Cooper Elliott Blog tag: personal injury

Catching Up with CSI: Medically Demonstrative Technology

Personal Injury| December 16, 2016

We have tried many personal injury and wrongful death cases over the years, and there have been plenty of instances where we’ve asked medical experts to testify about what did or didn’t happen to the plaintiff. Jurors have enough information to process throughout a trial as it is, and expecting them to comprehend in just …

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Subrogation, Private Health Insurance and Your Personal Injury Settlement

Personal Injury| November 29, 2016

In previous articles, we’ve shared the basics of subrogation and how it relates to Medicare and Medicaid. The rules that govern subrogation for Medicare and Medicaid are different than those for private health insurers. In this article, we’ll discuss subrogation as it relates to private insurance and ways we can help our clients minimize its …

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How Subrogation Works with Medicare and Medicaid

For IndividualsPersonal Injury| November 15, 2016

In our last post, we outlined the basics of subrogation. Briefly, subrogation is the right of someone besides an injured person to recover something out of a personal injury case.  Subrogation works differently depending on the type of insurance involved. Medicare and Medicaid have different sets of rules from private insurers. In this post, part …

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Subrogation in Personal Injury Cases – Why, and What Is It?

Personal Injury| November 8, 2016

For people who have been harmed by someone else’s wrongdoing, a civil judgment or settlement is a crucial step towards healing. That healing includes the emotional release that comes from a court agreeing that they were not at fault, but it also includes the only remediation our court system is permitted to offer—money. However, for …

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Positioning the Jury as the Protagonist

For BusinessesFor Individuals| February 16, 2016

For personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, clear, effective communication is a vital element of any successful case. A key theme we’ve discussed before is how good communication with our clients enables us to seek justice and healing on their behalf. In this post, we’re going to examine effective communication from another perspective: that of …

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For Justice in a Personal Injury Case, There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Strategy

For Individuals| January 20, 2015

One thing is consistent about our cases: no two are alike. That means we have to closely look at each personal injury case based on its own unique circumstances in order to best serve our clients. The case that follows is a perfect example. By looking beyond the conventional wisdom for such incidents and crafting …

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Touching Lives: The Human Inspiration for Us as Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal Injury| December 11, 2014

If you ask personal injury attorneys what motivates them in their profession, chances are you’ll hear a range of responses, from the pursuit of justice to winning big settlements. But one of our most compelling reasons for doing this kind of work is the genuine desire to help people in need—to help a person put …

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Healing the Scars: Helping a Car Accident Survivor Move Forward from a Devastating Crash

Personal Injury| December 2, 2014

How many times have you hopped into your car with friends or family to go get something to eat? Would you ever imagine that one of those times a member of your group would be killed in a car accident, and that you would have to bear the scars of the tragedy for the rest …

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Personal Injury Mediation: A Viable Alternative To Deadlock Negotiating

Legal News And Updates| December 26, 2013

When it comes to personal injury litigation, some people turn away from the process due to its potential to be expensive, stressful and time-consuming. However, in recent years, personal injury mediation has become common in these types of cases. A large percentage of civil cases settle, in turn making mediation the most common settlement technique. …

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