One of the questions I’m often asked is, how do personal injury lawyers like myself get paid? The answer is that we work on a contingency fee basis. What that means is that my fee, the amount that I earn for my time, is contingent upon whether or not I recover for my client, and […]
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Image via While the past few years have seen a spike in new car-safety technology, it is getting increasingly tough for cars to break into the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Picks category. Cars faced the strictest safety standards ever tested in 2014 when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated its […]
What is the process of a personal injury case? A personal injury case has many steps but the very first step is when someone is injured. While someone is injured, they’re in what is called the treatment phase of a case. That means you’re getting medical treatment for your injuries, you’re going to the doctor, […]
What is a personal injury case? The answer is both simple and complex, but basically, a personal injury case is any time someone is injured through the fault of someone else. There are many different types of personal injury cases. They can range anywhere from an auto accident, to a dog bite, to a dangerous […]
It’s easy to see a pit bull and immediately feel uncomfortable or scared. Their wide jaws and often muscular bodies seen through their short-haired coats can trigger a sense of danger. Their loving licks and wagging tail can also trigger the opposite feeling. In American society there are taboos placed on pit bulls and other […]
Many injuries can result from an auto accident. Your spine, one of the most complex parts of your body, is also one of the vulnerable in the event of a collision. The effects of a spinal lumbar radiculopathy injury can be long-lasting and very painful.
The interesting thing about this case is determining who was at fault. Most would assume that the person that hit her and ultimately killed her would be the at fault party. However, in this case, the car that hit her was actually taking an evasive maneuver after another car failed to yield the right of way.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can occur in a car accident. A study by European doctors found that whiplash can occur in collisions at speeds as low as 10 mph or less. One in five victims of rear-end car accidents experience whiplash, making it one of the most common auto accident injuries. Find out what you need to know about recovering from a whiplash injury.
Auto accident injuries can come in many different forms. Virtually any part of your body is vulnerable to the risk of injury. Trauma can have many different affects on your body. Spinal injures, such as cervical radiculopathy, are frequently the result of car accidents. Receiving this diagnosis from your doctor can be daunting, simply because you may not know what it means for you and your future quality of life.
This is Jason, and today I’m going to talk about IMEs. So what is an IME? It’s an Independent Medical Examination which is where the defense is allowed to send an injured person to a doctor of their choosing. Here’s the interesting thing about IMEs: They’re not really independent as the name would suggest.