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How Are My Medical Bills Paid Back After an Accident?

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If you are hurt in an accident, the idea of receiving damages for everything that you are going through certainly sounds appealing. However, you probably know that most cases can take time to settle or get to trial. This raises the very big question of how your medical bills will get paid while you… Read More »

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Hospital Falls Are Causing Concern

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A hospital is supposed to be somewhere that you go to be safe, and to heal. It is not supposed to be somewhere that you end up more injured than when you came in. Yet, for millions of Americans, that is exactly what happens when they go into the hospital. Falls in Hospitals Are… Read More »

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Being Injured While Trespassing Can Create Difficulties in Your Case

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If you are injured on a businesses’ property, and it is because the business owner was negligent, it may seem like a clear cut win for you as the victim. However, there is a question that must be asked before even getting to whether the property owner was negligent: Were you even supposed to… Read More »

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Not All Evidence That You Think is Admissible Can be Used in an Injury Trial

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There is a very big difference between the courtrooms that we see in the movies or on TV, and the courtrooms where injury trials are conducted. Many people understand that trials must follow the rules of evidence but many are surprised to find out some of the things that the rules of evidence do… Read More »

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Are Hold Harmless Agreements Enforceable?

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When you sign yourself or your child up to participate in a sports or recreation activity you may have noticed a rise in the number of companies that require you to sign a document before you participate. Exculpatory contracts, or hold harmless agreements, are being used to try to keep you from suing if… Read More »

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Your Backyard Trampoline Can Cause Serious Injuries

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When we think of dangerous activities that are likely to cause injury, we often think of sports, mountain climbing, skateboarding, and other high risk activities. We may even understand the dangers in just driving to work every day on South Florida roads. We often give little thought to the dangers that may exist in… Read More »

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Can a Defendant Find Out if Your Attorney Referred You to a Doctor?

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When people are involved in an accident of any kind, they may already have doctors that they know and can trust. They may find an attorney while already undergoing medical treatment. But many victims do not know where to turn to for medical help. Many victims will ask their personal injury attorney for a… Read More »

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Uber Lawsuit Shows How Crime Victims Can Obtain Damages for Their Injuries

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We’ve written in the past about how criminal acts can not only lead to criminal punishment, but crime victims may have avenues to sue in civil court for the injuries they sustain. Ride sharing giant Uber’s recent legal problems are a good example of just this situation. Uber Sued Over Failure to Warn Uber… Read More »

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What to Expect in Your Personal Injury Deposition

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If you file a lawsuit to recover for damages suffered after you were injured in an accident, you can expect to be scheduled for a deposition. A deposition can seem scary to some people, but in reality, so long as you are prepared, it is an important, but not a difficult step in the… Read More »

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Vaping Pens and E-Cigarettes: More Dangerous Than You May Think

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There is the impression that products that we buy in stores must be safe to use. We assume that everything on shelves is tested and retested and subject to stringent government regulation, to make sure that they can’t do us harm when used in the ways they are supposed to be used. But in… Read More »

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