1 1 Key Medical Evidence Used to Win Personal Injury Cases Brought to you by the attorneys at Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, P.C. Overview An injury inflicted at work, at school, while shopping, or elsewhere can have a permanent impact on the injured person and his or her family. Injuries can range from simple bumps and bruises to life-altering brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. They can also be fatal. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2007, 123,706 people in the U.S. died of an accidental injury 1. Work-related injuries account for a significant portion of both total injuries and fatal injuries suffered in the U.S. In 2008, for instance, approximately 188 American workers out of every 100,000 was injured badly enough on the job to require time away from work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2. In 2009, 4,340 U.S. workers lost their lives to a workplace injury 3. In many cases, an injury is caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or a company. When someone else is at fault for an injury, the injured person may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and similar losses that would not have happened if the injury hadn t occurred. 1 Xu, Jiaquan; Kochanek, Kenneth D.; Murphy, Sherry L.; and Tejada-Vera, Betzaida, Deaths: Final Data for National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 58 No U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Time Away From Work, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Number of Fatal Work Injuries:
2 2 During a personal injury case, the medical evidence that describes your injury is some of the most important evidence. All evidence in a personal injury case can be put in one of two categories: real and illustrative. 4 Real evidence is evidence that relates directly to your case. It matters because it shows what actually happened. For example, if you were injured in an auto accident due to a broken steering column, the broken pieces of your steering column are real evidence. most. Illustrative evidence, on the other hand, is evidence that represents real evidence in some way. For example, your broken steering column itself is real evidence, but a photograph of the broken steering column is illustrative evidence. It shows an important piece of your case, but is not that piece itself. Illustrative evidence can be a powerful way to establish your case. It s also the type of evidence attorneys argue about When seeking a settlement in a personal injury case, we use key pieces of illustrative medical evidence. The medical information in a personal injury case can be overwhelming, especially for people with no medical training. Although most lawyers are highly educated, very few are doctors. Illustrative evidence, such as charts and photographs, focuses your case on the important facts and prevents the other side from burying your claim in irrelevant details. Key Pieces of Illustrative Evidence We rely on over a dozen different types of key medical evidence to win settlements in personal injury cases. Having a wide range of medical evidence available helps us tailor each case to our client s specific needs. We present evidence that will teach a mediator how the accident happened and how it injured you. We use summaries and charts to present key information. If a settlement is not possible, our carefully prepared summaries are ready for trial. Some of the key medical evidence we use to win personal injury case settlements includes: 4 Real evidence is evidence identified and authenticated as relating directly to the events in issue at trial.... Demonstrative or illustrative evidence, on the other hand, is not immediately related to the events in question but instead derives its relevance from its similarity to or representative of the real evidence. Paul S. Milich, GA Rules of Evidence 10.1 (1995).
3 3 A Day in the Life Video To show a mediator or the defense exactly how an injury has changed your life, video evidence can be invaluable. A video showing a day in your life (actually we may show clips from many different days) after an accident can establish that, since your injury, some basic activities are far more difficult or impossible for you to perform. It can show how your daily life has changed, from brushing your teeth to doing chores to making dinner. It can show who you have to help you and what kind of help you now need. While your medical records provide a description of your injury, a day in the life video shows what those medical terms mean for you in real life. Work Restriction Evaluation Forms The U.S. Department of Labor provides a standardized form that summarizes the types of work an injured person can and cannot do. The form lists several basic activities, such as standing, walking, lifting, and grasping tools, and provides space for a doctor to mark whether the injured person can do the activity and, if they can, for how many hours each day. These forms provide an instant visual summary showing how much an injured person s ability to work is limited. It provides a one-page snapshot of what the injured person s doctor will say if the case goes to trial. Often, these forms show that an injured person is unable to do any work at all, or can do very little. Insurance companies and individual defendants often think twice about refusing to settle when they see exactly how the injury has hurt your ability to work.
