How Do Health Insurance Payments Affect Personal Injury Settlements?

by Staff | June 28th, 2021 | Personal injury

Medical bills are extremely expensive in the U.S. A broken leg or even a sprained ankle can cost thousands of dollars, especially when you need an ambulance ride to the hospital. Meanwhile, more severe injuries that require overnight hospital stays or surgery can wipe out your family’s savings in an instant. Having health insurance can…

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How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated in a Personal Injury Claim?

by Staff | May 17th, 2021 | Personal injury

When most people think of the expenses they’ll face after an injury that wasn’t their fault, they think of their medical bills and lost paychecks if they’re too hurt to go back to work. These expenses are called economic damages, and they’re often the most pressing, as they can affect victims’ ability to keep up…

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Can I Hire a Lawyer After I’ve Already Filed an Injury Claim?

by Staff | April 26th, 2021 | Personal injury

In today’s “do-it-yourself” culture, handling things on your own that were previously left to the professionals is common. But what about if you tried to tackle filing an injury claim after an accident that wasn’t your fault, but soon realized you were in over your head? Can you still hire a lawyer once you’ve already…

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Can My Injury Settlement Be Taken for Child Support or Alimony Payments?

by Staff | April 19th, 2021 | Personal injury

Whether the insurance company agreed to pay you a fair settlement after some negotiations or you’re eventually awarded a check after a civil trial, knowing you’re finally getting money to pay for your injury-related expenses is a relief. The constant anxiety and worry about how you’ll afford your medical bills when you aren’t able to…

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Tips for Using Social Media During a Personal Injury Claim

by Staff | April 5th, 2021 | Personal injury

Around 80% of Americans use at least one social media platform, and many of those people use multiple platforms and check their profiles or post at least once per week or more. Social media is a great way to stay connected with family and friends, but it has come under fire in recent years due…

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Can You Refuse to Pay Medical Bills for Services Performed Without Your Permission?

by Staff | March 29th, 2021 | Personal injury

After an accident or injury, your first priority should always be getting medical treatment. But as most Americans know, medical treatment in the U.S. isn’t cheap. Even a single dose of over-the-counter pain medication can cost 10 times as much or more when administered in a hospital compared to when it’s purchased in a supermarket.…

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How Long Does the At-Fault Party Have to Pay?

by Staff | March 22nd, 2021 | Personal injury

After an accident that wasn’t your fault, you need compensation right away. And while accepting the insurance company’s initial offer may seem appealing, you know you need FULL compensation, not a lowball settlement offer, to cover all your expenses. Waiting to get paid in full can be agonizing, but it can help to know when…

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Why Do Insurance Companies Sometimes Refuse to Pay Victims Settlements?

by Staff | March 15th, 2021 | Personal injury

After an injury that wasn’t your fault, you need compensation. And when you have proof that someone else caused your injury, you expect the insurance company to cut you a settlement check to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. After all, that’s what they’re there for, right? But sometimes, insurance companies flat-out…

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Can You Still Get Compensation If the At-Fault Party Dies?

by Staff | March 8th, 2021 | Personal injury

After an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, you can file a compensation claim against the person whose negligence caused you to get hurt. But what happens if that person passes away, either as a result of the accident, before you decide to file a lawsuit, or after your claim has started but before…

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What Happens if the Defendant Appeals the Verdict After You Win a Settlement?

by Staff | February 1st, 2021 | Personal injury

Although most personal injury claims settle out of court, some don’t. When insurance companies and their clients refuse to pay the money that claimants are owed, they may be taken to court. Although many law firms will accept “lowball” settlements to avoid this, we fight hard to ensure our clients get the best possible chance…

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