Introduction to Personal Injury Law

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Can a Minor File a Personal Injury Claim?
When a minor is injured, there are usually special procedural issues to consider when making a personal injury claim (especially if the matter is taken to court). ... READ MORE

Do "Stand Your Ground" Laws Apply to Civil Lawsuits?
Controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws can come into play in a criminal case, but what about a civil lawsuit for wrongful death or assault? ... READ MORE

What are "Deep Pockets" in a Personal Injury Case?
When you have a choice of who to sue in a personal injury case, one factor to consider is which potential defendant has "deep pockets". ... READ MORE

Can I Get Compensation for Sleep Problems in My Personal Injury Claim?
Sleep problems can be a sign of anxiety, traumatic head or brain injury or even PTSD, and can be considered part of "pain and suffering" or "emotional distress" damages in a personal injury claim. ... READ MORE

What is the "Sudden Emergency Doctrine" in Personal Injury Law?
Otherwise-liable personal injury defendants may be afforded the “sudden emergency" defense in very specific situations. ... READ MORE

What is the Difference Between "Pure" and "Modified" Comparative Fault?
When the accident was partially your fault, can you still sue other parties for your injuries? The answer depends on the "shared fault" rules in your state. ... READ MORE

What If I Can't Do Household Chores Because of My Personal Injury?
When your accident-related injuries affect your ability to perform some or all of your normal household chores, this could be considered a compensable loss in a personal injury claim. ... READ MORE

Can I Claim Self-Defense in a Personal Injury Case?
Self-defense rarely comes into play in a personal injury case, but sometimes the defendant can raise this argument in response to certain kinds of personal injury lawsuits. ... READ MORE

Is Treatment From a Chiropractor Covered in a Personal Injury Case?
Before you choose to be treated by a chiropractor in connection with your personal injury claim, know that your choice of treatment can affect your financial recovery. ... READ MORE

Can I Include PTO/Sick Days in My Personal Injury Claim?
When you're forced to use sick days or vacation time because of your injuries, or to attend medical appointments, that PTO can become part of your claim for damages. ... READ MORE

 

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Teenager settles severed finger lawsuit against the City

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Suit: Man died after falling into deep fryer at Gwinnett Publix

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American Air passenger says runaway beverage cart caused brain injury

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Family whose autistic teen died in sweltering bus reaches settlement

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