Common Questions About Personal Injury Cases
Common questions about personal injury cases often focus on case value and timing. Here are some frequent questions my office receives: What is my Injury Case Worth? When you suffer an injury that isn’t your fault you’ll want to consider retaining an experienced attorney to get compensation for these injuries. […]
Negotiation of Personal Injury Cases
Negotiation offers a key opportunity in every legal matter. Many cases settle before trial. 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 special […]
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 […]