How Are Personal Injury Settlements Calculated?
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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Calculated?

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If you are seriously injured in an accident (e.g. motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall, etc.) because of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. This is known as a “third-party claim” which is settled with the at-fault party’s insurance company. After establishing that the other party is at fault, it’s important to establish the value of…

Pros and Cons of Settling Your Case out of Court
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Pros and Cons of Settling Your Case out of Court

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Personal injury suits vary. Regardless of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, suffering, loss of income, and time missed at work due to an accident. Personal injury cases often occur when one party’s negligence, causes undue harm to another individual. This can result in serious injury, leaving the victim with costly…

Do You have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim?
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Do You have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim?

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Everyone has slipped, tripped, or fallen down at some point in their lives. Usually, slips and falls may be caused by clumsiness, carelessness, or failure to pay attention. Occasionally, they are caused by other people’s negligence. Slipping or falling on somebody’s property does not automatically make that property owner liable for the injuries sustained. However,…

Steps to Take for a Medical Malpractice Suit
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Steps to Take for a Medical Malpractice Suit

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Accuracy is critical when it comes to medical care. In the case of misdiagnosis, poor medical care, improper treatment, incorrect surgery or breach of doctor-patient confidentiality — physical, mental, financial, and other damages may occur. If you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, you may be eligible to file a suit against a hospital, clinic, medical practitioners,…

Recoverable Damages from a Dog Bite
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Recoverable Damages from a Dog Bite

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There is a reason dogs are called man’s best friend. For millennia, humans and dogs have enjoyed a strong social bond, and many people consider their dogs part of the family. Despite being loyal and loving creatures, dogs can become aggressive and bite for a number of reasons. Depending on the severity, a dog bite…

Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
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Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Our brain is arguably the most vital organ in the human body. Considered the communication headquarters, it has an integrated network of neurons that controls and coordinates our actions and the way we think and feel. It also enables us to store memories. Whether you are at work, driving on the road, playing outside, or…

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Choose a Powerful Legal Advocate to Fight for Your Rights

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Recognize this movie? Ordinary person, fighting powerful forces — alone. Then, someone stands with them, believes in them, fights for them. If it’s you in that movie, the person with you is Michelle Linka. Michelle Linka (of Linka Law) started her own law firm so she can devote herself to each client — personally. When…

What to Know When Filing a Long-Term Disability Claim
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What to Know When Filing a Long-Term Disability Claim

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Long-term disability (LTD) insurance provides monthly payment benefits (or a portion of your income) if medical reasons or disability prevent you from performing your job. Unfortunately, filling out a disability benefits application can be daunting, time-consuming, and frustrating, especially without expert guidance. Here are several key factors to remember when planning to file an LTD…

Why Personal Injury Impacts Daily Life
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Why Personal Injury Impacts Daily Life

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Ontario has some of the safest roads and was ranked in 2010 as having the second lowest rate for road fatalities in North America, according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Annual Report. But with traffic volume continuing to increase, the chances of motor vehicle accidents may escalate. A car accident has serious…

Pedestrian Safety: What to Do If Hit by a Car
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Pedestrian Safety: What to Do If Hit by a Car

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Being hit by a vehicle is a traumatic experience for a pedestrian. The effects can be catastrophic; a speeding car may cause serious internal and external injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Should you be hit by a car, motorcycle, (or even a bicycle), here are some steps to take immediately after the accident:   1….