About Kimberly Lekman, Esq.

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Kimberly earned her J.D. from Marquette University and went on to work in legal research, legal writing and contract law for the corporate world.

Her love of writing has drawn Kimberly into writing projects for a range of industries. Her writing experience includes legal marketing, freelance script writing, educational content creation and speculative fiction writing for the short story market.

Kimberly now lives in the Orlando, Florida area where she and her two daughters enjoy the year-round outdoor lifestyle.

Articles written by Kimberly Lekman, Esq.

How Long Do You Have To Sue for Medical Malpractice?

There are some exceptions as far as time limits

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you might be considering filing a lawsuit against the healthcare professional who caused your injury.   Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include:  Surgical errors  Medication errors  Misdiagnosis  Birth injuries  Anesthesia mistakes  To recover for medical malpractice, you will need to show that the medical care you received fell below the expected standard of care.   …

How Much Do Car Accident Lawyers Charge?

Make sure you’re paying what is reasonable

Many car accident victims consider taking legal action to recover for their expenses and injuries, but they might hesitate to do so out of concern about the cost of paying lawyer fees. However, concerns about cost should not prevent you from seeking the legal guidance you need. An attorney's expertise can be indispensable in complicated car wreck cases or accidents that cause severe injury. Suppose you were involved in a serious car crash that wasn't your fault. In that case, you deserve …

How Is a Car Accident Settlement Determined?

How courts determine an accident settlement

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you may be considering filing a claim to recover some of your medical costs and other expenses. Most car accident claims settle out of court, with one of the party's insurance companies paying the settlement amount. To determine the value of your auto accident claim, your attorney will usually consider two categories of damages. Your economic damages refer to the actual costs that you will need to pay as a result of the accident. Automobile …

How Does Insurance Work in a Car Accident?

Answering your insurance questions after a car accident

Like most car drivers, you probably pay a monthly car insurance bill. Car insurance is mandatory in most states, and it provides a financial safety net for motorists. Generally speaking, auto insurance compensates those who have been in car wrecks for their medical expenses and property damage. However, car insurance laws vary from state to state. After experiencing a car crash, the most important thing is to make sure you and the other parties are okay. Unless you must seek emergency medical …

What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

Key characteristics of a capable accident attorney

A car accident lawyer specializes in helping victims of car accidents to recover financially for their accidents through personal injury claims. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, you may be thinking about filing a car accident lawsuit against the parties who were responsible. An experienced lawyer can assess the details of your crash and tell you if you have a solid legal claim. They can then gather evidence, build a personal injury …

What Happens When You Are Hit by an Uninsured Driver?

What to expect

The scene of a car accident can be a noisy and chaotic place. If you have experienced a car accident, your priority should be to check on the safety of everyone involved and call 911 if anyone is injured. Unless you are going to the hospital for emergency medical treatment, you should not leave the accident scene without exchanging contact details and insurance information with the other drivers. But what happens if the driver who hit you does not have car insurance? Below you will find a …

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

How courts find fault in an accident

If you have experienced a car accident, you might be considering taking legal action against the other drivers involved in the wreck. Through an auto insurance claim or even a lawsuit, you may be able to recover payments (“damages”) for the costs of your medical expenses, lost earnings, vehicle damages, and more. However, an essential part of your car accident claim will be determining which party was at fault for the crash. Car crashes can occur for a wide variety of reasons and can have …

When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

Evaluating your circumstances to make an informed decision

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you know that it can be a scary experience. Your first priority should be to get medical treatment. You might have sustained an injury without even knowing it if your adrenaline is running high. Injuries like whiplash or concussion might not be evident right away, and even a minor crash can cause serious injuries. So proper medical care is essential to prevent your injuries from worsening. Once you are on the road to recovery, you might consider …

What are the Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries?

Injuries that commonly lead to lawsuits

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports millions of injured traffic accident victims in the United States every year. Auto accidents can occur in any location and under countless circumstances. So car accident injuries can result in any part of the body. The nature and severity of each of these injuries are unique. But certain car accident injuries are more common than others. The following overview will help you become familiar with the most frequently reported types …

Is It Better To Get a Divorce or an Annulment?

Ending a marriage is never easy

Annulments and divorces both end a marriage and allow spouses to remarry. However, there are some key differences between the two: An annulment has the legal effect of completely canceling a marriage; after an annulment, it is legally as though the marriage had never happened in the first place A divorce, by contrast, dissolves a marriage There may be financial, religious, or personal advantages to an annulment for you. However, you cannot choose an annulment unless there is a valid legal …

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