Why Workers Compensation Insurance Companies Challenge Claims So Aggressively

Workers Compensation is governed by state law, yet each state is surprisingly similar to most other states with respect to the fundamental legal principles behind their respective work injury claim systems. This makes the overall structure and operation of the Workers Compensation system less difficult to navigate. Why Workers Comp Insurance Companies Challenge Claims The Read more…

Glossary Of Structured Settlement Terms

Glossary of Structured Settlement Terms Action: Usually refers to legal action or filing of a lawsuit, which commences the judicial process leading either to a dismissal, award, or settlement of the action. The settlement can be in a lump sum or it can structure into payments over a period of time by a third party. Read more…

Structured Settlements

Structured Settlements Explained In personal injury cases in which the plaintiff settles for large sums of money, the plaintiff’s counsel will likely discuss and advice with the plaintiff, in consultation with a financial planner, the option of receiving their settlement proceeds over time, as opposed to receiving it in a lump sum payment now. This Read more…

The Deception Behind Medical Malpractice Reform

Medical Malpractice Cases The current healthcare debate is now turning to the issue of medical malpractice tort reform. For decades now, the health insurance industry and its lobbyists have been quick to attribute the high cost of healthcare to frivolous litigation and the so-called resulting escalating costs of medical malpractice insurance premiums doctors and hospitals Read more…

Comparative Negligence – Apportionment Of Fault

Comparative Fault – Apportionment Between Plaintiff and Defendants In personal injury law, the term “comparative negligence” refers to the determination of fault, if any, the plaintiff may have in relationship to the personal injury that occurred. In other words, did the plaintiff’s own negligence, by action or omission, in any way contribute to the plaintiffs own injury? Comparative negligence laws vary Read more…