How Has COVID-19 Affected Personal Injury Settlements?

Published on Feb 12, 2021 at 1:02 pm in Legal Information.

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If you’ve been hurt because of someone’s negligent actions, you would normally seek legal action. However, you may have pause about proceeding with a claim because of the COVID-19 pandemic. You could worry about the time it would take or if taking these steps could potentially be risky. The personal injury process has adapted so it can continue during the pandemic and people have the opportunity to get the justice they deserve.

5 Steps to Take After a Serious Injury

Published on Nov 10, 2020 at 6:49 pm in Legal Information.

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Sustaining any degree of injury can be traumatic, but when bodily harm is serious the consequences can be long-lasting. Common serious injuries include spinal cord damage, fractures, traumatic head injuries, and burns. When you’re seriously injured in an accident, it’s important to know what steps to take to ensure you can make a full recovery.

How Does the Burden of Proof Apply to Personal Injury Claims?

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 7:27 pm in Legal Information.

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Many situations have the potential to result in an accident—especially when negligent actions or inactions are involved. If you’ve been injured in an accident and are looking to receive compensation for your losses, you’ll need to build a claim that proves you were wronged because of someone else’s negligence. While you may feel the facts of your situation are straight forward, insurance companies and opposing attorneys don’t always see things the same way.

As the plaintiff, you’ll need to understand how the burden of proof applies to personal injury claims. Your lawyer can fully explain the concept of burden of proof to you and ensure your claim meets the required standards to prove you were wrongfully injured. For now, let’s take a look at the basics.

How Do State Laws Affect the Compensation Received After a Work Injury?

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm in Legal Information.

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While nearly anyone can get injured at work, there are certain occupations that are more dangerous. Jobs that involve construction, heavy equipment, and specialized tools are generally more likely to result in employee injuries. If you’ve been affected by an occupational hazard and are planning to seek workers’ compensation benefits, it’s important to understand how state laws affect the compensation received after a work injury.

10 Terms You Should Know When Filing a Lawsuit

Published on Apr 10, 2020 at 2:59 pm in Legal Information.

If you’ve been in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, it may have caused injuries and damages. As a victim of their negligence, you could have extensive medical bills, are unable to work at this time, and are experiencing pain and suffering as well. You can decide to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

When you’re going through the legal process, many aspects of it can be confusing. While having a lawyer at your side to help explain everything can provide clarity on what’s happening, you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the common terms used when someone is filing a lawsuit. This way, you’ll feel a more comprehensive understanding of what you should know when you’re going through the legal process.

Understanding State Requirements for Seeking Pre-Settlement Funding

Published on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:06 pm in Legal Information.

Preferred Capital Funding provides lawsuit funding to plaintiffs throughout the country. If you’re in need of funding while in the midst of a personal injury claim, we can help. Before applying, however, it’s important to understand the state requirements for seeking pre-settlement funding, as it could affect the terms and conditions you sign. Let’s start by taking a look at how states protect borrowers in regard to traditional funding options.

Traditional Funding Options: How States Protect Borrowers

To understand pre-settlement funding regulations, it’s important to understand the regulations that exist for borrowing money from a bank or other financial institution. With traditional forms of funding, the state and federal governments try to protect borrowers from unscrupulous lenders. Laws generally regulate the amount of interest a lender can charge and how the lender discloses the terms of the loan.

What You Need to Know About Social Media When Filing a Lawsuit

Published on Dec 31, 2019 at 7:05 pm in Legal Information.

In today’s world, we often connect with each other through social media. Even though social media can be a great way to stay in touch with people you don’t see, it can be an outlet for some people to post very personal information to the public. You might think the people using social media are of the younger population, but actually the Pew Research Center claims that 72% of adults in the U.S. use at least one social media site.

In fact, 82% of adults aged 30 to 49 have at least one social media site, the most popular being Facebook. On social media accounts, you’re likely to post details about your life for your friends to see. But even if your privacy settings are set to the highest levels, that doesn’t mean that your posts are safe in the event of a trial.

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