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Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Cases

A Personal Injury case may warrant more than the offer of a settlement during mediation. A jury may award punitive damages. Shaked Law Firm explains.

Sometimes, a Personal Injury case warrants more than the offer of a settlement during mediation. It's possible an offer is unreasonable in comparison to the client's injuries. When a client's injuries are so severe that policy limits are insufficient, punitive damages may apply. However, it takes a lawyer with years of experience to establish such necessity during trial. Awarding a victim punitive damages provides further compensation, as well as validating pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Policy limits: the maximum amount of money the insurance company provides without going to trial. What are compensatory damages? The legal definition of Compensatory Damages, per Cornell...

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Can Motorcycle Accidents Impact the Brain?

Florida Motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. Shaked Law Firm explains motorcycle accidents and co-occurring TBI.

Florida Motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of fatal brain injuries. Sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident is extremely dangerous, even life-threatening. This is due to any blow to the skull becoming capable of causing severe trauma. Riding a motorcycle without a helmet exposes riders to more risks than they may even be aware of. Some of these risks include permanent brain damage and fatalities. What risks do motorcycle accidents pose to the brain? Riding a motorcycle without a helmet exposes riders to more risks than they may even be aware of. This Shaked Law Firm Blog article provides a clear...

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Mental Anguish Post Accident Has Serious Affects

Sad and upset woman deep in thought

Mental anguish is as serious as physical injuries! When accident results in a physical injury to the victim, the first step to recovery is medical stabilization. Medically stabilizing the victim after Florida auto accident, motorcycle accident, or other accident with physical injuries should be top priority. The medical side is the focus until the patient is well enough to transition home from the hospital. However, once a victim is stable medically, it becomes easy to paint the picture of restorative quality of life. However, this is a common mistake that hurts the victim long-term. What is the mental health side of...

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