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Personal Injury (Volume 4)

PERSONAL INJURY (VOLUME 4)

 

 

By

Word Chapter

 

 

 

Shakespir EDITION

 

 

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PUBLISHED BY:

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Personal Injury (Volume 4)

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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Chances of Suing for Dog Attack

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People keep dogs as pet or for various other reasons. Not all the dogs have been properly trained. Every year, there seems to be an increasing report of those who sustained personal injury because a dog jumped on them and knocked them off their feet. The injury in contention here are not due to dog bite but as a result of being knocked down by them.

Victims of being knocked down by dogs are entitled to compensation

There are several breeds of dogs out there; some of which are very wild. The bitter truth is that their wild nature cannot be totally eradicated through domestication. Those that have sustained different levels of injuries as a result of dogs jumping on them or being unlawfully touched by another individual or their property – of which dog is among – are liable to be compensated.

One Bite Rule only applies when the person was bit by the dog

There is a current legal framework known as the ‘one bite rule’ which tends to seek settlement for those that have actually been bitten by a dog. The one bite rule does not cover victims who sustain injury as a result of dogs jumping on them. Those that have been jumped on by dogs will need to seek an alternative legal framework.

It is the duty of a dog owner to care for those who their dog has harmed

Under the law, it is a duty of individuals to protect and care for each other. If an individual should breach this law by allowing their dog jump on another (when they were fully aware of such possibilities), then the individual can sue if such contact resulted in a physical injury.

Several injuries can arise from being jumped on by a dog

The level of injury that may be sustained by an individual that have been jumped upon by a dog can vary depending on the weight of the dog, the force of the jump and how awkwardly the victim fell to the ground. Injuries can include;

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Spinal injuries which may lead to herniated disc and fractures to the spinal column. In extreme cases where the spinal cord is affected, paralysis may occur.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Traumatic brain injury when the head slammed on the ground. This can result in amnesia.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Knee injury from fall impact and this could affect the fragile bone of the knee cap.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Facial injuries of different magnitude including temporary or permanent scaring.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fractured wrist if the victim fell with their hands to the ground.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Broken bones or dislocations.

The amount of compensation for dog attacks is predictable

When an individual has been attacked by a dog, the amount they can file as claim is predictable and will vary based on a number of factors which include; the magnitude of the injury, the medical implications on the patient (both present and future), the level of the pain the victim has been thrown into, availability of insurance cover by the defaulting party and the economic loses the victim has suffered as a result of the injury.

Consult an attorney if you are a victim of dog jumping fall

If you have ever sustained an injury because a dog jumped on you and you fell, or you have a loved one who is a victim, the smartest thing to do is to consult an attorney if the owner of the dog has neglected your suffering. The good news is that legal consultation is free of charge.

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Victims of dog jumping fall deserves to be compensated.

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p<>{color:#000;}. One bite rule only covers victims of dog bite.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dog jumping can be linked to neglect on the part of the owner.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The wildness of certain breeds of dogs cannot be totally removed.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The dog owner is supposed to care for the victim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Calculation of compensation is based on present and future medical prospects.

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p<>{color:#000;}. According to law, every individual should protect one another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There are different injuries that can arise when a dog jumps on someone and they fall.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Legal consultation is free.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hiring an attorney will help you get the desired compensation.

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Heart Attack Linked to Testosterone Class Action Claim

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Low testosterone is a problem among males. Testosterone is a hormone in males that control the appearance of secondary growth factors in males such as deepening of the voice and growth of hairs in the pubic region. Absence of testosterone will lead to the feminization of a man. To combat this, testosterone treatment drugs are given to the patient.

Testosterone treatment increases the risk of health complications in men

In recent years, there have been rise in the number of males requiring testosterone treatment.Unfortunately, it has been reported that testosterone treatment in males lead to increase in the risk of cardiac health complications.

