Independent Medical Exams in Personal Injury Claims

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen “When you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for physical or mental injuries, the person or entity being sued (the “defendant”) or an insurance company may request an independent medical examination (sometimes referred to as an “IME”). There are a few reasons behind this request. The defendant or insurance …

How to Value a Premises Liability “Slip & Fall” Injury Lawsuit

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Coulter Boeschen            “Suing for premises liability – a slip and fall injury, stairway accident, etc. — will only make sense if the value of the case is high enough, regardless of the injured person’s personal feelings. In other words, an essential consideration is this: if after …

Driving While Distracted: Is the Textalyzer the New Breathalyzer?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Kelly Wallace, CNN “When Ben Lieberman’s son, Evan, was killed in a car crash five years ago, he spent months trying to get the driver’s phone records. People thought I was crazy, and it was like, ‘What are you trying to prove here?’ ” said Lieberman, of Chappaqua, New York. Evan, …

Negligence, The ‘Duty of Care,’ and Fault for an Accident

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen, J.D.          ‘There is no limit to the kinds of accidents — some pretty strange and many beyond one’s capacity to invent — that cause people injuries. From vehicle accidents to slip and fall mishaps, regardless of the particular facts, in deciding who is legally responsible …

Personal Injury Mediation: 5 Things to Expect

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Aditi Mukherji “Though you may imagine your personal injury lawsuit turning into a dramatic episode fit for primetime television, in reality, many personal injury cases wind up in mediation. Many courts even mandate mediation as part of the pretrial process. If you’re opting to mediate your lawsuit, here’s what to expect in …

How Long Does the Discovery Process Take in a Personal Injury Case?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Berg “From interrogatories to depositions and document requests, here’s a look at the timeline of discovery in the context of a personal injury lawsuit.    If you’re filing a personal injury lawsuit, the length of time it will take to complete the discovery process depends in large part on the …

Damages: How Much is a Personal Injury Case Worth?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen, J.D.                      “If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you may be wondering “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages” — …

How Attorneys Can Help People with Brain Injury Dispute “Pre-Existing Conditions”

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Shana De Caro, Esq. and Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.   Question? I was in an auto accident more than two years ago and before the accident I had been diagnosed with mild neuropathy in my feet. As a result of the crash, I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and since then my neuropathy …

Spectator Sports: Personal Injury Risks and Rights

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen If you are injured while attending a sporting event, can you bring a claim against the team and/or the owner of the facility? A lot hinges on whether the injury was foreseeable.        Ask any fan and they’ll tell you that injuries are an inevitable part of …

Rear-End Collision: When the Lead Driver May Be at Fault

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Michelle Santos          If you’ve been in a car accident where you ended up rear-ending another motorist, it can be difficult to show that you weren’t at fault for the crash, but it’s not necessarily impossible. This article explores a few scenarios in which the leading (as opposed to …