Proving negligence is an essential component of filing a successful personal injury claim—most of the time. If you were hurt at the hands of someone else, whether directly or indirectly, and your case involves strict liability, though, you are the exception, and negligence is essentially irrelevant when it comes securing compensation for the damages you have incurred.
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If you file a claim after getting hurt in an accident that was not your fault, a seasoned injury lawyer will be able to handle most of the legal proceedings on your behalf so you can focus on your health. There is one procedure that you must take part in, though, and that is the deposition.
Everyone knows that life is unpredictable, but that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with an unanticipated loss. Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is one of the most traumatic experiences that anyone can have.
According to KCRG-TV9, the motorist who caused a fatal hit and run accident remains at large, and the grieving family is desperate to find the guilty party so they can have some sense of closure—and to prevent anyone else from suffering the same tragic fate. The collision happened on the first of the month, although the victim, a 63-year-old man, did not die until October 17.
According to Journal-Eureka, an Anamosa police officer died after sustaining injuries in a tragic head-on collision earlier this month. The 40-year-old man was riding as the passenger in an SUV that his wife, also 40, was driving.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, fatigued motorists cause 100,000 collisions every year. Despite this statistic, most people are surprised to learn that drowsy driving poses many of the same risks as drunk driving. In fact, individuals who have been awake for 18 hours have the same response time and coordination as those who have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.
Calculating the value of a specific claim is a complicated process—especially in cases that involve permanent disabilities or wrongful death. In addition to economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income, you may also be entitled to non-economic damages, which do not have an objectively verifiable value and, therefore, can be more difficult to calculate and prove.