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After being involved in a serious car accident, I really believed that my insurance company would take care of everything. It wasn't until I finally received their settlement offer that I realized they were not on my side at all. This is when I got wise and consulted a personal injury lawyer. It was the best decision I could have made. Thanks to my attorney, not only did I learn a lot about personal injury law, but I actually got the compensation that I needed and deserved. I made a lot of mistakes after my accident, but I also learned a lot along the way. It is my hope that this blog will allow other accident victims to learn from common mistakes and get the information they need to be successful in their own personal injury claims.

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You Can Learn From My Mistakes

    3 Reasons You Can Fight The Validity Of A Will

    Despite what you might see on television, it is not commonplace for wills to be contested. However, if you feel that a loved one's will should be invalidated by the courts, you need to state a sound reason for why. Here are some possible reasons that could apply to your particular situation. Your Loved One Was Unduly Influenced If you believe that your loved one was unduly influenced, you could ask the court to invalidate the will.

    Pending Worker's Compensation Case? What Not To Do

    If you have a pending worker's compensation case, you are likely trying to make sure you do all of the right things.  You've hired an excellent attorney, filled out and filed the documents in a timely manner and have been highly consistent with your testimony concerning what happened.  However, while all of these things are certainly beneficial, you may want to spend some time focusing on what not to do if you want to win.

    Punitive Damages: What Are They And What Needs To Be Proven To Win Them?

    Punitive damages have received a great deal of attention in recent years due to several high profile cases. In 2014, a Florida widow was awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages from a tobacco manufacturer for the loss of her husband and the company's role in his death. Before you can go after punitive damages, it is important that you understand what they are and why a jury awards them. What Are Punitive Damages?

    What To Do If Your Neighbor's Dog Attacks Your Child

    Dogs are usually great pets, but the situation may arise where they attack a human, with or without provocation. This can be a scary and traumatic event, especially if a child is involved. If your child is ever attacked by a dog belonging to one of your neighbors, take the following steps: Seek Immediate Medical Care Dogs have incredibly strong jaws, so a dog bite can do a lot of damage to a child.

    5 Ways To Help Ensure You Receive Workers' Compensation

    Being injured at work can be a devastating event. The seriousness of your injury will dictate if you are able to return to work or not and also, the extent of your medical bills. In most cases, employees that have been hurt while on the job will try to receive payment from workers' compensation. Knowing some of the best ways to help you have success when requesting payment from your employer for your accident may prove helpful if you're faced this situation.

    4 Ways To Help You Avoid The Initial Social Security Disability Denial

    The initial denial of a social security claim can stop you completely in your tracks. One of the biggest secrets of a disability claim is that most people who receive that initial denial have a higher chance of receiving their benefits on appeal. However, if you want to give your claim the best chance from the start, you should consider these four things. 1. Obtain Any and All Medical Documentation

    5 Signs That You Should File A Lawsuit After Being Bitten By A Dog

    If you were recently bitten by a dog, you could have been left embarrassed, hurt and upset about the whole situation. You could be wondering if you should just "let it go," and in some cases, it might be a good idea to do so. In certain situations, however, it's a good idea to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you. These are a few signs that you might need to hire a lawyer -- and file a lawsuit -- after being bitten by someone else's canine.

    Your Intentions May Not Matter In A Case Of Reckless Driving

    You've probably seen daredevils on the road, street racers without regard for the safety of themselves or others, and people who like to weave in and out of traffic on the highway like they simply can't wait any longer to get where they're going. It's obvious that these kinds of individuals intend to drive recklessly, throwing caution to the wind on purpose as they speed all over the roads. The majority of people aren't that crazy when driving, but it may surprise you to discover that the prosecution in a reckless driving case may not even care about the intentions of the involved driver at all.