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Matthew Dolman
Clearwater medical injury attorney representing only personal injury victims: (727) 451-6900 Car Accident & Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Clearwater medical injury attorney representing only personal injury victims: (727) 451-6900 Car Accident & Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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Why Television Law Firms Are Often Settlement Mills That Are Loved By Insurance Carriers

What is a Personal Injury Settlement Mill?
A personal injury settlement mill is a high volume law practice that attempts to mass produce the settlement of injury claims while utilizing aggressive advertising campaigns in an effort to obtain clients. Settlement mills litigate a disproportionate amount of their cases and take very few cases to trial. Such firms can be routinely found advertising on television during both daytime and late night. There are exceptions to the rule and not every firm that aggressively advertises is a mill. However, a majority of such firms are mills characterized by minimal interaction between the attorneys and their clients.
Law Professor Nora Engstrom published a fascinating article in the May 2010 issue of the Stanford​ Law Review, entitled “Run of the Mill Justice.” Engstrom interviews numerous attorneys and staff members at law firms throughout the country that fit the description of being a settlement mill.
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How Is Pain And Suffering Calculated In A Personal Injury Settlement?

What is pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering is a legal term that refers to different injuries that the injured party may suffer from as a result of an accident. It includes both physical pain, and emotional and mental injuries, such as fear, insomnia, grief, worry, inconvenience, loss of love life, and the loss of the enjoyment of life. It can include some, or all, of these—or even some things not on the list.
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Timeline Of A Personal Injury Case - What Will Happen And When

Understandably, the process can seem daunting. No person in the industry of helping injury victims pretends that it’s not. However, the more educated you are in the process, the less stressful and daunting the process can be. This article seeks to explain the steps of a personal injury case—from accident to trial—in the format of a timeline. Although not all of these steps will apply to all cases, it will be helpful to understand the general order of a personal injury case.
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I Was Injured As A Passenger In A Motorcycle Accident - What Are My Rights?

As a motorcycle passenger, you have less control over what happens and no control over the bike itself. This puts passengers in a vulnerable position. Because of this, motorcycle passengers deserve the utmost protection when it comes to seeking compensation for their injuries.
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Can I Obtain Compensation For My Pain And Suffering?

The short answer to this question is: Yes. Pain and suffering is considered a non–economic damage and can be awarded as part of the amount paid by an insurance company during settlement or paid as a result of a favorable verdict by a jury. Florida defines non–economic damages as non–financial losses that would not have occurred if not for the injury; including pain and suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life.
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Serious Injuries Caused By Emergency Room Errors

When we visit an emergency room, we expect that the care provided will address our urgent illness or injury and that a health care provider will render careful and competent medical treatment. Unfortunately, however, emergency rooms are often woefully understaffed and overcrowded, and serious – sometimes deadly – medical mistakes are made in emergency room and urgent care settings.
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Teach Your Children Safety Around Dogs

A dog can be your best friend. But children who are raised with a family dog may simply assume all dogs are like the golden retrievers they see on television may not understand that every dog owner isn’t as responsible as their parents are. While responsible dog owners know their dogs and with whom they can interact, many dog owners may not be bothered to monitor their dogs or take preventative actions if they have an aggressive breed. However, dogs are not human, and ultimately even the friendliest dog can have an aggressive reaction to negative stimuli, such as a pulled tail. As such, it is your responsibility as a parent or guardian to teach your children safety around all dogs, especially unfamiliar and aggressive breeds.
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Common Surgical Errors - That Can Destroy Your Quality Of Life

Did you know that patients have actually died because surgeons removed the wrong organ, left surgical instruments inside a patient’s body, and even operated on the wrong patient? This may seem far-fetched, but the World Health Organization has actually created a checklist for surgeons in order to prevent such errors, as it estimates that in the United States alone, surgeons operate on 200-300 wrong patients each year. Further, close to 2,500 patients have the wrong part of their body operated on annually and with these stunning statistics, it is not surprising that the chance of minor surgical errors is high.
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Spinal Disc Injury - Diagnosis And Treatment After A Car Accident

All types of disc injuries can occur during an automobile collision, or after other traumatic events like a slip and fall. These injuries create varying problems and varying degrees of pain in each person. However, most people with a herniated disc or some other type of disc injury can all agree that they are painful. This is due to the fact that the spinal cord and the spinal nerves are very sensitive. They have to be, in order to carry all the information to and from your body. Every time you rub your fingers across suede, stub your toe, or wave goodbye, your spinal cord and nerves are responsible. They transmit and receive everything from big muscle movements to tiny, minute feeling.
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5 Tips To A More Successful Personal Injury Case

When you are involved in an accident, so many things happen in a short period of time. Between being treated for your injuries, dealing with the insurance companies, answering questions from the police, and of course, dealing with the shock, there is a lot going on. However, if you can remember to do a few simple things, it will put you in a much better position later if you need to file a personal injury claim for your injuries.
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