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Key Trial Questions for Any Personal Injury Claimants

Posted by Stephen J. Press | October, 2014

Testifying at your personal injury trial can be scary. Even if you remember exactly what happened, getting up on the stand and talking about it to the jury is intimidating to many people. Your West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer will help you beforehand by going over the questions that he or...

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4 Factors That Influence Jurors (and Insurers) in Auto Accident Cases

Posted by Stephen J. Press | October, 2014

You might wonder what you can do to prepare for court after a vehicular accident. Our Palm Beach Gardens auto accident lawyer has prepared a list of four considerations that could affect how a jury rules, which could drastically affect the compensation in your case...

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Car Accident Elements

Posted by Stephen J. Press | October, 2014

For every personal injury case, the plaintiff has certain things that he or she has to show in order to receive compensation. The issues that require proof by a preponderance of the evidence are called legal elements. Additionally, a Palm Beach Gardens auto accident lawyer...

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15 Liability Factors in a Fall Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | September, 2014

Your personal injury attorney can explain that a variety of liability factors have the potential to affect your claim in your slip and fall case. Some of these liability factors include surface conditions, posted warnings and weather. Review these 15 elements that the judge or jury will consider in your case as you progress through it...

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How Adjusters Will Become Suspicious about the Validity of a Personal Injury Claim

Posted by Stephen J. Press | September, 2014

A frequent question clients have for a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney centers around what will make the defendant suspicious regarding the claim...

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How Defense Lawyers and Adjusters Will Deal with Weaknesses in Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Stephen J. Press | September, 2014

During the negotiation process with the adjuster, your lawyer has control over the information that the adjuster gets. As litigation proceeds, the defense lawyer will look more deeply into the case details to look for weak points. Formal discovery will allow the scrutinizing of medical...

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Protecting Your Rights – Psychological Testing In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted by Stephen J. Press | September, 2014

The defense may request you submit to psychiatric testing by one or more of the following mental health professionals: a psychologist, a neuropsychologist or a psychiatrist. Your lawyer knows of several tactics that can protect your rights if psychiatric testing becomes necessary in your case...

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What to Do If You Slip and Fall on Another’s Property

Posted by Stephen J. Press | August, 2014

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their property is safe. This means if someone slips and falls on their property and suffers an injury, the property owner may be liable. If this has happened to you, find out more information about how liability works with regard to slipping and falling on someone else’s property in the...

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What Happens to the Responsible Party?

Posted by Stephen J. Press | August, 2014

After you have an accident, the first legal step in resolving the case is that the responsible party will get a call or letter from an insurance company. The claims adjuster assigned to the case will take statements from the responsible party or company representative (if your case is against an...

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Get Maximum Value From Your Collision Coverage

Posted by Stephen J. Press | August, 2014

Below you will find three common ways that insurance carriers try to get out of paying the full amount listed under their clients’ collision coverage. By being aware of this information at the beginning, you may be able to increase your odds of receiving the maximum value available in your case. Additionally, a West Palm Beach...

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8 Things You Can Do to Help Your Personal Injury Attorney Get the Best Result in Your Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | July, 2014

While the role of a West Palm Beach accident attorney is an important one, it is not the only factor that can impact the probability of you successfully litigating your case. Read on to learn about eight other factors that can affect the ability of you to win or lose your personal injury case...

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11 Questions An Attorney May Ask Before Accepting Your Personal Injury Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | July, 2014

Before your West Palm Beach personal injury attorney agrees to represent you, they will ask you several questions about your legal matter. You can learn what to expect by looking over the following questions. Answer any questions they ask as honestly and truthfully as possible so your lawyer can provide you with the...

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Declining Value of Your Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | July, 2014

One of the questions that your West Palm Beach personal injury attorney expects to hear is what the value of your claim is. There are certain aspects of your case that can increase the value of your claim, such as clear liability and witness testimony that can help bolster your side of the...

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The Importance of Accurate Documentation in a Personal Injury Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | July, 2014

A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer would tell you that accurate, complete documentation is a very important component of a successful personal injury lawsuit. A claims adjuster’s role is to make certain that a claim is valid and not fraudulent in any way. An adjuster will want to see...

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What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Posted by Stephen J. Press | June, 2014

The best way to find out the value of your personal injury case is to consult with a lawyer. Once your lawyer takes over your case, he will offer his opinion of how you were negatively impacted by the incident and discuss the best way to obtain compensation for your injuries...

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What You Need to Know About Requests for Medical Authorization Forms

Posted by Stephen J. Press | June, 2014

When you file a claim for compensation after an injury accident, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of forms and other paperwork you’re asked to sign. Let a West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys review the requests with you and help you understand what your...

