Settlement Offer Response Basics: Understanding The Process
After suffering an injury due to someone's negligent actions, you have probably already reached out to a personal injury lawyer to file a personal injury claim. When you file that suit, it's going to start a lengthy process of negotiation and court dates. One of the first things that you will likely receive, after filing the suit, is a settlement offer from the other party. Here's what you need to know about that settlement letter and how to respond to it.
Seriously Injured In A Car Accident? Information About Catastrophic Injuries And How An Attorney Can Help
If you were personally injured in a car accident and the injury you received was severe, you can hire a catastrophic injury attorney. To help you, below is information about catastrophic injuries, as well as how your attorney can help you. Catastrophic Injury If you are permanently disabled due to the accident this is considered catastrophic. This is because this will result in you losing all income from your employer, which in turn can affect your life greatly.
Determining Liability In A Single Bike Accident
A single bike accident – which is a motorcycle accident that involves no other cars, motorcycles, or pedestrians directly – may at first appear to be the motorcycle rider's fault. The fact is, there are other factors that can lead to the accident, and some of them could leave someone besides you responsible. The following information can help you determine the cause so you can determine where liability may lie.
Parking Lot Accidents: How You Can Recover Due Damages
Just about everyone has done it – opened their door too quick and accidentally dinged the car next to them in the parking lot. Usually, it isn't even noticeable. However, some parking lot accidents are much more serious and can even cause injury. What do you do when you are involved in a parking lot accident and your car has endured serious damage? Here are three options that you have for recovering damages:
Water Skiing And Drunk Boat Driving: How Your Loved One's Wrongful Death Can Be Made Right
Drunk driving that leads to death is a very serious thing, especially if the person driving drunk survives the crash. Now there are also drunk boaters, who drive motor boats and speed boats drunk because there really is not much to keep people from getting in a boat, drinking and then driving the boat. If your loved one was water skiing with friends over a holiday weekend and was killed because someone was driving the boat while drunk, you have a wrongful death case.
Suing Someone For A Personal Injury When You've Been Previously Hurt
Can you sue someone for a personal injury if you've already had a previous injury to that part of your body? The simple answer: yes, you can sue. Your attorney will have to deal with some special issues as your case proceeds, but having a preexisting injury does not prevent you from seeking damages due to a new personal injury. What Issues Will My Attorney Need To Address? Essentially, what will happen is that the defendant's attorney will try to use your previous injury or disability to his or her advantage during the case.
How To Petition For A Family Member To Immigrate To The United States.
Although most of the procedures for petitioning for family members to immigrate to the US are the same, some family relationships may require additional documentation. The time it will take for the immigration process to be completed will also vary greatly, depending on your relationship with the family member. US citizens can sponsor more family members than permanent residents (green card holders). While permanent residents can only petition for spouses, children under twenty one, and unmarried sons and daughters of any age, US citizens can also petition for married children, parents, and siblings.
Five Pieces Of Advice For Working With Insurance Companies After An Accident
Sometimes dealing with an insurance company can be more frustrating than an actual car accident. Here are five pieces of advice to help you get as much money as possible. 1. Keep the first phone call short. All you need to do is let them know you were in an accident and a few minor details. Wait until the police file a report, all witnesses have been interviewed, and all the details are clear before giving any more information.