What is personal injury protection coverage?

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Personal injury protection coverage (PIP) is insurance coverage that helps pay for medical expenses and other losses after an accident. This type of coverage is typically part of a no-fault automobile insurance policy. It is also possible to purchase this type of coverage separately. PIP can help with medical bills, replacement services, lost income, and […]

How much will my lawyer receive from my car accident settlement?

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In personal injury lawsuits, the lawyer is almost always paid through a contingency agreement. The percentage that a personal injury attorney receives through their contingency fee varies, but it generally ranges from 25-40%, and one-third is basically the gold standard. Therefore, assuming you agreed to a 33% contingency fee and you recover $300,000 in your […]

What if there are multiple injured people in the accident?

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People injured in multi-vehicle accidents are able to claim compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. However, these claims are much more difficult to pursue than those involving only one plaintiff and one defendant because there are so many factors that need to be dealt with. Almost every time there are multiple vehicles […]

What if the car accident was partly my fault?

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When you file a lawsuit, you are asking a judge to award you damages due to the injury and damages that you have suffered. If you are unsure if the accident was your fault, it is best to consult an attorney. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine who is at fault and what […]

What if the vehicle that caused the accident was an Uber or Lyft?

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Both Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for their drivers, and the two ridesharing companies have adopted similar policies, with insurance coverage that varies depending on the time of the accident. Period A: If the driver is not logged into the Uber or Lyft app, The companies provide no coverage Period B: If the driver […]

Can I sue the employer of the driver who caused my accident injuries?

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It is not uncommon for the driver who caused injuries in an accident to be employed by the vehicle owner. In such cases, the injured victim may be able to sue the employer of the driver if their negligence contributed to the injuries. In order to succeed in a lawsuit against an employer for their […]

Who will pay my medical bills while my case is pending?

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Medical bills in the aftermath of a car accident can be a major burden. If you were injured in a car accident and aren’t able to pay your medical bills while in litigation, there are a few ways of dealing with these mounting costs.  One option to help pay for medical bills could be your […]

What if the at-fault driver doesn’t have “enough” insurance to cover the damage?

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If you were involved in an accident with a driver whose insurance is insufficient to pay for the damages incurred, you’d probably need to rely on your own insurance to cover your losses. For most people, this would be covered by underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, which is usually add-on protection from your insurance company. UIM […]