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What Is a Contingency Fee?
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What Are the Potential Outcomes of a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injury lawsuits can take weeks, months, years, or, in some rare cases, even decades to resolve. Given the time and effort these legal ... Read more
Who Is Liable If Road Debris Causes a Car Accident?
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How Do I Recover Damages after a Car Accident with a Fixed-object?
You’re driving along a familiar road, feeling comfortable and confident. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens: you lose control of your vehicle and ... Read more
What Do I Do If I Was Hurt at Work but Failed to Report the Injury?
Imagine this: a buzzing construction site where workers labor with heavy machinery, steel beams, and large wooden boards. Amidst the bustle, a ... Read more
What Is Automobile Liability Insurance?
There are almost 250 million licensed drivers in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On average, ... Read more
What Is the Correlation Between Speed and Car Accident Injuries?
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury worldwide, and one of the major factors that contribute to the severity of these ... Read more
Can Text Messages Be Used in Court?
The high-profile case involving Amber Heard and Johnny Depp featured lots of explosive evidence, including text messages between the parties that ... Read more
How Do I File an Auto Insurance Claim with Allstate?
Allstate insurance—known for its tagline you’re in good hands—was founded in 1931 amidst the Great Depression. Allstate’s first auto insurance ... Read more
How to File an Auto Insurance Claim with Geico
Geico—known for its ad campaign featuring a talking Gecko which first appeared in 1999 during the Screen Actors Guild strike that ... Read more
What Is an Idiopathic Injury?
The workers’ compensation system provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job. The system is considered a no-fault system, which means ... Read more
How Do I File a State Farm Car Insurance Claim?
State Farm—known for its “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” jingle—was founded in 1922 by George Jacob Mercherle in Bloomington, ... Read more
Who Is Liable When a Tree Falls on a Neighbor's Property?
There are 228 billion trees in the United States, according to a study led by Crowther Thomas of Yale University. Although many of these trees ... Read more
When Should You Turn Your Headlights on in California?
It’s Saturday night, and you’re leaving a restaurant in Fresno, California. You start up your car, pull out of the parking lot, and onto ... Read more
Where Can I Get Free Legal Help?
You’ve just suffered an injury. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, or maybe you slipped and fell on the ice outside of your apartment ... Read more
When Can You Sue Someone for Exposing You to An Illness… Like Covid?
COVID-19 (also known as SARS-CoV-2 or the coronavirus) needs no introduction. Sadly, the virus that first gripped the globe in early 2020 has ... Read more
Alec Baldwin Prop Gun Shooting Accident Raises Questions About Movie Set Injury Liability
UPDATE: News broke on Thursday, April 20, 2023 that prosecutors intend to dismiss the charges against actor Alec Baldwin for his involvement in ... Read more
Will My Stimulus Check Affect Social Security & Workers’ Comp?
On January 15, 2020, a Washington state resident became the first person in the United States with a confirmed case of COVID-19. By the end of ... Read more
What If I’m Injured as a Professional Shopper or Food Delivery Worker?
So you’ve got a side hustle. Well, you’re not alone. Times are tough for many Americans, and there’s an interesting combination of people who ... Read more
Car Accident Questions
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Personal Injury Claim Questions
How can I or can I get compensation from a molestation I witnessed when I was 5 years old for emotional reasons? I ... Read more
Premises Liability Questions
What are my legal options against my noisy neighbor? My neighbor has been filing false reports with DCFS. He also ... Read more
Defective Drug (Product Liability) Questions
Can I file a lawsuit against the Mirena IUD? I received a Mirena IUD in 2014 and suffered problems for several ... Read more
Medical Malpractice Questions
How can I find the right lawyer for my medical breast augmentation surgery that failed? Asked by user in ... Read more
Landlord/Tenant Dispute Questions
What are my legal rights for breaking my lease if I cannot live independently? I understand that if my doctor ... Read more
Truck Accident Questions
If the rental car was paid for by a trucking school to get me to orientation, do they have to pay for damages too? ... Read more
COVID-19 and Injury Questions
Do I have a case against the hospital where my husband died? My husband had been in the hospital since October 13, ... Read more
Motorcycle Accident Questions
What do I do if my friend breached a contract? I have a friend who helped me obtain a Harley Davidson. She had the ... Read more
Wrongful Death Questions
Was a crime committed against my daughter if her boyfriend took her to the ER, unconscious and blue, and left without telling the staff her name ... Read more
Can a Prisoner Sue a Jail or Prison for Negligence?