Various harms have been linked to the use of testosterone gels

Testosterone treatment may be prescribed in the form of gels, injections, patches and deodorants. No matter the form the treatment comes, they have been suspected to cause blood clot, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and in some extreme cases, death. This medication has also been linked to stroke.

Law firms are investigating potential class action for testosterone manufacturers

One of the leading manufacturers of testosterone is currently being investigated by a law firm to decide the potential class action or single party claim they will get. They are calling on those who have suffered any of the symptoms mentioned above to contact their law firm. Past victims will serve as witnesses that would help them validate the claim.

One of the testosterone drugs work by sticking to the gums

The makers of one of the popular testosterone drugs made it in such a way that it binds to the inner cheek of the person using the medication and gradually releases testosterone in a controlled and secure manner.

FDA is still scrutinizing the side effects of testosterone

As of 2014, the Food and Drug Administration released different Drug Safety Communications saying that they are investigating the health risk posed by testosterone drugs they have earlier approved. The alert comes on the heels of continued investigation of the available data.

Product liability lawsuit will try to show the drug defect in four stages

Defect of drugs can occur in any of the four different phases of production and a law firm has to prove their case using any of the four phases to stand a chance of winning the claim. The four different phases are

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The phase of research and design.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The phase of drug manufacture.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Labeling defect or failure of the manufacturer to proper communicate all the known defects pertaining use of the drug.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Product false advertising.

The size of compensation will depend on several factors

The level of compensation will vary depending on factors such as the severity of harm suffered by the user, the cost of treatment, possibility of future medical rehabilitation, loss in revenue and fortune and so on. The size of compensation is one factor that patients are overtly worried about but fail to understand that they are predictable.

It is costly to hire an attorney

Hiring an attorney is not on the low side especially if the family had spent a lot of money earlier to treat the sick member or pay the burial rights. However, there is a contingency arrangement as regards legal representation. In this agreement, the family members will not have to pay from their pocket but from the proceeds of the claim when the case has been successfully completed.

Some law firms are offering free legal consultation

To know more, you can visit the firms that cover this kind of lawsuit. Most of them still offer free legal consultations and you will be adequately advised on what to do.

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There has been rise in men using testosterone drugs in the last decade.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The available testosterone drugs are under scrutiny.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Testosterone is responsible for secondary maturation in men.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Several health complications have been associated with testosterone treatment.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Some of these drugs have been approved by FDA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There are law firms that will help victims of testosterone drug use get compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The size of the compensation is determined by various factors.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hiring a lawyer can be very expensive.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There are law firms offering free legal advice.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Contingency plan makes it easy for victims to get justice.

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Solution for Head Injuries Resulting from Falling Merchandize

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It is a normal safety practice that engineers wear safety boots and helmets when they are working. These safety precautions are often neglected or ignored by those in other professions. There have been reported instances where merchandize fall from shelves and hit workers on the head resulting in personal injuries.

A hard hit on the head would usually lead to concussion

When a person has been hit hard on the head by a falling merchandize, the result is most often a concussion. Such a person may not be aware of what hit them or where the pain they feel is coming from. In mild cases, the person will recover quickly and will only feel the throbbing of their head.

Head injuries can result in more serious conditions

The result of head injury can be life threatening in some cases or have effects that would last for a very long time. A good example of such long term effect of head injury is amnesia. Amnesia is a sudden loss of memory where one cannot remember a thing about their past. A more serious life threatening cause of head injury is permanent paralysis.

Establishment can be held responsible for head injury of their employee

When an establishment fails to correctly place their ceiling fittings and it falls on an employee and results in head injuries, such establishment can be held accountable. Also, in a store whose shelves are not correctly stocked, if a merchandize should fall on an employee or one of the customers of the store, the owner of the store can be held accountable.

The store owner will have to pay the claims if the merchandize is not insured

When the merchandize has been insured, the claims would have to be paid by the insurer. If on the other hand the merchandize that caused the head injury was not insured, the owner of the establishment will be held accountable.

