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Personal Injury

Right of Way and Liability in Pedestrian Accidents

When a car hits a pedestrian, the driver is not automatically at fault. Walkers are expected to obey traffic laws just like everyone else. Just because they are more vulnerable than a driver, they are not shielded from liability. In fact, a driver could even sue a badly injured pedestrian. Understanding the right of way is a big part of…

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How Do Attorneys Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages?

We hear a lot of talk about “pain and suffering” in lawsuits. Essentially, this is extra financial compensation that someone receives for their injuries. Of course, no amount of money can fix pain of an injury, but pain and suffering rewards can offer some relief. They give someone breathing room, allowing them to rebuild their lives with fewer financial woes.…

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Can I File a Lawsuit Over Emotional Distress?

Depending on your circumstances, you can file a lawsuit for your emotional distress. To be clear, this does not include a relationship gone wrong or an unhappy childhood. Legally speaking, emotional distress happens when someone, through either negligence or direct intent, wrongs you. The result of that wrong is severe trauma or distress, affecting every aspect of your life. Typically,…

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