Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes

The rights of the elderly, particularly those who have suffered abuse, neglect, or assault in a nursing home, may be seriously impacted in the near future. Last year, as President Obama’s final term was winding down, his administration stopped allowing nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring that their new residents sign a binding Continue reading Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes
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Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes

Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes

The rights of the elderly, particularly those who have suffered abuse, neglect, or assault in a nursing home, may be seriously impacted in the near future. Last year, as President Obama’s final term was winding down, his administration stopped allowing nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring that their new residents sign a binding arbitration agreement. Binding arbitration agreements prevent plaintiffs — in this case the elderly residents —  from ever taking the nursing homes to court. Instead, the residents would be forced into an out-of-court arbitration conducted by an industry-friendly arbitrator. This rule had the potential to make a significant impact on both nursing homes and their residents, since most nursing homes receive federal funding. However, it was never fully realized, leaving both the individuals living in nursing homes and the institutions themselves in limbo. Before the rule could be enacted, the nursing…

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Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

No attorney can meet with you during an initial consultation and tell you with accuracy the value of your case.  Usually, the attorney will obtain the accident report and medical records and do preliminary research to determine if the case may be one that can be pursued. Secondly, the value of a case depends on Continue reading What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
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What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

No attorney can meet with you during an initial consultation and tell you with accuracy the value of your case.  Usually, the attorney will obtain the accident report and medical records and do preliminary research to determine if the case may be one that can be pursued. Secondly, the value of a case depends on a multitude of factors, including but not limited to:  the circumstances of the accident; the physical limitations and permanent injuries resulting from the accident, the economic losses suffered by the victim and/or his family (medical bills past and future, future and past lost wages); any scarring or disfigurement; the strength of each side’s experts and what kind of witness each of the parties makes. If you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of someone ele why not speak to an experienced Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyer, for free…..and get more information on your unique situation.  Give me a call at (540) 777-4900 or…

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What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Why it is Beneficial to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Rather than Go Solo

If you or a loved received injuries due to the negligence of someone else – whether in a car accident that was not your fault, a slip and fall on someone’s property due to improper maintenance, or even if a defective product caused you injury – you should seek legal help as soon as possible. Specifically, you should obtain the guidance of a personal injury attorney and legal team with the experience and skills to help you recover the compensation you deserve. While you might think that your case is clear cut and that you can handle the legal process on your own, you may want to consider the benefits that a good personal injury attorney can bring to the table. Here are a few ways in which personal injury attorneys can help you and your personal injury case.  

They know what to look for, what to say, and what not to say.
A good, experienced personal injury attorney will evaluate your case honestly and objectively. He or she will identify the strengths and weaknesses and develop a well-thought strategy for moving forward. If you hear an attorney promise you the moon without any meaningful discussion: Beware! And, while there are never any guarantees, the better the attorney, the better the chance of obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict. Injured plaintiffs who are not represented by counsel are essentially fresh prey to insurance adjusters. Remember, it is their job to settle your personal injury claim as quickly as possible for as little money as possible. A personal injury attorney will take over all communications with the insurance company and will not inadvertently reduce the value of your case before it begins (as many unrepresented individuals do).

They know the law, the court personnel, and how to deal with opposing counsel.
In any lawsuit, particularly personal injury cases, there are strict deadlines to follow and specific paperwork that must be filed. New Jersey has many laws and court rules that govern personal injury actions, and nothing truly can substitute for experience and a good track record. Your attorney also will take over all communications with the defendant’s attorney (which in the vast majority cases is really the insurance company’s attorney). Your attorney will know what evidence to gather, what information and documents to request from the insurance company, and will depose relevant parties as necessary. He or she will negotiate aggressively on your behalf in order to reach a settlement for maximum compensation – not to mention, representation at any necessary hearings and trial.

Resources, resources, resources.
Good personal injury attorneys and their legal teams have the resources necessary to thoroughly litigate your claim. They have developed long-standing relationships with medical experts, accident reconstruction engineers, and more. If there is an element of your claim that needs strengthening, an experienced personal injury attorney has the resources to do so.

