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Personal Injury: What You Should Know About Punitive Damages

Damages are an essential part of any personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be entitled to receive damages. Most personal injury cases focus on compensatory damages, and rightfully so. These are designed to compensate the victim for injuries caused by the defendant. In some cases,…

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What Is the Settlement Value If I Was Rear-Ended by a Commercial Truck?

Were you rear-ended by a commercial truck and injured? Commercial trucks can include tractor-trailers, tankers, tow trucks, emergency vehicles, dump trucks, etc.—pretty much any large truck used by a business qualifies. Accidents with these vehicles can involve catastrophic damage, injuries, and death simply because of their size. You might be wondering, How do I start…

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Do I Need An Independent Medical Examination?

With the filing of any type of personal injury lawsuit, there are many things that an injured plaintiff has to do to win their case. Because this is an injury claim, the defendant’s insurance company has the right to have you examined by a doctor of their choosing. These examinations are usually called independent medical…

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Celebrating Holidays: Stay Away from Products That May Injure You

Labor Day will be here before you know it, then there comes October with all the fun activities, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and so on. So many fun celebrations! While most people are grilling, camping, swimming and/or boating, and even celebrating with fireworks, it is important to remember to stay away from products that may…

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Tips for Getting the Most Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case

If you suffered serious injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you likely want to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. However, it’s essential to take the proper steps to ensure you are maximizing your potential settlement. Here are several tips for getting the most compensation in your injury case….

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Long-Term Permanent Injuries: What You Must Know

When filing a personal injury claim in Iowa, you are likely wondering how much your case is worth and how quickly the at-fault party’s insurance will resolve it. However, if you have long-lasting or permanent injuries, the claims process can take significantly longer. The insurance company may more aggressively try to undervalue your claim. Even…

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How Long After Brain Injury Can Symptoms Occur?

Symptoms of a brain injury can manifest themselves hours, days, and sometimes even weeks after the injury occurs. The occurrence of delayed symptoms generates medical dangers, and it complicates the process of obtaining injury compensation. Delayed Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Mild TBI, including virtually all concussions, might not even cause you to…

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What Are the Damages & Liability for a Road Rage Incident?

The victim of road rage can assert an injury claim for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, punitive damages and other losses against a defendant. If the victim dies, a successful wrongful death claim may result in damages comparable to a claim for catastrophic injury. Road rage is responsible for about two-thirds of all…

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Who Can Be Held Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?

You might hold various parties liable for your slip and fall accident, including residential property owners, businesses, property managers, employees of contractors, third parties such as customers, the government, the manufacturer or distributor of a defective product, or the workers’ compensation system. Each year, over 800,000 people suffer slip and fall accidents serious enough to…

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