Keep your medical records handy when you have a personal injury

If you are a victim of head injury as a result of falling merchandize, the first thing to do would be visit closest medical facility to get treated. Get a copy of the incident report and keep it handy. This piece of document would be required by your attorney to prove your case.

Insurance companies will take advantage of you if your case is not represented

Insurance companies, even when the merchandize has been insured, may want to give you a runaround, claiming the case is still under investigation or that they have no case to answer with you. When you are not properly represented, they may deny your claim or offer you a settlement far below what you deserve.

There are ways to effectively value a case

To correctly know the value of your injury, your attorney will need to know the extent of your injury and must have gone through your medical bill. This is why ir is paramount that you keep them safely. The injury claim for head injuries is usually high but this would depend on the extent of your injury.

Some injuries are common with falling objects

When objects fall on someone, the common injury that may occur is head or brain injury or both. Other injuries that may occur are facial laceration, the object can also result in cuts on the body as it makes its way down, ocular injuries or fractured nose may result and blindness cannot be ruled out when the eyes get involved.

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Safety helmets can prevent head injuries.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Head injuries can result in minor or major outcomes.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The first manifestation of head injury is usually concussion.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When the merchandize that fell has been insured, the insurer will pay the claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When a person is not properly represented, insurance companies may delay or refuse to pay the claims.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The number and types of injuries that occur from falling objects are numerous.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Head injuries can be life threatening.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Those with head injuries would most likely have higher claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Your attorney will need your medical bill to correctly ascertain your claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Head injuries usually result from carelessness.

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Statutes of Limitation Versus Product Liability

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One of the terrible outcomes of working with defective equipment is that they can result in injury. Such victims of injuries caused by use of bad equipment are entitled to some monetary compensation and it is their legal right to chase such compensations when it is not forthcoming from the person responsible for such injuries.

What statutes of limitation is all about

When one is a victim of personal injury, there is a time window stipulated by law in which the person must report the case to the police or any other law enforcement agent or inform a personal injury lawyer. When this space of time passes, the victim can no longer make claims for compensation. This space of time is called the statutes of limitation.

Product liability in the US covers a good number of situations

The common product liability litigation in the US has a good number of cases that it covers. Some of them are highlighted below.

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When manufacture of motor vehicles which includes; trucks, buses, cars, mechanized farming equipment and motorcycles.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Claim of product liability for defective medical devices which includes; transvaginal mesh implant, hip and knee implant.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When manufacturers make consumer goods defective.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Manufacturers and designers of pharmaceuticals with side effects and allergic reactions.

Legal assistance is required to beat statutes of limitation

Not everyone knows about the statute of limitation or how long the actual duration is. This is why you have to seek legal assistance if you have been a victim of personal injury because the attorney you hired will help you analyze your case to know the statutes of limitation and will help you file a case if necessary.

Difference in your state of residence and the state in which the accident occurred does not matter

Some people get nervous about their chances of getting a claim if the accident happened in a different state other than their state of residence. Their concern is usually from which state they should hire their attorney. This is not a problem at all because personal injury cases are usually heard in Federal Courts which allows that lawyer from one state can represent someone in another state.

The attorney takes several steps in filing the case

When you have hired an attorney, the first step they will take is to look at your medical records. This will help them to first of all ascertain the extent of injury the accident has caused you which will also make it possible to group your case into one of the different forms of personal injury. This analysis will also help them to know the right amount to claim as compensation.

There are exceptions in the statutes of limitation

There are special cases in which though your time has elapsed in the statutes of limitation the court can still allow you to make claim (otherwise known as halting or tolling of the statutes of limitation. Glaring cases where such tolling have been done in the past are as follows; victim becoming mentally incapacitated, when victim is physically incapacitated, late manifestation of injury and the victim was a minor. Minors can file cases up to two years after their 18th birthday.

