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Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.


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Common Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits Debunked

by Gina Hill

Being injured as a result of someone else's actions can be one of the worst experiences you can go through because of the costs, pain and inconveniences that are caused by these incidents. Pursuing justice for these damages will often require you to take the party responsible to court, and this process can be somewhat overwhelming. In particular, you may find that this process is even more confusing if you believe the following two myths about personal injury lawsuits are true. 

Myth: Only Your Doctors Will Participate In The Case

Many accident victims will assume that the only medical documents needed for these cases will come from the doctor that treated your injury. While it is true that your doctor will need to provide copies of your medical records and they may need to testify during your trial, it is important to know that they will not be the only medical professional involved in your case. 

The defense will typically have you undergo an evaluation with a doctor of their choosing, and this information will also be used during your trial. Fortunately, your attorney will help you prepare for this evaluation and the questioning that follows it to make sure that you do not accidentally harm your case by misspeaking when answering your questions. 

Myth: You Should Always Avoid Accepting A Structured Settlement 

Going through a lengthy trial can be an extremely stressful and expensive procedure. Fortunately, if your case is strong, the defendant may attempt to reach a financial settlement with you out of court. However, settlements can come in a variety of types, and many individuals are under the impression that a structured settlement is something they should never accept. 

Structured settlements are often offered by defendants that are unable to make a single large payment. Rather, a structured settlement allows them to break this into a series of more manageable payments. While it will take you longer to receive your money with this type of settlement, it does guarantee that you will have a steady stream of additional income, and these agreements usually involve interest. Due to this interest, you may actually end up receiving slightly more compensation. 

Making sure that you have accurate information about what to expect from your personal injury lawsuit will help ensure that this stressful process has as few surprises as possible. More precisely, knowing that you may have to undergo an evaluation by a physician for the defense and that a structured settlement is not always a bad thing should make it easier for you to anticipate what your lawsuit may entail. 

If you have more questions about personal injury lawsuits, contact a law office like The Gil Law Firm.