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Philadelphia Injury Lawyer and Best Practices-Part 3

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…

A Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Discusses Burden of Proof

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…

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Discusses More Best Practices

THE ATTORNEY

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…

Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Discusses Best Practices

The litigation of a personal injury claim begins at the very moment an accident occurs.  In some cases, relevant events may have occurred long before that. For example, if the accident was caused by faulty design, manufacture, or maintenance of a vehicle, your claim will involve learning about those events.

With the average fender-bender, the first significant event is the accident itself.

A Dram Shop Lawyer Discusses Conflict of Laws

Pennsylvania has adopted a flexible rule to resolve conflict of law issues.  Griffith v. United Airlines, Inc., 416 Pa. 1, 203 A.2d 796 (1964).  The Court abandoned a strict place of the accident rule “in favor of a more flexible rule which permits analysis of the policies and interests underlying the particular issue before the court.  Id. at 806.   The merit of such a rule is that “it…

Dram Shop Attorney Discusses Punitive Damages-Part 2

“Automobiles represent the most lethal and deadly weapons today entrusted to our citizenry.  When automobiles are driven by intoxicated drivers, the possibility of death and serious injury increases substantially.  Every licensed driver is aware that driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor presents a significant and very real danger to others in the area.”  Focht,…

A Dram Shop Lawyer Discusses His Huge Settlement

A hush falls over the courtroom as the court offers brings the jury into the high ceiling, ornately decorated City Hall venue. The parties and lawyers all rise for the jury. Two of those lawyers whisper. Suddenly, the defense blinks and settles the case for $1,075,001.00, plus a payment of $1,000.00 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving!

For the rest of this story, see my…

Getting Referred to a Top Philadelphia Injury Lawyer

Even if he or she cannot represent you, the first lawyer you call may be able to refer you to someone who can. A referring attorney is ethically bound to refer you to someone who will zealously pursue your case. In addition, lawyers generally receive referral fees when they send clients to one another. A referred attorney may want to work less on your case if part of the settlement goes to t…

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…

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…

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