Personal Injury

What to Do if You’ve Been Served a Subpoena

While most Americans may have some idea of what a subpoena means, suddenly having a court officer serve you one can be a startling experience. Instead of dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding a subpoena or court summons, it’s vital to understand what a subpoena entails and what your responsibilities are after receiving one. What Is a Court Summons or Subpoena? A subpoena or court summons is the sign of the beginning of a trial case. Some legal matter
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How Can Social Media Influence an Injury Claim?

Though near-constant engagement with social media has become a way of life for many Americans, the habit of regularly updating statuses, locations, and general goings-on can pose a serious threat to the success of a personal injury claim. Scrutiny from insurance companies and opposing counsel comes in many forms, and in terms using social media during the process of settlement negotiations and/or litigation, plaintiffs are well-advised to stay out of sight as much as possible. The Dangers of Social Media
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What is Whiplash?

According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is usually an injury that occurs to someone whose vehicle is struck in the rear by another. Whiplash is a strain or sprain in the neck area and is the most widely cited injury in auto insurance claims in the U.S., of about 4 million. Many of these injuries will dissipate in a week or two, yet approximately 25% still persist three months later. What is Whiplash? The Quebec Task Force is an organization focused on
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What to do if You’re Pregnant and Get into a Car Accident

When a woman is expecting, there are always health risks associated with her pregnancy. Most women make vehement efforts to lower the risk of complications by strictly adhering to their doctor’s orders. During the typical pregnancy, expecting mothers make a conscious choice to stop consuming alcohol and eating certain foods, and make sure they aren’t exposed to substances that would harm their unborn child. But many may overlook the dangers they face every time they enter their vehicle to go
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How to Appeal a Case in Colorado

Every time a trial comes to an end, there is inevitably one party that is left feeling as though justice simply was not done. As a result, difficult questions of whether or not to pursue an appeal are likely to arise. The truth of the matter is that appealing a trial outcome can be a lengthy, complex and costly process that should not be undertaken lightly. The key to determining the proper course of action once a trial has concluded
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What are the Basis of Injury Lawsuits?

When a party is injured as a result of the actions of another, they have the right to bring a case of civil tort. These civil actions allow the injured to seek financial compensation for the harm incurred. Cases of personal injury may range from those resulting from automobile accidents, defective products, dog attacks, wrongful death, and more. The vast majority of torts are based on unintended negligence. In addition to negligence, cases may be based on intentional torts or
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5 Reasons To Hire an Accident Attorney

Those involved in minor “fender bender” collisions with minimal injuries may find the insurer’s settlement offer sufficient to cover the damage and move forward without a car accident attorney. Those who are moderately injured are strongly encouraged to retain legal counsel. Insurance companies are businesses seeking to remain profitable; therefore, attempting to navigate a moderate to severe injury claim should be done with assistance from a personal injury lawyer accustomed to working with them. Keep in mind that court employees
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What are the Deadlines for a Colorado Personal Injury Claim?

Individuals, businesses, and institutions generally operate best with a structure or framework in place for purposes of organization and efficiency, and the courts are no exception. In the realm of civil actions and proceedings, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are the guidelines that local courts model their own rules of civil procedure from. Courts have an affirmative duty to handle civil litigation in a manner that is fair and without unnecessary costs or delays. In a personal injury
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Can I Receive Social Security Benefits If I Was Permanently Disabled & My Lawsuit Is Pending?

If you are involved in a personal injury claim that is likely to result in a financial settlement or award, it may have an effect on existing benefits, like those involving Social Security. In making this determination as it specifically relates to Social Security benefits, the key is identifying the type of benefits that you are receiving or are planning to receive. The two common forms of such benefits include Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In
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Can Allograft Transplants Make All the Difference to Your Personal Injury?

This is the third part of our series about recent medical advances that are being developed and tested to aid in recovery from serious personal injuries, like those often occurring in motor vehicle accidents. Allograft implants involve transplanting tissue grafts — e.g., organs, bones, cartilage, and tendons — from one human to another. A graft is a piece of living tissue separated from its original location and moved to a location where it is supported by another source of blood. Allografts involve donors
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