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Helping Your Injury Attorney Obtain a Fair Settlement

Posted by Stephen J. Press | June, 2014

Your lawyer can lay the groundwork for a persuasive case, but your involvement in your case proceedings are just as important. Your duties, including your attentive court appearances, documents and evidence you provide to your West Palm Beach personal injury attorney, are imperative to the deliverance and outcome of...

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Tips To Get Through Your Deposition

Posted by Stephen J. Press | May, 2014

Your deposition is the stage of your West Palm Beach Personal Injury Accidents case where you answer questions under oath pertaining to your injuries and what caused them. This is a crucial part of the process because what you say in your deposition is recorded and can be...

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Four Good Reasons Depositions Are Important for Your Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | April, 2014

Depositions are not just a place where witnesses tell their story of what happened. They also serve many purposes for your West Palm Beach personal injury law firm in handling your case...

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What You Should Know About How Lawyers Conduct Depositions

Posted by Stephen J. Press | March, 2014

You might be afraid of what will happen at your deposition, but you need not worry. Your lawyer from your West Palm Beach personal injury law office will be there and will have prepared you beforehand for what you can expect. Lawyers use a variety of questioning techniques at depositions, all...

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Understanding Your Medical Records

Posted by Stephen J. Press | February, 2014

Some of the most important documents your West Palm Beach personal injury attorney will need to see for your personal injury claim are your medical records. Your medical records contain objective confirmation and evidence of your injuries, your doctor’s notes about your...

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A West Palm Beach Accident Attorney on Forfeiture

Posted by Stephen J. Press | January, 2014

Forfeiture allows the government to seize property used or acquired in the commission of a crime. Although forfeiture occurs most often in criminal cases, your West Palm Beach accident attorney can use this legal concept in your civil case. It’s all part of the many recovery options available to you...

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Get Information About Paying Your Bills From a West Palm Beach Injury Attorney

Posted by Stephen J. Press | December, 2013

When you enter into the process of filing a personal injury claim, you’ll no doubt be concerned about paying your medical bills while waiting for the outcome. You should discuss these concerns with your West Palm Beach injury attorneys. They will be in a good position to offer advice as to the best way to handle your...

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Work Out The Settlement Details With Your West Palm Beach Injury Lawyer

Posted by Stephen J. Press | November, 2013

If you’re the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could be compensated for medical expenses and lost wages. The best way to achieve that goal is to retain the services of a qualified West Palm Beach injury lawyer. When they take on your case, the West Palm Beach injury attorney will assess the damages...

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How to Be an Effective Witness

Posted by Stephen J. Press | August, 2013

A question frequently asked of West Palm Beach injury attorneys by clients is how to be the most effective witness possible in a personal injury case. You attorney will give you comprehensive advice on how to be a good witness...

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Determining the Worth of a Personal Injury Case with a West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Stephen J. Press | July, 2013

If you have suffered a personal injury and are seeking monetary recourse, wanting to know what your case is worth is likely a primary concern. A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer will help you gain the compensation you need to get on with your life. There are many factors...

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When the Insurance Company Doesn’t Settle Your Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | June, 2013

What is the next course of action when your case does not settle because the insurance company does not meet your settlement range? If an agreement can’t be reached an injury lawyer in West Palm Beach would tell you that your next course of action would be a lawsuit...

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An Injury Lawyer in West Palm Beach Discusses Additional Costs

Posted by Stephen J. Press | June, 2013

Building, preparing, and winning a personal injury case costs money. Other than attorneys’ fees you should anticipate spending money on expert reports and other expenses. An injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can tell you attorneys’ fees factor in the cost of office expenses such as office work, files and leases along with your...

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Additional Costs of Litigation

Posted by Stephen J. Press | May, 2013

Filing a personal injury lawsuit and handling the myriad of payments for lawyer fees and expenses can be an overwhelming process. A committed personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can thoroughly explain the cost of litigation in a transparent manner...

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Mitigating Damages

Posted by Stephen J. Press | May, 2013

After you’ve been injured, you may not know exactly how to proceed in order to preserve a possible claim. The most important thing to focus on is your recovery. Your personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can explain the law regarding mitigation of injuries in detail. Essentially, the rule...

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From Settlement to Litigation and Trial

Posted by Stephen J. Press | April, 2013

Initially, your West Palm Beach injury attorney will explore the possibility of settling your case with the insurance company. Settlement discussion is usually initiated by a demand letter to the insurance company outlining the elements of the claim (i.e., liability and damages). Accordingly, it is important that you provide all medical...

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What About the Person Who Caused the Accident?

Posted by Stephen J. Press | April, 2013

After your injury, you will likely be feeling a great deal of anger and frustration, especially at the person who caused your injury. (In legal terms, that person is called the “tortfeasor.”) You may feel the need to reach out and contact them, demanding answers or compensation. But any accident attorney in West Palm Beach will...

