Tag: personal injury attorney
TV Lawyers Dominate the Airwaves: Are they Right For You?
TV lawyers blanket the airwaves. It seems like you can’t watch TV for more than a minute without seeing a pile of lawyer advertising. They pretty much dominate daytime TV with lawyer ads. Not that you don’t see ads for attorneys on prime time television. Daytime TV works out better […]
Medical Payments Auto Insurance
I have Medicare and Medicaid, so do I really need to purchase Medical Payments on my car insurance? I live on a fixed income. My car isn’t worth much but the bank requires me to have auto insurance. I’ve heard that Medicare won’t pay for accident injuries but Medicaid will. […]
Photo and Video Evidence: Always Allowed in Court?
Photographs and video present some of the most effective evidence possible in court. In the dark ages of photography it took a small investment to buy or rent video equipment. But now that nearly everyone has a basic camera and video capability at their fingertips through a cell phone, it’s hard […]
Reserves And How They Reduce an Injury Claim
When new claims are reported insurance companies set something called a reserve in the process of setting up a new file. The reserve establishes the estimated value of the accident claim. Required as an accounting procedure, reserves enable insurance executives to estimate the company’s total potential losses. From an accounting […]
Does Open and Obvious Defense End an Injury Claim?
Open and obvious dangers present themselves every day. Cliffs or holes beside a road or walkway. Construction debris. The shallow end of a swimming pool, where reasonable people would never dive head-first. But in an injury claim where an insurer says the danger was open and obvious, does that end […]
Injury Claim Handling: Hidden Pieces, Unknown Dynamics
Injury claim preparation requires piecing together many elements, some of which aren’t immediately obvious. Imagine a puzzle, but some pieces are hidden. Think about it. The furnace makes loud noise. Most homeowners won’t attempt to fix it. You need to fly cross country. Will you tune up the jet engines and pilot the aircraft yourself? Many jobs require expertise. […]
Burden of Proof: How Much Evidence is Enough?
Burden of proof measures the level of evidence that must exist to prevail in a legal matter. Anyone making a claim bears the burden of proof. People bringing personal injury claims may have been injured, but in court they bear the burden of proof. Prosecutors seeking to convict those charged […]
OPTIMIZING PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM VALUE. Stepping it Up
Life is a learning experience. But sometimes, making mistakes along the way hoping to learn isn’t the best approach. Instead, if you’re serious about something, you hire a professional. Would you get on a jetliner knowing the person in the cockpit had no training and wanted to learn to fly […]
Confidentiality Agreements in Personal Injury
Confidentiality agreements in personal injury settlements are often proposed by those who have been sued. Such agreements can be enforced, even if it is a bad idea. Confidentiality provisions require non-disclosure of the terms of the agreement, or sometimes even to the fact of settlement itself, by the parties. Such […]