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Obtaining Damages for PTSD

By Velasquez & Associates |

If you are in an accident, you may immediately be considering only your physical damages. Certainly, physical damages are important and you deserve compensation for them if they are caused by someone else. But what about mental and emotional damages, specifically, what about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Do you have PTSD, and if… Read More »

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Criminal Activity Can Lead to Personal Injury Claims

By Velasquez & Associates |

When someone is a victim of criminal activity, we know—or at least hope—that the criminal justice system will bring the wrongdoer to justice. As a victim, you may expect the wrongdoer to go to jail (or worse). However, simply putting someone who commits a crime in jail does little to help the family that… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Best Buy

By Velasquez & Associates |

Whenever we do business with a large retailer, especially one that has a physical store as opposed to being online, there is a sense of security. The assumption is that the business has been around for a long time, and only uses reputable employees and contractors. Surely, a large store can be trusted a… Read More »

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What Happens When Evidence is Lost or Destroyed?

By Velasquez & Associates |

There is an inherent imbalance in personal injury cases when it comes to gathering evidence. A victim needs to prove his or her case—that is, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent. However, in most cases, most of the evidence that would be needed to prove that negligence is owned by, or… Read More »

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Can a Drunk Victim Still Recover Damages?

By Velasquez & Associates |

In personal injury cases, especially those that involve car crashes, there is usually some inquiry into whether the negligent driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Drunk driving is obviously clear evidence of negligence (and worse, when it comes to criminal penalties). But what about the victim? If a victim was intoxicated… Read More »

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