What does litigation mean in a personal injury case?

In every case, the anticipated goal is to have the case settle quickly, meaning that each party is able to reach mutually agreeable terms and conditions of an agreement that resolves the legal matter in its entirety without the need for protracted litigation. Where settlement is not possible, you will need to know what litigation…

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Do You Need A Lawyer After A Car Accident?

Thankfully for most people, car accidents are not everyday incidents. However, that does not entirely eliminate the likelihood of their occurrence. Auto accidents are horrific, and their impact often sticks with the victims to the end. Unfortunately, car accidents can also cause serious injuries which leave a lot of unknowns. Your next move after a…

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How long does it take to get money from a settlement?

With great relief, you realize your claim will not be going to court. The attorneys have reached an agreement, and the claim has now been legally settled. How long does it take to get money from a settlement? On average, the typical settlement can take up to six weeks for processing. This is due to…

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The Death of a Defendant in a Civil Case – Can You Still Seek Damages?

A typical personal injury claim against an individual defendant resolves in one of two ways: (1) settlement with the defendant, or (more commonly) his or her insurer, either before or during litigation; or (2) collection of a judgment post-trial. By definition, the second scenario requires the filing of a lawsuit by the plaintiff. Frequently, the…

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Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline & Process

Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline & Process

In this document, we’ll address some of the more common things you can expect when filing a lawsuit. While we can’t tell you everything that might happen in any particular case, the steps below provide an overview of what you may generally expect. Keep in mind that each lawsuit takes a different path, and those paths are not always predictable.

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The Top Examples of Distracted Driving

The Most Common Examples & Causes of Distracted Driving According to a 2015 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.” One out of every five car crashes causing an injury involved some element of distracted driving,…

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GJEL Legal Dictionary

Below you will find the GJEL Personal Injury Legal Dictionary sorted in alphabetical order. These are common terms you might here used in a personal injury case. 3rd Party Insurance: An agreement to cover a loss resulting from the insured’s liability to a third party, such as a loss incurred by a driver who injures…

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Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could potentially be used against a plaintiff by the defense. For this reason, we’ve assembled the following social media guidelines for personal injury plaintiffs currently involved in litigation.

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Active Transportation Program grants poised to reshape California’s cities

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced a list of recommended projects to receive funding from the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). A new statewide program, the ATP provides grants to fund bicycle and pedestrian projects across the state. The CTC will award $221 million in grants to 145 projects; local funding will match these…

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