The operation was successful, but the patient died. This is how a litigant feels after obtaining a judgment against an uninsured defendant from whom it is impossible to collect. When settling a personal injury claim with an insured defendant or a self-insured entity, such as a government entity or a wealthy company, the plaintiff usually receives the settlement check within two or thr…
Automobile Accident Lawyer
In every fall down accident, you need to begin thinking about the various elements that go into proving your case. Here is a checklist that I hope will help. Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss your case. My number is 610 642 7676.
FALL-DOWN ACCIDENT CHECKLIST
Description of Accident:
Description of accident:
Names, addresses, and phone numbers of a…
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT
— Keep my book, Winning Your Personal Injury Claim, handy and read it.
— Be sure the Car Accident Worksheet or the Fall-Down Accident Worksheet, is filled out and stored for safe keeping. See Appendix 2 and Appendix 4.
— Go to the emergency…
If you have been in a car accident, this list will help you compile the information necessary to begin pursuing litigation. The below checklist will help you make sure that you have covered all of the important areas for your case. Compile all of this information and bring it to your lawyer. This will particularly helpful when the time for your deposition arrives. Any questions? Just…
MEDICAL TREATMENT WORKSHEET
If you have been injured in an accident, resulting in blindness, vision impairment or any other kind of injury, you need to assure that you get the appropriate treatment and prove all the necessary elements involved in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. The below checklist will help you make sure that you have covered all of the important areas for your case.
Handling Your Case Without a Lawyer
There are some types of cases that should not be settled without using the services of an attorney. Others you may be able to handle yourself. The advantage of using an attorney is that he or she is experienced at obtaining a full settlement from an insurance company or defendant, and evaluating how much your claim is worth. The disadvantage is that t…
DISCOVERY AND TRIAL
Chapter 10 of my book, Winning Personal Injury Claims, explores the all-important discovery process. In this chapter, you will find much of what you need to handle interrogatories, requests for production of documents, depositions, and the “independent” medical examination. Chapter 11 takes you through the trial itself. It is during the discovery stage of litigation…
DEMAND LETTER AND SETTLEMENT
When you finish your medical treatment, you will need to gather all of the documentation relating to your damages. This includes:
·photographs of your injuries and property damage;
·the property damage appraisal;
·your medical bills and reports;
·a wage loss statement from your employer;
·a disability statement from your doctor regarding your lost…
Why George Zimmerman May Walk
Forget for a minute about how stupid/evil George Zimmerman is/was. This blog will explore the likelihood of a conviction, which I suggest is slight. While other commentators may focus on flaws in the forensics or other factors, I want to explore the prosecution’s heavy burden of proof.
The prosecution must prove to this jury of six women that Zimmerman is…
Chapters 2 and 3 of my book, Winning Personal Injury Claims, address issues concerning the hiring of a personal injury attorney. These chapters should help you decide: 1) whether to hire a lawyer, 2) which lawyer to hire and 3) how to negotiate a fee agreement with the lawyer you hire. Chapter 3 lists the information you should bring to the first meeting. Chapter 3 also addresses…