Types Of Injuries

What Can One Car Accident Teach Us About Case Value?

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To illustrate the potential value of  a car accident, along with some pitfalls that might negatively impact the final outcome, I thought sharing an interesting reported case might be helpful.  This was not my case but will give you some idea of the ultimate resolution of car accident cases (assuming you hire a lawyer who will file a lawsuit–and fair warning NOT all of them will). My ...

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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Why Were The Damages So High?

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Damages In McDonald's Hot Coffee CaseAs a Florida personal injury attorney, I know many people across the country were outraged when the jury awarded Ms. Liebeck 2.9 million dollars in the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case.  To understand the good reasons for the verdict, one must understand the types of damages available in personal injury cases, including burn injury ...

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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: What Were The Real Facts? And Do They Support Tort Reform?

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McDonalds Hot Coffee Case

Way back in February of 1992, an elderly woman named Stella Liebeck burned herself on McDonald’s hot coffee while holding the cup between her legs when she was driving, which was a highly offensive form of jackpot justice.  She was the undeserving recipient of the most outrageous variety of lawsuit lottery winnings the country had ...

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