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The Good Guys have helped over:

The Good Guys have helped over 3800 injured clients and counting! injured clients and counting!

Verdicts and Settlements for our clients exceed:

Verdicts and Settlements for our clients exceed: 145 Million

Legal Dictionary

There are a plethora of legal terms involved in your case. Our legal dictionary helps define terms that can become confusing from A-Z.

Delay letter

A letter sent by insurance companies offering an explanation on why payments may be delayed.  The letter will generally include what information is necessary for the insurance company to process a claim and timelines on when a decision will be finalized for the insurance payment.

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Demurrer

A written response to a complaint.  The response occurs when a defendant asserts the law used by a plaintiff is insufficient or inapplicable, even though alleged facts may be true.

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Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Occurs when an insurance company believes your injury or illness is not covered by workers’ compensation and they have notified you of the decision.

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Disability

Physical or mental impairments that limit or affect your life activities.  A condition that makes engaging in routine daily tasks, physical, social, and work, more difficult.

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Disability Management

A process to prevent disability from occurring or to intervene early, following the start of a disability, to mitigate the damage a disability might have on one’s life.  Disability management is most effective by starting early in the recovery process for severe injury cases like spinal injuries. It is common for a team of …

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Duty

Duty /duːti/
Ordinarily, people owe a duty to those around them to use a standard of due care such that a “reasonable person” would use in the same situation.  Someone may owe you a duty because it was established by a law, a contract, their relationship to you, a duty they …

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Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS)

An electronic system intended to simplify and improve the Division of Workers’ Compensation case management process.

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Essential Functions

Duties considered fundamental to a job. When being considered for alternative work, you must have both the physical and mental qualifications to fulfill the job’s essential functions.

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Filing

Sending or delivering a document as part of the legal process. The date of filing is generally the date the document is received.

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Future medical

On-going right to medical treatment for an injury.

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Case Results

  • $8,600,000: Auto Accident Judgment
  • $6,000,000: Medical Negligence
  • $4,000,000: Accidental Dismemberment
  • $3,540,068: SUV Rollover
  • $3,000,000: Insurance Bad Faith Claim
  • $2,700,000: Medical Malpractice; routine surgery for heartburn resulted in death

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Testimonials

Steve G

Thanks to everyone! You all made the entire process easy.  My hat is off to your entire team.  Amie, Mary, job well done!  Gary, thank you for explaining the process from start to finish during our first visit.

Carol P.

These guys are absolutely awesome!!!!

Bobbie W.

The team at Patterson Legal Group was extremely thorough, courteous, and always maintained professionalism, answered my concerns with real human concerns. *I was especially pleased with Mr. Carl Wagner’s handling of my case, always concerned and explained and rendered information in great detail(s). *Teresa deserved a gold star in people ...

Angela I.

I was extremely satisfied!  The process was quick, fast and easy.  The staff always knew what was going on and were able to answer all of my questions.

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It was a secure feeling to know our medical bills were going to be paid.  We always looked forward to coming into the office to talk to staff.  Staff was so friendly and kind.   Thank you so much Gary for your concern.

-MH & CH

I was very thankful that Patterson Legal Group took care of things so I didn’t have to.  They fought for me and I was able to get the most out of my settlement.  The most helpful thing was when they explained all of the legal terms and the process so …

-Tracy W.

I was very impressed with the way everything was explained.  Language used was easy to understand.  Items I was not clear on were re-explained until I was sure.  I was at ease, never rushed.   The entire process was first class.  Thank you so much. Your work is greatly appreciated.

-PH

Carl, Mary 7 Amie were all good assets to me to me winning my case.  So I say THANKS for getting me the money I deserve for all the pain that I had to go through.

-Barbara F.