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What Classifies As a Catastrophic Injury?

Life can change in an instant, transforming a routine activity into a life-altering moment. Personal injury isn’t just about the physical trauma; it's about the psychological, emotional, and financial impact on every aspect of life. Catastrophic injuries lie at the far end of this scale, causing long-term or permanent damage.  A catastrophic injury, as...

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How to Prepare for a Deposition

Depositions are used frequently in Miami personal injury cases, and a deposition can make a world of difference in your case. It is important to know what a deposition is, how it affects your case, and how to prepare for a deposition.  An experienced Miami personal injury lawyer can also help you handle a...

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10 Tips for Maximizing Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case in Miami, FL

A personal injury or accident can turn your life upside down. In an instance, you sustained injuries, need expensive medical treatment, and cannot work. Who will pay you for your expenses, pain, and suffering? Under Florida tort laws, an injured person can seek financial recovery from the party who caused their injuries. Compensation can...

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What Are Nominal Damages?

Normally, the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit will seek compensatory damages (medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more). Sometimes, they might also seek punitive damages.  Once in a while, a party might seek nominal damages. Nominal damages typically add up to $1, or $1 plus legal fees. Most often, it is a court’s...

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What Should I Do With My Personal Injury Settlement Money?

A personal injury settlement can take a while to recover, especially if it’s for a substantial amount. But once you finally get ahold of your settlement money, you might be compelled to think, “I won a settlement — now what?” Knowing what to do with settlement money, while exciting, is also something that requires...

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Christmas Tree Fires: How Common Are They?

Every Christmas, there are people who experience tragedy on a day that is supposed to be about joy and celebration. When Christmas tree fires break out in the home, the results can be devastating and deadly. While the number of these tragic incidents is not statistically large, for the families affected by Christmas tree...

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The Different Types of Negligence in Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured in an accident and someone else was at fault, you can seek compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party. In most cases, you will need to establish that they were negligent to recover compensation. Negligence is a legal term that essentially means failing to exercise a reasonable amount of...

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How Long After a Deposition Will I Get a Settlement?

The timeline for a Miami personal injury case depends on the facts specific to the situation. Some personal injury claims that do not involve severe injuries or disputes related to fault might settle within a few months (or less) after the victim completes medical treatment.  However, some personal injury cases are more complex. They...

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Secrets of Accident Claims Against GEICO Revealed

GEICO – Government Employees Insurance Company – began in 1936 and has grown to become the second-largest provider of car insurance in the United States. With over 28 million vehicles insured across multiple states, its influence is considerable. In large part due to its budget-friendly options depicted through talking gecko commercials, amongst other quirky...

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What Is the Difference Between Personal Injury Case Managers and Paralegals?

A small law firm might consist of one lawyer and one receptionist. A slightly larger law firm might consist of three or four lawyers plus a support staff. Two of the most common roles played by support staff are personal injury case manager and paralegal. These roles are distinct, although, in practice, their duties...

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