Different states have different statutes of limitations

The period in which one can file a claim for product liability – known as the statutes of limitation – varies from state to state but in entirety ranges from 2 to 4 years from the date of the accident. All the states of the United States have personal injury lawyers and you may need to verify from them the actual deadline to your case if you are not certain.

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Using defective tools can lead to personal injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Victims of defective tools are entitled to monetary compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury lawyers will help you get your claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The limit of time to which one can file a claim is called statutes of limitation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Statutes of limitation for product liability vary from state to state.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Attorneys can help you properly define the time window peculiar to your case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There are a few exceptions to statutes of limitation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Attorneys will scrutinize your medical bills to know how much to claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury cases are heard in federal court.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A lawyer from one state can represent a victim in another state.

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Points to Note before Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Road traffic collision has been adjudged by recent reports as the leading cause of accident in the United States and many other developed nations round the world. More people die from road accidents than a combination of the number of people killed in wars and by diseases. This alarming statistics shows how vital the job of motorcycle accident lawyers has become.

Motorcycle accident lawyers help victims injured by mistakes of another

It has been widely demonstrated that most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence or recklessness on the part of one of the involved parties. The main intervention of the lawyer is to bridge the communication gap between the victim and the insurance company. This is a necessity for an amicable resolution of the case.

Insurance companies may refuse to take responsibility in the absence of a lawyer

When a lawyer is not involved, majority of the insurers will look for all means possible to wriggle out of the case and avoid paying the claims. They will request for nonexistent documents while dragging the case till the statutes of limitation elapses. This makes the inclusion of a motorcycle accident lawyer in motorcycle accident cases paramount.

Note this vital information while hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer

Unless you are well informed in the legal system, there is some important information that you may not be aware of when you intend to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer. Dishonest lawyers who are aware that you are ignorant in such matters may take advantage of you. The vital points to note are as follows:

1. Initial consultations are free

The main reason why many motorcycle accident victims will stay clear of the premises of accident victim lawyers is that they believe payment begins from the first moment of visiting the lawyer. This is not true. In fact, the initial consultations are always free and there are times when the victim will not be required to pay until the case has been positively resolved.

2. You should be on the lookout for experience

Like in every other profession, experience is very important in choosing a motorcycle injury lawyer. Looking for someone with over 30 years’ experience in handling of motorcycle accident cases may not be realistic but you should be sure that the person is highly knowledgeable on what lies ahead. If your lawyer is just a novice like you on the matter, you may not make remarkable headway.

3. Not all cases will require you to file a lawsuit

Studies reveal that in close to ninety five percent of cases, the motorcycle injury lawyer may not even need to file a case to bring the case to an amicable resolution. If you have sufficient knowledge of the insurer of the motorcyclist, you can approach them and seek compensation without necessarily filing a lawsuit. A lawsuit only becomes paramount if both parties fail to reach a peaceful resolution.

4. Have a prior discussion with the lawyer on fees if you are hiring online

Virtually all motorcycle injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis which means that they get to be paid only when the case has been won and the compensation has been paid to the victim. A proper settlement about the fees of the lawyer is safe specially if you are going to hire your lawyer online. With this kind of arrangement you can afford to hire the best lawyer.

Resolution of motorcycle accident cases takes time

With or without a lawyer, the resolution of motorcycle accident cases will often stretch for a long time. When you approach an expert, there is no harm in asking how long the case may last so that you can be mentally prepared for the process in advance. 

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Motorcycle accident victims should involve a lawyer to settle the claim comfortably.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Not all cases will require the lawyer to file a lawsuit.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Road traffic accident is the leading cause of death in the USA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lawyers close the gap of communication between the victim and the insurers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Compensation is sought if the motorcycle accident is the fault of another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Initial consultation is free.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Many lawyers of motorcycle injury work on contingency basis.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Experience counts in selecting a lawyer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lawsuit is filed when insurance company fails to take responsibility.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Resolution of motorcycle injury cases is usually a lengthy process.

