Terri Boyd

  • How to Prove (and Win) a Wrongful Death Case

    The unexpected demise of a loved one is always difficult to accept, especially if someone else's negligence or actions caused their death. As a surviving relative of the decedent, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. This type of lawsuit is intended to help you receive financial compensation for your loss.  There are a variety of things that are considered during the litigation process for a wrongful death case.
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  • Personal Injury Suits And Understanding A Few Pretrial Moves

    If you have been hurt by another driver's actions and have now filed a lawsuit against them, get ready to undergo the lawsuit process. Once the other side has been served, a series of actions are put in motion — all designed to get everything ready to go to court. A major part of trial preparation is the process of discovery. Discovery procedures exist in almost every part of the law and civil or personal injury law is no exception.
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  • Reasons Why Some Auto Accident Settlements Are Lower Than Others

    When you are involved in a car accident, you will most likely have your case settled rather than going to court. You will want to seek the maximum possible settlement because failing to reach a good settlement can mean that you may not have enough money to cover your bills and account for lost wages. However, there are several factors that can affect how large your settlement will be. Insurance and Policy Limits
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  • Steps You Must Take To Sue A Truck Company

    When you are seeking compensation for your injuries after a truck accident, you may assume that you should sue the truck driver initially. However, the truck company is often at fault and you may be able to receive a larger settlement from a truck company than from the original driver, especially if you are not able to receive full compensation from the commercial insurance provider. However, you will need help from a truck accident attorney when determining how to proceed to the next steps.
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  • What Are the Elements of Negligence Per Se in Injury Law?

    Some types of injury cases overlap with what are functionally criminal cases. When this overlap occurs but doesn't involve malice, the actions of the defendant may be construed as negligence per se. Notably, negligence per se typically makes it easier for a personal injury attorney to establish that a defendant owed a duty of care to not let others be harmed. You can hire a personal injury lawyer to help you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit against the defendant under civil law.
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  • Lose A Criminal Assault Case? Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer About A Civil Case

    Failing to win an assault criminal case can leave a person feeling down and like they cannot get proper justice. However, a civil case for this type of personal injury can ensure that they at least get monetary compensation, especially if they find a good lawyer who they can trust. Personal Assault Can Be a Civil Suit Assault is one of the most common types of personal injury criminal suits but can be tough to win.
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  • Wrongful Death Cases When The Negligent Party Is Also Deceased

    If your loved one passes away as a result of the negligence of another party, you may be able to sue that party successfully for compensation depending on your relationship to the deceased. However, in some cases, the individual responsible for the accident is also deceased. This often happens in car accident cases where the negligent party causes their own death. If this occurs, you may still sue the estate of the deceased with the help of a wrongful death attorney or seek compensation through other means.
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  • Why Electric Car Accidents Can Be Much More Dangerous

    If you are involved in an accident while driving an electrical car, you might face challenges that are different from a driver operating a gas-powered car. While a car accident involving an electric car can occur in the same manner as an accident involving gas-powered cars, there are additional safety concerns that may lead to injuries. If you are not responsible for the crash, your next step is to speak to an auto accident attorney about how you can seek compensation for your injuries.
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  • 3 Reasons Why It Makes Sense To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

    No one expects to sustain injuries due to the negligence or actions of another party. Unfortunately, these types of injuries happen all of the time, and in these situations, the injured party is entitled to a monetary settlement. Unfortunately, settling a personal injury claim is not a simple or straightforward process. If you have been injured due to the actions of another party, the best thing that you can do is hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you.
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  • How To Respond When A Truck Driver Blames You For The Accident

    When a truck driver collides with a passenger vehicle, this can lead to catastrophic damage to the vehicle and injuries. You may find yourself in a hospital, and you may never recover from your injuries. However, the other driver may argue that you were responsible for the accident because of the actions you took during the event.  Mistakes You Can Make That Contribute to a Truck Accident Always try to use designated car lanes whenever possible.
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