintiff has presented is not enough to establish judgment against them.

Dismiss with prejudice: This is when a court has dismissed a case and bars such case to be filed again in the future.

Execution of judgment: It denotes that the decision of the court is enforced and could mean seizure of properties.

Fiduciary: Same as a trustee.

Garnishment: This is a process where part of a person’s wage is withheld under law as a means of payment for their debt.

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There is a glossary that explains all the legal terms regarding personal injury law.

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p<>{color:#000;}. All these terms are easy to understand if explained in simple language.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Knowing those law terms will help you better understand the procedures in the law court.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Defendant is one who has been sued and who has to defend the allegation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Plaintiff is the person that files the case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Damage is a form of money paid to an injured as compensation to the injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fiduciary is a person acting in the benefit of another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Indemnity is that a person has the obligation to provide compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Injunction is an order from the court that prohibits the defendant from carrying out some action.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury is a civil case that seeks to have an injured person ask for damages.

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The Need for Sexual Assault and Personal Injury Lawyers

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Sexual assault is one heinous crime that is generally prohibited worldwide. The gravity of the penalty for sexual assault will vary from one country to another. Victims of sexual assault are often too ashamed to speak up because of the stigma that comes with it. Likewise, victims of personal injuries are often denied compensation if they cannot afford a lawyer.

Different events qualify to be called accident

When people hear accident, their mind quickly paces to the road accident involving cars. However, accident in the law court is a broad term encompassing the road traffic accident that we all know, slip and fall accidents and other personal injuries.

Personal injury lawyers handle all causes of accidents

The number of road traffic accidents is increasing and the reason can be attributed to under aged driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, over speeding just to mention a few. Although majority of road traffic accidents are as a result of human errors, there are also mechanical faults like when the tires burst or there is a loose nut somewhere.

Increasing sexual abuse is attributed to increase access to pornography

Rape cases are also on the increase. A research into the increase in the number of rape cases has revealed that the ease of access to pornographic materials is one of the causes of increase in rape. A large proportion of those involved in rape are usually in their twenties.

A lawyer will help you get justice in court

Whether you have been involved in an accident or being a victim of rape, hiring a lawyer brings you a step closer to justice. With a court injunction, the culprit would have nowhere to hide and by law must appear in court to defend his or herself or judgment will be passed in their absence without any option of appeal.

Choose a lawyer that is a professional

There are various branches in a law court and lawyers fall into them differently. A lawyer that is a professional on personal injuries may know little about criminal cases. The less your lawyer knows on the subject matter, the more disadvantaged you would be in the law court. If your lawyer is a professional in the case you present, they will be more likely to negotiate your victory.

The negotiation power of your lawyer will affect your compensation

Lawyers who handle cases that they are professional in will be more likely to get their clients higher amount of compensation than when they are just trying their hands on the case. This account for the difference in the amount of compensation two separate victims that passed through similar circumstance would get.

Proper research on law firms is essential before hiring your lawyer

Some law firms have dedicated pages online where intending clients can get basic information about their operations such as the typical stages of a lawsuit, your options as a victim of sexual assault, and expected benefits as the victim of a collision. Get to know the lawyer you will be working with on a personal level as this has the capability of making them treat your case with utmost urgency and seriousness.

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The penalty for sexual crimes varies from one country to another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Stigma often prevents the victims of rape from opening up.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Accident can range from a small fall to a road crash.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A number of factors have resulted to the increase in road traffic accidents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. About 80% of road traffic accident is the result of human error.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When a court injunction is issued, the victim is mandated to appear in court.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ease of access to pornography on the internet has contributed to increase in rape.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It is important to research the activity of a law firm before hiring them.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Make sure that you hire a lawyer that is a professional in handling your case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Some law firms have online pages where you can get important information.

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Future of Personal Injury Law When Driverless Cars Go Commercial

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The thrill that Google is producing a driverless car is making the headlines but many people do not know what this will do to the existent personal injury laws. Google is looking for an automobile company to partner with to make this invention commercial in the next five years.

Commercialization of the invention will reduce accident

Majority of the accidents that commonly occur are as a result of human errors. This is why most of the efforts towards combating road accident have been geared towards behavioral change and ensuring more disciplined usage of the road. The driverless car is expected to reduce the number of road accidents drastically.

Speed limit is an effort to reduce road accident

One of the measures taken to ensure road user discipline is enforcing of speed limits on depending on the density of population of a region and the quality of the road. Disobedience of such others accounts for most of the accidents. Other efforts that have been so far taken to reduce road accidents include prohibition of drunk driving and under aged driving. The driverless car would better stick to such limits and hence, accidents would be avoided.

