You can take actions that reduce or eliminate your ability to get compensation for your injuries. Learn how this can happen in this post.
Just because you slip-and-fall on someone else’s property doesn’t mean you immediately score a big payday.
The media often shapes the perception that anytime someone gets hurt, they’re entitled to millions of dollars. And they also present personal injury victims in a selfish negative light too.
Remember the grandma who spilled hot McDonald’s coffee on herself and got $3 million for it?
Well, that wasn’t the truth at all. Stella Liebeck, 79 at the time, was a passenger. And McDonald’s company policy then was to serve scalding hot coffee that could cause severe burns in seconds. She wanted to settle the case for $20,000, which would cover her medical bills and lost income. McDonald’s offered $800 in return.
Outraged, the jury assessed $3 million in punitive damages. The judge reduced that […]