4 4 Typed Client Job Duties List If your injury prevents you from working, a doctor, or sometimes the opposing party may ask you to undergo what is called a functional capacity exam, or FCE for short. In an FCE, a therapist examines you in relation to lifting and other relevant tasks, over several hours, and reports on how much of your old job tasks you can still do, or cannot do. Often, an FCE therapist relies on a list of job duties created by your employer, which may or may not describe what you actually did. We work with you to create a list of your actual job duties and may have this typed for you to give your therapist. Our list includes exactly what kinds of activity each duty requires. For instance, if your job requires you to stock shelves, we include that stocking shelves means you have to be able to lift heavy weights over your head repeatedly. This job duties list gives the therapist performing your FCE an accurate picture of your job and what you have to be able to do to work, making the therapist s report more accurately reflect whether or not you can do your job after your injury. Since a settlement amount may include lost wages and ability to work, it s important that any limitations on your work be as clear as possible, and these type tests can be very supportive. Summary of Care A Summary of Care simply lists the names of each of your doctors, therapists, and other medical professionals who are treating you for your injury or helping you recover from it. It also lists each date you saw each physician. Along with other key pieces of evidence like your doctors videotaped deposition, your x-rays or MRIs, and your functional capacity evaluation (FCE), the Summary of Care exhibit shows how your life changed after your injury. It demonstrates that you ve suffered a serious and ongoing harm that requires many doctors visits to treat. We may use this as an exhibit with your doctors, at a mediation conference, or at trial. Medical Timeline or Calendar Like a Summary of Care, a medical timeline or medical calendar shows how many days you have spent seeking medical care after an injury. When an injury is complex, is severe, affects several body parts, or has caused a permanent disability, you may have to see many different specialists. A medical timeline or calendar shows the defense at a glance how strongly the injury has changed your life. Charts and Graphs Charts and graphs are a simple way to make a big point. If your injury needs repeated doctors visits or physical therapy sessions to treat, or if you re supposed to be getting better over time but your injury refuses to heal, a graph or chart based on the medical records of your injury can make a clear point in settlement negotiations or at trial. It can show at a glance that your injury is a lifelong impairment deserving of a fair settlement payment. AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
5 5 The American Medical Association (AMA) has a set of guidelines that doctors can use when they examine a patient to see if he or she has suffered permanent impairment after an injury. If your injury is permanent, we often use these guidelines to show both the defense and a mediator that you meet the AMA s professional criteria for permanent impairment and what class (I through IV in many cases). This information helps you win a settlement that truly reflects the changed nature of your life. X-Rays and MRIs When an injury involves broken bones, soft tissue damage, or surgery, x-rays, CT scans and MRI films often provide an excellent visual of the damage your body has suffered. However, x-ray and MRI images can be difficult to read without enhancement. Not only do we ensure that the mediator and the defense see the x-rays and MRIs that document your injury, but we take care that they see these images with full illumination or by taking a positive, which is an enhanced paper printout of the image. Making sure everyone understands the full details of your injury can have a significant positive impact on your settlement. Often we use medical illustrators to show a particular image beside the artist s anatomical rendering of the image. Video Deposition of Doctor Who Conducted Your Medical Evaluation Not only do we depose, or take testimony, from the doctor who performed your medical evaluation, but we often make sure that the deposition is videotaped. In a video deposition, we can use the summaries and charts describing your injury. We can ask your doctors to verify that they accurately describe the damage you have suffered. Getting your doctors agreement that we have accurately described your injuries helps us prove to a mediator and the defense that you do in fact have a serious, life-altering injury, and that a fair settlement amount will make you whole, not overcompensate you for an exaggerated condition. Medical Illustrations Remember the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? In your personal injury case, a picture may be worth much more. Medical illustrations can be used by your doctors to explain what happened to you. They can be compared to your x-rays and MRIs to show the difference between a healthy body part and yours after it has been injured. And, most importantly, they can help a mediator and the defense understand the damage you have suffered. Today, medical illustrations can even be produced as 3-D computer models that allow users to rotate the body part and look inside. In a personal injury settlement, a picture may be worth a thousand dollars in settlement, or even more. Illustrations of the Mechanism of Injury
