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October 2012 Archives

Car Accidents - Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist & Medical Payments Coverage

Most insurance policies offer some kind of medical payments coverage option. This can typically be had in the amounts of $2,500 or $5,000, but more can always be added to increase that amount if necessary. This coverage offers protection to the occupants of the vehicle that is not at-fault, and supplements the amount that any injured victims may collect from the at-fault driver.

Car Accidents - Using Your Own Insurance Coverage

Although they are called accidents, car accidents are actually caused by the negligence of another driver. In understanding this, it is important to realize that the party at fault for the accident, is also at fault for any bodily injuries to others or those in their vehicle, as well as any property damage as a result of the accident.

Slip and Fall Cases - Structural Engineers

Another way that slip and fall cases can be assisted is through the use of an expert witness. When someone falls or is injured on someone else's premises, and because the nature of slip and fall cases requires a good deal of proof in order to recover damages, it is often helpful to have the experience and expertise of an expert witness. There is a lot of evidence that must go into the proof of the case in order to properly represent you, the injured party.

Traumatic Brain Injury - You Are Not Alone

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States." The CDC has documented that each year nearly 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries which may then contribute to death or permanent disability.

Proving Your Slip and Fall Case in RI and MA

There are many inroads in proving the notice requirement in a slip and fall case including the wear and tear of the defect such as a liquid spilled in a grocery store or retail store. Track marks in the liquid from shopping carts can show that the liquid was there for awhile and, more importantly, that the store knew or should have known of the problem and cleaned it up.

Slip and Fall - Devastating Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can be very serious. Typically, the body of the victim falls violently to the floor or pavement as a result of the slippery conditions. If the head is struck serious head injuries can occur in addition to back and neck injuries, severe shoulder injuries, and lower extremity injuries. These can be particularly devastating and include trimalleolar and bimalleolar fractures of the lower leg and ankle; which involve a fracture of both the fibula and tibia.

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