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Will my personal injury case always result in a trial?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Probably not. Hopefully not. Trials are a strenuous event, and good lawyers know how to resolve cases before it gets to the trial stage. In a personal injury case, often lawsuits aren’t even filed. You’re able to put together a demand to the insurance company and settle the case without suit. Those cases that… Read More »

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What is an attractive nuisance claim?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Attractive nuisances, something that a property owner keeps on their property that could be attractive to children but because of the child’s age, the child doesn’t realize that the properties dangerous. The typical example is a swimming pool. Kids are attracted to swimming pools. They go onto a property and they drown or get… Read More »

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What is an arbitration?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

An arbitration is a way to resolve disputes, claims without going to a full jury trial. Arbitrations are meant to be a less costly and more efficient and quicker way of resolving disputes, whether it be an injury claim or a contract dispute.

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What is a mediation?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Mediation is a process or a hearing where both sides try to get together and settle the matter, settle the case. When you’re injured and you bring a claim, sometimes you have to file a lawsuit. That is a long process and sometimes an expensive process. Early on, you can sit down with a… Read More »

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