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Analyzing the Law on Airplane Injuries

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The experience of flying in the air is thrilling and there are many who might be willing to overlook the risk involved. A look at the flight safety records of commercial airlines in the United States shows a reason why citizens including Utah natives who are landlocked – are comfortable flying in the metal birds as it was called by Nostradamus.

Airplane accidents are usually fatal

Airplane accident here does not refer to the paper plane that is tossed around by children that may eventually poke into someone’s eyes. A number of cases of plane crash are always recorded across the globe annually. The survival rate in such accidents is very scanty. However, there are other ways one can be a victim of airplane injury without the plane crash landing.

It is possible that someone can sustain in a mid-air injury

There are various ways one can sustain an injury from mid-air plane hazards. A few of them include spilling of hot liquid on the victim by an air hostess, turbulence of plane resulting from lack of structural soundness, trip and fall as a result of any obstacle in the plane and so on. In any case of injury mid-air, the steps taken by the plaintiff will be guided by the attitude of the employees and the trustworthiness of the plane.

Mid-air injuries are low

The possibility of death resulting mid-air as a result of turbulence is very low. However, the employees and pilots are not error free and this is where the services of an airplane layer can be exploited.

Injury caused from the disregard to instructions will not be compensated

When the instruction is announced to fasten your seatbelt and you ignore it and peradventure it, this may result in an injury. In such a case, there will be no compensation for you because the injury is your own making. However, if you put on the seatbelt and it snaps resulting in personal injury, you can seek for compensation.

A witness can help you get compensation

Using the case of the seatbelt as an example, a witness can help the plaintiff prove that the sign instructing passengers to put on their seat belt was not illumined at the time of the accident which led to the turbulence-associated injury. In such a case, the victim will be eligible for compensation.

Minor injuries may not be compensated

Some passengers are so eager to file for claims that they will look for a scratch or bruise on their skin. They have to understand that airline injury lawsuit does not work that way. Simple bruises may not be worth the stress and can be overlooked but a broken bone or immobilizing and highly mental trauma will be easy for personal injury lawyers to handle and seek for compensation.

Some regions will witness more airplane injury lawsuit than the others

Regions that have a higher mid-air turbulence such as the Midwestern regions will see their lawyers be flooded by litigators. Places like Utah usually witness low amount of turbulence hanging over the arid Western planes. Therefore, lawyers in these regions will see only a few cases on their desk annually.

Mechanical fault resulting in turbulence or unsafe landing is considerable

This is a hard path to take but it is possible to sue an airline for mechanical negligence which leads to crash or unplanned landing that enacts injuries on the passengers. In doing so, the mental state of the pilot is taken into consideration.

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The likelihood of in-flight injury is very low.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In-flight staff, pilots and airlines often make mistakes that lead to injuries.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Injury as a result of negligence on the part of the victim will not be compensated.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A witness can help a plaintiff point out the flaw of the airline.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Airline can be held responsible for mechanical faults that results in injuries to the passengers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Several regions experience more mid-air turbulence than others and thus see more airplane injury cases.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Airplane injuries may have varying degree of severity.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The low accident cases involving airplane have increased the confidence of US citizens to fly.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Minor injuries may not be eligible for compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mid-air injury causes extremely low rate of death.

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The Expert Way to Handle Personal Injury Law

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Notwithstanding if you have been a victim of car accident or not, having a close look at the scene of an accident can be terrifying. Those that are fortunate enough to survive the ordeal are often left in a debilitating condition that changes their life in ways that have to lead a dragging life. However, not everyone is lucky to survive an accident. The victims of such an accident take resort to personal injury law for compensations.

The victim is legally entitled to compensation when injured in an accident

Acting in a timely manner when you have been injured in an accident is very important. There are two directions to this timely action as follows:

1. Act timely in seeking medical attention

There may be more happening underneath your skin than the tiny scratch you see on the surface. Internal bleeding is one of the outcomes of accident that has claimed the life of many when not quickly diagnosed and treated. No matter how little you think your injury is, always avail yourself to health officers for proper check.

