Personal Injury – Recoverable Damages

Types Of Damages In Personal Injury Cases Personal injury law provides remedies for the person injured (plaintiff) in the form of economic and general damages. Punitive damages are rarely awarded and are not technically considered a compensatory element of personal injury damages. Instead, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for malicious conduct and in most Read more…

Personal Injury Law – Multiple Parties – Q & A

Q.   I was in a multi-vehicle personal injury accident. The accident was not my fault. Although my lawyer says I might be partially at fault.  I had a passenger in my vehicle and the other vehicle that caused the accident also had a passenger.  My lawyer said our personal injury lawsuit will likely have multiple Read more…

Open And Closed Head Injuries In Personal Injury Cases

In serious personal injury accidents involving head injuries, there are two major types, open and closed head injuries: Open Head Injury Open head injuries penetrate the skull and brain. These types of head injuries, such as a gunshot wound, the scalp, and skull are opened and the brain is normally penetrated by the path of the bullet as it moves Read more…

Personal injury Cases – Burden Of Proof

In a personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove his or her case by a preponderance of the evidence. This is commonly interpreted to mean: more likely than not, or by more than 50%. The plaintiff must prove both that the defendant was legally responsible for the injuries sustained and was a legal cause of Read more…

Car Accidents And Uninsured Motorist Coverage

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) estimates that 1 driver out of every 7 drivers in the United States is currently uninsured. If you have suffered a personal injury in an automobile accident with a driver who neither has insurance coverage nor has enough to cover your injuries and economic loss,  you may still be able to recover damages for Read more…