Informed Consent in Personal Injury

 What is informed consent? In the personal injury context, informed consent is when physicians inform patients of the risks of procedures before engaging in any medical treatment. The point is to let the injured party make an informed decision before agreeing to any medical procedure. In theory this makes sense, but unfortunately the application gets…

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Traffic Accidents with Animals

 No matter whether you live in an urban or rural environment, it is imperative for motorists to watch for animals on the road.  Construction of new communities in America continues to deplete the natural forest habitats of many wild animals, forcing the animals to move closer into developed communities.  Some studies estimate vehicle accidents with…

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Enforcing Personal Injury Settlements

 Settlement agreements are common in personal injury accidents.  If you are in a car accident you may be contacted by an insurance company claims adjuster looking to settle the case.  They will take your statement and assign fault to an accident. They will make an offer based on your medical bills and the statement of…

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Social Media and Personal Injury Cases

 So you just got into a car accident. There is a question as to who is at fault. You, being the gregarious person that you are, post to all 1,259 of your closest Facebook friends about the incident. Later, as the case goes to trial, the attorney from the opposing party uses such posts to…

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Medical Records for Deceased Plaintiffs

 Those dealing with the death of a loved one often have much to consider. An additional layer of complexity is added when the deceased loved one was injured as a result of a car accident, for instance. Family members are the ones who have to seek the advice of an attorney and proceed with a…

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