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Litman Law Firm Trial Lawyers

Protecting the legal rights of injured accident victims.

If you have been injured in an accident you may be entitled to a cash reward.

The law firm of Litman & Litman, P.C. provides top-notch professional legal representation. We represent clients in protecting their rights as injured parties in all types of accident cases. If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to cash compensation.

Call us now for a free consultation. We will arrange for you to meet with one of our legal experts either in our office or in your home or in the hospital.

We have already recovered millions of dollars for our clients who have been injured due to the negligence and fault of others.

There are no legal fees unless you recover money for your injuries. Most cases are taken on a contingency basis and any expenses are payable at the conclusion of the case.

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Useful Terms in Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuit Settlement or Awards

Actual Cash Value (Fair Market Value):  This is the fair market value of a vehicle at the time of the accident assuming the vehicle was damaged or destroyed. Insurance companies pay the owners the actual cash value (fair market value) if the vehicle (bus, truck or car) is considered a total loss. This does not necessarily mean that all parties will recover their vehicle property losses. Recovery of vehicle property losses depends on collision coverage amounts, negligence of the parties, and whether the accident occurred in a "no fault" or a "non-no fault" state.
Additional Insured: This is another party other than the protected person or entity named in a vehicle's insurance policy.
Automobile Insurance: Insurance protects the owner against certain losses as a result of damage to their vehicle and damages to third party vehicles as well as injuries sustained by themselves or third parties. Specific types of coverage include 1) medical payments, 2) bodily injury, 3) property damage and 4) comprehensive physical vehicle damage.
The Burden of Proof: The plaintiff is the individual who initiates a claim or lawsuit. The burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, i.e. the plaintiff must prove 1) what occurred during the accident and 2) that the fault lies with the defendant.
Case: Any action, cause, lawsuit, proceeding or controversy initiated through the court system by filing a petition, indictment or complaint.

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Actions To Take If You Are In Car Accident

Car accidents are always unexpected and hugely stressful. Stay calm and try to control your emotions. Get support from people you feel you can trust and follow some of our suggestions below:

  1. Be Safe
  • If the car accident is minor, then move the car out of “harm’s way” such as to the shoulder of the road.
  • If you are unable to move the car, 1) confirm that the vehicle is in the "Park" position, 2) turn off the engine, and 3) engage the hazard lights.
  • Check to see if it is safe for you to get out of the car. If it is safe and you are uninjured, exit the vehicle.
  • Use warning triangles and safety cones to alert others of the accident if they are available.
  1. Seek Help
  • Check for injuries to yourself and others; always err on the side of caution by calling an ambulance if anyone's injuries appear questionable.
  • No matter how minor the accident may seem, contact the police. A police report is important in determining fault during the claims process.
  • If you have injured a pedestrian or another driver, never leave the scene of the accident. Leaving the scene of the accident could be construed as a "hit-and-run" and might further subject you to criminal charges and penalties.

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What to do if you've been injured by a defective product

The strength of your legal case is a direct result of the actions you take after a defective product has caused injury.

Seek medical attention. A record of your injury is of the utmost importance. Visit a doctor or hospital immediately upon sustaining a harmful product injury. Report the accident. Do not give a verbal or written statement before speaking with a product liability lawyer. If at work, report the accident to your supervisor and contact your insurance company.

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