6 6 A common insurance company defense tactic is to insist that your injury could not have happened the way you remember it happening. We ve successfully countered this claim in some cases with pictures and artist renderings showing exactly how your injury occurred. These illustrations (sometimes called Mechanism of Injury graphics) or computer models are made by professional illustrators. Another concept is to have these illustrations available during your deposition by the other attorney, so that you can both explain what happened to you and show the defense s lawyers how it happened. These illustrations increase the chances that the defense will accept the truth of what happened to you, rather than arguing it away. Reaching an agreement on the facts of your injury is a huge step toward winning a settlement that compensates you for your injury. The Effects of Key Medical Evidence on Settlement Personal injury settlements can be reached informally, by negotiations between your attorney and the defense s lawyer. They can also be reached in mediation, where a neutral mediator works with you, your attorney, and the other side and its attorneys to reach a settlement. There are three main ways in which key medical evidence works to help you win a settlement. Key medical evidence teaches the other side what happened. Many lawyers attempt to tell the other side what happened just by stating conclusions: My client is injured and I want a settlement. While we know it s important to be clear about what we want, we also know that barking orders is a poor way to start a settlement negotiation. Instead, we focus on teaching the defense lawyer what happened in your case. Research on juries, judges and other decision-makers in legal cases demonstrates that these people are more likely to take your case seriously if they feel that they ve discovered the details on their own 5. One way to help them do this is to provide key pieces of medical evidence such as illustrations, charts, and graphs. When they can see the information laid out in front of them, defendants and their lawyers are more likely to believe what they are told. They can hear what happened to you, check the chart or picture in front of them, and see that these two sources of information match. Getting a chance to double-check information with a chart or graph helps learners feel as if they ve discovered by themselves that the facts can be trusted. This technique works in mediation, in informal negotiations, and in the courtroom. 5 See, e.g., Sonya Hamlin, What Makes Juries Listen, Chapter 8 (1993).
7 7 Key medical evidence creates agreement about the facts of your case. Often, insurance company lawyers or defense lawyers will try to avoid paying a settlement by claiming that you didn t get injured the way you remember, that your injuries aren t as bad as you claim, or that you calculated your losses incorrectly. All of these are ways to avoid a settlement by arguing that your facts are wrong. Without an agreement on key facts, a fair settlement can be difficult or even impossible to get. Offering key medical evidence in the form of illustrations, charts, and graphs helps create agreement about your case and pave the way for reaching a fair settlement amount. Often, key facts about your injury will be buried in a mountain of medical records, bills, or other documents, making it easy for the other side to claim these facts don t exist or were misinterpreted. When these facts are laid out clearly, any falsehoods or ignorance about them evaporates. We can then move forward toward winning you the settlement you deserve. Key medical evidence prepares your case for trial if settlement negotiations fail. Although we do our best to win a fair settlement on your behalf, not all settlement negotiations are successful. Luckily, having key medical evidence in hand prepares a strong case for you in court. Both the Federal Rules of Evidence and most state rules of evidence allow you to use key medical evidence pieces to teach the jury how the injury happened and how it has changed your life. Of course, you or your medical doctors must verify the accuracy of the evidence that we have created for this purpose. Research on human learning shows that human beings tend to learn information in one of three different ways: by seeing it, by hearing it, and by touching something connected to it. 6 Jury members who learn by hearing will learn about your case as your attorney talks about, talks to witnesses, and points out information on key pieces of evidence. Jury members who learn by seeing can absorb the information from the charts and illustrations as your attorney presents these aids to them. Jury members who learn by touching can be given copies of key medical evidence pieces to hold and touch while they study. Nearly all the types of key medical evidence we rely on in personal injury cases can be used at trial. Preparing this evidence, therefore, is never a waste of time, even if a settlement cannot be negotiated. Conclusion 6 See, e.g., Motivating Jurors-From Skepticism to Advocacy: How Juries Teach, Rodney Jew, ATLA 1997 Annual Convention Reference Materials, Vol. II, pp
8 8 Medical evidence is vital in a personal injury case, but a key role of an experienced injury attorney is to know how to make the complex simple. Key medical evidence clarifies difficult information into simple exhibits that lay out a case s key points. When choosing a personal injury lawyer to represent you, ask that attorney how they handle medical evidence, what types of personal injury cases built on medical evidence they have used had in the past, and what the outcome of those cases were. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to speak to one of our attorneys, please don t hesitate to call our office at or fill out our online contact form by visiting Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases, including cases with complex medical issues. We will meet with you to answer any questions you may have about your case or to help you understand your legal rights and options.
