Pedestrians Crossing the Highway: Who Is at Fault?

Categories: Personal Injury

pedestrian crossing highway

As you drive through city streets, you know that pedestrians have the right of way. That is why you look out for them in neighborhoods, only pass through crosswalks when they are clear, and exercise caution. When a pedestrian is crossing an interstate highway, do they still have the right of way? Pedestrians injured in…

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Tips for Planning out Your Chapter 11 Reorganization

Categories: Bankruptcy

chapter 12 bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the ideal solution if you want to keep your assets but get relief from creditors. The most important aspect of filing for Chapter 11 is your reorganization plan. The court requires your reorganization plan and must approve it before you proceed with Chapter 11. In its basic form, the reorganization plan…

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The Criteria for Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Categories: Bankruptcy

chapter 7 bankruptcy

Before October 2005, a bankruptcy court judge would decide who qualified for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Unfortunately, this gave judges an exceptional amount of discretion, and often consumers who should not have filed for Chapter 7 were able to do so – instead of using Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Since then, new laws have been made creating…

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Tips for Cleaning Up Your Consumer Credit Report

Categories: Bankruptcy

credit report

Your consumer credit report is a very important document. It can determine everything from getting approved for a home loan, to getting money for your education, to getting a job. Sadly, 5 percent of consumers in the United States have errors on their credit report that could lead to unfair denials, says the Federal Trade…

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5 Common Pedestrian versus Automobile Injuries

Categories: Personal Injury

Pedestrian versus Automobile Injuries

The risk of a pedestrian versus automobile accident is much higher than you might think. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for accidents with automobiles in 2015. And pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed than motorists. Pedestrian versus automobile (PVA)…

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What is the Insurance Company’s Nuisance Value of a Case?

Categories: Insurance

calculating value of case

Insurance companies are businesses; therefore, they are extremely cautious when it comes to determining settlement value in a case. Sometimes, the nuisance value of a settlement enters into play, especially when there are multi-million-dollar settlements on the table. What is the Nuisance Value? Insurance claims adjusters might think that a claim is worth nothing, but…

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7 Ways to Avoid a Failed Personal Injury Case

Categories: Personal Injury

personal injury case form

You need funds for your compounding medical bills and time off work. Therefore, you turn to an attorney to file a claim against the at-fault party of your accident. You hope that you will receive fair compensation. Unfortunately, the system is not always fair for plaintiffs. Even with the best attorney, there are ways you…

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