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What Type Of Damages Are Available In A Wisconsin Personal Injury Claim?

People who have never been involved in an accident case often do not understand what they are able to recover in a lawsuit. I am often asked if it is worth it to pursue a case. The purpose of this post is to explain what an injured person may be entitled to in a personal injury lawsuit to help injured people evaluate whether to pursue a lawsuit.

Arizona Dog Bite Law

Dogs are one of the most popular and beloved pets in Arizona. There are countless businesses that cater to dogs or allow dogs at their place of business. It is not uncommon to see dogs with their owners at restaurants or other businesses. While dogs are great companions, one thing I have come to learn is that dog owners rarely know about the potential liability they are exposed to because of their animals.

How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

The world continues to become increasingly digital with more and more people having an online life, particularly when it comes to social media. Countless commentators discuss the benefits and downsides of social media and that is no different in the legal world. This post will explain how social media can affect an accident case and how I have seen social media used in litigation.

How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

Accident victims are often unfamiliar with the personal injury litigation process. Most people hurt by the negligence of others have never been through any type of court proceedings. One of the most common questions I am asked is how long will the case take? Unfortunately, the answer is, it depends. Personal injury cases can go very quickly or may drag out for years. This blog post is an attempt to provide guidance to those injured in an accident and hopefully answer some common questions about what causes delay in personal injury litigation.

Dealing With Permanent Disabilities After An Accident

Some accidents are worse than others. Tragically, some accidents result in permanent injuries that an accident victim will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. This blog post will provide information and considerations for someone injured who will suffer from injuries for the rest of their lives.

What Is Premises Liability and How Does It Affect Landlords?

There are seemingly countless issues relating to landlord-tenant relationships. When can a landlord evict a tenant? When does a landlord have to fix broken items in the property? Can a tenant have pets? When can a landlord increase rent? One important issue that is usually not considered until something goes wrong is what is a landlord’s liability to a tenant who is injured on the property? This blog seeks to lay out the basic analysis for this question.

What is Mediation in an Arizona Personal Injury Case?

According to Webster, Mediation is an “intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise.” (sub-section a). Put another way, mediation is where parties come together with a third party to try and resolve a dispute. In Arizona, mediation is used in personal injury cases (also known as accident cases), to resolve conflicts between the injured party (the “Plaintiff”) and the insurance company representing the person that caused the injury (the “Defendant”). This post seeks to explain the benefits and negative sides of mediation to give those who have been injured an understanding of what to expect.

Can I Do My Personal Injury Case Myself?

The short answer is yes, but the more relevant question is should you? This article will explain the basics of the legal process to allow you to evaluate if you can/should proceed with personal injury litigation yourself. Please note, this is just an overview and there is additional nuance outside the scope of this post.

Personal Injuries and Personal Injury Compensation

“Personal injury” refers to physical or psychological harm to a person, as opposed to property damage to property or reputation. This can include injuries to the body, mind, or emotions. Personal injuries can also include mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of earnings. Sadly, some injuries may be permanent.

Dram Shop Law

A dram shop law renders a dram shop liable for the harmful acts of its intoxicated customers when it overserves an intoxicated customer, and said customer then causes harm to a third-party victim as a result of his/her intoxication (e.g. a drunk driving accident).  A dram shop is "[a] place where alcoholic beverages are sold; a bar or saloon." Dram Shop, Black's Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019).
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