Sovereign Immunity: What is It and How Can It Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Sovereign Immunity: What is It and How Can It Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Sovereign immunity is a term that few people may have heard other than lawyers.  You may never hear the term until you are injured in a situation involving someone employed by the government.

However, sovereign immunity is a legal issue that can raise its sometimes ugly head in personal injury lawsuits against the government or lawsuits involving injuries or deaths caused by government employees.  It is very important because it can determine who you can sue, how much you can recover, and what procedures may govern your personal injury case. Read more

Multiple Liability Personal Injury Cases

Personal Injury Cases

Determining who is at fault is a critical component in any Personal injury case. However, because there are always unique variables in every accident situation, it can be one of the most challenging aspects in determining how injured parties are compensated. In many case there are multiple negligent parties whose actions may have directly or indirectly caused the accident. In which case, the standards applied to apportioning fault and damage recovery are governed by state laws.  That means, each state adopts and apply certain standards that determine how damages are recovered. Read more

Underestimating the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

Your Personal Injury Case

Thousands of dollars are often left on the table because people underestimate the value of their personal injury case.  That is due in part to miscalculation of the immediate and potential long term effects and cost of their injuries. This could have been the case for one accident victim who suffered an injury to his pinky finger after another driver crashed into his patrol vehicle. However, by taking the appropriate steps, he received a settlement of $125,000 for what turned out to be an unexpected and surprising life-altering injury.   Read more