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March 2015

Forward to Winning Personal Injury Cases

The insurance companies and their allies—big business and medical associations—have very skillfully manipulated public opinion in the last twenty years. Who hasn’t heard the anecdotes about runaway jury awards? The results of this well-orchestrated campaign are dramatic. The average plaintiff can now expect lower settlement offers, lower arbitration awards and jury verdicts, longer delays…

New Jersey Deemer Statute and the Lawsuit Threshold

Don’t Drive in New Jersey.

When you cross the bridge into New Jersey you may be giving up certain legal rights that you have paid for. I am referring to the unfettered right to sue for personal injuries. Even if you paid an extra premium to your auto insurer, when you cross into the Garden State, you most likely lose the coverage you paid for.

To illustrate, in Pennsylvania, when you…

Testimony in Personal Injury Litigation-Part 2

Redirect and Recross-Examination

After the conclusion of cross-examination, your lawyer has the chance to ask additional questions on what is called redirect. Redirect testimony is supposed to be limited to matters that were discussed during cross-examination. The object of redirect is to rehabilitate you in the eyes of the jury or to answer questions raised by the cross-examination. For…

Medical Testimony in Personal Injury Litigation

MEDICAL TESTIMONY

Next your lawyer might move to the medical evidence. Your doctors testify about the injuries suffered, the treatment, the diagnosis, the causal relationship between the accident and the injuries, the amount of pain such injuries cause, and the prognosis for the future. If you had to have surgery, that will be examined in great detail. Perhaps plastic models of the affected…

Loss of Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Litigation

Perhaps a couple of examples will help to illustrate how rapidly economic losses can add up in personal injury litigation.

Example: John suffered a herniated disc in his neck and was laid off from his job due to his disability. He was 35 years old at the time of the accident. Even though he immediately found another position, he claimed losses in excess of $500,000. He arrived at his claim…

Upcoming Legal Education Seminars

Winning Personal Injury Cases

Here is my new video regarding the latest edition of my book, Winning Personal Injury…

At the Scene of the Accident

 
The Scene of the Accident

At the Scene

The client’s actions at the scene of any accident are of utmost importance in determining the course of the personal injury litigation. Whether your client was injured in a car collision, in a slip-and-fall accident, as the result of equipment failure, by a doctor’s negligence, or in any other way, the client must, during the very earliest…

Personal Injury Self-Help Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0YiVJegqhc

My book, Winning Personal Injury Claims is now available for purchase.  You can also order free chapters on this…

A Philadelphia Lawyer Gives Advice Regarding Tinnitus Litigation

If you are suffering hearing loss and/or Tinnitus after a car accident or other trauma, there are steps you can take to maximize the settlement of your claim. First, you should consider becoming active with the American Tinnitus Association website and support groups so we can argue that you have tried everything. There are a lot of homeopathic treatments out there too. Keep track of all you hav…

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