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Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed in a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury accidents commonly occur. These accidents often seriously effect the victim’s life through serious injuries, property damage, loss of wages etc. Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to recovering the highest rightful compensation for the injuries you received. Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed as Compensation Depending on the circumstances of the case, different types of damages can be claimed. These include: Compensatory damages: Compensatory damages are the damages that are awarded to an injured party for the harm they have suffered. There are different types of compensatory damages. The most common types are general and special compensatory damages. General Damages:...

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Tips to Remember When Suing a Retail Store for Injuries

Sometimes a little retail therapy is the perfect antidote to a dreary day. When we’re feeling anxious, stressed or simply ill, shopping can lift our mood. But if we’re not paying attention to our surroundings at all times, retail stores can also be places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. Slip and fall accidents may result in hip fractures, shoulder and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, etc. When an accident happens, there are basic steps to take no matter where you are. The first step is getting medical assistance as soon as you have been...

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The Link Between Slip and Fall Accidents and Brain Injuries

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slip and fall accidents, no matter where, how, when and why they occur, can result in strains, fractures, paralysis or painful misalignment of most any area of the body. However, traumatic brain injuries are life-altering events that can change the way you live your life for the rest of your life. Any area of the brain can be affected, so these kinds of injuries may impact your sight, hearing, speaking, short term and long term memory, sense of smell, sense of taste,...

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Injuries Due to Sporting Goods Store Negligence

The American Medical Association, and almost all medical professionals, will tell you that it’s imperative that we move our bodies to stay healthy. Whether it’s walking, running, hiking, mountain climbing or simply dancing to your favorite music, we need specific clothing and sports equipment to accomplish our goals. Accordingly, the best place to shop may be a sporting goods store. Although sporting goods stores are fun to visit, they are also places where accidents happen. Accidents in any store can be the result of many things such as inventory that has fallen off a shelf and onto the floor or accidental...

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What to Expect From Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Getting injured and having to endure the accompanying physical and emotional pain and suffering can be extremely stressful. If you are thinking about hiring a lawyer to help you get justice and receive compensation, you will want to find someone who is the right fit for you and any potential lawsuit you may file. Below are some qualities that are important when looking for the right legal counsel. Communication: Your attorney should provide a basic description of your claim and inform you beforehand of any potential pitfalls, how those pitfalls will be handled, and the procedures, protocol and deadlines involved...

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