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How can a business reduce its liability?

Reducing business liability doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some simple tips on how you can reduce your business liability. What is liability in business? Liability is the risk of any sort of loss from your business, most commonly money and debts.  This could also be loss that occurs due to risk, negligence and even unforeseen circumstances (like a global pandemic).  Common types of loss from businesses include: 1. **Business failure**. This is the most common cause of bankruptcy. While the risk of loss is greatest in the first years of operation, it can happen any time. 2. **Inadequate insurance**. This means not getting insurance at all, or not getting enough insurance to cover your operations and relationships. 3. **Insufficient management**. Not...
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What is legal expense insurance

A person who is injured as a result of the negligence of another party is entitled to some form of financial compensation for the actual injury and loss of income. These are called "general damages." "Special Damages" cover other financial losses suffered as a result of the injury. Lawyers use the Judicial College Guidelines to determine "general damages" as there is no set amount for these types of injuries given all the variables. The maximum for "general damages" under the Judicial College Guidelines is £337,700 and includes things like a severe brain injury. With a "no win, no fee" arrangement, the solicitor's legal fees are waived should you lose in court. If you are successful in court, what happens is your solicitor takes their fee directly out of the funds tha...
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Who pays the fee with no win no fee?

No win no fee applies between a client and a solicitor. In other words, an agreement is made between a claimant and the personal injury lawyer regarding the fee payment. What does the agreement mean? As per the agreement, the client need not pay any legal fee to the lawyer if the case is lost. The solicitor waives off all the legal costs that have to be paid to him if he loses the case. In case if the lawyer wins the case, then the claimant has to pay the legal fee as agreed. The no win no fee agreement came into existence after the government stops Legal Aid for civil dispute. No win no fee agreement is also called a conditional agreement. The personal injury lawyer in common takes an insurance policy. Find out more about personal injury payments. The policy is taken on...
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What type of cases do litigation lawyers handle?

Are you looking for a litigation lawyer? Whether you are considering initiating a litigation procedure for your company or you want a litigation lawyer to defend your company, it would be best to take the time to find a reputable and knowledgeable litigation attorney. Most of all, it is crucial to find an attorney who is specialized in the type of litigation your business is facing. Litigation attorneys handle various types of litigations. Finding an attorney who specializes in the litigation situation you are facing is essential. But before that, it helps to learn about various types of litigation. Here are various kinds of cases that litigation attorneys handle. 1.    Business Disputes Litigation lawyers can help with all forms of business disputes. These lawyers...
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How much will I get for my personal injury claim?

Although a personal injury should never be seen as a way of making money, the truth is that you can do well when you claim for a personal injury. For instance, the average payout for a personal injury in the UK such as whiplash, is currently around £10,450. Of course, it all depends on the severity of your injury. When you have more serious injuries, you can receive higher settlements. Full And Final Settlement It is important to realise that your payout is often a full and final settlement. What does that mean? It means that you can't make a claim for the same injury again. The payout that you receive, is meant to cover compensation and ongoing treatment. It is essential that you claim for everything in one go. An insurance company, or a court, is unlikely to provid...
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Personal Injury Law FAQs

1. What is a counterclaim? A claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action. 2. What is discovery and what is its purpose? It is an exchange of legal information and known facts of a case. Its purpose is for all participants to know what they are facing at trial. 3. What are interrogatories? Written questions (casually referred to as “rogs”) by one party to another which are to be answered under oath. 4. What is a deposition? An in-person meeting with involved parties in the case, lawyers representing those parties, and a court reporter who records everything said under oath. 5. Will I end up at trial? Most will settle but about 25% of all personal injury cases end up at trial. 6. I was ordered to pay “costs”. What does that include? Typically this includes yo...
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What Is The Law On Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death law, which applies to tort cases, is designed to compensate for harm to a person which resulted in death. A wrongful death lawsuit holds that dependents or beneficiaries of the person who died or was killed are entitled to monetary damages from the party who is legally liable for the death due to its negligence or other liabilities. Unique to its own jurisdiction, each state in the U.S. has passed "wrongful death statutes". These damages may be sued for by the victim’s estate or heirs although eligibility of family members differs from state to state. Fees such as physician bills, hospital bills, therapy, and ambulance bills as well as the loss of income and loss of future income can be devastating for family members that are already suffering from emotional distress cau...
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Six common personal injury claims

Personal injury cases may result from an intentional act (e.g. defamation or reckless conduct) but most claims are based on a theory of negligence. There are four elements that you need to prove to legally hold a party or parties liable for your injuries and damages dependent upon negligence. These are: The party had a duty to act reasonably according to the circumstances.The party breached the duty.The party’s breach of duty caused you to be harmed.You suffered monetary damages from the harm you suffered when the party breached its duty of care. Your compensation claim amount for a personal injury will be dependent on the severity of your injury or harm caused. Serious injuries, such as severed limbs or brain damage, receive the highest amount of injury settlements because they ...