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The World Of Personal Injuries: 6 Ways A Lawyer Can Help You

1. Determine whether you have a case If you’ve been injured, you may be wondering if you have a case. The world of personal injuries can be confusing, and it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where a lawyer comes in. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and they can guide you through the process of pursuing a claim. Here are six ways a lawyer can help you if you’ve been injured. Many different factors go into determining whether you have a personal injury case. A personal injury attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and...

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What is the Role of a Medical Billing Expert?

The proper billing of healthcare is essential to prevent the abuse of patients’ finances, often at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Rules regarding correct billing for medical services are codified in the United States, yet it is not always clear to laymen whether or not they are being adhered to. In this article, medical billing expert Rebecca Reier explains how reasonable healthcare rates are determined in the US and the need for patients to be vigilant against unlawful upcoding of services. Can you give us a brief overview of what a medical billing expert is required to do? The...

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The Relationship Between Injuries And Damages

Personal injuries that result in damages can range from scratches to catastrophic wounds. The worse the injuries are, the higher the damages. Some injuries may require extended periods of medical treatment, which can result in higher expenses. Because injuries are intrinsically related to damages, typically, you can expect higher damages if your injuries are more severe. According to personal injury lawyers, the more terrible the injury, the more you should receive in the settlement.  How Are Damages Estimated Based On Injuries? Every personal injury case is unique, which is why you will need an attorney to help you properly estimate how much you should receive in...

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GLOBAL ROAD ACCIDENT STATISTICS

The Reality Behind The Statistics Of Road Accidents Looking at the statistics of global road accidents is very sobering. For instance, a staggering 1.3 million people die every year around the world as a result of road traffic accidents. According to the World Health Organization, 93% of global road accidents occur in low and middle-income countries. That is partly because they do not have the right infrastructures in place, but even in high-income countries, millions of road accidents occur every year.  Here are some other interesting statistics about road accidents around the world, according to the WHO: Injuries from road accidents are the leading cause...

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TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT FILING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM ANSWERED

If you or a loved one has been in an accident and has the right to claim compensation, it’s likely a sensitive and difficult time. You might be undergoing treatment, focusing on recovery, or even mourning the loss of a family member. You may also have many questions about how to file a claim, get the maximum possible compensation, or even find a lawyer you can trust to handle your case. Here, we cover five of the most frequently asked questions when filing a personal injury claim. 1. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT FINDING A LAWYER TO HANDLE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM? The...

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Can I File A Suit If My Loved One Has Died From An SUV Rollover Accident?

When you have had a loved one who has died from an SUV rollover accident, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer of the SUV. Thousands of individuals have died as a result of using an SUV vehicle. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the SUV has a rollover rate of between 20 percent to 25 percent. This figure compares with the rollover rate for a passenger vehicle, which has a rollover rate of 10 percent. No person should have to experience the loss of a loved one due to the defective design...

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Differences Between Comparative Negligence and Contributory Negligence

The fundamental difference between the legal concepts of comparative and contributory negligence is that comparative negligence seeks to compensate the injured party at least for some part of his or her injuries, while contributory negligence is a total bar to any damage award to the plaintiff. In both instances, the plaintiff's negligence must be proved by the defendant. The difference boils down to how the plaintiff's ultimate recovery (if any) is impacted by the plaintiff's own negligence. A further difference is that contributory negligence originated in common law, while comparative negligence is a statutory creation in jurisdictions that abolished the...

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Establishing a Private Right of Action in Personal Injury Cases

Navigating through statutes and legislative history to successfully plead a viable private right of action in a personal injury or wrongful death case can be time-consuming and ultimately disappointing. But the ability to recover enhanced damages or even any damages at all through a private right of action may make such efforts worthwhile and explains why there are a multitude of recent judicial decisions on this topic in many areas of law. A private right of action allows a private plaintiff, in contrast to a government or a public agency, to bring an action seeking judicial relief from injuries caused by...

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Practitioners in Personal Injury Cases Continue to Face a Difficult Practical Choice When Dealing With Social Service Agencies

The U.S. Supreme Court seldom issues rulings that broadly affect state law in personal injury cases. But, one area in which it has done so in recent years has been the enforceability and collectability of Medicaid liens against personal injury recoveries. In two significant decision, Department of Social Services v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268 (2006), and Wos v. E.M.A., 568 U.S. 627 (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court established that, if a personal injury plaintiff recovers only a small fraction of the value of his or her injuries in a lawsuit—due, for instance, to limited insurance coverage or difficulties proving liability—a Medicaid lien...

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What is Negligence?

One can only bring a lawsuit for negligence if they can establish all four of the required elements. If any one of the elements is missing, then there is no negligence from a legal standpoint, and a lawsuit cannot be sustained. Of course, there are often defenses and other technicalities involved with proving such a case, so it is always best to contact a qualified, licensed attorney to help answer your questions and guide you through the process of analyzing your claim or defense to negligence.Attorneys are infamous for using “legalese,” or terms that have a special meaning in the...

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