2. Consult a personal injury lawyer immediately for legal procedure

It is your legal right to get compensation if you have been a victim of accident. The best way to go about this is to hire an accident attorney. The laws regarding auto accident is complex and if you decide to go it alone, your claim for compensation may not go well. The attorney will also be in the best position to help you file a lawsuit.

Hiring an expert is the only way to maximize your claim

An expert will try to dig up loopholes in the legal system that goes in your favor. State laws are always laden with lacunas which an expert can easily identify. What you should understand is that no two professional accident lawyers are the same. It is up to you to decide who is better for your situation.

You can access professional accident lawyers using their success

Nothing speaks for a professional like a track record of success. It may be hard to pick a professional lawyer who is an expert in your case by merely looking at their faces or listening to them speak but going through cases they have handled in the past and how much success they made can help you decide where to pitch your tent.

Do not be hasty in hiring

The need to get a quick compensation tempts some accident victims to hire the first accident attorney that comes their way. This is a gamble that can go in either way. It is always better to first compile a list of as much lawyers handling such situations as possible then begin your screening based on predetermined criteria.

The Internet is an invaluable tool to meet accident victim attorney

It is true that you can meet a lawyer at a courthouse or take a ride to their chambers but the Internet remains the fastest resource in locating professional accident lawyers who may be in areas you would not have possibly reached. It is easy to judge a good accident victim lawyer by merely observing how much web presence they have.

Talk to your present lawyer for recommendation

It may be a wrong choice to get a general purpose lawyer to represent you in an accident case. This is because the law is very broad and complex. However, if you already have a lawyer – let us say a family lawyer – you can ask them for recommendations. It will be easier for a lawyer who is in the field to make better recommendation because attorneys know each other and are well aware of their strengths and weaknesses.

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Accident can affect your life in a way nothing else can.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Victims of accident are legally entitled to compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Victims of accident should seek immediate medical attention.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Quickly involve an attorney to help to get your compensation claim.

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p<>{color:#000;}. An expert will explore all the loopholes in the legal process to increase your compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Success records will help you pick an expert attorney.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Avoid hiring an attorney in haste.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A good attorney will have remarkable online presence.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A general purpose lawyer will not be efficient in handling accident cases.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Best recommendations on who to hire can come from a lawyer.

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The Future of Accident Victims is Packed with Pressure

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Accidents can come in different forms and in different places. For example, you can have a road side accident, a workplace accident or be a victim of medical malpractice. The recovery process to most accidents is difficult as victims have to endure excruciating pain and external pressures from family or colleagues at work.

Pressure from family will be in the form of hastening your recovery process

When you are a victim of accident and incapacitated from working, your family will have no other option than to cater for your bills. For this reason, it is not unlikely for you to get jibes from family members asking you to hasten your recovery – as if it is in your power. Also, family members can easily get tired of attending to you especially if it comes with more financial loses to the family.

Pressure from workplace to resume work

Every company or organization (except for non-profit organizations) pays their workers based on the value they add to the company or organization. Lying on the hospital bed will mean your company or organization will be paying you for nothing – if they decides to keep you. In majority of the cases, if the victim’s recovery process takes too long, their employers simply replace them.

Hospitals will want you to stay longer

There are times when you will look at yourself and think you are OK, you feel OK, you know the longer you stay the higher your bills, you want to get on your feet and get back to work but the doctors will not want to let you go. That is the third and most difficult pressure to face because the fate of your job will often lie in the hands of your caregivers. However, it is very unwise to disobey your doctors because they are bound to see more than your eyes cannot.

Accident is a landslide to financial loss

When you are involved in an accident, financial losses cannot be avoided. The primary financial lose you will suffer is the huge hospital bill that will be placed on your table. The other financial lose will arise from your inability to attend to your workplace. Many victims of accidents have lost their jobs because they either did not recover fast or failed to recover in total.

