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You've been hurt. Now what?
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
When do you need a lawyer?
Personal injury myths - what you need to know
Do I have a claim?
Do I have a legal case?
Why might a personal injury lawyer decline my case?
What is classed as a personal injury?
What if I witnessed a traumatizing event?
Finding the best attorney to represent you
Tips on finding a qualified personal injury attorney - where to look
Choosing a personal injury attorney – interview questions
Preparing to meet with a personal injury attorney
When do you NOT need an attorney after an accident?
How to talk to a lawyer
Pro bono legal services – does your case qualify?
Dealing with Insurance
Personal property damage in an auto accident
Maximum medical improvement and your claim
Dealing with insurance claims adjusters
Tactics insurance adjusters may use
All about Independent Medical Exams (IMEs)
Filing a bad faith lawsuit
Steps to an insurance claim settlement
How a Personal Injury Case Works
Class action lawsuits
Class actions, mass torts, MDLs: what’s the difference?
Switching attorneys in the middle of a case
Jurisdiction: Accidents that involve multiple states
Multidistrict litigation (MDLs)
Difference between injury settlement and an injury judgment
Mediation, arbitration, going to court - what’s best?
Why (and how) to settle a case out of court
Settle out of court with a payment demand letter
All about mediation
Documenting your Case
Medication journal – keeping track of symptoms and side effects
Post-accident pain journal – documenting details after your accident
Post-incident report – documenting details after an accident
What documents do I need in a personal injury claim?
The claims process and how long a personal injury lawsuit takes
Is there a time limit for personal injury compensation claims? (Statute of limitations)
Money & Finances
Calculating loss of wages
How damages are calculated
Options for covering your medical costs after an accident
How is pain and suffering calculated
Negotiating lawyers fees - how do accident lawyers charge? Are there any hidden costs?
Limits/caps on damages and what this could mean for your personal injury case
Elements of Your Case
Negligence and how it is determined
Causation and negligence cases
Comparative negligence, contributory negligence and determining fault
What is liability?
The “but for” test
The “reasonable person” standard
Fault vs. no fault in a personal injury case
6 steps to writing an effective payment demand letter
Before you sign a confidentiality clause - what you need to know
Life after an Accident
Life after your accident