Common Myths About Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases 1 By B. Keith Williams There are several myths about accident cases and the attorneys that handle them. It is important to keep these myths in
You are probably reading this guide because you were recently in an automobile accident. Now you are faced with some difficulties. The tasks of managing your care and your insurance claim can be confusing
Table of Contents Introduction 3 Why Not Settle With the Insurance Companies 4 What to do First 7 Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer 11 How Much is My Claim Worth? 14 What if I have a Pre-Existing Condition?
KELLEY & FERRARO Attorneys at Law 888.839.8479 What You Should Know About Your Workers Compensation Rights REGARDING OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, INCLUDING EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS AND OTHER TOXIC SUBSTANCES Kelley
JASPON & ARMAS, P.A. Authored By: What To Do When You ve Been Injured in a Car Jeremiah Jaspon This resource is provided by Jaspon & Armas, P.C. 301 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 513-9515
TOP 10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE IN HANDLING YOUR OWN INJURY CLAIM More times than not, your personal injury claim will be a battle with an insurance company. A highly trained adjuster will be assigned
Do You Have a Case? Construction Accident ebooklet Mark Fryman 201 South 3rd Street Logansport, IN 46947 P: (574) 722-6676 www.starrausten.com Disclaimer No attempt is made to establish an attorney-client
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers 2014 Granby Street, Suite 200 Norfolk, VA, 23517 (757) 455-0077 (866) 455-6657 (Toll Free) YOUR RIGHTS WHEN YOU ARE INJURED ON THE RAILROAD Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers 2014
A Guide to Road Accidents firstname.lastname@example.org Contents About this Guide 2 Introduction to Road Accidents 3 How long will a Road Accident Claim take? 4 The Personal Injury Claims Process for
BICYCLE ACCIDENTS If you have been seriously injured when bicycling, please call me for a consultation. Bicycling is an enjoyable hobby. Many people also ride their bicycles to work. However, it should
10 Things You Must Know Before You Find a H Seattle Injury Attorney www.seattleinjuryattorneyfaq.com 1 Should I get an attorney if I am in a car accident? If you have been hurt or have serious injuries,
Guide for Injured Workers This is a guide to Oklahoma workers' compensation law and rules. It is based on laws and rules in effect in 2015. Laws and rules can change by acts of the Legislature, rulemaking
WHAT IS THE LAW SURROUNDING CAR ACCIDENTS? How Does The Law Determine Who s At Fault? When determining fault, there is no one answer that covers all scenarios. Accidents produce and are produced by many
A GUIDE TO INDIANA WORKER S COMPENSATION 2004 EDITION MACEY SWANSON AND ALLMAN 445 North Pennsylvania Street Suite 401 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1800 Phone: (317) 637-2345 Fax: (317) 637-2369 A GUIDE TO INDIANA
Frequently Asked Questions About Georgia Workers Compensation Ty Wilson Attorney At Law 1-866-937-5454 www.tywilsonlaw.com Special Report Frequently Asked Questions About Claims Special Report Ty Wilson
Choosing An Attorney For Your Accident Case By Michael A. Schafer, Attorney at Law 440 South Seventh Street, Ste. 200 Louisville, Kentucky 40203 (502) 584-9511 www.mikeschaferlaw.com CHOOSING AN ATTORNEY
HOW MUCH MONEY IS MY SLIP AND FALL CASE WORTH? Knowledge of the Value of Your Claim Can Help You to Determine If a Settlement Offer Is Reasonable and Appropriate Given the Circumstances of the Fall and
Information for Worker s Compensation Clients Overview of the Worker s Compensation Act Indiana Worker s Compensation cases are governed by a State law known as the Worker s Compensation Act. The legislature
My Attorney What A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do For You By Christopher M. Davis, Attorney at Law Davis Law Group, P.S. 2101 Fourth Avenue Suite 630 Seattle, WA 98121 206-727-4000 Davis Law Group, P.S.
