Archive for January, 2015

Tolling and the Statute of Limitations

Posted on January 23, 2015

Tolling and the Statute of Limitations

Tolling a statute of limitations is often very important for people involved in personal injury cases. We’ve blogged about statute of limitations in personal injury cases before, but it’s a good idea to go over the basics. Essentially, a statute of limitations is a ticking clock that applies to your case. After you suffer an injury, you have to file your case within the amount of time specified by your state’s statute of limitations or you are prevented from doing so. With tolling, the time you have to file a lawsuit is effectively extended.

Stopping the Clock

When we talk about tolling the statute of limitations, what we are talking about is putting the statute of limitations ticking clock on pause. Tolling allows people to suspend or delay the statute of limitations time limit. Depending on your circumstances, there can be several reasons why you might be able to pause the statute of limitations and give yourself more time than you would otherwise have to file a lawsuit.

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What is a Contingency Fee?

Posted on January 17, 2015

What is a Contingency Fee?

When people visit a personal injury attorney for the first time, they’re often worried about the costs. What if you don’t have the money to pay legal fees? If you don’t have enough money, do you have any other options?

Contingency fees are designed to address these concerns. A contingency fee is an agreement between you and your lawyer in which the lawyer agrees to only get paid if you win your case. Let’s take a closer look at how this works.

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Crime? Tort? Lawsuit? None of the Above?

Posted on January 10, 2015

Crime? Tort? Lawsuit? None of the Above?

Why You Need to Understand the Differences between Crimes, Torts, and Lawsuits and How They Play a Role in Your Personal Injury Case

It isn’t unusual for people who have little or no legal background to contact an attorney after they become injured or cause someone else to suffer an injury. These people tend to have a lot of questions. For example, they often wonder if they can be sent to jail for what they did. Others who have suffered an injury because of someone else’s actions want to know if they can press criminal charges or file a lawsuit.

While it’s easy to confuse the issues of criminal actions and lawsuits, they are really two very separate issues. If you are involved in a personal injury case of any kind, you need to be clear about the differences, and how they might affect you.

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