The legal definition of a “catastrophic” personal injury is any injury that has “direct and proximate consequences" that "permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work." In layman’s terms, a catastrophic injury is so severe that its victims are left with a permanent disability. There are 3 general categories for catastrophic injuries: Cognitive … [Read more...] about What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic” in Georgia?
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You had the misfortune of being in a car accident. The good news is that it wasn’t your fault; the bad news is that there was significant damage done—to your vehicle, your physical well-being and your professional life. The damage was substantial enough that you felt filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court was the best means to get fair compensation. Your court date … [Read more...] about Time to Go to Court: Your Personal Injury Case Checklist
Hospital errors are more common than you think—in fact, with 440,000 deaths attributed to mistakes by the medical facility, it’s the third-leading cause of death in the United States, as estimated by The Journal of Patient Safety. That figure doesn’t include the cases of errors that don’t result in death but drastically impact the life of the affected patient. Let’s take a … [Read more...] about Common Types of Medical Malpractice & How They Happen
The coronavirus impact has effectively shuttered a lot of the U.S. legal system and the processing of new cases has ground to a halt. Those who have filed a personal injury lawsuit may be wondering what the future holds and how they should manage the present. Here are some tips for handling COVID-19 personal injury issues that come up. Keep your medical appointments. Of … [Read more...] about How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit During COVID-19
We’ve previously covered how to win a slip and fall case from the perspective of the plaintiff. But what if you’re the defendant? Maybe your tenant or customer suffered a fall and is suing you. There are several slip and fall defenses and they can be grouped into three general categories. The affirmative defense This defense says the victim knew in advance there was risk … [Read more...] about The Most Common Strategies For Slip and Fall Defenses