Monthly Archives: May 2017

What Are Compensatory Damages?

When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, there are certain procedures in place in order to insure their well-being. In the event of an accident, we call the compensation offered to the victim compensatory damages. In fact, this type of compensation is meant to place the victim of a motor vehicle accident in the position he or she would have been in if the accident and therefore injury had never occurred. After analyzing the injuries that the victim of the motor vehicle accident has suffered, a monetary value is paid out to the latter. There are first and [...]

What is a Statute of Limitations?

It isn’t for any reason that you are urged to take action in pursuing your case shortly after the situation has occurred. The reason why you are urged to act quickly is because there are time limits that you must respect, also known as the Statute of Limitations. In other words, there is a time frame in which you must file your personal injury lawsuit in order for your case to be valid. Otherwise, if legal action isn’t brought in the appropriate amount of time, the case may expire and no longer have the opportunity to be pursued, therefore losing [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries: what effects on children?

Though we commonly speak about Traumatic Brain Injuries in adults, it is important to remember that these types of injuries affect children just as frequently. Traumatic Brain Injuries, also known as TBI’s, are serious injuries that often result from either motor vehicle accidents or sport related accidents. For children, these accidents may result from falls from bikes, scooters, or even from being involved in a pedestrian-vehicle accident. A research done in the United States has studied the effects of TBI’s in children, and has concluded the main consequence to be early disability. More specifically, the researchers linked delayed visual perception [...]

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