There are more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. To put this number in perspective, the number of people in jails and ... Read more
How Can a Spoilation Letter Help Protect My Claim?
You’ve probably seen a courtroom drama or two on TV. Maybe the movie or episode you watched involved a sinister DA or an unethical police chief ... Read more
A Riot Left You With Property Damage. What Now?
2020 has been quite a year. While civil unrest isn’t a new concept in the United States, it has become more prevalent in recent months as a ... Read more
What is the Eggshell Skull Rule?
The “eggshell skull rule” sounds frightening, but it’s actually a fairly straightforward legal doctrine that helps make certain personal injury ... Read more
Can I Sue a Police Officer for Personal Injury?
If you’re tuning in to the national news, then you’re aware that the issue of physical injuries by police officers has been front and center in ... Read more
Can a Police Officer Get Workers’ Comp for an Injury On Duty?
Why did you become a police officer? It might be because you believe in preserving and serving justice, or it could be because you believe in ... Read more
What Is Negligence Per Se in a Personal Injury Case?
“Negligence per se” is a legal doctrine whereby an act is considered negligent if the act violates a statute. It’s an important doctrine to ... Read more
Are Law Firms Considered “Essential Businesses”?
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Who’s Liable When a Dog Bites?
Toto, Rin Tin Tin, Benji, Lassie... Americans love their dogs. According to the most recent estimates, there are 89.7 million dogs owned in the ... Read more
What Is It Like to be in a Car Crash?
Car insurance experts say that the average person is involved in a car crash about once every 18 years. That ends up being 3 to 4 collisions in ... Read more
What is a Catastrophic Personal Injury Claim?
Any kind of accident can lead to serious injuries. But what makes an accident catastrophic? Someone once said that even a minor medical procedure ... Read more
Should I Handle My Car Accident Without Involving Insurance?
A fender bender can leave you annoyed at its inconvenience, but ultimately uninjured. If you accidentally rear-ended someone with just a little ... Read more
Are Part-time Employees Eligible for Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation is a benefit offered to most employees to pay for their expenses if they are hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation is ... Read more
What Are Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
What happens when negligence causes someone’s death? On the evening of August 25, 2001, award-winning-singer Aaliyah boarded a twin-engine ... Read more
Out-of-Court Settlement or Trial: Which Is Best for My Personal Injury Case?
The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court. Nevertheless, the old adage is that a good lawyer isn’t afraid to go to ... Read more
Can You Change a False or Inaccurate Police Report?
A police report is a written account of a police officer’s observations. If the police are called to the scene of a car accident, they will ... Read more
Motorcycle Lane Splitting: Where Is It Legal?
Have you ever been stuck in traffic on a 2-lane highway and watched as a motorcycle blew past you using the narrow space between the traffic ... Read more
What’s the Difference Between a Jury and Bench Trial?
If you’ve ever watched a courtroom drama or read a legal thriller, then you’re probably familiar with a jury trial. But you might be surprised to ... Read more
Can I Sue My Veterinarian for an Injury to My Pet?
It’s a pet owner's worst nightmare: You bring your animal to your veterinarian for a routine procedure and something goes horribly wrong. When ... Read more
What’s a Frivolous Lawsuit?
