How Long do I Have to Report a Car Accident?

The short answer is that you should report a car accident as quickly as possible.  While the first priority is attending to the medical needs of everyone involved, the next step is to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as you can.  Many companies offer 24 hour claim service and several now have mobile apps you can …

Will I have to go to court for my injury claim?

While the goal is to settle your injury claim to avoid the time and expense of going to trial, there are several factors that may lead a case toward litigation.  Settlement discussions may break down if the insurance company thinks you are asking for too much compensation for your injury.  Disputes over liability, or who is at fault, for the …

How much is my personal injury claim worth?

This is one of the most common questions asked by injured victims, but it is also one of the hardest to answer particularly in the early stages of a case.  While it is impossible to predict the outcome of the settlement process, there are many factors that together determine the value of a case and reasons for settling.  A few …

How Long Will it Take to Receive My Settlement Payment?

This is one of the first thoughts that comes to mind after settling your injury case, but the answer depends on several factors and can vary widely depending on the defendant’s insurance company.  Some of variables involved in the timing of settlement payments include: ~Terms of the defendant’s insurance policy and the company’s internal processing protocols ~Type of injury case …

Can I receive compensation for more than my medical bills related to my personal injury claim?

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Yes, you may be able to recover more than direct medical expenses resulting from a personal injury.  In a personal injury case, if you’ve suffered an injury or property damage you may seek compensation from whoever caused or contributed to those losses. The two basic categories of damages awarded in personal injury claims are compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages seek …

Will I be able to prevail in my personal injury case if I’ve been hurt before?

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Yes, typically previous injuries do not affect your right to recover compensation. You may still be entitled to recover damages for your re-injury or aggravation of an earlier injury if the aggravation or new injury is directly caused by another party. A few important things to keep in mind when making your personal injury claim if you have a preexisting …

How do I recover for lost income from a personal injury if I am self-employed?

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The short answer is documentation! In a personal injury case, the injured party is entitled to recover compensation for loss of current income resulting from time off work due to the injury, as well as for economic losses that can reasonably be expected due to the injury. This may include impacts on future earning capacity due to the injury and …

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim with the Insurance Company?

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You should only accept a settlement if:  ~ you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney, ~ the terms of the settlement are fair and equitable, and ~ all circumstances have been taken into consideration.  There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to settle your injury claim including the time involved, the extent of your injuries, and …

What is the Best Way to Handle Another Person’s Insurance Company after a Car Accident?

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We think you may find this article with advice on dealing with another person’s insurance company after an accident helpful… By Enjuris Editor “Question: 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 answer: you don’t. Many experts would advise you against speaking …

Can Social Media Have An Impact On Your Personal Injury Claim?

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We think you may find this article on the role of social media in your injury case interesting… By Jimmy Rohampton “Increasingly, social media is becoming more ingrained and playing a bigger role in our lives. From travel and shopping to healthcare, relationships and even education, social media is impacting decisions that millennials take daily. Also, some colleges do look at college applicants’ social media posts and just days ago, Harvard …