The Trial Lawyers Notebook2017-12-18T17:12:08+00:00

The Trail Lawyers Notebook

Preserve Evidence and Take Photos

If you have been involved in an accident or injury caused by the carelessness of another person, then you may be able to hold that person liable. Preserving physical evidence of the accident and injuries may help your case greatly if you decide to pursue one in the first place. After an incident occurs, it pays to act quickly. The [...]

How to Appeal a Disability Insurance Claim Denial

If you are seeking disability insurance benefits and received a claim denial, you may wonder where to turn. You may feel lost and helpless and think that this is the end of the line as far as receiving benefits that you know you deserve. However, the process of getting disability insurance benefits doesn’t have to end with the claim denial. [...]

Independent Medical Examination

When it comes to personal injury cases, high monetary payments may be an issue at hand. This could be due from the person at fault or from an insurance company. Before throwing tons of money into paying for physical injuries, a person responsible for said injury will want proof that it is real. They may also want to find out [...]

Plaintiff’s Duty to Mitigate Damages

When somebody is injured through the negligence of somebody else, what happens? The injured person may have an obligation to minimize the effects related to their injuries, which could include seeking other employment or retraining if they have to seek other working duties. A defendant may try to reduce the amount of damages that can be received. They do this [...]

First Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

Every year, many Americans are hurt in personal injury cases such as slip and falls and car accidents. No matter how they happen, they can take a tremendous toll on the victim’s life in so many different ways. But what are some things that you should take into consideration when you have been injured in a personal injury? The Accident [...]

Disability Insurers and the Claim Process

Each year, many Americans are disabled as the result of an accident causing them injury. There are many different elements that could be taken into consideration in a disability case and making a claim. For instance, if one is seeking a long-term disability claim, there are three main elements that are typically taken into consideration: What is the disease or [...]

Replevin

What is Replevin? It can really apply in a variety of situations, but mostly known in situations where two parties have the rights to possession of a piece of property, though one has greater rights. In other cases, sometimes a piece of property was supposed to be rightfully released to somebody and wasn’t. There are many laws surrounding Replevin and [...]

Proof in a Negligence Case

What is Negligence? To understand what has to happen in a negligence case, one must understand what negligence actually entails. Under the legal theory of negligence, a careless person will be legally liable for any resulting harm that comes from someone acting in a careless way and causing injury to another person. There are many elements involved in a negligence [...]

Economic Recovery for Accidents and Injuries

What Is Economic Recovery? Economic recovery refers to a wide array of damages that you may be entitled to if you suffered an injury or were harmed in an accident. Some of the damages that a person may be entitled to include disfigurement, future medical expenses, household services, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, pain and [...]

Personal Injury Law: The Basics

What is a personal injury? This is the legal definition for an injury to the body, as opposed to an injury to another party’s property. Personal injury even goes into the boundaries of emotional and mental injuries. These injuries typically happen because of a result of another person’s negligence and the laws surrounding them will usually vary from state to [...]