Craft a convincing argument with these time-tested guidelines.
Calculate your damages to know how much compensation to expect.
A step-by-step guide to the insurance claim process
Filing a lawsuit on time is critical. Read our FAQs for more info.
Learn about personal injury & accident law, including dangerous drugs, toxic torts, defective products, and medical malpractice, and how to file an injury insurance claim.
Personal Injury Damages and Compensation
Valuing a personal injury claim starts with understanding the different types of compensable losses.
Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules
How to decide who is legally at fault for an accident or personal injury.
Defenses in Personal Injury Cases
If you're filing a personal injury lawsuit, don't be surprised to hear the defendant raise these arguments in an attempt to limit (or even bar) your claim.
Personal Injury Claims: When You Need a Lawyer
For certain personal injury claims -- such as those for severe injuries, malpractice, or toxic exposure -- you'll want to consult a lawyer.
Tips for Negotiating an Injury Settlement With an Insurance Company
Position yourself to get the best settlement from the insurance company after any kind of accident.
Why Do Most Personal Injury Cases Settle?
The vast majority of personal injury claims settle to save time and money, and to avoid the risks of trial.
How Settlement Negotiation Works in an Injury Case
The basics of negotiating your personal injury settlement after an accident or injury.
The popular weed killer Roundup has been linked to cancer. Here's what potential plaintiffs need to know.
How Much is My Asbestos Case Worth?
You may have heard of asbestos claimants getting million dollar verdicts, but will you?
How to Hire a Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lawyer
Find the right asbestos-mesothelioma lawyer for you and your case.
Baby powder, cosmetics, and other talc-based products have been linked to asbestos and cancer. Here's what claimants need to know.
Who might be liable for injuries and damage from a toxic mold infestation?
Medical Malpractice Claims and Settlements
If you're harmed by sub-standard medical care, you might have a valid claim for medical malpractice.
Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?
Hospitals can be liable for their employees' medical negligence, but doctors often aren’t hospital employees.
Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Basics
Here's what both sides of a medical malpractice case need to know about the role of insurance coverage.
Damages In Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice damages can include recovery for pain and suffering, medical bills, and reduced quality of life.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits and Settlements: An Overview
Learn about wrongful death claims: what they are, who can sue, what damages are recoverable, and more
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Damages
What types of compensation could be available to surviving family members in a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in California
An in-depth look at who can file a California wrongful death case, the damages you might collect, and more.
Libel vs. Slander: Different Types of Defamation
Learn the differences between slander and libel defamatory statements.
Figuring out how much your libel or slander claim might be worth at settlement or at trial.
The Key Elements of Defamation, Libel, and Slander Claims
Learn what a plaintiff needs to prove in order to hold someone liable for defamation.
What Is a Premises Liability Claim?
A closer look at the legal concept that governs most cases where you are injured on someone else's property.
Should You File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
Even when you're legitimately injured after a slip and fall, is filing a lawsuit worth the time and expense?
How Much is Your Slip and Fall Claim Worth?
Every slip and fall claim is different, but understanding these factors will help you value your slip and fall claim.
Dog Owners' Liability for Bites and Other Injuries: An Overview
An outline of the general principles governing the civil and criminal liability of dog owners when their pets hurt someone—and links to find more details.
How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Lawsuit?
Comply with the statute of limitations for dog bite injury lawsuits, or you could lose your right to sue the animal's owner.
What Happens If the Dog Bite Victim Was Partly at Fault?
When a dog-bite victim and dog owner share liability for the victim’s injuries, states have different rules for deciding how much compensation the victim should receive—if they get anything.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law
How to identify the signs of elder abuse in a nursing home or other care facility, and what to do about it.
Reporting Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse
If you suspect misconduct on the part of a care facility or one of its employees, here's what to do.
Who Is Liable for Nursing Home Injury or Abuse?
Is the nursing home facility always liable for a resident's abuse or injury? What about third parties?