FAQs

Watercraft Injury Claims FAQ

Q: What is a “boating accident”? A: A boating accident may occur in many ways, but the most common are capsizing, crew overboard, collision, fire, sinking, flooding, explosion, and disappearances. Q: How common are boating accident fatalities? A: The most recent statistics available from the United States Coast Guard are from 2000 and reveal that …

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Wrongful Death Claims FAQ

Q: What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit? A: It depends on whether a person dies as a result of the injuries or from unrelated causes. If a person injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault subsequently dies because of those injuries, that person’s heirs may recover money through …

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Car Accident Claims FAQ

Q: Can I recover even if the accident was my fault? A: Whether you can recover if the accident was your fault depends on the laws of your state. Some states do not consider fault with regards to some damages, and in those states some of your economic losses may be paid by your own …

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Legal Malpractice Claims FAQ

Q: My lawyer originally said my case was worth over six figures, and now she’s telling me I should settle for a few thousand dollars. Can I sue her for the difference? A: No. Your lawyer may have given you an inflated estimate of the value of your case to encourage you to hire her, or …

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Nursing Home Abuse Claims FAQ

Q: If a resident of a nursing home has no contract with the home, can he or she still sue the home for improper care? A: Yes, nursing home residents (or their survivors) who are harmed due to improper care by a nursing home may recover damages under several different legal theories, even in the …

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Sexual Abuse & Assault Claims FAQ

Q: What is sexual assault? A: Sexual assault is generally conduct of a sexual nature toward another person that is accompanied by actual or threatened physical force or that causes fear, shame, or mental suffering. Q: Who can I sue for injuries from a sexual assault? A: If you are a victim of a sexual …

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Slip & Fall Accident Claims FAQ

When you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident, you have questions. You want to know whether you can bring a case and what you can recover for your damages. It’s important to educate yourself about the law when a slip and fall occurs. When you learn the slip and fall FAQs, you can make …

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Traumatic Brain Injury FAQ

Q: How do you prove the existence of a brain injury? A: There is a variety of ways in which medical and psychological professionals diagnose brain injuries. The method will depend on the nature and extent of the injury. Some examples of diagnostic tools are MRIs, CT scans, PET scans and EEGs. In addition, professionals …

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