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Who Pays My Medical Bills After A Car Accident If I Do Not Have Car Insurance?

It can be unsettling to be injured in a car accident without having any car insurance or health insurance.  “Who pays my medical bills after a car accident if I do not have car insurance” or “how can I afford my treatment if I have no insurance” are common and justifiable concerns. While Florida law requires drivers operating vehicles to carry Personal Injury Protection (“PIP” or “No-Fault”) insurance, it does not require everyone to carry it.  If you do not have a vehicle that you operate on Florida’s roadways, you are not required to carry car insurance.  This would make...

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Legal Options If You Are Injured By A Defective Product

Often, in personal injury cases, an injury is caused by the malfunctioning of a defective product, such as when car brakes do not work properly, causing an accident, or when a young child’s toy contains small parts the child chokes on, at which time people contact an Arlington Heights, IL personal injury lawyer residents trust. Many personal injury cases are based on proving that the party at fault was negligent. However, it may be difficult to prove that a manufacturer was negligent in making the product. According to our friends at Therman Law Offices, LTD, the theory of strict liability...

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What Are Damages?

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In most types of civil litigation and essentially all litigation pertaining to personal injury, a plaintiff’s objective in initiating a legal action is to recover compensation. As a personal injury lawyer can explain, the compensation that a plaintiff seeks is the sum total of his or damages. They consist of all of the financial harm and non-economic hardship that result from an injury. Economic Redress A serious personal injury is likely to result in considerable cost to accident victims. Emergency medical attention as well as ongoing treatment can be substantial. In addition, severe injuries that prevent people from working will have a...

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Nursing Home Neglect

Fall Injuries Because of Nursing Home Neglect A nursing home lawyer knows that the national statistics concerning falls in nursing homes are alarming. Each year, the average nursing home reports approximately 200 incidents of patients sustaining injuries from falls. It is suspected there are many more incidents of falls that are not reported. Elderly patients are four times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in falls if they live in a nursing home compared to elderly people who live on their own or with family. Approximately 75 percent of nursing home patients fall each year, double the number of elderly who do not...

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How Are My Medical Bills Paid After a Car Accident

One of the most common questions I hear from my clients is “does my car insurance pay my medical bills after a car accident.”  The short answer is, yes – at least initially. If you have lived or visited Florida for some time, you already know that we have some of the most dangerous roads and drivers.  Every day people are injured in Florida car accidents.  The reasons for the accidents vary, however many times the crash boils down to one of two things – distracted driving or impatience. Regardless of the reason for the crash, oftentimes the results are...

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Top 10 Things You Need to Do Following a Car Accident

With millions of vehicles on our roadways at any given time, it is important to understand that car accidents will happen.  Hopefully you will never be involved in a car accident.  However, if you are, they almost never occur at a time when it is convenient for you.  Car accidents are inherently stressful.  After a car accident, you can feel multiple stresses including dealing with the property damage to your vehicle, your personal injuries, the accumulation of medical debt, and even lost wages.  However, there are ten things you can do following a car accident to minimize your stress following...

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2 Key Will Exclusions

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Estate Lawyer When you think of creating a plan for your estate after your death, most people think of a will. However, as an estate lawyer from a firm like W.B. Moore Law can explain, many people do not realize that there is more involved in creating an estate plan than a simple will. There are a few key things that a will cannot do. For these matters, you will need to make extra plans. Keep reading to learn two of the most crucial issues a will does not cover. Wills Do Not Specify Burial Instructions Funeral wishes are a common issue that many...

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How to Deal with an Insurance Company After an Accident

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you may have to communicate with the defendant’s insurance company first. Here are some tips for dealing with an insurance company after an accident. Don’t Jump at the First Settlement Offer When you first speak to the defendant’s insurance company regarding your injury, they may try to offer you a settlement right away. It may be tempting to accept this offer, especially if you have medical bills piling up. However, the insurance company’s initial offer isn’t usually sufficient to cover all of your losses....

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Responsabilidades De Los Conductores Para Evitar Accidentes

Cuando nos vemos involucrados en un accidente automovilístico todo se complica de un momento a otro. En la mejor de las situaciones solamente se tendrán que atender condiciones de pérdidas materiales. Pero la gravedad del accidente puede ser desde daños materiales menores hasta situaciones fatales donde pierden la vida alguno de los ocupantes de automóviles y en situaciones más dramáticas pérdida de varias vidas. Muchos de los accidentes automovilísticos se pueden prevenir y dependen de nosotros como conductores. Mantenimiento preventivo: El automóvil es nuestro mejor aliado para realizar nuestras actividades diarias como acudir al trabajo, realizar compras de supermercado, actividades escolares, actividades recreativas. Es...

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When Workers Slip or Trip and Fall

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Slip and Fall Lawyer Slips or trips and falls on the job occur frequently in the U.S. Unfortunately, not all workers have been properly made aware of what their rights are in these situations. If you have been injured in a work-related fall, it is important that you connect with an attorney who handles such cases as soon as you can. Depending on the unique circumstances that led to your fall, you may be entitled to one or more kinds of compensation at this time. Workers’ Compensation If you are either properly classified as an employee (part-time or full-time) or are improperly classified...

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