Compensation for Medical Bills after a Car Accident

Who Pays Medical Bills After a Car Accident? One of the most urgent issues after a car accident is how does the injured victim pay for medical treatment? While an at-fault party in a fault based jurisdiction will ultimately be responsible, initially injured victims have to use her health insurance...

Determining Fault in Car Accident Lawsuits

Determining Fault in Car Accident Lawsuits In a Forbes article, In 2020, there were over 5 million  car accidents in the United States. Of these, 35,756 were fatalities, 1,593,390 were injuries, and 3,621,681 resulted in property damage. With so many accidents, it is essential to determine fault in a car...

Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Lawsuits The burden of proof is a legal concept describing who has the obligation to prove their case and to what extent they need to prove their case to prevail. In personal injury cases, the injured party typically has to prove their case and...

Negotiating Settlement in Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits

Negotiating Settlement in Catastrophic Injury Cases Understanding Catastrophic Injury Cases A catastrophic injury that suddenly occurs, is often the result of a very serious car accident. This type of injury causes serious physical damage to a body. It is usually permanent without the hope of full recovery. The consequences of...

Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases

Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases In an automobile accident, comparative negligence looks at the conduct between the plaintiff and the defendant. It is raised as a defense to reduce the plaintiff’s recovery. Comparative negligence varies from state to state. Under this defense, a plaintiff who is partly responsible for...

Joint and Several Liability in Personal Injury Cases

Joint and Several Liability in Personal Injury Cases Joint and several liability is a concept in which two or more parties (tortfeasors) that are responsible for hurting the plaintiff will be held independently liable for their damages irrespective of their percentage of fault.Under this rule, a single tortfeasor can be...

Evidence of Medical Bill Write-Offs in Ohio Injury Cases After Jacques v. Manton

Evidence of Medical Bill Write-Offs in Ohio Injury Cases After Jacques v. Manton Robinson v Bates, 2006-Ohio-6362 was a pivotal Ohio Supreme Court case that changed how medical bills were presented in an Ohio personal injury trial. Before Robinson, the only evidence that the jury heard relative to the plaintiff’s...

Michigan Supreme Court Issues Landmark Slip and Fall Injury Ruling

Michigan Supreme Court Issues Landmark Slip and Fall Injury Ruling Last Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision that changes the law involving premise liability cases. For many years, cases involving the “open and obvious” doctrine in slip and fall cases resulted in injured victims having their cases thrown...

Municipal Liability for Injuries Caused by Potholes in Ohio

Municipal Liability for Injuries Caused by Potholes in Ohio In Ohio, potholes are a major hazard during the spring and winter months. They are caused when moisture from snow and rain seeps into cracks in the pavement. Freezing water will expand and through many cycles of freezing and thawing will...

Guide to Medical Liens in Personal Injury Cases

Guide to Medical Liens in Personal Injury Cases A medical lien is a demand for reimbursement of paid medical bills that is placed against a person who caused the accident. Also known as subrogation, once incurred, your health insurance company will seek reimbursement from the responsible party.  Subrogation is a...

What To Expect After a Motorcycle Accident

What To Expect After a Motorcycle Accident Most motorcycle/car accidents result in very serious injuries. In fact, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, motorcycle participants are 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision and 5 times more likely to be injured when compared to a passenger...

Are Personal Injury Lawyers Worth It?

Are Personal Injury Lawyers Worth It? Personal injury lawyers play a critical role representing injury victims. If you or a loved one were recently injured, you may be wondering if personal injury lawyers are worth it or if you should handle your personal injury case yourself. We cannot stress enough...

What is a Slip and Fall Injury?

What is a Slip and Fall Injury? A slip and fall is a personal injury where a person slips or trips on another persons or business property and is injured as a result. Known as “premises liability” claims, they include injuries which occur at a store, a residence, or on...

What To Do After a Dog Bite Injury

What Should I Do After a Dog Bite Injury? Dog bite injuries are all too common and can disrupt the lives of the victims. We love dogs as much as anyone but they can be dangerous animals at the end of the day. A dog's jaw contains serious power and...

