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5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Why you need a car accident lawyer

5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer While there are many ways a car accident lawyer can help, this article is designed to highlight 5 reasons you need a car accident lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, your first thought may be your need for immediate medical care.  As time goes on, that focus may change from finding a doctor to finding an lawyer.  When this happens, car accident victims often wonder whether it is worth hiring a car accident lawyer.  This is a legitimate question you should...

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What Are Commercial Trucking Accidents?

What are commercial trucking accidents?

WHAT ARE COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENTS? This question may seem straight forward.  That is, until you realize that there are a lot of regulations which apply to commercial trucks.  The regulations cover 2 different categories of trucks.  Trucks over 10,001 pounds and trucks over 26,001 lbs. For this article, we are exploring only those trucks over 26,001 lbs.  Make no mistake though, an experienced trucking accident lawyer is a valuable asset if you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a trucking accident. WHY TRUCKING ACCIDENTS ARE DIFFERENT FROM CAR ACCIDENTS Far too often injury attorneys treat trucking accidents like...

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Post-Injury Statements to Insurance Companies

Post-Injury Statements to Insurance Companies

Post-Injury Statements to Insurance Companies Post-injury statements to insurance companies can be stressful.  This article will help you understand how these statements are conducted and the common mistakes made by injury victims. What Is A Post-Injury Statement Whether you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, animal injury, or otherwise, get ready for the phone calls.  Various people who you have never met are going to call.  They are calling you on behalf of the insurance companies.  What do they want?  They want information.  They want to know how the injury happened, who witnessed it, whether you were hurt and...

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Injuries Caught On Video – Lights, Camera…Lawsuits?!

injuries caught on camera store surveillance

We now live in an age where technology is more and more pervasive in our lives.  You can hardly go to any business without there being hidden or exposed surveillance camera.  These cameras are designed to deter theft.  On occasion, these cameras will capture individuals being injured. Whether a slip and fall, trip and fall, a shootout at a gas station, or other injury event, obtaining the video of the incident can be a challenge.  Businesses routinely refuse to produce them to injury victims.  Often times it takes the filing of a lawsuit to force a business to produce the incident...

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Immediate Medical Care Can Help Your Injury Case

How to help your injury case

As an injury attorney, I see many ways injury victims often hurt their case.  One of the main reasons is failing to seek immediate medical care after an injury. Seeking immediate medical care after an injury is extremely important.  Some of those reasons include: Documenting your pain complaints, Documenting any visible injuries, Helping relate the injury to the incident, and Securing your use of insurance benefits. Documenting Your Pain Complaints Properly documenting your injury claim begins early on.  Without proper documentation, you may be hurting your injury case. An important step is documenting your pain complaints with a medical provider.  Initial evaluations are necessary...

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Florida’s Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Law

Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accident by Lawyer Justin presser

Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Law Slip and fall and trip and falls are some of the most common injuries claims after motor vehicle crashes.  The reason an injured person fell is usually not because they forgot how to walk.  Rather, many dangerous conditions can cause someone to fall.  Examples include elevated or cracked sidewalks or food or liquid on the floor.  Most of us have also encountered the ultra slippery-when-wet paint in a crosswalk. Florida has a statute outlining what slip and fall or trip and fall injury victims need to prove in court.  Florida requires fall injury victims...

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Florida’s Accident Report Privilege in Civil Cases

Florida accident lawyer example of a crash report

Florida's Accident Report Privilege So you’ve been in an accident and the other driver told the officer they were at fault.  Now all you have to do is use that statement at trial and your case is a slam dunk, right?  Wrong! Florida's Accident Report Privilege statute prevents any statements made by those required to interact with law enforcement after a crash from being used against them in a later civil or criminal trial.  Persons covered are typically the driver and occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash.  The privilege balances a person’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination with an officer’s obligation to...

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Documenting the Injury Scene

When you are injured in a car accident, it's important to document the injury scene

If you have been injured, it is important to document the scene of your injury and preserve the evidence for later - even if there are eye witnesses. The Imperfection of Eye Witness Testimony While it is true that eyewitness testimony is some of the most impactful at trial, it is also considered one of the most unreliable forms of testimony.  One reason for this, according to a recent peer-reviewed article published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website (part of the United States National Library of Medicine) is that memory is a reconstructive process.  When a person is asked to recall...

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