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505, 2019

Neck, Back And Spine Injury

May 5th, 2019|Blog, Education|0 Comments

The most common types of injuries that can occur in auto accidents are Back, Neck and Spine Injuries. If a person is rear-ended due to the negligence of another person, there neck and head are always affected. The force of the impact causes the persons neck to be jerked back and forth rapidly. This usually causes the neck muscles to stretch and cause swelling and often severe pain. Alot of these injuries can be handled with simple physical therapy by a chiropractor, however there is a percentage of people who develop chronic and ongoing injuries that take years to recover from. In some of these cases the Neck, Back and Spine Injury that don’t [...]

404, 2019

How Much Is Wrongful Death Worth

April 4th, 2019|Blog, Education|0 Comments

The value of any case is based upon legal liability or the concept that some other party is "at fault" for the accident and this fault caused the resulting injuries. An experienced injury attorney will be able to quickly analyze and explain these concepts based upon the particular factual background of the crash in question. For purposes of this article we will not be considering the issue of liability, however please note it does have a direct bearing on the ultimate value of any injury or death claim. For wrongful death claims, the closest surviving next-of-kin possess the claim for wrongful death compensation. Typically the closest kin will be the spouse, children of the [...]

1801, 2019

Timeline For A Personal Injury Lawsuit

January 18th, 2019|Blog, Education|0 Comments

You might want to know what typically happens and the amount of time that takes place in a personal injury case if you believe you have a claim worth pursuing. This article will describe the standard procedures and sequence of a personal injury claim and lawsuit. Obtain Professional Healthcare Services Your first step after getting injured in an accident is to see a professional healthcare provider. Go to the hospital or see a doctor if there is any personal injury. A visit to the doctor is not only the best choice for your health, seeking professional care immediately following the accident will convince an insurance adjuster and jury that your injury was significant. [...]

1212, 2018

Five Costly Mistakes To Avoid

December 12th, 2018|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Five costly mistakes to avoid in your personal injury or wrongful death case Each year, more than 40,000 Americans are killed and thousands more seriously injured at the hands of negligent drivers. Since 1954, Murphy & Pressentin has been representing the seriously injured and bereaved survivors of motor vehicle crashes negotiating and litigating their cases with liable insurance companies. In our experience, the following are the most common and costly mistakes made by people dealing with injury and wrongful death claims: 1. Giving the insurance company a recorded statement without first consulting with a bodily injury attorney. Insurance adjusters are likely to contact you shortly after the accident and will ask that you [...]

2410, 2018

CASE STUDY: Semi Tractor-Trailer Crash

October 24th, 2018|Blog, Education|0 Comments

On May 25th, 2010, the personal injury lawyers at Murphy & Pressentin were retained to represent Client and her family for a severe bodily auto accident injury arising out of a March 25th head-on crash with a drunk driver at highway speeds. By the end of July 2010, two months after our retainer, the Insurance Company made us a policy limits settlement offer of $58,000, to be divided between Client and her family. The Insurance Company represented that the $58,000 insurance proceeds was “all the insurance that was available” to compensate our clients for their injuries. The crash occurred on a Thursday evening, several hours after Drunk Driver had completed his workday. Drunk [...]

2307, 2018

CASE STUDY: Turning Lemons into Lemonade

July 23rd, 2018|Blog, Education|0 Comments

On May 25th, 2010, the personal injury lawyers at Murphy & Pressentin were retained to represent Client and her family for a severe bodily auto accident injury arising out of a March 25th head-on crash with a drunk driver at highway speeds. By the end of July 2010, two months after our retainer, the Insurance Company made us a policy limits settlement offer of $58,000, to be divided between Client and her family. The Insurance Company represented that the $58,000 insurance proceeds was “all the insurance that was available” to compensate our clients for their injuries. The crash occurred on a Thursday evening, several hours after Drunk Driver had completed his workday. Drunk [...]