It is your constitutional right to seek for compensation

The legal system has endowed victims of accident with innumerable amount of rights to seek a redress. Working with a legal professional that can effectively interpret the complexities of the personal injury laws will help you tap into the inherent benefits which differ from one case or form of accident to another.

Bringing up all the evidences will help you maximize your benefits

The causes of accidents are numerous. When an accident occurs, the victims will need to assemble every piece of evidence they can from the accident scene. There are many things that can count as evidence including pictures and sound recordings. When the pieces are joined into a big picture, the chance of getting the served benefit is increased.

A good attorney will help you pick up the evidence

The main aim of hiring a good attorney when you are a victim of accident is for them to help you fix this puzzle. The complicated process of filing a lawsuit is made easier if the attorney involved is well grounded in the area. Moreover, not all accident cases will require a lawsuit to be resolved if the defaulting party and their insurer are cooperative.

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The sources of accidents are diverse.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Accident victims usually face pressures from family and work places.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Family members will become worried if your situation sinks more holes in their pocket.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Your organization will want you to return to work as soon as possible.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Irrespective of the pressures, it is unwise to disregard doctor’s advice.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Huge hospital bill is the first financial loss accident victims have to come to terms with.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Accident can cost you your employment.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Part of the financial loss can be recovered legally through compensation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Compensation plan will differ from one case to another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Gathering evidence from accident scene will help validate your claim.

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Popular Misunderstandings about Personal Injury Laws

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The legal proceedings are very confusing especially if you have no prior knowledge of the legal systems. Personal injury law in particular is more difficult to understand because it involves an individual filing a civil complaint against another person, government agency, corporation or business.

Negligence is the basis on which the personal injury lawsuit is filed

A personal injury lawsuit is filed by the injured party against the third party on the grounds of negligence which led to the harm. If the injury resulted from the carefreeness of the accusing party or due to negligence of instructions, the compensation claim of the injured party may be thrown out for lack of substance. Numerous misconceptions have emerged in this aspect of law and a number of them are highlighted below.

1. Insurance companies will honor letters asking for compensation

Many people have been made to believe that if they have been injured as a result of negligence caused by another, they can simply write the insurer of the third party seeking compensation. Insurance companies are always reluctant to pay claims (even with substantial evidence) except if a legal procedure is instituted.

2. Any lawyer is qualified to handle personal injury case

The second popular myth is that any lawyer can handle a personal injury case. Every lawyer has his or her area of specialty and will be more efficient in handling cases relating to their specialty. This is because the legal system is complex and there are step variations in interstate laws. Only a lawyer that has good experience of personal injury laws can help you get maximum claim.

3. Insurance company of the driver that hit you must pay your medical bills

In most of the instances where there is an accident, the medical bills will have to be paid by you or your family. It often takes a rigorous process for insurance companies to release funds and no medical practitioner will be willing to wait that long for you to pay your bills.

4. The fees for injuries are the same across board

The amount of compensation a victim of an accident can claim depends on the type and severity of the injury. Head injuries that lead to mental disturbances will attract more claims than fractures. Minor bruises will likely get no compensation at all. Hiring an attorney who is an expert in personal injury cases will also increase your chance of getting higher compensation.

5. My personal injury lawsuit will make me rich

This is another misconception that is fueling the rise in the number of personal injury lawsuits. What you should understand is that there are certain considerations that would be made before compensation is set by your lawyer. In most cases, after the hospital bills have been paid and the lawyer takes his contingency fee, there will be little left for you to take home.

6. I can file claim anytime I like

Claims can only be filed within a certain time frame from the date of the accident. This is explained in the statutes of limitation. Statutes of limitation vary from one state to another and from one form of injury to another.