Consumer Awareness Guide to Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer Provided as an educational service by: Anthony D. Castelli, Esq. Concentration in Auto and Work Related Injuries (513) 621-2345 Read this guide
FURR & HENSHAW http://www.scmedicalmalpractice.com 1900 Oak Street Post Office Box 2909 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578 (843) 626-7621 (800) 849-2525 email@example.com and 1534 Blanding Street Columbia,
CREATIVE DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE: ADDING THE MIDAS TOUCH A. Introduction We all know that the use of demonstrative evidence can be crucial to the jury s ability to understand complex issues at trial. There
Page 1 of 7 Ben Brodhead on proving causation and damages in spinal fusion cases. Friend on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend Proving Causation and Damages in Spinal Fusion Cases By: Ben C.
Consumer Awareness How to Keep From Getting Ripped Off by Big Insurance Provided as an educational service by: Anthony D. Castelli, Esq. Concentration in Auto and Work Related Injuries (513) 621-2345 ATTENTION!!!
Common Myths Associated With Georgia Workers Compensation Claims Ty Wilson 1-866-937-5454 www.tywilsonlaw.com Special Report COMMON MYTHS ASSOCIATED WITH GEORGIA WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS Special Report
Your Personal Guide To Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Know How To Do Things Right When You ve Been Wronged You have questions. And most likely, you have a lot of them. The good news is that this is completely
What To Do If A Lawyer Contacts You By Lustbader Law Firm This article is written by David Lustbader of Livingston, New Jersey. It grew out of a discussion during a Medical Protective Risk Management Seminar
Missouri Small Claims Court Handbook The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION TO THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT...1 Page II. THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BRINGING A CLAIM...1 A. WHO
General Information on Representing Yourself in a Workers Compensation Case Idaho Industrial Commission PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0041 Telephone: (208) 334-6000 Fax: (208) 332-7558 www.iic.idaho.gov
KYLE AND WES ARE AMONG THE NEXT GENERATION OF GREAT TRIAL LAWYERS. Bruce Kaster, Kaster & Lynch, P.A. Ocala, Florida Superior knowledge. Relentless advocacy. Those words perfectly describe Farrar & Ball
WORKERS COMPENSATION & YOUR RIGHTS 655 Florida Grove Road Mailing Address P.O. Box 760 Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (732) 324-7600 GILL & CHAMAS Raymond A. Gill, Jr.* Peter Chamas* James Pagliuca Michael J. Hanus
The Use of Next Generation Visual Evidence and Its Importance to Expert Witness Testimony and Presentation. National Trial Lawyers Summit January 18-21, 2015 Daniel L. Buckfire Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
TEXAS AUTO ACCIDENTS Auto accidents can cause thousands or even millions of dollars in losses due to medical expenditures, an inability to work, a reduction in future earnings, or the untimely death of
3 TRAPS THAT INSURANCE ADJUSTORS WILL SET FOR YOU.. BUT READ THIS FIRST (AND CAREFULLY): You may be like many people who are in car accidents who want to try and handle your insurance claim on your own.
: A guide to making a claim 2 Our guide to making a clinical negligence claim At Kingsley Napley, our guiding principle is to provide you with a dedicated client service and we aim to make the claims process
SPECIAL REPORT TRAIN INJURY CASE Protect Your Rights: 7 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Train Injury Case If you are employed in the train industry, you should be aware of what to do should you become injured
Step-by-step guide to pursuing a medical negligence claim Suffering from medical negligence can be a painful and distressing experience for anyone. This short guide offers some advice to help people thinking
Introduction What is Personal Injury? Personal injury is any injury that occurs to your person. Most personal injuries are a result of an accident, although some can result from malicious, deliberate intent.
