Common Questions About Personal Injury Cases
What is my Injury Case Worth? This is, without a doubt, the most asked question about personal injury cases. Insurance company software, which actually calculates the settlement value of your case, crunches literally thousands of data points in arriving at the answer. You do not want to hear the personal […]
Negotiation of Personal Injury Cases
Negotiation poses a key opportunity in every legal matter. Many or most cases settle before trial. Enlightened negotiation skills increase the likelihood of acceptable final results. Basic skills are the same but we focus here on negotiating personal injury claims. Know Your Case Before Negotiation In a personal injury claim knowing the case brings […]
Minor Settlements: Why is Court Approval Required?
Minor settlements, personal injury settlements for those under the age of minority, often need court approval before funds are released. Here’s the problem: minors lack legal capacity to make binding decisions. Minors in most cases can’t sign enforceable contracts. So, an insurance release cannot bind a minor. This contradicts the basic […]
LIENS ON PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Like locks on a gate, liens prevent final settlement of personal injury cases until they are addressed. Government liens, private liens, statutory liens and others lock down settlement until dealt with. Medicare & Medicaid Liens Medicare & Medicaid, by statute, have liens on injury cases where accident related bills have […]
Can a Personal Injury Case be Reopened After Settlement?
Question: When symptoms come back years after an accident is it too late to file a claim? My niece was in a car accident four years ago and broke her neck. She received a settlement check and her medicals bills were paid. Now, she is experiencing renewed pain and she […]