The 5th amendment of the U.S. constitution
protects us among other rights, from the right against self-incrimination This right generally
applies when we are in custody and are being interrogated. The law has
interpreted being in custody as when someone is not free to leave and, being
interrogated as when a reasonable government official knows or should know that the
questions being asked may lead the suspect to incriminate
him or herself.
v. Vogt the Supreme Court of the United States is faced with a very
interesting questions. The iss...
If you have been involved in a car accident, bicycle accident, truck accident or have been injured as a result of someone else's careless behavior, the law allows you to be compensated for all of your past and future medical care, all of your past and future loss of earning and for pain and suffering.
In my practice I see it everyday where the insurance companies do not want to pay for the entire loss that my clients have suffered.
To answer the question of whether or not you are receiving the full value of your injury claim we need to look at several factors. First, the insurance company for the party who caused your loss is responsible to pay all of your past medical expenses. These past medical expenses are not and should not be limited only to what your co...
Most of the times the answer is yes.
I say most of the times because in our experience most of the times the insurance companies deny many claims that should have not be denied in the first place. The reason? Money. The insurance companies are in the business of increasing profitability for their shareholders. They don't care about anything else.
For that reason, if there is a slight chance that they can get away from not paying a claimant they will. We have handled many claims that the insurance companies have wrongfully denied in the beginning, however, later decided to change their mind and pay.
In our experience most of the times, the insurance companies base their evaluation and denial of such claims on a police report. There are many problems...
We are always asked how can I maximize my personal injury award?
If you have been injured, generally you are dealing with an insurance adjuster. The unfortunate truth is that insurance adjusters do not look at us as humans. For them, we are all just a number, and they have a system by which they input all of the data including medical treatment, and loss wages and it assigns a value to the case.
Below are several factors that you could use to maximize your injury award:
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on this issue on January 9th, 2018. You can listen to the arguments by following the link below: