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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.

Good Faith

Acting in an honest manner, without taking advantage of other people or breaking promises you’ve made to act.  Good faith applies to all types of promises and transactions and dealings.
See also: Bad Faith.

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Gross Negligence

A deliberate breach of a pre-existing duty. If it causes other to be exposed to extreme risks resulting in harm, a defendant may also be considered criminally negligent.

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Hearing

Legal proceedings in which a judge discusses the issues in a case or receives information in order to make a decision about a dispute or a proposed settlement.

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Impairment rating

An estimate of how much normal use or function of an injured body part you are no longer able to use.  Impairment ratings are determined based on guidelines published and updated regularly by the American Medical Association (AMA). An impairment rating is used to calculate a permanent disability rating as …

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In pro per

An injured worker who is not represented by an attorney.

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Indemnify

To compensate for losses or damages. Examples: An insurance policy may indemnify a policy holder against losses like fire, theft, or property damage.

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Judgment

An official decision of a court resolving the legal issues in an action and stating the rights and obligations of the parties involved.

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Juror

Member of a jury.
 

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Kin

A blood relative.

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Lapse

When a right, privilege, or agreement becomes invalid because it is not renewed or it has expired.

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Case Results

  • $8,600,000: Auto Accident Judgment
  • $6,000,000: Negligence
  • $4,000,000: Accidental Dismemberment
  • $3,540,068: SUV Rollover
  • $3,000,000: Insurance Bad Faith Claim
  • $2,650,000: Vehicle Rollover Accident

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-RC

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They restored my faith in how a
Lawyer should be !!!
They were very caring !!!
And treated me with respect !!!
They took care of me like I was
Family !!! I wouldn’t go anywhere
Else if I were you !!!
Gary Patterson is simply a good
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And I know he …

-Robert L.

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