Driverless cars will stop automatically when they see other cars

Irrespective of whether the driver is asleep, drunk or lost in thoughts, the driverless cars would stop when it sees pedestrians or other cars. In the US alone, over thirty thousand lives are lost annually by road accidents while about two million others survive with varying levels of injury.

There is a significant drop in road crashes

The casualty rate from road traffic accidents in the US used to be higher than what it currently is. However, with the enforcement of seatbelts and building of safer cars, the casualty figure was brought to the current rate. The driverless car is bound to further drop this number to a record low.

There will be lesser personal injury cases to handle

When the Google driverless car is made commercial and probably its use is made mandatory or other auto makers follows, the number of accidents will be greatly reduced and hence, the number of cases that would be brought to the law court for judgment would be reduced. This will result in some lawyers going out of work.

There is a controversy on who would pay the damages

Normally, when there is a road accident and someone files a claim for damage, the insurance company or the owner of the vehicle is required to pay for the damage if the claimant wins the case but since the car is driverless, the issue of who pays will come to play.

Insurance companies are backing out from driverless automobiles

Insurance companies are of the opinion that there would be no need for driverless automobiles on the road when someone still has to keep control of them. Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety predicts that the current insurance policy and the aforementioned legal barrier is bound to keep driverless cars out of the street till a future date.

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Google has designed a car that will not need a driver to operate.

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p<>{color:#000;}. If Google finds an automobile partner, the car will be commercially launched in five years.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The driverless car will obey road traffic irrespective of the state of the driver.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Over 30,000 US citizens die annually from road traffic accident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. More than two million people are injured from road accidents annually.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Majority of road accidents have been attributed to human errors.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google driverless car is projected to reducing road accident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Speed limit is one of the initiatives used to reduce road accidents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Seatbelts and safer cars are some of the efforts that reduced road accidents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When driverless car becomes commercial, there will be lesser personal injury cases to judge.

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Rise of Court Fee by 600 Percent for Small Businesses and Personal Injury Plaintiffs

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Those suing to get compensation for personal injury have been enjoying some judicial exemptions in the past but all that has come to the end with the implementation of the new judicial price hike. It was adjudged in the best interest of the judicial process. The claimants of personal injury compensation have to think twice before filing a case in the law court due to the enormous charge enforced in the US.

Payment used to be deducted from the paid compensation

Those suing to get compensation for personal injury in the past had no need to worry about payment of their attorney because the payment would only be made to them after the resolution of the case and only if the case was positively resolved. This was the life line that allowed many people who have acquired occupational injury to approach the court of law for a redress.

Suing party would need to pay some money upfront

In the new policy, those who want to sue for compensation for personal injury would need to pay £10,000 pounds upfront before an attorney would agree to handle the case. This fee it was understood would not affect the cases already on the table of lawyers; rather it would take effect from the new cases.

The new price hike would help run the judicial process easily

The new price hike came to effect after the House of Lords approve of it. According to Justice Minister, Lord Faulks, the new hike would rake in up to £120 million in the Government treasury and was necessary to fund the court services while also arguing that it would not affect the majority of cases on ground.

There are both positive and negative criticisms to the policy

One of the people against the new policy was Lord Pannick who was the opinion that such a policy would greatly affect the access of justice by both small businesses and personal injury claimants because most of them would not be able to afford such upfront payment. In his speech, he stressed this point by saying, “it was perverse for the government to dispute that so many small businesses and personal injury claimants are going to be unable to pay an upfront £10,000 fee as the price to access the court. It would do inevitable and substantial damage to access to justice.”

The new policy is still under contention

Lord Pannick has continued to push for the policy to be ruled unlawful in the court which will then see a reversal to what was formerly in practice. Following the dispute, the Law Society launched a judicial review against the new policy, terming it as unpopular among the law profession.

The masses have a different view of the situation

As would be expected, majority of the masses had that opinion aligned to that of Lord Pannick. Some threw a jibe at Cameron and Clegg, terming their Britain as a place where justice is reserved for the rich and affluent in the society.

The hike will definitely reduce the amount of people seeking justice

If the hike is allowed to stay, it will definitely affect the dispensation of justice because the majority of people going for claims from personal injury are the poor who could not afford their treatment or struggle through their treatment.

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There is a deliberation to have personal injury claimants pay £10,000 upfront.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury claimants used to pay only after case has been resolved.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The new hike is intended to increase the revenue of the government.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The running of the court would be covered from the proceeds of the hike.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lord Pannick argued that it must affect the dispensation of justice.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Law Society has begun a review of the policy.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Majority of personal injury claimants are not able to afford the upfront pay.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lord Pannick is fighting to have the policy declared unlawful.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Some rants vent their anger at Cameron and Clegg.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Majority of cases would not be affected by the new policy.