Strong Legal Representation
Did you or the family member suffer serious injury through no fault of your own? You may be able to recover significant economic and noneconomic damages for your losses, including pain and suffering.

At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we have represented many personal injury victims. We have a reputation for fairness and strength; that reputation goes a long way with insurance companies and the court. We have the resources to take your case as far as necessary to get the recovery that you deserve.

Call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached by phone at 888-675-7607, or you can complete our online form. We look forward to discussing your situation with you.

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Why it is Beneficial to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Rather than Go Solo

How to Negotiate an Auto Accident Settlement in Virginia

Suffering an injury in a car accident, whether it occurred on Interstate 64, Interstate 264, Virginia Beach Boulevard, etc. places tremendous stress on the victim. They are left damaged physically, emotionally, and financially. If you suffered harm in a collision, you may have grounds to pursue financial restitution through a personal injury claim. This claim Continue reading How to Negotiate an Auto Accident Settlement in Virginia
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How to Negotiate an Auto Accident Settlement in Virginia

How to Negotiate an Auto Accident Settlement in Virginia

Suffering an injury in a car accident, whether it occurred on Interstate 64, Interstate 264, Virginia Beach Boulevard, etc. places tremendous stress on the victim. They are left damaged physically, emotionally, and financially. If you suffered harm in a collision, you may have grounds to pursue financial restitution through a personal injury claim. This claim is filed against the other driver’s auto insurance company. It is important to understand the basics of negotiating a car accident settlement in Virginia so you have an idea of what to expect during the process and why it makes sense to hire an experienced car accident lawyer in Virginia Beach.

#1 Seek Immediate Medical Treatment and Follow the Advice of Your Doctor

Going to the emergency room, or your primary care physician, shortly after the collision is important. Why? Because auto insurance adjusters will review the timeline of the accident and when you received medical treatment. If there is a gap in time between when you sought treatment and when the wreck occurred, it could raise a red flag with the adjuster. The same issue arises if you do not follow the advice and recommended treatment plan of your doctor. If you skip appointments, the adjuster could argue that you must not have been hurt that bad if you were comfortable missing physical therapy sessions and other appointments.

#2 Keep Good Records

You should always have copies of everything that deals with the accident including:
· Copy of the police report

· Medical records

· ER visit records

· Physical therapy records

· Mechanic’s estimate of auto damages

· Records showing lost income

All of these documents are beneficial to have when filing a claim and during settlement negotiations. You should also keep a journal describing how your injuries have adversely effected your life, including missing out on important family occasions, not being able to play with your kids, etc.

#3 Speak to an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney in Virginia Beach to Help Evaluate Your Claim

If you suffered a serious injury in a car wreck, you should devote your time to recuperating and getting your life back in order. You should hire an attorney and let them haggle with the insurance adjuster on your behalf. When you sit down with an attorney during a free, confidential consultation, they can provide a general assessment of your potential claim. Your lawyer will ask about the harms and losses you suffered and other pertinent details, including:

· Where the accident happened

· Costs of past, current and future medical care

· Income that you have lost due to personal injuries

· Income you may lose in the future due to personal injuries

· Pain and suffering

· Cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle

#4 Detailed Demand Letter Sent to the Adjuster

After you complete treatment, your car wreck attorney in Va Beach will review your medical records, lost wages, and other damages to help draft a demand letter that will be sent to the auto insurance company. The letter typically includes the following information:
· Description of the accident

· Police report information that shows other party was at fault

· Medical treatments to date

· Personal injury description

· Limitations and symptoms you are suffering

· Lost time from work

· Damage to your vehicle

· How accident affected you and your family

The adjuster and your lawyer will engage in settlement negotiations. If a fair and reasonable settlement cannot be reached, your attorney can file a lawsuit in a Virginia Beach civil court.

What Now?

Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton to schedule your free case review. We have a track record of securing sizable settlements and verdicts for our clients. You can fill out the quick contact form on this page, call our office, or click the Live Chat button to begin.

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How to Negotiate an Auto Accident Settlement in Virginia