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Personal Injury Medical Terms – Part 1

Posted on October 27, 2014

Personal Injury Medical Terms – Part 1

The personal injury lawsuit process can be intimidating, especially for those who don’t have a medical background or who aren’t familiar with personal injury medical terms. To help you become more familiar with some of the important medical terms and phrases you might come across as you go through the personal injury lawsuit process, we’ve come up with a helpful list. Here are some personal injury medical terms you should know.

  • Whiplash. Whiplash is an injury that often arises in automobile crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, and other situations where a person’s head or body makes sudden movements. Whiplash can result in damage to your neck muscles, ligaments, or other soft tissues because the motion of your head pushes them beyond their normal limits. Whiplash injuries can be relatively minor, causing little more than slight pain or discomfort for a matter of days, or can be rather severe, resulting in long-lasting, and even permanent pain or damage.
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What are Damage Caps in a Personal Injury Case?

When you are injured in an accident, or suffer any kind of personal or medical-related injury, you deserve to recover the money you’re entitled to. Unfortunately, in many situations where people suffer a personal injury, state laws limit the amount of money they can recover. These laws, known as damage caps, impose monetary limits in various types of personal injury cases. Like many other personal injury restrictions, the details of these laws differ significantly from state to state. Nevertheless, understanding how damage cap laws work is something that can help you understand the personal injury lawsuit process.

Damage Caps

When we talk about damage caps, what we are talking about is limitations on the amount of money you can win. State damage cap laws impose these limits regardless of what the facts of a case is. For example, if you are paralyzed by someone else’s negligence, state damage cap laws can limit how much you would be able to recover regardless of your age, how you make your living, or any other factor. So, an already ill elderly person who is disabled as a result of an injury would be limited to the same amount of damages as a young person raising a family.

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Bar Fights, Personal Injuries, and Security

Posted on October 10, 2014

Bar Fights, Personal Injuries, and Security

When it comes to going out and having a good time at the local bar, club, or restaurant, most people don’t worry about the possibility that they might end up getting hurt as a result of a fight or physical confrontation. But the reality is that these types of situations are fairly common, and thousands of people suffer injuries every year as a result of assaults that take place in public places.

If you are injured in a bar fight, what are your legal rights? Though the answer to this question is somewhat complicated, let’s take a look at some of the issues this question involves.

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What is a Statute of Limitations?

Posted on October 3, 2014

What is a Statute of Limitations?

In personal injury cases, people who have suffered an injury must act quickly to protect their interest because of laws known as statutes of limitations. If you ever speak to a personal injury attorney about your case, your attorney will tell you that your time to take action is limited. Every state has a statute of limitations that requires you to file your lawsuit within a specific amount of time. If you fail to act before time is up, you will be prevented from recovering compensation for your injuries.

Statutes of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

Every state has laws that limit when people can take various legal actions. These laws are generally referred to as statutes of limitations.

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