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Determination Of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Stephen J. Press | April, 2013

How are damages determined in personal injury cases? This is one of the most frequently asked questions in a PI case and is one of the most difficult to answer. It is difficult because there are no precise formulas and only a part of the value of a case is based upon quantifiable factors. In general terms damages are divided into two...

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4 Simple Rules and 12 Additional Suggestions for Giving Good Testimony

Posted by Stephen J. Press | April, 2013

To give strong testimony, you must come across to the jury as an honest and reliable person. Here are a few simple ways you can demonstrate the truthfulness of your story in a way that jurors will understand...

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Will the Insurer Settle My Injury Claim?

Posted by Stephen J. Press | March, 2013

Most personal injury claims that make it to court are worth thousands of dollars, not millions. Insurers know that even if they lose these claims in court, they’re not going to lose that much money. The risk they incur is fairly low, and although it is more expensive to defend a claim than to settle it, there are various...

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Insurance Company’s Role in a Personal Injury Case

Posted by Stephen J. Press | February, 2013

Usually the insurance company for the party that caused the injury is notified by its insured or by the attorney for the claimant injured party. After the insurance company has been notified about a claim, a file is opened that details the information known about you in your case. An insurance claim adjuster is assigned to your...

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Being A Good Personal Injury Client

Posted by Stephen J. Press | February, 2013

If you are involved in an auto accident or other personal injury and have been injured, it is important that you do the following order to recover in order to properly document your injury. Furthermore, the law requires you to do what is necessary to improve your physical condition recover from your injuries. The law offices of personal...

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Injuries from Rear End Crashes

Posted by Stephen J. Press | February, 2013

According to the data from the National Highway Traffic Administration (N H T S A), there are more than 3 million rear end crashes in the United States each year, less than half of which are reported to the police. A West Palm Beach rear end attorney knows that about 35% of the police reported rear end crashes involve...

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Important Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

Posted by Stephen J. Press | January, 2013

The law offices of West Palm Beach auto accident attorney, Stephen J. Press, have zealously represented clients with passion and professions. One in five people will be involved in an auto accident sometime during their life. With the ever-increasing population, auto accidents are on the rise. Auto accidents are certainly...

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History of Martin County

Posted by Stephen J. Press | December, 2012

Stuart Florida, the County seat of Martin County, is located on Florida’s East Coast and borders the St. Lucie River. The first settlers came to Stuart in 1870 and Stuart was incorporated in 1914. Interestingly, the original name of Stuart was Potsdam and was named so by Stypman one of the earliest settlers of Stuart. The Martin...

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Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Protection Claims

Posted by Stephen J. Press | December, 2012

If you are a registered vehicle owner with at least four wheels in Florida you must have minimum coverage of $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Florida No Fault Insurance (PIP) covers you regardless of fault (i.e. whether or not you cause the accident) up to the limits of your policy. Also covered by this insurance...

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St. Lucie County Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Stephen J. Press | November, 2012

The law offices of St. Lucie County personal injury attorney, Stephen J. Press, take pride in its representation of the local residents and tourists who have been involved in all types of traffic accidents. We are very aware that even a minor traffic accident can cause emotional and financial stress. You can be confident that we will...

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Martin County Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Stephen J. Press | November, 2012

Just north of Palm Beach County is located Martin County, which is situated in what is commonly referred to as the Treasure Coast region of Florida. The County seat of Martin County is Stuart. The Martin County courthouse is located in downtown Stuart. Martin County Personal Injury Attorney Stephen J. Press handles...

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Broward County History

Posted by Stephen J. Press | November, 2012

Broward County, the second most populated County in the state of Florida is located in the southeast part of the state. Fort Lauderdale is the County seat and is where the main courthouse is situated. The County is also the 18th most populous county in the United States. The law offices of Broward County personal injury attorney,...

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Overview of West Palm Beach

Posted by Stephen J. Press | November, 2012

The city of West Palm Beach is located on the southeast coast of Florida and is the most populous city and the county seat of Palm Beach County. It is also the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida. The Palm Beach County courthouse, which contains the Circuit and County courts is located in downtown West Palm...

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Palm Beach County Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Stephen J. Press | November, 2012

Palm Beach County is the largest county east of the Mississippi River and is also the largest County in Florida, have a one third of the state’s population. Palm Beach County was Incorporated in 1909 in the County seat is it one West Palm Beach. The central County courthouse resides in West Palm Beach with its circuit and County...

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Your First Attorney Visit

Posted by Stephen J. Press | October, 2012

If you have never sought assistance from an attorney before, you may wonder just what will happen, and how your case will be evaluated. West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press has been serving the...

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