If you're injured in a slip and fall accident, you have the right to receive full compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, too many stores will look for any excuse to avoid having to pay you compensation. Here's how to beat the most common defenses.
You're Too Old
It's true that elderly people are more likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident. As you get older, you're not as strong, you have more trouble keeping your balance, and you lose the reflexes that might have helped you avoid a fall when you were younger.
Suddenly coming into a lot of money, such as from winning a lawsuit, will sometimes make people you haven't seen for decades suddenly appear on your doorstep for a visit—usually to see if you're being generous with your money. Maintaining your privacy when facing the possibility of being awarded a large sum of money from a lawsuit can be challenging, but it's a good idea to make an effort to hide your winnings for the sake of your safety and sanity.
If you or a loved one is in a minor to moderate car accident, the injuries you're probably most concerned about include lacerations, broken bones and head trauma. But one of the more common accident injuries is damage to the larynx, an organ in the neck where the vocal cords are housed.
What Happens When Your Larynx is Injured?
Your vocal cords, which reside at the entrance of your throat, or trachea, actually vibrate when they work to produce noise for talking.
If you have been injured on the job and are now collecting workers' compensation benefits, you may eventually be faced with the term "maximum medical improvement." At first glance, this term may appear to mean that you will never get better and that your worker's comp benefits have come to an end. Don't worry, being deemed at maximum medical improvement (MMI) means neither of those things, but is instead a turning point in your recovery and the manner that you receive benefits.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you might be having a hard time getting insurance to payout for damages. If you weren't at fault in your accident and another party's insurance isn't coming to the plate with what you should be owed, bringing in a motorcycle accident attorney might be your next logical step to protect yourself. Here are three pieces of evidence that your personal injury lawyer can bring to light in court or during the settlement process if insurance companies are holding out on you.