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What Are The Duties of a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury lawyers help injured people collect compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct of another party or entity.  The compensation is typically awarded in the form of monetary damages, but in some cases there is an action for an injunction to stop a particular [...]

2019-10-24T12:45:22-06:00

FUEL GEYSERING: INCIDENTS AND TESTING

INTRODUCTION Over the last half decade, there have been frequent reports of fuel geysering accidents. Particularly between 2017 and 2018, there were a total of 54 reported fuel geyser incidents. Out of this figure, 43 were chainsaw incidents. A 2015 report by the Bureau of Land Management identified possible pressurization hazards associated with systems on [...]

2019-10-23T14:48:22-06:00

How One CSO is Changing the Public’s Perception of Personal Injury Law

Americans don’t trust lawyers. According to a 2014 study from Princeton University, people determine who is trustworthy based on how they perceive two major variables: an individual’s intent (warmth) and capability (competence). While attorneys are generally perceived to be highly capable, they’re also largely regarded as “cold.” Coldness or ruthlessness is associated with personal injury lawyers, [...]

2019-10-22T10:52:30-06:00

7 Ways an Insurance Company will try to Deny you Payment

Insurance companies have their own trade secrets and tricks they use whenever they want to deny paying their insured party. Denying Claims In an attempt to increase their bottom lines, insurers can refuse to recognize claims. They seek to reward the employees that successfully deny their insured’s claims and even go as far as terminating [...]

2019-10-18T12:10:08-06:00

How Farmers Get Hurt

Agricultural life, while rewarding, is one of the most hazardous jobs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are roughly 2,050,000 full-time workers employed in agriculture, and everyday, about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury. In 2016 alone, 417 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury. We see [...]

2019-10-25T12:46:03-06:00

Ambulance Chasers: A Dangerous Misconception about Personal Injury Law

Every industry has its share of misconceptions, and law is rife with them. In particular, a common and dangerous myth about the personal injury law industry is that the attorneys are ambulance chasers. While there are probably some attorneys who play into the stereotype, in my experience in the industry, most are talented and committed [...]

2019-10-25T12:46:34-06:00

Pending Legislation Would Allow Members of the Military to Sue for Medical Malpractice

Under current federal law, known as the Feres Doctrine, members of the military who suffer injury due to another federal employee’s actions or inactions cannot file a lawsuit under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  Practically speaking, this prevents members of the military from suing military doctors for injuries sustained as a result of medical negligence.  [...]

2019-10-25T12:47:14-06:00

An Attorney’s View on World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day—a day which seeks to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues within our society. As a law firm, mental health issues are increasingly important, as study-after-study has shown that the mental health crises plagues attorneys at incredibly high levels. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine [...]

2019-10-25T12:49:28-06:00

What is Mediation?

During the litigation process, in many instances, you will have a discussion with your lawyer about mediation. Mediation is a formal, non-binding, settlement negotiation which is facilitated with the help of a trained, neutral mediator. Mediation can take the form of a full-day or half-day mediation.A full-day mediation begins with a general session. A general session [...]

2019-10-25T12:54:57-06:00
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