Frequently Asked Questions After a Dog Bite Injury

Frequently Asked Questions After a Dog Bite Injury After a dog bite, there's so many things that might be going through your head. It may have happened to a family member such as one of your children. If there are serious injuries or infections, the victim of the bite might...

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for a Dog Bite Injury?

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for a Dog Bite Injury? Dog bites are all too common types of injuries that can happen to anyone. While a dog’s breed certainly can make it more dangerous or have a higher proclivity to bite someone, the risk of a dog bite...

Assumption of the Risk in Ohio Personal Injury Cases

Assumption of the Risk in Ohio Personal Injury Cases Assumption of the risk in Ohio is a legal principle that serves as a defense in injury cases where the injured Plaintiff is attempting to recover damages for their injuries. The principle usually involves cases where the Defendant argues that the...

Loss of Consortium Claims in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

Loss of Consortium in Georgia Personal Injury Cases Under Georgia law, loss of consortium claims apply to the loss of a spouse for the other’s society, companionship, affection and all other conditions that come from a marriage. These damages are meant to provide compensation that has been lost by the...

Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases After an injury, there are many thoughts that are going through your mind. Probably the last thing you are thinking about is the time limit within which you must file a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries. This is referred to as the...

Social Media After Car Accidents

Social Media Use After a Car Accident Being involved in a car accident is emotional, scary, and results in the victim of the accident becoming very vulnerable. After the accident, the injured party often needs and wants to tell their friends, family, and connections about the accident and what has...

Injury Lawsuit Filed Against WWE Over Pyrotechnics

Injury Lawsuit Filed Against WWE Over Pyrotechnics In April of 2022, the Plaintiff Marvin Jackson attended WrestleMania 38. He alleges that his hearing was damaged by the loud pyrotechnics at the event and has sued the WWE to recover for the alleged injuries caused. He filed a lawsuit against the...

How To Win a Dog Bite Injury Case in Michigan

How To Win a Dog Bite Injury Case in Michigan Man’s best friend is not always worthy of the title. While dogs are lovable in most cases, sometimes they can attack and seriously injure humans. Dog bites are all too common types of injury claims that we see as personal...

Evidence Needed for a Car Accident Injury Case

Evidence Needed for a Car Accident Injury Case For those who are the victim of a car accident, the process of seeking compensation is incredibly difficult and frustrating. Dealing with the legal claims process is always a challenge and is only made more difficult by physical injury and disruption to...

What is Considered Pain and Suffering in Ohio?

What is Considered Pain and Suffering in Ohio? Those that were injured, such as with a car accident or other injury, typically suffer from significant pain and suffering that falls into distinct categories. On one hand, they may have physical injuries, physical pain and discomfort, and require medical treatment. These...

Made Whole Doctrine Subrogation Under Ohio Injury Law

Made Whole Doctrine Subrogation Under Ohio Injury Law If someone is injured in Ohio and the injury is not their fault, they will typically seek legal recourse to recover compensation for their damages caused by the responsible party. In some cases, however, the circumstances can result in injury victims having...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Disney for Jungle Cruise Injury

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Disney for Jungle Cruise Injury A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Disneyland by the family of the victim of an incident at the Anaheim park, Joanne Aguilar. The victim, then a 66-year old woman, was visiting the park with her family when they visited...

What Percentage Do Lawyers Take for Personal Injury Cases?

What Percentage Do Lawyers Take for Personal Injury Cases? Personal injury lawyers play an important role in settlement negotiations to recover full compensation for their clients’ injuries. They evaluate the injuries, verify the medical records and any outstanding liens, and negotiate an offer from any insurance companies or defendants. Unlike...

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Ohio

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Ohio Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime with serious consequences. No matter what the reasoning is behind leaving the scene, the ramifications can be devastating on all the parties involved in the accident. In short, no one involved in...