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Should I Settle My Car Accident Case?

Car Accident Settlement

Individuals who have suffered injuries in a car accident because of another person’s negligence often don’t know where to turn. In many cases, their injuries require extensive and costly medical treatment. If their injuries are severe, they may not be able to work or enjoy life the way they had before the crash.

Thankfully, many victims can find some recourse by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party and their insurance company. However, insurance companies like to offer victims small or moderate settlements so they can avoid a lengthy legal process and a potentially larger payout.

In some cases, accepting the insurance company’s settlement offer might be the right move for you. In other cases, you’ll need to push back with the help of a lawyer and potentially even take your claim to trial.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident at the hands of a negligent driver, keep reading to learn about some factors that should influence your decision about any settlement offer as well as how an attorney can help you make this critical choice.

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Can I Sue a Restaurant if I Get Food Poisoning? 

Food Poisoning Lawsuit

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, happens when victims eat foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, and hazardous substances. Symptoms can begin within hours of ingesting the food and may include nausea, fever, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody stool. Extreme cases of food poisoning can require hospitalization, but most cases usually resolve without treatment in a day or two. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek medical treatment immediately.  

If you’ve experienced severe food poisoning and you believe it was caused by eating food from a particular restaurant, supermarket, farm, or other source, you should contact Atkins & Markoff to learn more about your legal options. If you’d like more information, keep reading to learn about how attorneys prove negligence, determine the level of harm inflicted, and assess the potential damages in a foodborne illness case. 

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4 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Manipulate Car Accident Victims

Most drivers pay expensive premiums to their car insurance company each month for financial protection and peace of mind. Unfortunately, when a crash happens and it’s time for the insurance company to step up, drivers don’t always get the treatment they deserve. As if being involved in a car accident isn’t stressful enough, insurance companies and their adjusters often use a variety of tactics to confuse and ultimately exploit car wreck victims.  

Keep reading to learn how insurance companies and their employees try and manipulate the situation when a victim reports an accident or attempts to negotiate a fair settlement. And if you or someone you care about has recently been involved in a car wreck, please contact Atkins & Markoff to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. 

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How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in Oklahoma?

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, it can leave you with a lot of questions, especially if someone else’s negligence played a role in your loved one’s death. How will you pay for your loved one’s remaining medical bills and get by without their income? And is there anything you can do to get justice and hold the negligent person or party responsible?

In this article, we’ll try to answer some of those questions and explain how the wrongful death lawyers at Atkins & Markoff might be able to help if someone’s negligence has put your family in this terrible situation. 

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