What Are Liens and How Will They Impact My Settlement?

Categories: Personal Injury

liens and settlement

A personal injury settlement lien is quite common today. Lawsuits of this nature could last months or even years; therefore, entities and individuals waiting for compensation from a personal injury settlement may place a lien to secure payment in the future. While you wait for your settlement to be completed, you may be presented with…

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Express Versus Implied Warranties: How They Affect Your Claim

Categories: Product Liability

warranty

Most items you purchase are covered by some form of warranty. The warranty may not be explicitly stated, but the warranty is still offered. When it comes to consumer products, there are two types of warranties: Expressed and implied. Expressed warranties are those that are clearly stated. These warranties may be printed on the product…

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First Steps to Take After an Injury While Shopping

Categories: Premises Liability

slip and fall

After a serious injury, the first thing on your mind is the injury itself. However, if that injury occurs while you are shopping, it is important to consider the legal aspects of that injury, too. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be limited as to the actions you can take, but the…

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Is a Teen Driver Liable for Damages in an Auto Accident?

Categories: Car Accidents

teen driver

Teenagers are a high-risk category when it comes to driving. That is why parents experience heightened insurance premiums the moment when they add their teen driver to the policy. Most states recognize the danger as well, which is why parents or guardians can be legally liable for damages caused by their teen drivers. When a…

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Woman Dies from Collapsing Operating Table: Who’s Liable?

Categories: Medical Lawsuits

operating room table

An operating room should be the safest place for a patient to be. Here, the patient is amongst professionals and experts, and the room is kept to a specific standard. Unfortunately, for one 70-year old woman, the operating room was a deadly place. About the Case? The 70-year old woman was in the middle of…

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Is Driving with ADHD Considered a Liability?

Categories: Car Accidents

ADHD and car accidents

A vast amount of individuals are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and it is a recognized medical condition. However, as with all medical conditions, there are limitations that sufferers of this condition experience, and it could impair their ability to drive safely. Therefore, those diagnosed, their parents, and those involved in accidents with…

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Slip and Fall in a Nursing Home: Can You Sue?

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

slip-fall in nursing home

Nursing homes are there to provide individuals with extended care and safety due to age, ailments, or when recovering from surgery and illnesses. When something bad happens at a nursing home facility, you may wonder what your options are in terms of holding them accountable or receiving compensation. Nursing homes today are often inadequately staffed…

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A Thank You from a Teacher Scholarship Winner

Categories: Firm News

teacher scholarship

Mr. Van Sant, Our class would like to thank you, as your firm’s scholarship afforded us the opportunity to get access to a popular website that the students thoroughly enjoy. Through this scholarship, we can implement more technology into our instructional learning. Thank you! Have a wonderful day!!! Allison Adams, Ed.S. 5th Grade Gen. Ed….

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Do You Need a Witness to Prove an Auto Accident Case?

Categories: Car Accident

car accident

After an auto accident, it is required of the plaintiff to prove that the defendant caused the injuries and is responsible. The burden of proof is not on the defense. If you do not have sufficient evidence, insurance companies may reduce the settlement value or deny your claim altogether. If you go to trial, your…

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Van Sant Law, LLC Selects Teachers for Scholarship

Categories: Scholarship

teacher scholarship

Van Sant Law, LLC has always been committed to furthering the education of young children and helping our community give back. That is why we started our scholarship program for teachers in the area who deserve extra funding for much-needed school supplies. Earlier this year, we announced the opening of our scholarship program, and we…

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