If you have been injured in an accident, you may be coping with significant pain and facing substantial medical bills as well as time away from your job. People often do not know the steps that they should take to protect their rights. Here are some brief answers to frequently asked questions in this area. However, each person’s situation is different. You can explore this website for more details about your type of accident and consult an attorney to discuss the circumstances of your injuries.
Just like us injury lawyers have misconceptions and stereotypes against us, as discussed in our introductory blog post, so do medical malpractice lawsuits and the victims that file them. Notice that we say victims, not people, not parties, and not plaintiffs; victims.
Stella Lieback purchased a cup of coffee at her local McDonalds’ drive-thru, spilled her coffee in her lap… know the rest? You might think you do but what you may not realize is that the media, McDonald’s, and other big businesses have distorted and hidden the facts of this case to make it seem like injury lawsuits are becoming frivolous.
First off, punitive damages, or exemplary damages as they are sometimes referred to, are noneconomic damages for things such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages generally fall under anything related to the case that doesn’t have a fixed bill.
Just like us injury lawyers have misconceptions and stereotypes against us, as discussed in our introductory blog post, so do personal injury lawsuits and the victims that file them. Notice that we say victims, not people, not parties, and not plaintiffs; victims.
There are different kinds of compensation that can be received in a personal injury, or tort, lawsuit. There are economic compensations and noneconomic compensations. Economic compensations are rewarded to the injured party to cover the costs of any damages that have come up as a result of the accident.
Many people have been fed the notion that injury lawsuits are frivolous and unnecessary. This notion comes from big businesses and the media. Many times the media will take the amount awarded by the Jury in a case and only report on that amount. There are countless examples on this, most notably the case of [...]