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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Arbitration: What are the Drawbacks?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Buried in many types of contracts, is a hidden provision which could severely jeopardize your ability to recover damages, should you be injured in an accident. It’s called an arbitration provision, and you may have signed one without ever knowing it. Contracts With Arbitration Clauses There are some situations when you sign contracts, which… Read More »

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What Happens When You Leave a Hospital Sicker Than When You Went Into It?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

It is certainly expected that you will be sick to some extent when you go into a hospital. What you don’t expect is to be even sicker when you get out of it—especially if what is making you sicker is actually caused by the hospital itself, and your stay in the hospital. A Dangerous… Read More »

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Your Car Accident Can Cause TMJ

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Let’s say that you are in a car accident. You ache, perhaps in your neck area, and have headaches. Then, after a day or so, you notice an odd sensation: your jaw hurts. Could this be related to your accident? You don’t recall specifically hitting your jaw in the crash. But the answer is… Read More »

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Liability When Security and Bouncers Go Too Far

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

If you are in a public place that serves alcohol, or the type of place where there is the chance that the general public gets rowdy, you may be thankful to have the bouncers there. A well trained bouncer can make sure that order is kept, and can minimize injuries, should fights or other… Read More »

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Settle or Go to Trial: The Choice is Yours

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When you file a lawsuit, you don’t automatically get to your trial. It can take many months, possibly a year (depending on the court’s schedule), to get to trial. In the interim, your personal injury attorney may tell you that there is an offer to settle your case. Should you take that offer? Get… Read More »

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Are Very Large Jury Verdicts Ethical?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When people are injured, and they go before a jury, sometimes, the jury awards a large dollar figure as compensation for the victim’s injuries. So large that the public is often outraged. The media reports the verdict, and people ask whether the “system is broken,” all because someone received significant compensation from a jury… Read More »

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Getting Punitive Damages for DUI Accidents

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Punitive damages are among the hardest types of damages for an injury victim to get. They are rare and difficult because their purpose is so different. Unlike other forms of damages, which are intended to make a victim whole, or compensate a victim for losses, punitive damages focus on the Defendant—specifically, to punish the… Read More »

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Think That Minivan is Safe? That May Not be the Case

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

You have a family, and want to keep your family safe. So, you get a minivan. It’s safe, it’s large, seemingly provides a nice big cabin in the back where your kids can sit and be protected in the event of an accident, and because it’s built for families, it must be safe. Well,… Read More »

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Expensive Cars and Pedestrian Accidents: Could There be a Connection?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When a car hits a pedestrian, it is generally considered a random event. Certainly, things can happen, like drunk driving, distracted driving, poor weather, or other factors, that make hitting a pedestrian more or less likely in any given situation. But could you predict what kind of driver will be more likely to hit… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Your Trucking Accident? It Could be a Lot of People

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When we are in a car or truck accident, we tend to think that it is us against the liable person—or in a trucking accident, us against the trucking company. Many victims are surprised to learn that when it comes to trucking accidents, there are a lot of businesses and entities that may be… Read More »

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