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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.

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: 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

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.

SG

Just want to say, Thank You, for your time and service.   I appreciate you all, and everything you did to help me.

TS

It was comforting knowing that I had the Patterson Legal Group on my side while I was injured in a hit by a drunk driver.  It was nice to be able to heal & recover & not have to worry about the legal part of the insurance company.   Thank Patterson ...

GD

Very professional, excellent communication

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They helped me out on my claim, & got it to go through a lot faster than I expected, based on other people’s experiences. It was greatly appreciated.

-Scott R.

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

It’s reassuring to know you have someone in your corner that has your best interest. The staff there are very friendly and helpful. I don’t understand why anyone else would go anywhere else. A+++

-Joe

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