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Getting Help Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident

Getting Help Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), almost 5,500 people were killed in 2009 and a half million more were injured due to distracted driving, with the main culprit involving cell phone usage. The federal authorities at this agency recommend that when you get into your vehicle, first buckle up and secondly, put your cell phone in the glove compartment. No call or text message is worth the risk of taking a human life. Victims of auto accidents will often seek to recover compensation for their injuries by filing a pain and suffering claim with the insurance company.

Figuring Out What’s Fair

Most insurance companies train their adjusters to use a settlement formula when calculating what they believe to be fair for accident victims. They often tally up the medical expenses and then double it for pain and suffering. People are viewed as a number, rather than a living, … Read More

Per Diem Attorneys Can Help with Schedule Conflicts

Per Diem Attorneys Can Help with Schedule Conflicts

Any lawyer who does not appear for a scheduled court appearance will be put in a position to face civil sanctions if there was no just cause for their failure to show up. Lawyers who fail to meet their responsibilities to the courts will certainly face some sort of repercussion unless there is a valid reason for their inability to meet such obligations.

These regulations make sense – after all, there is an entire court room full of people – including the lawyer’s client – who are depending on the appearance of all pertinent parties. Failure to show up will cost everyone their time, not to mention the taxpayers money.

Unfortunately, it can be extremely challenging for lawyers to meet each and every responsibility when it comes to making court appearances considering how often their schedules become conflicted. They are often pulled in so many different directions that conflicts are … Read More