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Debunking 5 Personal Injury Misconceptions and Myths

Published on Sep 18, 2020 at 9:16 am in Personal Injury.

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When you’re involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault but still resulted in injuries and damages, you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible. Seeking compensation can be how you cover the losses of the accident—whether it’s medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Because the legal process is complex, you may want representation who knows the law, has handled cases like yours before, and who will fight for your rights. A Jackson personal injury lawyer from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will help you in any way possible. We have experience in car accident claims, nursing home abuse claims, medical malpractice claims, and more.

If you’re filing a personal injury claim, you may have some misconceptions or myths about the process. It’s important to have correct information. Let’s go over some common myths you may have heard so you don’t go into the process with these myths in mind.

What Is a Demand Letter Used for in a Personal Injury Claim?

Published on May 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve been injured in an accident and you believe negligence played a role, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. The steps and components of an injury claim are complex, which is why it’s best to have an attorney by your side to ensure you maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you need to recover.

When you begin a claim, you’ll need a way to initiate contact with the at-fault party to inform them of your intent to seek compensation for your accident-related losses. This is done by sending a demand letter. Let’s take a look at what a demand letter is used for in personal injury claims and how it can make a significant impact on the results of a claim.

The Importance of Timing When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Published on May 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm in Personal Injury.

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When someone is injured because of another party’s negligence, the victim has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for their losses. When doing so, the process can take months or even years—depending on the case. Your lawyer will explain the process to you and ensure you have the best chances of receiving full and fair compensation. The sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better your chances will be at making a full financial recovery. Let’s take a look at the importance of timing when filing a personal injury lawsuit.

What Is a Personal Injury Case Worth?

Published on May 8, 2020 at 9:54 am in Personal Injury.

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When you’ve been in an accident that was the fault of another person and caused you injury, then you are probably interested in filing a personal injury case. But you might be hesitant in filing a lawsuit because you’re not sure what to expect, or because you’re not sure how much money your case is worth. You might be tempted to reach out to a personal injury lawyer to ask them how much money you could receive in compensation, but if they give you an answer without fully discussing your case, then you should seek help from another firm.

Privacy Rights You Need to Know as a Plaintiff in a Personal Injury Case

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 10:48 am in Personal Injury.

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With how information is shared today, it can seem like everyone has unlimited access to information through a variety of means. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, believes in a person’s right to privacy. When an accident victim files a personal injury case, they have privacy rights that are important to be aware of. If you’re the plaintiff in that type of case, knowing what you need to disclose versus what you can keep private can help you build a strong case. Your lawyer will be able to explain your rights to you as they apply to your circumstances, but let’s go over the basics.

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of an Injured Family Member?

Published on Jul 19, 2019 at 10:46 am in Personal Injury.

It’s hard to see a family member in serious pain or incapacitated after an accident. As their loved one, it’s natural to want to do something to help them fight for justice if they’re in a situation where they can’t take legal action for themselves. If they’re incapacitated, they may not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. So what can you do?

If your loved one has legally appointed you to manage their affairs, you can file a personal injury claim normally through power of attorney. Otherwise, you can petition in court to appoint yourself as their guardian. This way, you can handle their legal endeavors similarly to power of attorney.

How Can Serious Burn Injuries Be Prevented?

Published on May 23, 2019 at 11:15 am in Personal Injury.

Burn injuries can cause considerable harm. They can be painful and have long-lasting effects. Sometimes, negligence is their root cause. When you’ve experienced a burn injury, you may think about how you can avoid these situations in the future. There are a few precautions you can take to prevent burns from occurring. However, your concern with safety does not mean that everyone has the same concerns. Unfortunately, all it takes is for one person to act negligently for a burn injury to happen. But your knowledge may help you recognize potential dangers and perhaps educate others about these dangers that can lead to burn injuries.

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Published on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm in Personal Injury.

After an auto accident causes injuries, you can file a claim to potentially get compensation for what you’ve been through. When going through the process of filing an injury claim, you want a trusted legal representative at your side who will make sure that your settlement is fair and will cover the costs of your injuries.

While some costs, often referred to as damages, may be obvious to you, such as the totals of your medical bills or damages to your vehicle, you have to consider the other effects of an auto collision. You may have suffered from significant emotional stress and this may continue to affect your life. These kinds of damages are called non-economic damages. These are difficult to assign a numerical value to, but your lawyer will be able to expertly calculate a fair settlement based on both your economic and non-economic damages.

5 Tips to protect your rights after a car accident

Published on Dec 14, 2018 at 10:32 am in Personal Injury.

Unfortunately, car accidents happen. When they do, the actions taken by those involved immediately following the accident play a very large role in the outcome. It is important for drivers and passengers to be informed and prepared in the event of an accident. They can protect themselves by following these five tips.

Tip 1: Remain at the scene of the accident

Always stay at the scene of the accident. Make sure that no one is seriously injured in the accident and if they are, call 911 immediately. If someone is injured and you leave the scene, you can be criminally charged. You will also need to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. Make sure to write down the names of any passengers involved as well. You should also gather information from any witnesses and speak with the police when they arrive on the scene.

Look out for delayed injury symptoms — even after minor crashes

Published on Dec 14, 2018 at 10:31 am in Personal Injury.

Regardless of the severity of car accidents, they will always be traumatic experiences. While severe injuries are usually immediately evident, yours may only manifest over time. Even low-speed rear-end bumper-bashing incidents can cause whiplash that can lead to years of neck or back problems or one of several other delayed car accident injury symptoms. You may want to refuse medical evaluation immediately after a crash because there is no evidence of broken bones or bleeding wounds. However, this could make it much more difficult to include undiagnosed injuries in any personal injury claim that you want to pursue following the wreck.

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