Do You Have a Case? Truck Accident ebooklet Andrew Miller 201 South 3rd Street Logansport, IN 46947 P: (574) 722-6676 www.starrausten.com Disclaimer No attempt is made to establish an attorney-client relationship
Accidents at Work Everything you need to know Falling from ladders, slipping on a wet floor, lifting a heavy item, cutting yourself on a machine. Even in the 21st Century the workplace is still dangerous
5 FUNDAMENTALS OF UNCOMPROMISING ADVOCACY By Anthony Castelli Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney INTRODUCTION If you ve been seriously harmed in a car accident, getting a fair settlement can be
Duty of Care and Negligence Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc. Information Sheet Updated March 2007 What is Negligence? Negligence is when someone who owes you a duty of care, has failed to
Your Guide to Recovery PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS Committed to Your Future We will: Ensure all necessary notices are provided to maintain your claim and commence the action within the limitation period. Work
HOW TO CHOOSE A COMPENSATION LAWYER GUARANTEE YOUR BEST CHANCE FOR CLAIM SUCCESS What you need to know to make sure you have the best lawyer for your claim How to choose the best lawyer for your claim:
Migrant Workers and Workers Compensation What You Should Know What are workers compensation benefits? Workers compensation benefits are available to people who are hurt at work in Ontario, including migrant
Where Do I Start? A Guide for Injured Workers TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. About Colorado workers compensation 2. When to notify your employer that you ve been injured 3. What benefits you re entitled to 4. Benefits
Florida Workers Compensation Law A Summary For The Injured Worker Page 1 of 6 Introduction This pamphlet was written by Dennis A. Palso of the Law Office of Dennis A. Palso, P.A., an attorney who specializes
STEPS IN A LOUISIANA PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT Having at least a basic understanding of the most common steps involved in a typical personal injury case may help empower you as a victim. Broussard & Hart,
Background Having a motorcycle accident is traumatic and can often entail substantial damage to your beloved motorcycle and serious injuries. If the accident was caused or contributed to by the bad driving
How To Determine The Value Of A Personal Injury Case What Is Your Car Accident Case Really Worth? By Christopher M. Davis, Attorney at Law 206-727-4000 Phone: 206-727-4000 Fax: 206-727-4001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Rights Under the Missouri Workers Compensation Law All states have workers compensation laws. The Missouri Workers Compensation Law is contained in Chapter 287 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
How to Prepare for your Deposition in a Personal Injury Case A whitepaper by Travis Mayor, Attorney If you have filed a civil lawsuit in your personal injury case against the at fault driver, person, corporation,
1. Giving a statement anyone other than the police, especially insurance companies. Insurance companies want to get you to give recorded statements immediately. They know that if you are unrepresented,
Table of Contents A Message From Attorney Edgar Snyder 1 Eligibility for Workers Compensation 3 Types of Workers Compensation Claims 5 Workers Compensation Benefits Payments 9 The Hearing Process 13 The
You are not alone. It was not your fault. You have courage. You have choices. You have power. We re here to help. A Guide for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Breaking the silence. Raising Awareness. Fighting
What is Workers Compensation? Who Administers the Workers Compensation Program and Related Responsibilities? Who is Eligible for Workers Compensation? What Coverage is Provided? What is a Compensable Injury?
