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  • Are Catastrophic Injury Claims Different than Other Personal Injury Claims?

    Personal injury is a vast area of law that includes catastrophic injuries . However, catastrophic injuries are treated differently than other personal injury cases due to their severe nature and the costs they often incur. Despite the fact that a universal definition does not exist, there are some widely accepted beliefs regarding what constitutes a catastrophic injury. What is a Catastrophic ...
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  • Driving Tips That Can Help Avoid Collisions with Bicycles

    Bicycles are inherently more vulnerable than others on the road, given the lack of protection their mode of transportation provides. As such, it is crucial for motorists on the road to do what they can to avoid collisions with bicyclists they share the road with. Oftentimes, accidents occur due to a lack of education regarding traffic laws, which is why it is crucial to be aware of your ...
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  • Common Truck Defects That Can Cause Accidents

    Accidents involving commercial trucks are among some of the most dangerous that occur on roadways and, oftentimes, they are the result of defects. Trucking companies that are more interested in profit than in proper safety tend to overlook federal regulations that require them to test equipment, which inevitably causes tragic accidents. In some cases, it is also possible that the driver neglected ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action After My Accident?

    If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim to obtain compensation. However, the time during which you can do so is not unlimited. Every state in the country has what is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time limit and injured party has to take legal action after an accident. Once it ...
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  • How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

    Personal injury claims can provide much-needed compensation for expenses related to an accident. Maximizing the amount you receive is important, so you can recover easily knowing your losses are covered by your claim. Here’s what you should know about maximizing your compensation. Hire an Attorney If you’ve been injured, one of the first steps you should take is to meet with an experienced ...
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  • Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is likely that you will be able to make a claim for damages. You may be forced to pay medical bills and repair bills that were caused by the accident, so it is important to receive compensation. Learn the steps of filing a personal injury claim. Step 1. Consult a Lawyer After your accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. ...
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  • The Consequences of Neglecting to Wear a Seat Belt

    Cars are equipped with incredible safety features these days, but none of them are substitutes for wearing a seat belt. However, despite the safety seat belts provide, many continue to ignore them, leading to terrible injuries and fatalities that might have otherwise been prevented. There are numerous accounts, for example, of individuals being thrown out of vehicles and suffering fatal or ...
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  • Who Has the Right of Way?

    Understanding the right of way is a critical element in keeping everyone on the road safe, whether it is a fellow driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian. Combined with common sense, being educated on right-of-way laws will help prevent you from getting involved in avoidable accidents. This sounds easy enough, but according to a Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (FHTSA) study, at least ...
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  • How Social Media Can Affect an Injury Case

    Social media has rapidly become a commonly used form of communication across a wide spectrum of individuals, both young and old. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center report, 74% of adults were users in 2014. This number is estimated to have vastly grown since that time. Given that social media provides a forum for individuals to share everything from thoughts and feelings to experiences and ...
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  • How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Settle?

    The length of a personal injury case greatly depends on the specific circumstances and how eager you might be to settle. If you are willing to accept less money, a personal injury case can settle quite quickly, though this is generally not advisable. You might not know the full extent of your injuries yet, which means the settlement might not be enough to adequately compensate you for the costs ...
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  • What is Pain and Suffering?

    In a personal injury case, individuals can pursue compensation for more than just the economic damages they suffer, such as medical bills, lost wages, or damaged property. They can also receive compensation for non-economic damages, commonly known as pain and suffering, which is an important component in such cases. These types of damages are less straightforward than economic damages, but it is ...
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  • Glossary of Common Personal Injury Terms

    No two personal injury cases are alike, but there are some terms that are so common, any individual involved in a personal injury case is bound to hear them. While your personal injury attorney will certainly guide and assist you throughout this process, answering any questions you might have along the way, it would still be helpful to sharpen up on some of the terms you might encounter as you ...
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  • Reasons Car Insurance Companies May Deny Your Claim

    When car accidents occur, drivers rely on their insurance to pay for a variety of costs related to a crash. Unfortunately, insurance companies can be unreliable. It is important to understand that insurance providers are only looking out for their best interests, which means that they will do whatever it takes to deny your claim entirely or award you with a reduced settlement. The following are ...
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  • Important Evidence You Need for Your Car Accident Claim

    In order to successful in filing your car accident claim, you need to gather evidence which proves that the collision wasn’t your fault and demonstrates the extent of your injuries. The more documentation you have to support your claim for monetary damages, the more likely you will obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. The following are the important types of evidence you need to collect: ...
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  • What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

    Whether you sustained a serious injury in a car accident or a slip and fall accident , money is required to cover your medical expenses and pay your bills if you are ordered not to work until you make a full recovery. If a negligent party caused your injury, they are liable to provide your entitled compensation. At Haffner Law Group , the most common question we receive is “how much is my claim ...
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