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April 2013

A Paralysis Injury Lawyer Discusses Trial

If a case involving paralysis does not settle shortly after the depositions, get ready for trial. You and your client must meet in advance to prepare. All lawyers prepare their witnesses. This is especially true in paralysis cases since the damages are so large. At the meeting, you and your client will run through the possible questions and answers. You will want to hear how your client w…

How to Find the Best Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

This blog continues our exploration into the variety of ways clients find the best personal injury lawyers. The selection of a lawyer may be the most important decision the client makes throughout the entire process of Winning a Personal Injury Claim. I have developed a nationwide network of personal injury attorneys to whom I make referrals. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of a…

Eye Injury Claims – Part 1

Since 1984 I have had a general personal injury practice that in 2005 began focusing specifically on vision injury cases.  This focus came about when a woman by the name of Sol came to my office.  Sol is a woman who got hit by a car. Though she was struck at low speed, the force of the collision caused her to flop face first onto the street.  She suffered a terrible eye injury, leaving her…

Vision Injury Claims – Part 2

Doug is a man who shot himself in the eye with a beebee gun and suffered permanent and serious injuries to his vision. Doug was left legally blind in one eye, retaining only “light perception,” that is, the ability to discern the source of light through that eye. Everything else was just a blur.

I was told by an attorney whos…

Eye Injury Claims – Part 3

Eye injuries scare insurance companies. Even in cases with difficult liability, if you can strike the fear of G-d into the insurance company, you can settle these cases for big big money. The key is creating doubt, and therefore, a measure of fear in the minds of the insurance company. Even with a difficult, but not impossib…

Vision Injury Claims – Part 4

In my previous blog [link here], we discussed creating goggles that simulate vision loss. You might be wondering whether the defense lawyers might ask the court to exclude this evidence. I’ve been asked several times about this. Were the goggles unfairly prejudicial or inflammatory? They certainly are very persuasive. We want t…

Eye Injury Claims – Part 5

We have been discussing using goggles to simulate vision loss. But this is not enough. It is also essential to have a detailed written report prepared regarding the client’s functional losses. That functional vision assessment helps to focus the insurance company on the psychosocial aspects of vision impairment, including mobility…

Placing a Monetary Value on an Injury — Thoughts by a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

Unless you have handled several claims for personal injury, you probably have no concept of what a personal injury case should settle for. If the client wants to settle the case, even though fair value has not been offered, how will you know to counsel against this? There are no easy answers, which is why it is vital to educate yourself. The following discussion should enable you to understand…

A Philadelphia Sensory Loss Lawyer Discusses Loss of the Five Senses – Part 1

The five senses are traditionally thought of as sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The loss of even part of one of our senses can be devastating. How much moreso when the loss is total and/or to multiple senses. Perhaps the sense of taste is the one that most people would choose, if they had to lose one. But think how life would be so much less full without the ability to truly enjoy a…

A Philadelphia Sensory Loss Lawyer Discusses Loss of the Five Senses – Part 2

The five senses are traditionally thought of as sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The loss of even part of one of our senses can be devastating. How much moreso when the loss is total and/or to multiple senses. Perhaps the sense of taste is the one that most people would choose, if they had to lose one. But think how life would…

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