Free Legal Consumer Guide Series Brought To You By Meeting All Your Legal Needs For 50 Years 2 What You Need To Know About Workers Compensation HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE If you read this guide, you will discover
FURR & HENSHAW 1900 Oak Street, P.O. Box 2909 Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 Phone: (843) 626-7621 and 1534 Blanding Street Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 252-4050 YOUR AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT CASE The purpose of
A CONSUMER S GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM TIPS AND ADVICE TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE. MATERIAL PROVIDED BY: DICAUDO & YODER, LLC A CONSUMER S GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL
Community Alliance of Tenants Tenant Education Information is for general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney Small Claims Court Information provided by Oregon
SMALL CLAIMS COURT What Is Small Claims Court? Nebraska law requires that every county court in the state have a division known as Small Claims Court (Nebraska Revised Statute 25-2801). Small Claims Court
MOTOR VEHICLE COMPENSATION CLAIM SUCCESS 6 WAYS TO RUIN YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE COMPENSATION CLAIM 6 WAYS TO RUIN YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE COMPENSATION CLAIM In this guide, we have outlined the 6 most common ways
What Is My Injury Claim Worth? How insurance companies evaluate your injury accident case Based on California law. Written by a California licensed injury accident lawyer for Californians. Provided for
This brochure was prepared by the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) as a guide to help the citizens of Washington State understand their rights. Established in 1953, WSAJ represents attorneys
MAURICE BLACKBURN LAWYERS ROAD ACCIDENT INJURIES SOUTH AUSTRALIA 02 MAURICE BLACKBURN YOU RE WORTH FIGHTING FOR. If you are hurt, injured, or are facing an unfair situation, you and your family shouldn
Arkansas Workers Compensation Questions & Answers What is Workers' Compensation? Arkansas' no-fault com pensation law was created by an initiated act in 1939 to guarantee prom pt, automatic benefits to
E R I C G R U E T Z N E R, R P.C. A T T O R N E Y AT LAW After an accident there are so many questions and what-ifs that go through our minds, that I have put together a list of some of the most recurring
GUIDE TO PERSONAL INJURY/ACCIDENT CLAIMS At Richard Grogan & Associates we have Solicitors with significant experience and expertise who will advise and guide you through all matters relating to bringing
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BENEFITS AND PERILS OF THE VIRGINIA WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT If you were injured at work or know a family member or friend who was injured at work, I hope that the following information
PERSONAL INJURIES There are three main aspects to dealing with the results of personal injury: medical treatment, employment, and recovery of proper compensation. MEDICAL TREA TMEN T Coordinatinq Doctor
Work accident personal injury guide Winston Solicitors LLP Work related injury claims Many thousands of people are injured in accidents each year whilst in the workplace. There are thousands more suffering
JUROR S MANUAL (Prepared by the State Bar of Michigan) Your Role as a Juror You ve heard the term jury of one s peers. In our country the job of determining the facts and reaching a just decision rests,
Top 10 Mistakes Made After A Car Accident www.chaikinandsherman.com 202.659.8600 800.299.8384 1 In this Top Ten List, we have drawn upon our decades of experience in handling car accident cases to compile
THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER? Introduction After six straight years of decline, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reports that auto accidents, injuries
EARLY CARE & EDUCATION LAW UNIT Publication Date: November 2013 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMALL CLAIMS COURT In the operation of your child care business you may encounter problems which force you to
WORK-RELATED INJURIES SPECIAL REPORT Dear Friend: If you have been involved in a work-related accident, there are a lot of things that you absolutely need to know. Workers compensation is a statutory right
SIEBENCAREY We re there when you need us. You have the right... to get your life back. to a fair settlement. to seek justice. 1-800-4-RIGHTS A history of success More than 65,000 injured people have put
7 Questions to Ask a NY Personal Injury Attorney Before You Ever Walk Into His Office 1. Have you handled my exact type of case before? 2. Do you have free books, reports and videos that teach me how this
WHAT HAPPENS IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE From Negotiating With Insurance Companies To Trial By Michael A. Schafer, Attorney at Law 440 South Seventh Street, Ste. 200 Louisville, Kentucky 40203 (502) 584-9511
I. ROBINSON V.BATES, 112 Ohio St.3d 17, 2006 Ohio 6362 (December 20, 2006). A. Landlord-tenant case In Hamilton County, Ohio, Plaintiff tenant sued her landlord for personal injuries caused when she broke
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34538 Seattle, WA 98124-1538 Maritime Injury Cases The following are the questions most frequently asked by our clients about Maritime injury cases. Obviously, the questions and
C.M. Haughey Solicitors Compensation Guide www.cmhaugheysolicitors.ie Athena Goddess of Wisdom, Strength and Strategy. When your experience needs our experience About Us C. M. Haughey Solicitors, located