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Some Factors to Consider before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury is one serious factor every society is trying to curtail. Whether the injury sustained is mild or decapitating, it is still classified as personal injury if the series of events that injury is no fault of the victims’. Most personal injury in developed cities results from road traffic accidents.

Human factors lead to most accidents

In the US, over 30 thousand lives are lost annually to road traffic accidents and it may interest you to know that this figure is higher than the deaths that results from all infectious diseases combined. Research has shown that most accidents occur because the driver was driving under the influence of some illicit stuff. On the other hand, there are those that have a queer thrill for speed and also endanger the lives of pedestrians. Mechanical faults like break failure and tires bursts are negligible compared to human errors.

A personal injury lawyer will help you get compensation

If you have been a victim of personal injury, you must have noticed how financially involving it can be and as a result you will yearn for compensation – just anything enough to lift some of the load off your pocket. You can be certain that you would get some compensation if you get a lawyer involve. There are personal injury lawyers that specialize in such cases.

You need to consider some factors before hiring a personal injury lawyer

The same way you would seek for opinions before getting enrolled into a school is the same way you will have to consider some factors before employing a personal injury lawyer. Some of the factors that should be put into consideration and the reason why they are such an issue are listed below.

1. Does the lawyer reside in your locality?

When you hire a lawyer for any case, it is unlikely that both of you would see only once. The normal practice is that you and your lawyer meet frequently so that you (the victim) hands he (the lawyer) more details about your condition and in the reverse, the lawyer tells you the progress he has made so far. Having a lawyer that stays in your locality will save you time and money for such visits.

2. Can you trust the lawyer?

There are some people you can give a job and go to sleep peacefully, knowing that the job would be perfectly executed. Is your lawyer that type of person? The only way you can tell if you trust a lawyer is using his past records. If there are very good and verifiable records of his successes, then you can be sure they know what they are doing. Trust makes reaching agreement between the both of you easy.

3. What experience does your lawyer have?

Experience is by far the most important factor that governs personal injury cases. An experienced lawyer can be judged on a number of facets. First, the number of similar cases he has handled and the amount of success he has made. You can also look at it from the angle of how well he or she knows the law of personal injury. An experienced lawyer will get you maximum compensation.

4. How busy is your lawyer?

A very busy lawyer may mean that he knows his onion and that is why clients are flocking towards him or her. However, if the lawyer is too busy, your case may be left unattended to for a very long time and personal injury cases usually have a shelf life known as statute of limitation.

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Human error results in majority of accidents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury may be mild or severe.

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p<>{color:#000;}. An experienced lawyer will help you get maximum compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Driving under the influence of alcohol is the leading cause of road accidents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Over thirty thousand lives are lost in the US annually to road accident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A busy lawyer may abandon your case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hiring a lawyer in your locality will save you the cost of meeting him.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury lawyer will help you get compensation in court.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It is good to make enquiries before hiring a personal injury lawyer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Accidents kill more people than infectious diseases.

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Benefits of Personal Injury Lawyers in Specific Cities

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Accidents can have a long time devastating effect on the individual which can completely alter their life. The trauma and distress at this point in your life is a part of the problem and the other part has the bills, rehabilitation expenses, and sometimes loss of wages or source of income due to long absence from work.

Hire the services of a personal injury lawyer

When you are a victim of such circumstance, the wise thing to do would be to hire the services of a personal injury lawyer. Look for one that is highly skilled and experienced in handling personal injury. The lawyer would save you and your family the hassles of going through the complicated procedure of obtaining maximum compensation.

Personal injury lawyer provides wise counsel

If you become a victim of an accident that is no fault of yours, bear it at the back of your mind that you deserve to be compensated. But you would need to prove your innocence and the guilt of the other person to be eligible to compensation. When you contact a personal injury lawyer, they will advise you on whether to carry out with the case and your chances of getting a compensation so that you do not end up wasting your time.

Statutes of limitation places a limit on the time an accident can be reported

When you are a victim of accident, you have a limited time to report to the police or insurance agency, known as the statutes of limitation, or the case becomes invalid for life. Many people do not know this already but if they have contacted a personal injury lawyer when the incident happened, the lawyer would have informed them about it.

Contingency fee agreement is beneficial to victims of personal injury

The personal injury lawyers are aware that when you are a victim of personal injury, you must have gone through financial loses and sometimes you are incapacitated from striving towards any further source of income. This is why they often enter into a contingency agreement with their clients such that the client or victim does not pay any money till they have won the case. This is a lifeline to many victims of personal injury to getting justice.

