Yes, Emanuel Law Group has experience with head injury cases. An inexperienced attorney is likely to fall into the trap of concluding that a traumatic brain injury ceases to impact one’s life after physical symptoms subside and doctor visits become less frequent. Tenacious and experienced brain injury lawyers look deeper into… CONTINUE
What if I don’t know about my head injury until after the statute of limitations has expired?
If you are unaware that you have a head injury after your statute of limitations has expired or after you have already signed a settlement agreement, you forever lose your opportunity to recover damages for those newly discovered issues. This emphasizes the critical importance of seeing the best lawyers and… CONTINUE
What kind of experts are used in a head injury case?
When we take on a head injury case, we must be prepared for a long and expensive battle that may require many expert witnesses. In traumatic brain injury cases, the most common experts and their roles are as follows: Neurologist: A specialist on the brain and nervous system to discuss diagnosis… CONTINUE
What are the symptoms of severe traumatic brain injury?
Those diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury are normally found to be unconscious for an extended period following the trauma. They usually have amnesia as to the traumatic event. When first responders see these patients at the scene of the trauma, they have very low Glasgow Coma Scores (GSC). A GSC is… CONTINUE
Is Arbitration Ever Necessary?
If you’re litigating over a contract that contains a mandatory arbitration clause, then you may have no choice but to go to binding arbitration. A lot of doctor’s offices seem to have arbitration agreements in their regular patient paperwork. They require you to sign before you see them. The advantages… CONTINUE
What is Mediation?
Mediation has become the most popular means of settling cases. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). A mediator is a neutral. She is usually an experienced lawyer or retired judge, with subject matter expertise in the type of case being mediated. The parties usually share the cost… CONTINUE
Common Mistakes People Make in Settlement Negotiations
The most common mistake injured parties make regarding settlement negotiations is having an arbitrary dollar amount fixed in their minds. It is smart to go into a negotiation with a reasonable target range, but not necessarily a drop-dead number. Furthermore, it makes little sense to go into a settlement negotiation… CONTINUE
What tools do you use to support a strong settlement demand?
Most personal injury attorneys use bare-bones materials such as copies of police reports, medical records and bills. When we’re dealing with serious cases, we need to show our level of commitment by providing the defense with hard-hitting and impactful evidence. I like to use animations that truly show the severity… CONTINUE
When is it a good time to settle a personal injury lawsuit?
There are normally many opportunities to try to settle your case before trial. In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the day of the incident. In some cases, we may try to settle without filing a lawsuit. This is possible when we have enough… CONTINUE
Getting the Largest Personal Injury Settlement
Q: What elements are needed for a “big” personal injury settlement? There are many possibilities. Some of the common elements in cases that settle for significant dollar amounts are: Severe physical or emotional injuries; Death; Strong evidence that one or more defendants are responsible; Responsible parties with significant assets, cash,… CONTINUE
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