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How Does the Car Accident Settlement Process Work?

If you get injured in a car accident, you will file an insurance claim to receive financial compensation for your medical expenses, property repairs, and other costs. After you file, you and the insurance company will go over the facts of the car accident and enter into negotiations, if the claim is accepted. Although each…

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Personal Injury

The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases  

Personal injury is an area of civil law that allows an injured accident victim to seek financial compensation, known as damages, for his or her losses. A personal injury lawsuit has the power to make a victim whole again – to restore the victim to the financial state that he or she would have enjoyed…

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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

You might think that coming to a settlement agreement with an insurance company is the end of your claim. Next, however, is waiting for the settlement check – and distributing it accordingly to pay off your debts. Understanding how personal injury settlements are typically paid out can help you know what to expect in the…

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Personal Injury

What Are Punitive Damages?  

If you have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, you could receive financial compensation from the defendant for causing your accident. This compensation is known as damages in personal injury law. There are two types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages make you whole again by fully compensating you for your…

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What Are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

You may encounter many terms you are unfamiliar with during a personal injury case in Texas, including economic damages. Economic damages refer to the real, specific losses you suffered financially because of your accident and injuries. The term is also used to describe the financial compensation available for these losses. Economic Damages vs. Noneconomic Damages…

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What Are Special Damages in a Personal Injury Case?    

If you are injured by someone else’s careless, wrongful or criminal act in Texas, you may be eligible for financial compensation from that party’s insurance provider. The legal term for this financial compensation is damages. There are two main categories of compensatory damages available to reimburse a victim in a personal injury case in Texas:…

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Is It Better to Settle Or Go to Court for a Personal Injury Case?

When most people picture personal injury lawsuits, they imagine large courtrooms full of people and full-blown jury trials. Although this is a possibility for a personal injury case in Texas, it is not a probability. The vast majority of personal injury claims settle – they do not go to trial. Knowing what is best for…

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How to Protect Your Personal Injury Settlement

You might think the work on your case will end when you receive a personal injury settlement. However, there are still steps you need to take to protect the money you receive from an insurance company or defendant. Protecting your settlement means making sure a creditor cannot file a lien against it or take it…

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Personal Injury

Insurance Demand Letter Response Time

Every plaintiff wants a speedy resolution to his or her personal injury case. It may take several weeks or months, however, for an insurance company to investigate your accident and make a decision on your claim. Certain factors can speed up or slow down an insurance company’s response time to your initial demand letter. What…

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What Is the Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury?

There are many legal terms you may encounter as a plaintiff in a personal injury case. Understanding the industry lingo can help you make more sense of your rights as an injured accident victim. One important distinction is bodily injury vs. personal injury. Although they sound similar, they are used in very different contexts. Criminal…

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