Your case would be proven in court with evidence

When you contact a personal injury lawyer, the first thing they would probably do is to look for evidences that would prove that you were actually a victim of the claimed accident and a justification to the compensation that you seek.To get these evidences, they may need to visit the site of the accident and take photographs and also require the receipts of your hospital bills.

Personal injury lawyers will help you concentrate on your healing

With someone looking after the paper and legal works, you as the victim will have time to concentrate on your healing. Research has shown that a sound mind is needed for a speedy recovery which every victim hopes to get so that they can resume their normal life. If a victim was to be left alone to do both the paper work and attend to their medication, they are bound to be found wanting in one or both.

The credential of a personal injury lawyer can bring you success

Every victim of a personal injury would always desire to get compensation in a court but the only way that can be guaranteed is by hiring a personal injury lawyer with a good reputation especially those with good reviews from clients they have helped.

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Compensation is the right of any victim of personal injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Statute of limitation is the time frame for which an accident must be reported.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A personal injury lawyer will evaluate your chances of getting compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Contingency agreement allows victims to pay their lawyers only when they have won the case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Only stick with a personal injury lawyer with a good reputation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You need evidence to show that the defendant was guilty.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury lawyers will help you file a case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Accidents may be as small as a slip or fatal.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The work of a personal injury lawyer will help the victim focus on healing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Photographs and hospital bills can be forms of evidence.

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Difference between City-Based Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury lawyers are very crucial in helping to settle disputes between those who have been victims of personal injury. Every day, people fall victims of personal injuries but it is only a few who knows what to do that would probably get the needed compensation. It is important to know the difference between personal injury lawyers as they vary from place to place.

Drugged driving is the most cause of accident

There are a few people that love the thrill of speed and with or without drugs they cannot avoid the urge to push down the throttle. Others on the other hand do so under the influence of drugs such as alcohol. The difference is that the latter will drive in a dangerous way thereby putting pedestrians and other drivers at risk.

Steps to take when there is an accident

Whenever an accident occur, the first thing to do should not be to hold the driver responsible, it should be to make sure that the victim gets an immediate medical care because even minor injuries can take longer time to heal.

Cases are even more difficult when death occurs

Medical cases take an awful lot of time to resolve but become worse when death occurs during an accident. Families often go broke while pursuing compensation. A good personal injury lawyer at such point would make the difference.

Personal injury lawyers will bring you justice in court

When you are a victim of personal injury, no matter the gravity, the wisest thing to do is to notify a lawyer about it and go ahead to treat yourself. The lawyer will then carry out investigations and also when strictly necessary, visit the scene of the accident to get clues to the gravity of the accident.

The gravity of the accident will affect the size of claim your lawyer would put up

Good lawyers who are highly vested with knowledge in the area of personal injury would use the magnitude of the accident to determine the amount of the claim to bring forward in the court. Other considerations a lawyer will have in mind before stating a claim is the amount of money the patient has paid in treating himsel or herself.

Know your personal injury lawyer before hiring them

It is not enough to just walk into a law firm and pick anyone to be your personal injury lawyer. Make sure you know something about the person you intend to hire. Ask for the records of their past achievements and see how they handled similar cases. The chances of your lawyer treating your case with urgency will increase if they know you personally.

City based lawyers are better for local cases

The law is not static and often witnesses variations from one city to the other within the same state. A city-based lawyer is more likely to have better knowledge of the city law which means that they can get you a fairer justice than when you just pick any lawyer from any part of the country.

Medical cases take longer time

In general, because of the nature of health and the level of investigation that would need to be carried out to ascertain the level of the injury and the possible involvement of medical practitioners, medical cases tends to take a longer time to get to resolution. However, a good personal injury lawyer will fast track this process to help you obtain justice in a short time.

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Driving under the influence of drugs is the most cause of accident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Medical cases involving personal injury take a long time to resolve.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Cases involving deaths are more difficult to handle.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A city-based lawyer will have a better knowledge of the city’s law peculiarity.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Law changes from one city to the other.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A good personal injury lawyer will get you the right compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury lawyer will teach you how to file a case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When there is an accident, first seek to save the life of the victims.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Have good knowledge of the success of your lawyer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The magnitude of the accident is what will determine the size of your compensation.

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Personal Injury (Volume 2)

When someone is injured, they want to get more information on this and hire a lawyer to get injury claims. The main themes are (1) personal injury claims and (2) personal injury lawyers. If you, your family members, or friends are personally injured, this book can give helpful information. This book will give you some insights about managing situation after a personal injury case. Download and read this easy to read and understand book.

  • ISBN: 9781370033690
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  • Published: 2016-09-09 19:35:09
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