5 Trends We’re Monitoring as Your Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys
The practice of personal injury law is ever-changing, and to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients, we make sure to not only keep up-to-date about changes in practice, but to take advantage of all opportunities that might help give our clients and their cases a competitive edge. At Clark Fountain we take full advantage of the efficiency and effectiveness that technological solutions have to offer, and we’re always evaluating and looking to the future to see how we can improve for our clients.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI has threatened to shake up the standard practices in the legal industry just as much as any other sector. While AI software like ChatGPT has demonstrated immense potential in improving efficiency and accuracy in legal processes, it also poses certain dangers that necessitate caution and verification.
One of the primary concerns associated with AI software is the accuracy and reliability of the information it provides. The model is trained on vast amounts of data, but there is still a risk of misinformation or inaccuracies in the generated content. And, it has already happened when a lawyer accidently cited cases in a brief that didn’t exist after using the ChatGPT for research.
However, we would be remiss to not follow the updates and capabilities of this technology and similar types. We acknowledge the significance of AI and actively seek to stay informed. In particular, we are aware of an AI model specifically designed for law firms called Harvey AI. By keeping a close eye on emerging AI developments, we are not only stay up to date with the trends in AI but also position ourselves as a leading law firm in utilizing cutting-edge technology for the benefit of our clients.
While telemedicine is a response to the increasing demand of consumers to complete their professional and personal obligations through Zoom during and after the pandemic, it is not without its risks. When you experience an injury as a result of receiving medical treatment or a diagnosis, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Telemedicine may provide convenience and distance between the patient and practitioner, but it can still result in medical malpractice.
If you have used telemedicine solutions and experienced an injury due to misdiagnosis, improper prescriptions, or other medical error, you could have a medical malpractice claim. The purpose of this type of claim is to recover the costs and damages linked to your injury from the improper medical treatment, from the time of your injury through the remainder of your life.
Litigation Finance (Lawsuit Loans)
A practice that is on the rise in the legal industry is the use of lawsuit loans on behalf of law firms to bankroll their cases. Litigation finance is the leveraging of a loan based upon the potential earnings that a case or claim might generate. Basically, the law firm is borrowing money that has not been earned at a high rate of interest that must be paid if the case is won. The practice puts pressure on the law firm to achieve a positive outcome in the case, but can also influence the speed at which this is done, and the willingness to accept lower settlements.
At Clark Fountain, if we take your case after your free initial consultation, we charge you nothing unless we win. Our payment comes out of the earnings that we generate, which means that you never pay anything out of pocket. We do not engage in litigation finance so that we maintain total control over the pace and outcome of your claim and are not motivated by impending interest payments and other complications that legal finance can lead to.
The increase in the use of autonomous vehicles might make it easier to get lunch delivered to your workplace, but a variety of safety concerns have arisen. The automated delivery robots may be convenient, but they may also cause bicycle crashes, vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other incidents. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by an autonomous vehicle, the manufacturer or the company using it may be liable for your damages.
Bringing a claim against an autonomous vehicle is possible through a civil personal injury lawsuit, however case law on the subject is still being produced. This means that having an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how technology applies due to keeping educated and up-to-date provides you with a very real advantage.
Social media is not only a way to fill your free time watching videos of cats and people walking into glass doors, it can also be a valuable source of information and evidence in your personal injury case. If you have been injured in an accident or incident that was caused by another party and are proceeding with a case or claim, it is also important to remember that social media can be used against you. We take the time to consider the big picture of your case or claim, and to provide guidance that takes into account social media and other technologies that might help or harm your position.
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