The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits filed in the United States involve legitimate claims and are the result of honest disagreements. ... Read more
How Should I Handle an Auto Accident in a Rental Car?
Getting into any kind of car accident can be stressful enough, even if damages are minor and there are no injuries. But if you’re in an accident ... Read more
Should You Sue an Uninsured Driver After an Accident?
The legal system is designed to restore a plaintiff (accident victim) to the financial condition they were in before an accident or injury ... Read more
When Should I Fire My Lawyer?
Every profession has good, talented people — and then there are those who are less talented or motivated to do the right thing. The legal ... Read more
What Are “No Pay, No Play” Laws, and How Do They Apply to Uninsured Drivers?
No pay, no play. If you’re unfamiliar with this phrase in the context of car insurance law, here’s what it means: A state with a no pay, no ... Read more
“Help! I Just Got Into an Accident While Driving for a Rideshare...What Do I Do?”
Dealing with car accidents is stressful enough, but it gets even more complicated when you’re driving for another organization at the time, like ... Read more
How Can I Get a Police Report Online After a Car Accident?
Police officers are trained to document their observations and actions whenever they’re called to the scene of an accident. This documentation ... Read more
Help! I’ve Been in a Car Crash with No Witnesses. What Now?
Eyewitnesses can be very helpful to determine what really happened after a car accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident, having an ... Read more
How Do I Find Witnesses After a Car Accident?
A good witness can mean the difference between recovering damages after a motor vehicle accident and being liable to the other party for their ... Read more
What Should I Do After a Minor Car Accident?
So you were involved in a minor car accident… now what? Not all car accidents require hiring an attorney and filing a lawsuit. Some fender ... Read more
I Hit a Parked Car… Now What?
It’s dark, rainy and hard to see out of your rearview mirror. As you’re backing up out of a parking spot, you feel a sudden jolt as you ... Read more
What Is Personal Protective Equipment (PPP), & Why Is It Important?
You may be a nurse, work on a construction site, in a restaurant kitchen, or drive a forklift in a warehouse. Everyone wants to feel safe at home ... Read more
What Should I Look For in an Attorney?
There are very few positive life events that drive you to seek an attorney’s help. You either want to avoid a problem you think will happen or ... Read more
Can Someone Sue Me for a Car Accident If I Don’t Have Insurance?
Driving without insurance is a high-speed game of Russian Roulette. You might not lose the game on your first try, but keep trying and eventually ... Read more
What Is the Learned Intermediary Doctrine?
How a doctor might stand in the way of your defective products claim What does the term “learned intermediary” mean, and where does it come from? ... Read more
How to Sue Someone
When you have been wronged in some way, the urge to litigate can be overwhelming. You suffered damages! Someone wronged you! You can whip out ... Read more
Why are Driving Deaths in America Rising?
The United States now has the most driving deaths in the industrialized world We like to think that America is #1 in everything, but that is no ... Read more
Who Is Responsible in a Self-Driving Car Accident?
Just because there’s no driver doesn’t mean there’s no court case The idea of a self-driving car seems magical to many people, especially those ... Read more
Workplace Accidents and the Blame Game – Whose Fault Is It?
Today’s guest post comes from Alex Moore. We hope you enjoy his research and thoughts on when workplace accidents are the fault of the employee ... Read more
Why Is My Lawyer Ignoring Me?
Reasons your attorney is silent or is taking too long to respond After your initial accident, you decided to meet with an attorney. He was nice! ... Read more
How Can I Help My Friend or Relative After a Life-Changing Accident?
When someone needs your support When someone has been in a car accident, it can range from a fender bender to a devastating crash. Even the ... Read more
When Should I NOT Be a Good Samaritan?
The legalities of the duty to rescue – what state laws say about when you have to help and when you shouldn’t Everyone wants to be a hero. They ... Read more
Is the Employer Responsible for My Injury?
Respondeat superior - let the employer answer We try to refrain from using legalese on this site, because let’s face it – legalese is terrible. ... Read more
Do Liability Waivers Actually Work?
