Personal Injury

THE PERSONAL INJURY COMPLAINT

A complaint is the legal document that you will ultimately file against the negligent party if you are not able to settle the matter with the negligent party=s insurance carrier. This must be timely filed within the applicable statute of limitations and in the appropriate court. Many clients believe that the complaint is filed against …

MYTHS ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY CASES

This is a continuation of a discussion begun in our July newsletter. (Part I) “The More Medical Bills I Have the More My Case is Worth!” Most clients don’t necessarily put it that way. To a certain extent, it’s true that you need necessary medical treatment and accompanying bills to increase the value of your …

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND CITATIONS

The fact that the investigating police officer cited the other driver does not necessarily mean that you will prevail in a personal injury matter. Consider that in most cases, the officer did not actually witness the accident. Thus, much of his report will contain inadmissable hearsay (except for his observations and what the parties tell …

PERSONAL INJURY CASE EVALUATION

Many clients ask what their injury is worth and will it be three times their medical bills. They have heard from their trusted non-lawyer friends and relatives that this is the gold standard formula. The short answer I give them is “no.” While this formula was fairly accurate when I began doing Plaintiff’s personal injury …