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What Percentage Do Lawyers Receive in a Settlement?

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(Note: The following article is about general fee structure for various cases. Each state may have laws governing the maximum amount an attorney may charge for contingency and under what...
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What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

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Catastrophic injuries are just what they sound like - injuries that have catastrophic consequences on a person’s life. But if we want to get specific about it, knowing what does...
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What is the Jones Act?

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With extensive coasts on the Gulf of Mexico, it is no surprise that both Louisiana and Texas have an extensive offshore workforce. However, what happens when these seafarers get injured?...
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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Being involved in an accident can be a truly traumatizing experience, even if you are lucky enough to walk away without any major bodily injuries. While a bone fracture or a burn...
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What Is Force Majeure in an Insurance Contract?

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You take out insurance coverage to protect yourself from foreseeable bad events. For example, when you buy car insurance, the insurance company understands that you may crash your vehicle in...
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What Is Considered Sexual Abuse in Texas?

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Understanding sexual abuse in Texas can help you protect your legal rights. If you or someone you know is a sexual abuse victim, there are ways to protect yourself and...
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What Is Considered Sexual Abuse in Louisiana?

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Sexual abuse is highly traumatizing for victims. It can include several types of conduct, including unwanted touching, sexual advances, and much more. Sexual abuse in Louisiana is also a crime,...
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What Is a Texas Worker’s Comp Waiver Form?

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Navigating Texas worker's comp can be fraught with difficulty. State laws confuse the process, and claims are frequently denied or underpaid. Employees may be better served by signing a worker's...

What Is a Mass Tort?

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A mass tort case handles many plaintiffs who suffered similar injuries from the same circumstance or incident. It can cover a few dozen to tens of thousands of plaintiffs in...
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What Is a Jones Act Vessel?

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If you were injured while working on a boat or similar vessel, you may recover compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act. However, there are strict requirements you must...

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