Deposition Tips for Your Plymouth Car Accident Case

car accident in plymouthIf your car accident case in Plymouth, MA does not settle immediately, you might have to give a deposition. Depositions are not very popular and if they don’t go well, they could end up hurting your own case. Thankfully, we have a few tips that can help you make your deposition go smoothly.

Always Understand Questions before Answering

There are a number of reasons as to why it is important that you wait for the deposing lawyer to complete his question before giving an answer. If you don’t wait for them to complete their question, the following could happen: [Read more…]

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Should You Fire Your New Bedford Bike Accident Lawyer?

new bedford bike accident lawyerYou recently suffered injuries from a bike accident in New Bedford and you hired a bike accident lawyer to help you recover your losses. However, things aren’t going quite as well as you hoped they would. Your case seems to be taking too long to conclude, your lawyer is pressuring you to settle or you just doubt his ability to handle your case. You are now wondering if you should fire your lawyer and replace him with a better one.

Don’t Make A Hasty Decision

At Kevin P Landry Law Offices, we sometimes receive clients who come to us asking if they should fire their lawyers. We have found that most of them assume [Read more…]

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Paying Back Your Insurer After A Successful Plymouth Bike Accident Claim

plymouth bike accident claimYou were involved in a bike accident in Plymouth, MA and you filed a personal injury claim successfully. However, while your Plymouth bike accident claim was in progress, your health insurance company paid for your medical bills and now that your claim has been settled, they want to be reimbursed. At this point, you are probably wondering why should you pay your insurer back?

First, your insurance contract most likely has a clause that states your insurer has a right to be reimbursed if you are injured by a third party and you recover monetary damages from that person. It doesn’t make sense that your health insurer should pay for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.

Second, reimbursing your insurer prevents you from receiving a [Read more…]

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Writing a Demand Letter for Your Providence Car Accident Case

providence car accident caseIf you have decided to tackle your own Providence car accident case, you should be prepared to write a settlement demand letter. You might be wondering why the demand letter is necessary if you can just call the defendant’s insurance company and tell them how much money you need to settle your claim.

If you make a verbal claim over the phone, the insurer will get the impression that you are just like any other lawyerless claimant they have dealt with before. You will appear [Read more…]

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Rear End Collision in Plymouth- How to File a Lawsuit

 

woonsocket ri car accident lawyerIf you have been rear-ended at a red light or stop sign, can you file a lawsuit against the offender? The answer might just surprise you. A Plymouth car accident lawyer can give you plenty of information on the situation.

What’s worse than being rear-ended in a car accident is knowing that it happened at a stop sign or at a red light. Not only can the accident be an annoying fender-bender but it can result in serious injuries. Sometimes the situation can become complicated very fast when you realize that the car that hit you may not even be responsible for the crash-it could be a chain reaction of crashes. So can you still file a lawsuit if you get rear-ended at a stop sign or red light?

Rear-end collisions are not trivial but they are common. You may know a number of people who have been involved in a rear-end accident while at a stop sign and most of them may be lucky enough to walk away without a scratch. You, on the other hand, may not be as lucky. Most of the damage to your car may be visible but there may be other unseen damages such as unseen damage to the frame, damage to the rear and front windshields and to the locking mechanisms.

Assuming you have insurance, your insurance cover may not [Read more…]

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Filing A Wrongful Death Suit After A Construction Accident in Providence?

 

wrongful death suitA wrongful death suit is usually filed when a worker dies at a construction site. This lawsuit is filed by the concerned family members of the deceased. Besides as OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) puts it, most work site related deaths occur at construction sites. OSHA says that this is the industry with the highest death rate contributing to 18.5% of all work related deaths further listing top four causes of such deaths. And of all deaths in the construction industry, these four factors contribute to 57% of deaths in the construction industry. The four factors being:

  • Falls
  • Electrocutions
  • Struck by objects at the construction site or
  • Caught in between machines and other equipments at the work site.

Though most family members of the deceased worker never think of filing a lawsuit immediately after the death of their relative, this is recommended. Though the lawsuit cannot bring their relative back, they should seek legal recourse especially if death occurred due to negligence.

Here is an overview of laws concerning deaths that arise from construction cases and the course of action that can be taken. These laws also clearly state the difference between a wrongful death and a course of action a worker can take if he survives a work site accident. These laws define how a worker’s compensation may affect the case.

Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

Usually when a worker dies from injuries sustained after a work-related accident, two types of [Read more…]

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Hyannis Car Accident Case: Settling Your Own Case

hyannis car accident caseSo you have decided to settle your own Hyannis car accident case but you are wondering how you should prep for it. We have a few suggestions regarding how you should proceed but you should keep in mind that handling your own case can lead to disastrous results. In fact, you might damage your case so much that no lawyer would want to take it. Therefore, you have to be sure you are willing to take the risk before attempting to settle your own case. With that said, here are a few tips to help you with your case.

Find Out The Statute Of Limitations for Your Case

The statute of limitations is the date by which you must file a lawsuit. If you don’t file your case by the given date, the judge will [Read more…]

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Can You Settle Your Own Plymouth Car Accident Case?

plymouth car accident caseMost people who get into car accidents in Plymouth, MA want to file personal injury claims. However, they are faced with one dilemma…

To hire or not to hire a Plymouth car accident lawyer. They often wonder if they can negotiate with the insurance company and get more money without forking out lawyer fees. As car accident lawyers, we can try to convince you that you need to hire us in order to recover damages from the insurance company. But that’s not how we operate. We often give our clients as much information as possible so that they can make an informed decision.

Before you decide that you are going to represent yourself in your personal injury claim, a few factors will affect your decision.

Factors that Determine if You Should Settle Your Plymouth Car Accident Claim

We wouldn’t recommend that you try to settle complicated cases like [Read more…]

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How Do You Choose A Hyannis, MA Wrongful Death Attorney?

hyannis, ma wrongful death attorneyIf a loved one is killed due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you can file a special kind of personal injury lawsuit known as a wrongful death claim.

If you are in Hyannis and you want to ensue your wrongful death claim is properly handled, you need to hire a Hyannis, MA wrongful death attorney.

But there’s one problem….

There are plenty of Hyannis, MA wrongful death attorneys out there who claim to be the best at what they do. So how do you choose the best one from the lot? What should you look out for? Are there any questions you should ask them in order to separate the good ones from the bad ones?

We have a few tips that can help you make the best decision.

Consider The Amount Of Experience They Have

Don’t just look at the number of years they’ve been practicing law. Look at the number of years they’ve been specializing in handling wrongful death cases more so in Hyannis. You don’t need an attorney who used to practice divorce law and only recently started handling wrongful death cases.

State laws differ from one state to the other. The laws in MA are different from the laws in New York or Arizona. If your lawyer is not conversant with the laws in Massachusetts or they don’t have enough experience handling wrongful death cases in Massachusetts they could sabotage your case.

You need an attorney who has more than 10 years of experience working wrongful death cases in Massachusetts.

Do They Have Trial Experience?

Insurance companies dislike the idea of [Read more…]

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Personal Injury Claim in New Bedford: Suing Multiple Parties

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via www.wiseman.co.uk

If you were involved in an accident in New Bedford, MA, you might have to settle or file a lawsuit with more than one party. Your lawyer will inform you which parties can be sued. This, however, is a different topic on it’s own. Our main topic here is whether you can settle with one party in your personal injury claim in New Bedford and still pursue a lawsuit with the other parties.

The short answer is [Read more…]

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