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Personal Injury Claims

Take Notes After an Accident or Injury

One of the first things you should do after you are injured is write down everything you can about your accident, including details of your injuries a...

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Suing the Government for Negligence: The Federal Tort Claims Act

If you have a negligence claim against the federal government, usually your only option is to sue under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Unfortunat...

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Filing Your Lawsuit in Federal Court

If you have a negligence claim against the federal government, usually your only option is to sue under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Unfortunat...

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Personal Injury Claims: Notifying Responsible Parties

If you've been injured in an accident, it's important to notify anyone who may be responsible for the accident.

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Personal Injury Accidents: Preserve Evidence

The first few days immediately following an accident are often the most important for finding and preserving evidence of what happened -- and document...

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Getting Your Medical Records: Information on Rights, Procedures, and Denials

You may need to get copies of your medical records for a number of reasons. If you're involved in a personal injury lawsuit, medical records may be a ...

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How to Get Your Records

Although states and medical providers vary on the procedure you need to follow in requesting medical records, it's usually safest to do the following:

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Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you're facing a particularly serious or complicated personal injury claim, you'll probably need a personal injury lawyer's advice. But you shouldn'...

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Defenses in Personal Injury Cases

If you're thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, you'll need to know what kinds of arguments (defenses) you can probably anticipate from the...

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Defenses Based on Plaintiff's Handling of the Case

A personal injury defendant has a number of options for trying to poke holes in the plaintiff's case, trying to get the lawsuit dismissed altogether o...

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