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Posted on May 9, 2022 in
Bodily injury is an important concept in no-fault auto insurance states, like neighboring Utah. Injury victims in the Beehive State may only file legal claims if they sustained a serious bodily injury in a car accident. In other cases, available compensation is severely limited in car crash cases. Nevada is a tort state. All victims...
Posted on May 2, 2022 in
In a nutshell, negligence per se claims are easier to prove than ordinary negligence claims. Additionally, since these tortfeasors (negligent actors) deliberately violate safety laws, jurors often award additional compensation in negligence per se matters. Ordinary negligence claims usually hinge on a duty of care which varies in different situations. But negligence per se is...
Posted on April 28, 2022 in
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “accidental and unintentional” deaths kill over 200,000 Americans every year. But for the most part, these incidents are neither accidental nor unintentional. People accidentally leave the water running. They don’t accidentally fall on steps that are structurally unsound or drive under the influence of painkillers and cause car...
Posted on April 12, 2022 in
If you’re involved in a car accident and suffer from severe personal injuries, the last thing you want is to deal with an insurance company about your insurance claim. However, insurance companies usually don’t award reasonable settlements without you making some effort. You will have to negotiate if you want to get paid. Most likely,...
Posted on March 30, 2022 in
When you first take a look at the word “foreseeability” it can look like a straightforward term. What could be so confusing about being able to foresee something? However, this is a word that leads to a debate in the legal community, especially in the context of premises liability claims. The definition of the word...
Posted on March 15, 2022 in
Personal injury damages are the monetary awards victims get as compensation for harm caused by someone else. The word “damages” is the term used for the injuries the person suffered by this harm. A plaintiff may receive monetary awards for emotional and physical harm, as well as property damage caused by an incident or accident...
Posted on March 8, 2022 in
Getting into an accident is stressful enough, but when it’s someone you love that was left incapacitated it leaves a feeling of anxiety and uncertainty. When medical expenses are piling up and the incapacitated victim is unable to do anything for themselves, your family needs a personal injury claim to recover the compensation needed. However,...
Posted on March 2, 2022 in
A traumatic brain injury – like a concussion – can have devastating consequences on the victim, and is often life-changing. According to the CDC, there were around 61,000 traumatic brain injury-related deaths in the US in 2019. Second Impact Syndrome happens when a traumatic brain injury victim suffers a second injury before fully healing from...
Posted on February 22, 2022 in
Nursing home abuse can involve terrible care and deadly outcomes. We hear it every time we talk to our clients. We also see it on the news more often and wonder how can someone be driven to the point of abusing an elder person. Many of these incidents often go unreported until the non-stop abuse...
Posted on February 16, 2022 in
At Cogburn Law, we understand how many residents of nursing homes are victims of neglect or abuse. If you think your loved one has been neglected or abused, it is imperative that you get legal representation as soon as possible. Our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys will help you and your family seek justice...