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Punitive Damages: What You Should Know

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Punitive Damages: What You Should Know

December 13, 2022 Personal injury

When another person’s reckless or negligent actions caused an injury to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to punitive damages as part of your settlement. Punitive damages are court-ordered payments the guilty party must pay in addition to compensatory damages.…

Motor Vehicle Wrongful Death Lawsuit: What You Should Know

November 14, 2022 Car Accidents,Wrongful Death

When a car ride turns deadly due to another party’s negligence, it’s hard to move on or know what to do. Between the grief, injuries, and damages, you could be left wondering how you’re going to get through it. One path you should at least consider taking is a wrongful death lawsuit.…

What To Do if You Are in an Out-of-State Car Accident

November 7, 2022 Car Accidents

Whether you’re on a road trip, a business trip, or passing through another state, an out-of-state car accident can be a nightmare. No matter where they happen, a car accident may leave you or passengers harmed and your car damaged. But when it happens in unfamiliar territory, it may make it even more difficult to know what to do to get fairly compensated.…

Everything You Need to Know About Uber Accident Settlement

September 12, 2022 Car Accidents,Personal injury

Gone are the days of hailing a taxi cab to move around town. Instead, millions of Americans are choosing ride-share companies (like Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft) for everyday transportation. While this new-age method of transit is affordable, immediate, and personal, it makes determining the liability of a ride-share vehicle collision complex.…

What to Do After a Car Accident When It’s Not Your Fault

August 22, 2022 Car Accidents

Driving is dangerous. Last year, more than 2.1 million people received emergency care because of a car accident*. To make matters worse, driving safely doesn’t prevent you from being in a no-fault accident. If you’re ever involved in a vehicle collision you didn’t cause, you need to know what to do.…

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Semi-Truck Accident?

July 25, 2022 Trucking Accidents

If you or a loved one is involved in a semi-truck collision, don’t assume that the trucking company will be held responsible. The truth is that several parties can be held accountable for the collision. In the event of an accident with a commercial truck, an experienced litigator can help you navigate your next steps.…

Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident?

July 18, 2022 Car Accidents

While you may not think a minor car accident warrants legal representation, you’ll benefit from holding the responsible driver accountable. Some people prefer to handle a minor car accident case independently, but hiring an attorney increases the likelihood of receiving substantial compensation.…

Steps to Take After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

Unfortunately, alcohol continues to be a leading cause of traffic fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 11,000 lives are lost yearly due to drunk driving*.

Drunk driving is illegal in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.…

Car Insurance Claims Do’s and Don’ts

June 17, 2022 Car Accidents

You know what sucks? Getting into a car accident. You know what makes this situation worse? Not knowing what to do when you file a car insurance claim.

Despite our best efforts, even the safest drivers can be involved in a car accident.…

Can I Receive Compensation After a Catastrophic Injury?

May 19, 2022 Personal injury

The Shapiro Law Team Will Fight for You

A catastrophic injury turns your life and the lives of your loved ones upside down. Not only do you experience significant physical damages, but emotional and mental ones can result as well. At Shapiro Law Team, we specialize in personal injury.…

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