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Negligence and the Reasonable Person

Negligence and the Reasonable Person The definition of negligence gives reference to the phrase ‘someone of ordinary prudence’. This can be replaced with the phrase ‘reasonable person’. The reasonable person is a legal standard used in negligence cases. Each state’s…

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Personal Injury: Proximate Cause

Personal Injury: Proximate Cause The extent of the harm is not limited by what was or was not foreseeable. Foreseeability is a test used to determine proximate cause. By definition, proximate cause is “An actual cause that is also legally…

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Personal Injury: Foreseeability

Personal Injury: Foreseeability If you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in an injury; it is likely that the first question encountered is: who was at fault for the accident? This article will discuss the concepts of…

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Valuing Injuries: Burn Injuries

Valuing Injuries: Burn Injuries An accident can result in a variety of injuries to occupants of a vehicle or pedestrians. This article will discuss burn injuries and how much to expect in a personal injury claim settlement. It must be noted…

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Valuing Injuries: Nerve Damage

Valuing Injuries: Nerve Damage Any accident can have minor to extremely severe damages in respect of injuries to the person. In personal injury claims the plaintiff is provided with the opportunity to get compensation for their injuries. This article will…

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Personal Injury: Negligence Per Se

Personal Injury: Negligence Per Se Have you been involved in a car accident that resulted in injury and damage? Was it due to the defendant breaking a law meant to protect the public from injury? Then the plaintiff will have…

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Determining and Proving Liability

Determining and Proving Liability Determining fault in a personal injury claim is a key issue to knowing the person responsible for paying compensation. Therefore, there is need to know who is responsible for the accident and prove it. This article…

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Personal Injury Loss and Compensation

The term damages refers to “the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right.” Therefore, damages is a sum of money paid to the plaintiff in a lawsuit to compensate for an injury or loss…

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Economic and Non-economic Damages/ Losses

Economic and Non-economic Damages/Losses According to the Cornell Law School - Legal Information Institute the term damages refers to “the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right.” Therefore, damages is a sum of money…

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