When Can You Take Legal Action for Injuries That Occur to Children in Youth Sports?

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Youth Sport

Youth sports are among the leading causes of traumatic injuries during childhood. According to research, children participating in youth sports experience an estimated 3.5 million injuries “which cause some loss of time of participation” each year, and almost one third of all childhood injuries are sports-related. If your child has been injured while participating in…

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Understanding Insurance Subrogation

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In many personal injury cases, a plaintiff who is seeking to recover damages will have incurred significant medical costs during the treatment of their injuries. This may include time in an emergency room, hospital stays, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or the cost of inpatient treatment. Depending on a plaintiff’s available insurance policies, if he or…

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Do I have to Pay Taxes on My Settlement or Judgment?

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In the aftermath of a victory at trial or a mediation settlement, plaintiffs may not initially consider the eventual practical implications of that settlement or judgment. A judgment for damages or settlement may be treated as taxable income by the government, depending upon the circumstances. When determining how to allocate your settlement or judgment funds,…

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The Use of Medical Records in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Medical records can play a very important role in personal injury lawsuits. The plaintiff’s attorney can use them to help to shed light on the plaintiff’s injuries, and the defense attorney can use them to refute a plaintiff’s claims for damages. The importance of medical records must be balanced against the reality that they often…

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The Increasing Role of Social Media In Personal Injury Lawsuits

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social media

Social media is ubiquitous in this day and age. Almost everyone we meet has a Facebook account, posts pictures on Instagram, or regularly tweets.  Indeed, according to the Pew Research Center, eight out of ten Americans use social media almost daily. While these activities allow us to connect with our families and friends, they also…

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Who Is Responsible for Driveway Accidents?

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driveway accident

Driveway accidents, or backover accidents, are an unfortunate occurrences that injure a large number of individuals, particularly children or elderly people. The drivers in these types of accidents are often parents or relatives of the injured, but when it comes to liability, it isn’t always as straightforward as you might expect. Responsibility for driveway accidents…

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Can You Sue for a Fitness Trainer-Caused Injury?

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Fitness Trainer-Caused Injury

No one likes to get injured, especially when you are working out or doing something that’s supposed to be good for your health. Unfortunately, no matter how health-conscious you are, sometimes accidents happen and people do end up hurt. But what happens if you are injured because of your fitness trainer? Suing your fitness trainer…

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