How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

“Pain and suffering” are a form of non-economic damages that compensate you for the physical pain you might experience after a car accident, for example, or a workplace accident.  Naturally, it is difficult to place a dollar value on something so intangible as pain. Nevertheless, people do it every day, both in and out of… read more

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

Insurance companies pay most personal injury claims, especially in vehicle accident cases. The great majority of personal injury cases settle out of court after a period of negotiation. The most common way to kick off negotiations with an insurance company is by sending a settlement demand letter.  Preliminary Matters Before Sending a Demand Letter or… read more

Highest Paid Types Of Lawyers: Must Read

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2021 median income for lawyers in the United States in 2021 was $127,990. However, some lawyers make much less than this amount, while others make much more.  Many factors can affect the potential salary a lawyer makes, including the geographic region where they work, where they… read more

What Is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

These days, the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” tend to be used interchangeably. But did you know there is actually a historical difference between the two and which jobs each could work in? So what is the difference between a lawyer and an attorney, and how do you know which one you need? Traditionally, an attorney… read more