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If Mediation Doesn’t Settle My Case, What Happens?

Within this informative article, Shaked Law Firm answers questions clients ask their lawyer regarding a mediation that's not resulting in a settlement.

So, a client's case isn't settling through mediation? The insurance company refuses to offer a fair amount of compensation. The client is dealing with pain and suffering that requires adequate financial recovery. What happens now?Where does a lawyer take the case?Will the case move to court or trial? When it comes to pursuing mediation, there are numerous reasons to do so. The choice to use mediation usually comes down to three things, however. Time, cost, and efficiency. Personal Injury lawyers use mediation to save time. Mediation assures that no one is cutting corners. Most of the time, settlements during mediation are fair....

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What is Negligence in Personal Injury Law?

What are the elements of negligence in Personal Injury Law? Shaked Law Firm explains at length within the context of this article.

A well known area of Personal Injury Law is negligence. Negligence can occur anywhere, anytime, and when a person comes to harm, they may want to pursue litigation in order to compensate pain and suffering. Wrongful Death cases are often a result of negligence. However, just because this is an area of the law commonly seen by top Personal Injury lawyers, it doesn’t mean it’s an easy one to navigate....

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What is Recklessness in Personal Injury Law?

Recklessness involves a lack of conduct to such a level that is short of actual intent to cause harm but exceeds negligence. Shaked Law Firm explains.

Usually, recklessness warrants litigation against the responsible party. The responsible party is liable. This means they are responsible for injuries another person sustains when they choose to be careless. Under the law there are four principles of liability. These principles are: intent, recklessness, negligence, and strict liability. Depending on the form of litigation, any of these principles leaves the reckless party liable for pain and suffering....

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What is Pain and Suffering Costing Victims Financially?

Accident victims are unfairly paying for their pain and suffering financially! When one puts the average American's healthcare cost up against the victim of an accident, the difference is staggering. Health insurance that covers the cost of sustaining severe injuries as a result of an accident forces a victim into financial ruin. This can happen to anyone, if the victim was, at one time, financially stable. Beyond physical pain and suffering post accident, medical bills are financially devastating. Accidents are expensive, and that's not the victim's fault. It should not fall on the shoulders of those who sustain injuries by...

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