Slip and fall cases can be very difficult to prove because fault is not always obvious. Thousands of individuals are injured each year from slipping or tripping on something in a store or on someone’s property, many of those injuries very serious. Substances on the floor of a store can be very dangerous. Uneven sidewalks [ ] The post The Challenge of Proving a Slip and Fall Injury appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
There are many different types of claims that may stem from a personal injury. For example, if a worker is injured on the job, then he or she may potentially have a workers comp claim. Many clients wonder, though, what is the difference between a personal injury and workers comp claim? Let our Joplin workers [ ] The post Understanding the Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers Comp Claims appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
An issue that may affect your personal injury lawsuit is bankruptcy. Depending on who files for bankruptcy the impact on a personal injury claim will be different. One very important thing to do is make sure your Joplin personal injury law firm is aware of the bankruptcy filing immediately. More importantly, if you have filed [ ] The post All the Ways Bankruptcy can Affect Your Personal Injury Lawsuit appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
The manufacturer of a product is typically responsible for any defects in its products that injure consumers. That does not mean that manufacturers must guarantee their products are 100% safe because some products are inherently dangerous. However, if there was a safer design available, manufacturers should consider that design, especially if they know their design [ ] The post A Personal Injury Attorney Explains a Manufacturers Duty to Warn of Product Dangers appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
As nearly any Joplin personal injury lawyer recognizes, the majority of personal injury cases settle rather than going to trial. Settlements can be reached at various different stages of litigation with different people involved. For example, some victims are able to settle their claims with the insurance adjuster handling the claim. Some settlements occur when [ ] The post Mediation of a Personal Injury Claims appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
The reason people file personal injury lawsuits is to be compensated for their injuries and other damages. The purpose of a damages award is to make the victim whole. This basically means compensating the victim for everything was lost as a result of the accident or injury. The only way to accomplish that is through [ ] The post Joplin Personal Injury Attorney Explains the Importance of Proper Documentation appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit or any other civil action, there are several ways you could receive compensation. You could win the case at trial and a jury could award a judgment in your favor. You could also settle the case with the other party where they agree to pay you a certain [ ] The post Winning a Personal Injury Case by Default Judgment appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
Tort reform is a familiar term for most people, but not many understand what it is and what it means for a personal injury claim. Every Joplin personal injury attorney, no doubt, has kept a close eye on the publicity that tort reform has garnered. Here is what you need to know about tort reform [ ] The post Joplin Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Tort Reform appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
When someone is injured on property belonging to another, the determination of liability is generally based on the legal theory of negligence. Property owners have a basic duty to protect anyone who visits their property lawfully. This is especially true for owners of commercial property and for employers. It is well-recognized that injuries caused by [ ] The post Can You Sue for Failure to Protect Against Personal Injury? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
It is not common knowledge that civil claims brought against a government entity are not handled entirely the same way as a legal claim against a business or private citizen. There are specific rules of procedure and different statutes of limitation that apply to claims brought against a government entity. There are also other legal [ ] The post Joplin Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Claims against the Government appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.