Personal Injury

Friday, August 18, 2017

What You Need To Know About Bike Accidents in Pennsylvania

For many Pennsylvanians, bicycles are more than just a means of transport, they are a way of life. In one of the most biked cities in the country, everyone should feel safe riding a bicycle to work, school, the mall or the park. On the road, motorists should be extra mindful of cyclists. When motorists act negligently, causing a bike accident, they should be held responsible for the victim’s injuries and damage to property.

If you are a bike rider who was injured in an accident involving another road user, talk to a Read more . . .

Monday, April 17, 2017

Does Pennsylvania Limit The Damages I Can Receive For Personal Injury?

You’ve suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, defective product or medical malpractice. You’ve suffered as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person. You want full compensation for the physical, emotional and financial burden you and your family have been forced to bear. The law is on your side.

Generally, Pennsylvania does not limit the amount of compensatory damages a victim of Read more . . .

Monday, March 20, 2017

What to do when you've been involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania

Getting into a car accident can be a pretty scary event. Even if you are not injured, your vehicle could be severely damaged or you could be facing a lengthy process with police, car repair shops and insurance companies.

Data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have pointed to an increase in the amount of injuries and deaths after car crashes. The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles has identified over 370 roads within the state that are regarded as especially dangerous.  With these statistics, it’s more likely than not that you or someone you love will end up in a car accident in Pennsylvania.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Top three reasons not to talk to the other side’s insurance company after an accident

After an accident, it is prudent to get in contact with your insurance company soon after. The liability stipulations in your insurance contract usually mandate this, and it is important to relay to them the details of what happened.

Insurance companies rely on the evidence and information you give them as they make decisions on compensation and courses of action. If you delay to talk with your insurance company, you might forget key details.

However, it is inevitable after you exchange contact information with anyone else involved in the accident that you will be contacted by some sort of representative for the other parties involved.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What can you do to protect yourself after a bicycle injury?

Regardless of whether you are a hardcore bicyclist or a weekend fun-ride type, you are always at risk of serious injury due to collisions with other vehicles. Bicycling accidents have many causes, from distracted driving to failing to follow bicycling laws. It is also difficult at times to determine who was at fault for the accident.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

What types of compensation can I expect after an automobile accident?

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you know what a toll it can take on your life, especially from a financial standpoint. You’ve likely lost time at work, had to pay additional medical expenses that you would not have had to pay if you had not been in an accident and maybe even had to pay for a new vehicle or substantial repairs. If someone else caused this accident, you should not be the one that has to foot the bill for all of this. That is why we have personal injury lawsuits in order to make you whole following an auto accident.

The question is, what does it really take to make you whole? There’s a lot to consider and it can be argued that no amount of monetary damages can ever make you “completely whole.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Hurt at the Gym? You Need a Good Lawyer!

Can you be compensated for your injuries if you signed a liability waiver?

We live in a culture obsessed with looking a certain way. In order to get the results we want, we try to eat healthy and workout, and most people work out in a gym. But, going to the gym has its downsides. One risk associated with going to the gym is being injured. If you signed a waiver and/or release of liability and were then hurt at the gym, being compensated for your injuries might be an uphill battle.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Dog Bites in Pennsylvania

Dogs are everywhere nowadays- in stores, on trains and planes and at parks and beaches. So, it is quite common to see a dog during your daily routine. Like many of us, you may be tempted to make contact with this pooch in some way. Whether it is a seemingly harmless scratch on the head or a more involved petting, you should know that you might be putting yourself in danger. Not all dogs are friendly, and even dogs that are considered friendly have the ability to seriously injure a person, even when unprovoked.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Procedural and Other Issues May Derail Iron Worker’s Personal Injury Judgment

Q: If I sue my former employer and get a judgment after they didn’t appear for the hearing, can that default judgment be thrown out?

Choosing the proper type of claim against a client’s employer--such as personal injury vs. workman’s compensation—is only part of an attorney’s job.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pedestrian Accidents and Their Causes

What are the causes of pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents appear to be becoming more and more frequent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 4,735 pedestrian fatalities (14 percent of all traffic fatalities) in 2013. In addition, 150,000 pedestrians were injured severely enough to seek medical treatment during that same year. If you or a loved is a victim of a pedestrian accident, once you are able to, you should contact a first-rate personal injury attorney to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Spousal and Family Claims in Personal Injury Cases

If you suffer a personal injury does your family member have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident of any kind, you have no doubt seen the impact it has on your daily life. While it seems natural that you life should change, many are surprised that an injury can have a major impact on the lives of their family members as well. If a family member is seriously impacted by your personal injury, he or she may have a legal claim. 

Mostly reserved for spousal and parental relationships, the State of Pennsylvania allows family members to recover losses caused by the personal injuries you sustained.  One of these claims is called loss of consortium.

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