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Attorneys at LawSmith offer clients a chance to learn more about personal injury law and what's happening in the field, including news about settlements, new laws in different jurisdictions, landmark rulings, or interesting details about the evolution of the law.

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By Gary Smith on 8/19/2014 9:38 AM
If you are in a traffic wreck, you should know how to behave so as to protect your rights.

Call 911: The call will activate an emergency response from law enforcement and emergency medical responders.  No matter how minor the incident, or what the other person says or does, you should remain at the scene of an accident until law enforcement officers arrive. 

Get checked for injury:  Any injury that you or others may have should be evaluated by emergency medical responders.  Even if you do not think you are injured you should be evaluated at the scene by the EMTs.  If you think you have an injury, be sure to go to the ER to be checked out.  An immediate examination by an MD will help you rule out serious injury and help your case when the MD documents an objective evaluation of your pain.

Cooperate with law enforcement:  Responding law enforcement officers will evaluate the circumstances of the incident and give you, involved parties, and witnesses an opportunity to make statements. ...
By Gary Smith on 3/6/2014 5:31 PM
You may still have time to pursue a claim for personal injury if your child was injured in an automobile accident or otherwise suffered serious bodily injury when under the age of 18.

The statute of limitations for an automobile accident normally is two years from the date of the accident. However, the statute of limitations generally does not apply to minors (those under 18 years of age). The law often allows such persons’ statute of limitation to begin once they turn 18; thus, they have until they are 20 to pursue a claim even if the injury occurred several years earlier!
By Gary Smith on 7/3/2013 11:41 AM
Injury, physical disability, and resulting pain can have a dramatic effect on emotional well-being. Many of our clients experience persistent physical pain, loss of income, feelings of helplessness over physical conditions, confusion, and family tension. Temporary or permanent disability can bring about an episode of depression or worsen existing depression.
By SiteAdmin on 6/12/2013 12:57 PM
Jim is rear-ended in a car accident.  He hops out of the car assuring all who can hear that he is just fine.  Despite significant damage to his car he refuses to be taken to the hospital. Two days after the accident he wakes up with a great deal of pain in his neck and back.

Injuries caused by a car accident may not be immediately apparent. Whiplash, for example, is a common neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward—similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip.
By SiteAdmin on 3/29/2013 3:07 PM
We have all heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  In the case of many of our Personal Injury cases, those seven words hold enormous truth and have made thousands of dollars of difference in obtaining a good settlement for our Personal Injury clients.
By SiteAdmin on 4/19/2012 4:54 PM
The importance of your doctor to your health and your case cannot be overstated.  Your doctor really is vital for both.  One strong device to support your doctor with his interests in your health is to take a STAR with you to your examination. It is almost always appropriate to take someone with you to your appointments.  Take your husband or wife, your father, mother, an adult child or a sibling.  If no relative is available, take a good friend.  Have your STAR come into the examination room with you.
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