Mediation is an expedient approach to settlement of many personal injury claims. Selection of the mediator and addressing the other concerns posted are vital and require a fair amount of pre mediation planning. Discuss this with your attorney. Here is what mediation is all about: CLICK BLUE LINK BELOW
One of the best things I've ever done in my practice is to join associations of attorneys in my practice areas. For example, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, The American Association of Justice, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, I also belong to a county bar association. Groups like this provide invaluable networking, occassional referrals, and more important a contact or two to call with questions.
I know you have regional and local groups over there...
Settlements for slip and fall injuries do not fall into an 'average' range. Evaluating personal injury cases requires looking at many factors unique to that person and the specifics of their accident case. Slip and fall cases require proof of liability, that the store did something it should not have done or failed to do something it should have done which caused your injuries. Here's how settlement values are calculated: BLUE LINK BELOW
No two pieces of litigation are alike and I say that after 20+ years of trial experience in motor vehicle accident and other personal injury cases. The attorney can best evaluate the factors that are considered in determining how the injuries affected you and how a court is likely to respond. The attorney can also explain the process of civil litigation, which includes discovery and preparation.
Worker's compensation does not compensate for normal average flu. Workers compensation can address actual wear and tear injuries if they are diagnosed by a physician who indicates that they are causally related to duties of employment. With all respect, I'd remove the hyperbole regarding drive for production - that's what all employers want - and stature.
But, if you do in fact have a diagnosed wear and tear injury there may be something. Consult with a workers compensation attorney in...
Your next step right now is to retain experienced competent representation. I am very sorry to hear about your cousin. The policy limits define the potential recovery. The insurance industry is part of the financial services sector of the economy, meaning that their number one job is to return a profit. In order to do so they delay, deny and defend each claim.
Here are ten reasons you and your family must retain an experienced attorney ASAP:
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Bankruptcy law requires truthful accurate complete disclosure of all debt, income, assets and expenses. Your post is not clear whether you are being sued or whether the daughter is being sued or both. But if the debtor, if the individual filing and signing the bankruptcy petition is named as defendant in the suit, then the suit, the name of the creditor, the court, the docket number, the amount sought and the collection attorney need to be disclosed on the statement of financial affairs and...
Statutes of limitation are nothing to take lightly. Retain an attorney right away, make an appointment ASAP or sooner. The direct answer to your question depends on the type of case. Here is more on statutes of limitation: [Blue Link Below]
Workers compensation and associated personal injury concerns are a specialty area. You can only go so far with the Q & A format on the computer even with a good web service like AVVO. So, I recommend that you make some calls today and set up a consultation with a workers compensation attorney ASAP to preserve your rights.
Best luck and here's a general article on worker's compensation to read while you wait:
Determining fair value of a personal injury claim requires detailed evaluation of many factors. The numbers posted cover only part of what is required. The insurance industry's own statistics, not those of any attorney, indicate that those who represent themselves end up with far less than those who have an attorney. If there is such a thing as a personal injury claim calculator, here it is: [Click Blue Link Below]