Do some research before picking a lawyer

The experience of all lawyers in slip and fall cases are not the same. A good lawyer can tell you when it is necessary to file a lawsuit and when doing so will amount to a wild goose chase. For adequate representation, take a little while to look at the records of the lawyer you intend to hire.

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Personal injury law is complex and varies from one state to another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. An insurance company will not pay your claim by writing mere letter.

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p<>{color:#000;}. There is a time window in which you can file a case for an injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Filing a personal injury lawsuit will not make you rich.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The amount that can be claimed depends on the type of injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Not all lawyers can represent you efficiently in a personal injury case.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Your lawsuit will be thrown out if it is not backed by evidence showing negligence of the third party.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury lawsuit is filed by an individual against another or a company or corporation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It is necessary to look at the record of the lawyer you intend to hire.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A good lawyer will maximize your claim.

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Mental Distress and Personal Injury Law

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Any injury that is sustained by an individual as a result of negligence on the part of another is classified under personal injury. Lawyers who are specialized in personal injury interpret these laws in ways that will favor their clients. Lawyers who are not knowledgeable on the other hand will often ignore the psychological trauma of the injury.

Emotional responses and trauma should be the front burner

Personal injury law specialists have laid emphasis on anguish and other emotional trauma as elements that should be brought up during a personal injury case. Anxiety and depression are some of the psychological effects that follow a traumatizing experience such as road traffic accident.

Some attorneys classify anguish and physical suffering together

Mental distress is a major problem on its own. Sadly, many attorneys will make reference to lump mental distress and physical suffering as one. The major problem with mental problem is that the extent of damage is not easily quantifiable like physical injuries. Also, mental distress may not manifest during the accident until many years later.

Psychological stress may come up many years later

There have been cases where accident victims who thought they sustained minor injuries are faced with emotional distress and reoccurring memory loss. Research has shown that every accident victim undergoes a certain level of anxiety. The level and duration of the anxiety or depression will depend on the individual involved.

Tolling of the statutes is allowed for mental distress

Statute of limitation is the time frame within which the injured party can seek redress in court. If this time has elapsed, the case may no longer be heard. A case of mental distress is one of the exceptions where the statute of limitation is tolled. Tolling of the statute is when a case is judged even when the time window has elapsed.

There is a cap on emotional distress case

A state like California has a cap on the amount that can be claimed by someone undergoing emotional distress. In general, any injury that is linked to a non-economic damage is liable to a compensation plan not greater than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

It is hard to prove a mental distress claim

Unlike physical injuries, a case of mental distress may not be easy to prove. Attorneys handling such a case will have to rely on psychologists to be able to produce evidence that shows the plaintiff is suffering. The attorney is also laden with the responsibility of unraveling the following:

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Determining the severity of the mental distress,

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p<>{color:#000;}. Determining the duration of the mental distress.

Attorneys should let the plaintiff communicate their grief

One way attorneys can determine the severity of the mental distress suffered by their plaintiffs is to let them communicate their grief. Listening to someone to communicate his grief will give you an insight into the amount of psychological torture he is going through.

Different states have variations in the personal injury laws

Personal injury laws vary remarkably from one state to another. For example, in Texas, medical distress is submerged into personal injury case seeking recovery if the victim is a bystander, has his or her privacy violated or is the subject of defamation.

The claim for severe mental distress is high

Mental stress is one area that attracts the most claims especially if the accident resulted into a serious mental degeneration. For this reason, attorneys should not overlook the idea of filing a suit for mental distress if they really want to get the most benefits for their clients.

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Personal injuries are injuries caused by the negligence of another.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Different injuries are classified under different personal injury law.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Compensation for mental distress is high.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It is hard to ascertain the extent of a mental injury.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Many lawyers ignore the emotional trauma of their client.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Anxiety and depression are common outcomes of accidents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Some mental stress will occur later in life.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The time within which the injured can file a claim is called statute of limitation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Communicating with plaintiff will help to ascertain the level of their grief.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal injury laws vary remarkably from one State to another.

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