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Personal Injury Attorney

Only a victim knows how hard everything can be after an accident. Besides physical damages the person may go into nervous breakdown as well. Did you know that 60% soldiers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after coming back from a war? If some incidents can break down a trained soldier then imagine how hard it can be for you and me to tackle an accident. But if you keep in mind some things about injuries and accident then you may be able to adopt a situation efficiently after an injury.

 

Injury & Personal Injury

In easy words injury means getting hurt. And an injury that causes damage to your body or health is addressed as personal injury. Personal injury can be both physical and mental. As example, a person can get hurt by a car accident. But in case of a fatal accident the person may suffer from mental instability also.

 

First Things First

There are a few things you have to follow if you had a personal injury and not unconscious due to the shock.

  1. Get medical support. Your health is the top priority.
  2. Write down everything you can remember.
  3. Collect as much as evidence as you can. Evidences are very effective for point out who actually is guilty.
  4. Try to get in touch with the witnesses to your accident. Collect their contact information for future use.
  5. Also try to contact anyone who is involved with the accident.

When Someone Else Is Guilty

If you find out that someone else is responsible for the injury you faced then you can seek legal help. There are several terms in the book of law to make sure you get your rights. But they can be a little complex to deal with. The best thing to do would be getting a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will handle almost everything about the case. All you have to do is be completely honest with him or her.

 

Case Outcomes

Lawsuits may end up with different outcomes. In accident and injury cases the outcomes are generally cash penalties. Suppose you stole a candy from Jayne. Now she demands $2 from you which was the candy’s price. Well a personal injury can’t be priced like candies. So the penalties are generally calculated with damage charge and medical expenses.

 

Conclusion

American real estate magnate Donald Trump once said that, “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”And this theory is applicable for almost element of our daily life. So I will strongly suggest you to remember the mentioned facts. Thus, even you can’t predict your fate; you can’t let it catch you off-guard.

 

Stephen Zee

 

 

 

 

21 Comments
  1. Hammond Gunderson

    March 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    It is challenging to try to measure the amount and degree of pain and discomfort that an injured claimant is experiencing and feeling. In response to this challenge, insurance companies created a scale to help identify the amount of financial compensation to apportion to each injury. Often, insurance companies utilize computer models and programs to perform pain and suffering damage calculations. Alternatively, in some cases, medical expense amounts are multiplied by a factor assigned to the case by the insurance company and its adjuster. The actual amount of pain and suffering is hard to measure and quantify, and no single approach is a foolproof method to achieve an accurate and appropriate figure.

  2. Lucifer

    March 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Personal injury claimants seek compensatory damages for their injuries. Compensatory damages are comprised of economic and non-economic damages, the former compensating the victim for losses that can be addressed with a monetary award and the latter dealing with non-monetary, intangible losses. Loaded into the term “injury” are components such as medical costs, lost wages, lost future earnings, permanent injury, and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is not often awarded and is a challenging concept to quantify and calculate. What are pain and suffering damages, and what is required of a personal injury claimant to be awarded them?

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      The concept of the “public figure” is broader than celebrities and politicians. A person can become an “involuntary public figure” as the result of publicity, even though that person did not want or invite the public attention. People accused of high profile crimes may be unable to pursue actions for defamation even after their innocence is established, on the basis that the notoriety associated with the case and the accusations against them turned them into involuntary public figures.

  3. Brooke

    March 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Typically, contingency fees are charged as a percentage of any money you are awarded. The exact percentage will vary from region to region, but you may find that every personal injury lawyer you meet charges the same percentage. You can try to negotiate a lower percentage, but do this before hiring the lawyer.

  4. James D.

    March 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Based on X-rays or MRIs taken years apart, a medical expert can testify as to how the accident affected and even worsened the plaintiff’s condition. The witness can also use clinical records to compare the plaintiff’s degree of pain, extent of necessary care, or disability before and after the accident. If the plaintiff has suffered a permanent disability, a portion of which is attributable to the prior injury, an expert medical witness can apportion the extent of the disability worsened by the accident. Such testimony affects the amount of medical costs attributable to the defendant’s conduct that may be awarded to the plaintiff.

  5. Kennedy

    March 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    In many injury accident cases, the injured party may face opposition from a defendant’s insurance company based on the fact that the plaintiff has a preexisting injury. Although a plaintiff may not collect damages for any condition that existed before the conduct causing the injury took place, the plaintiff is entitled to damages for physical or mental conditions that were made worse. For these claimants, how they handle their preexisting injuries could either negatively or favorably affect their injury claims.

  6. EDD

    April 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Some people will do better by accepting a lump sum settlement, and investing it themselves.

  7. Charlley

    April 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    They may wish to purchase a new home, or other expensive item, yet be unable to muster the resources because they can’t borrow against future payments under their settlement.

  8. Angeio

    April 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Some people who enter into structured settlements feel trapped by the periodic payments.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      That the statement was made with “actual malice”. In translation, that means that the person making the statement knew the statement to be false, or issued the statement with reckless disregard as to its truth. Ariel Sharon sued Time Magazine over allegations of his conduct relating to the massacres at the Sabra and Satilla refugee camps. Although the jury concluded that the Time story included false allegations, they found that Time had not acted with “actual malice” and did not award any damages.

  9. Malk

    April 4, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Any plaintiff who is receiving, or expects to receive, Medicaid or other public assistance, or the guardian or conservator entering into a settlement on behalf of a disabled ward, should consult with a disabilities financial planner about their situation before choosing any particular settlement option or structure.

  10. Cletus

    April 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    In some situations, it will be better for a severely disabled plaintiff to set up a special needs trust, rather than entering into a lump sum or structured settlement.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      A person can also become a “limited public figure” by engaging in actions which generate publicity within a narrow area of interest. While people who are targeted by lies may well be angry enough to file a lawsuit, there are some very good reasons why actions for defamation may not be a good idea.

  11. Arturo

    April 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    An injured person who has long-term special needs may benefit from having periodic lump sums with which to purchase medical equipment or modified vehicles.

  12. Niccy

    April 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Minors may benefit from a structured settlement as well, such as a settlement which provides for certain costs during their youth, an additional disbursement to pay for college or other educational expenses, and then one or more disbursements in adulthood.

  13. Nal

    April 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Sometimes a structured settlement can help protect a plaintiff from himself – some people simply aren’t good with money, or can’t say no to relatives who want to “share the wealth”, and even a large settlement can be rapidly exhausted.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      May 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      A woman named Terry Dakota was offended by the Fox Television show, Married with Children, and wrote letters to the show’s advertisers to try to get them to stop their support for the show. As a result of her actions, Ms. Dakota became the target of jokes in a wide variety of settings. As these jokes remained within the confines of her public conduct, typically making fun of her as being prudish or censorious, they were protected by Ms. Dakota’s status as a “limited public figure”.

  14. Aureilo

    April 9, 2015 at 11:51 am

    A structured settlement can protect a plaintiff from having settlement funds dissipated, when they are necessary to pay for future care or needs.

  15. Gaston

    April 10, 2015 at 5:59 am

    With appropriate set-up, a structured settlement may significantly reduce the plaintiff’s tax obligations as a result of the settlement, and may in some cases be tax-free.

  16. Dieggo

    April 11, 2015 at 6:47 am

    One significant advantage of a structured settlement is tax avoidance.

  17. Hollis

    April 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    The settlement may be paid in annual installments over a number of years, or it may be paid in periodic lump sums every few years.

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