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Should you settle out of court or go to trial?

If you've recently found yourself the victim of medical malpractice, an auto accident or another personal injury claims, you may have already filed a lawsuit against the person (or company) whose negligence caused your injuries. You may be eager to proceed to trial so that you can have your day in court -- however, in many cases, settling before trial may be the wiser decision. In fact, around 61 percent of personal injury plaintiffs who proceeded to trial actually wound up receiving a worse deal than they'd have obtained by settling.

A single car accident does not always mean the driver is at fault

Not all car accidents involve more than one vehicle, and not all accidents come at the fault of a driver. Road conditions and equipment are sometimes the culprit. Just because you've been in a single car accident doesn't mean you're at fault: there may be a problem with your vehicle, poor road maintenance or design, or you may have hit an animal in the road (or swerved to avoid one and hit something else instead).

Is your insurance company denying, delaying or devaluing your claim in bad faith?

After a car accident, you've done everything right: you filed the police report, notified your insurance agent and went to the doctor. You had to spend your own money to fix the car, putting stress on finances during an already stressful period of recovery. Yet, your insurance company still hasn't made a settlement offer.

Distracted driving: teens aren't the only ones

When the topic of distracted driving comes up, many parents automatically think of their teens' behavior. They worry that their teens are talking, texting or playing Pokéman Go behind the wheel. But the truth is--that while distracted driving is a concern for the parents of teen drivers--teens aren't the only ones who are looking at their phone while operating motor vehicles.

Your personal injury attorney: how to hire someone who is right for you

Choosing a personal injury lawyer can seem daunting. You've already been injured, and you are probably receiving calls from insurance companies. You might be struggling with missed work, wondering how to fix your car or what to do about medical bills. On top of it all, you need to make an important decision about taking legal action. How can you choose someone who will meet your needs?

Rain causes more car accidents than other weather conditions

As personal injury attorneys, we often talk with clients who have been involved in car accidents in which inclement weather is a factor. We know that rain and wet roads often contribute to accidents, but just how much? A great deal, actually.

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