Waiting in Vain During Personal Injury CasesWritten by Mart Gil Abareta
In reality, you tend to be upset and dismayed when a long time has passed after you have filed your personal injury lawsuit but still, nothing good is happening from time case has started. In most states, other party’s insurance company owes you no responsibility to settle quickly. Your case can either be settled or drag on long after trial is finished. The question now is – what are reasons for a case to be delayed that long?
There are several things that can slow down development of your personal injury case. First is discovery which pertains to desire of insurance company to know everything about you and your accident. With this, you and you lawyer have to gather up and prepare all medical bills, records and other relevant documents to your injuries. Some of these must be obtained in a certain way to make them acceptable in court. This can sometimes take time and money.
Second is deposition which refers to instance where lawyer/s from insurance company will ask you in comprehensive details about your injuries, medical history, accident itself, and treatment options that you’ve gone through. You’ll most likely to go over a grilling up to smallest details. Third in line is motion hearing where insurance company lawyer/s can feel an endless capacity to file motions and go to hearings on motions.
All About Wrongful Death CasesWritten by Mart Gil Abareta
Do you know anyone who has been hit by a reckless driver or a careless motorist, shot dead due to mistaken identity, killed due to medical malpractice, etc.? These are examples of wrongful death cases. Generally, these cases are caused by another person’s negligence, carelessness, malpractice or inaction. Even though death is unintentional, it is still responsibility of defendant to provide just compensation for survivors or victims of wrongful death cases.
Prior to a wrongful death incident, you can file wrongful death lawsuits if you are a relative of wrongful death victims. Winning these civil lawsuits can recover payment for damages to victims’ lives. The compensation may cover medical and funeral costs, lost wages including future earnings, lost benefits, lost inheritance, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of support or companionship, general damages, and punitive damages. However, last compensation may not be awarded without additional evidence of malicious intent.
Simply, immediate family members such as parents, spouses and children of deceased can file wrongful death lawsuits on their loved ones' behalf because they are almost always eligible to file a claim. Minors may need an adult guardian to take a wrongful death lawsuit to court. Moreover, other family members including stepparents, grandparents and dependents may also be permitted to file suit in some states.