Just how strong are those documents, really? When you sign up for a gym, before the staff locks you into an eternal month-to-month membership or ... Read more
How Do I Know If An Attorney Has Been Disciplined?
Answer: Technically, everybody deserves a second chance. But don't you want to know if the individual handling your personal injury case was ... Read more
What Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Answer: Workers' compensation benefits apply when and if you are injured on the job If you are injured on the job, you should qualify for: Time ... Read more
How Do I Reduce My Liability As a Property Owner?
Answer: A landlord has responsibilities to those who come onto his or her property. This includes keeping the property in sound physical ... Read more
Personal Injury vs. Property Damage: What’s the Difference?
Why do some attorneys handle one or the other, but not both? After an accident, you're exhausted. You've just been through a traumatic ... Read more
I Was Robbed at Gunpoint While Working - What Should My Employer Do to Help Me After the Fact?
What can I do if someone pulled a gun on me? What is my employer supposed to do? We recently had a reader reach out with a question. We were ... Read more
What Should I Look for in a Wrongful Death Attorney?
After the passing of a loved one, searching for a wrongful death attorney can feel slimy. Trust us: It's necessary. If you've had a family ... Read more
Can Someone Sue Me for a Car Accident If There’s No Police Report?
If the police don’t report an accident, it’s like it didn’t happen – right? You can tell yourself that all you want, but unfortunately, that ... Read more
Is Your Landlord Liable for Your Safety?
As a tenant in an apartment building or rental home, you may not realize that your lease guarantees you the right to a certain level of safety ... Read more
I Was Injured at a Workplace – It Just Wasn’t My Workplace. Now What?
Let’s say you’re the spouse of a construction worker, and you pop by the new site to bring your wife or husband some lunch. While you’re there, a ... Read more
Why Did the Lawyer Decline my Case?
Personal injury lawyers may turn down cases for numerous reasons; one of the most well-known being that the time and costs that the attorney may ... Read more
What Is the Best Way to Handle Another Person's Insurance Company After a Car Accident?
I was in an automobile accident and my car was totaled. It was the other driver’s fault. How should I deal with their insurance company? Short ... Read more
Can I Sue Someone for Killing or Hurting My Dog?
Your dog is more than a dog. He or she is like a child to you. If you’ve lost a pet, you know how painful it can be – you’ve lost a member of ... Read more
If I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit, Is It Public?
Going to trial has consequences to consider If you have been hurt by the negligent actions of another person or entity, you may consider filing a ... Read more
Are Settlements for Personal Injury Claims Taxed? What About Verdicts?
Will I have to pay taxes on my accident settlement or verdict? If you have been injured in a bad accident, you probably wonder if you will be ... Read more
How Can I Reach an Insurance Claim Settlement?
After an accident, it takes more than just filing a claim to get the compensation you deserve for your damages. Once your damages are added up, ... Read more
What Are My Financial Options After a Serious Accident?
Of all the struggles that are caused by a serious accident, medical bills may be the hardest to overcome. Many times, you don't know who will pay ... Read more
What Should I Do If My Insurance Company Is Ignoring or Misleading Me?
Bad things happen sometimes; that’s why you have insurance in the first place. Collecting compensation after an accident should not be difficult, ... Read more
How Do You Prove Negligence?
Negligence tort is typically defined as the failure of a party to take reasonable responsibility when his or her property comes into contact with ... Read more
How Long Does the Injury Claims Process Take?
Personal injury cases are one of those things that shouldn’t be rushed. There are numerous steps involved in the claims process, and each ... Read more
Which Documents Will I Need for My Personal Injury Case?
After an accident, you’re met with medical bills, police reports, and all kinds of documents that carry information about your case and injuries. ... Read more
Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
This is one of the most common questions that arises after someone has been in an accident. There’s the all-important choice between hiring an ... Read more