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March 2013

A Main Line Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Dram Shop Claims Information

Do you think that businesses that serve alcohol should be liable if one of their customers injures someone while driving drunk? Dram shop laws establish the liability of liquor stores, taverns, restaurants, and other businesses that serve alcoholic beverages. A “dram” is a small amount of liquid. Generally, if a business serves alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person, that business is liab…

Claims for Psychological Injuries

Psychological injuries can also be an important part of a personal injury case. Post-traumatic stress disorder (also called post-traumatic stress syndrome) is a provable phenomenon that adds value to some cases. This disorder may involve headaches, nausea, dizziness, inability to concentrate, depression, irrational fears, etc. However, this is an area that is fraught with danger for claimants.

The Various Kinds of Injury Cases

There are many different kinds of injury cases. These cases are sometimes referred to as tort cases. The word tort comes from the French word meaning wrong. The wrongdoer is known as the tortfeasor. Sometimes injury cases are called negligence cases. Negligence is defined in injury law as the failure to exercise the care for the safety of another that a prudent person would ordinarily use.

You Can’t Win Them All…Or Can You? A Slippery Slip and Fall Case

I had a very strange experience in court this week that capped off a bizarre sequence of events.  The judge ruled against my client, but ultimately I was almost glad she did.  I had to endure an insurance defense lawyer’s cackling laughter after the judge issued her ruling.  But at least I was spared being called a liar in front of a court room full of lawyers!

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Voir Dire in a Paralysis Injury Case

The first set of questions you will ask in a jury trial that involves paralysis injuries may involve whether any of the potential jurors know your client or the defendant, any of the witnesses in the case, the attorneys, or the judge, or if any of the jurors have heard anything about the case. This kind of knowledge usually eliminates an individual from sitting on the jury, since they may hav…

Discussion on Serious Injuries and Surgery

Serious Injury Damages

Ruptured discs, bone fractures, and injuries resulting in scarring are generally compensated more generously than are soft tissue injuries. Insurance companies more often than not suspect that soft tissue injuries are imagined or exaggerated. Herniated discs, fractures, and scarring in and of themselves prove injury. These types of injuries are common after a car or…

Thoughts on Damages by a Main Line Personal Injury Lawyer

Some people simply object to compensating those injured in accidents with money—for any reason. As a matter of principle, some may feel injured persons should be strong and bear their losses. After all, their no-fault insurance should cover their medical bills and lost wages. It is a good bet these people have never been seriously injured in an accident. And it is unlikely that anyone in their…

Proving Damages in Tinnitus Injury Cases– Part 2

In a previous blog post, I discussed methods for effectively proving damages in injury litigation involving Tinnitus.  A CD purchased from the American Tinnitus Association is a very effective way to get this type of case settled for fair value.  Here is another technique.

I have heard of a case where the lawyer downloaded the Emergency Broadcasting tone we have all heard on the radio or…

Finding The Best Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer

This blog continues our investigation of the variety of ways clients find the best injury lawyers. The selection of a personal injury lawyer may be the most important decision the client makes throughout the entire injury litigation process. I have a nationwide network of injury attorneys that I refer cases to. Contact me if you are in need of an injury attorney, especially in the Pittsburg…

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