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What is a Discovery of Harm?

Posted on May 19, 2015

What is a Discovery of Harm?

When it comes to personal injury lawsuits there are a lot of terms and ideas, such as the discovery of harm, with which most people are unfamiliar. These kinds of terms, though important, will usually require an attorney’s explanation in order for you to fully understand how they apply to your case. This is primarily because it is hard for most people to apply concepts such as the discovery of harm to their individual case because most people don’t have the requisite legal background.

Nevertheless, going into the personal injury process with a good base of knowledge will always be in your best interests. Understanding the legal terms you come across, and understanding what they might mean for your case, will allow you to be a much bigger part of the process, as well as allow you to make more knowledgeable decisions. To that end, let’s take a look at the discovery of harm.

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What is an Affidavit of Merit?

Posted on May 1, 2015

What is an Affidavit of Merit?

Sometimes people who have been injured or suffered at the hands of a health care provider will come across legal terms such as “affidavit of merit.” Unfortunately, most people don’t have any personal experience with affidavits, much less affidavits of merit. To help explain what an affidavit of merit is, and why it plays a role in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, let’s take a look at some important concepts.

The Lawsuit Process and the Affidavit of Merit

Whenever someone wants to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, that person has to comply with specific laws and rules. Every state has its own laws that determine what a person has to do to file a lawsuit, though they all generally address the same basic issues. For example, the law states how long you have to file your lawsuit, what format the lawsuit must take, and the kind of information your lawsuit must contain.

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Injury HelpLine® Featured on Popular Morning Show!

San Ramon, CA (December 2014) – On December 12 and December 19, 2014, the Injury HelpLine® will be featured on an episode of The Balancing Act® at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime to help educate viewers about the personal injury legal process and how to obtain legal counsel after one has been in an accident.

In the aftermath of an accident, the stress and anxiety that come with it can be overwhelming and even incapacitating at times. Anush Alexander, Vice President of Marketing at the Injury HelpLine®, along with Personal Injury Attorney Eric Jensen, spoke to The Balancing Act’s® host, Julie Moran, about what steps to take after an accident and the importance of seeking legal counsel to protect one’s interests.

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Will I go to Jail Because of my Personal Injury Case?

When people get injured or are sued by someone else for a personal injury, the legal process can often appear incredibly daunting. Even though your personal injury lawyer deals with cases like yours on a day-to-day basis, that won’t necessarily help alleviate some of your fears if you don’t understand what’s going on.

For many people involved in a personal injury case, they have some basic questions they want answered. For example, if you loose your case, will you have to go to jail? What about the other person? If you sue someone for personal injury, will that person get arrested or face a criminal penalty?

To help clear up some of these questions, let’s take a look at some essential legal concepts involved in every personal injury case.

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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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Child Sports Injuries And Your Legal Options

Whether it’s a twisted ankle on a soccer field, a head injury from football practice, or a broken bone from cheerleading, child sports injuries are something parents around the country have to deal with on a daily basis. While most injuries are minor and don’t require medical attention, serious injuries can irrevocably alter the course of a child’s life. Let’s look at the facts.

The Statistics

A child sports injury can occur in any sport at any time. Even when properly trained adults provide supervision and take all reasonable precautions, no sport is ever free of injury risk. Consider the following:

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Guns Loom Large in Childhood Death Statistics

You can’t go more than a couple of months without seeing another news headline about a school shooting, or a shooting incident involving a child. While these stories are shocking, school shootings account for only a small number of the gun-related injuries and fatalities that children suffer every year as a result of gunshots. In fact, most gun injuries happen in the home and at the hands of other children who had no intention of hurting anybody.

Children and Gun Deaths

According to a recent study presented to a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 500 children die every year from gunshot wounds. That number represents a 60 percent increase in a single decade. Handguns, by far, account for the most injuries and deaths. Over 80 percent of all children who are injured by firearms suffer injuries inflicted by handguns.

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What is Tort?

Posted on November 23, 2013

What is Tort?

People who have suffered an injury, been involved in a car crash, or who have been damaged by someone else’s actions, often speak to a lawyer about their legal options. For many of these people, this is the first time they have ever stepped into an attorney’s office. They often don’t know very much about the law other than what they have seen on TV or read online.

It’s very common for people in this type of situation to have a lot of questions about the law and the terminology that lawyers use. One of these terms, a “tort,” is something that lawyers often talk about, even though most people don’t really know what it means. Here’s what you need to know about torts.

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