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Automobile Accident Lawyer

Amtrak Derailment Disaster – The Lawsuits Have Begun

Here is an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding the Amtrak Derailment Disaster.

Scroll to the end to find the interview wit…

Amtrak Derailment Settlement Update!!

Breaking news!!  Amtrak has indicated an interest in voluntarily resolving the litigation arising out of the derailment tragedy.  Will they do so soon, or will they wait two years or more?To listen to my interview on this topic on PBS, click here.The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the various lawsuits that are facing Amtrak. Scroll to the end for my contribution to this article.My offic…

Ambulance Chasers and Personal Injury Litigation

AMBULANCE CHASERS
An accident can be a very traumatic event. An accident can leave you feeling vulnerable and at loose ends. Ambulance-chasing lawyers prey on this feeling. These lawyers, or their underlings, mysteriously pop up at the scene of accidents hoping to lure the accident victim.
Some lawyers peruse police reports of auto accidents. These reports are available for a few dollars. They…

An Eye Injury Lawyer Discusses A $109 Million Jury Verdict!!

Shanin Specter is an attorney I went to Penn Law with. He is also the son of the late Arlen Specter. Shanin got a $109 million verdict this month in a case against West Penn Power Company, the largest personal injury verdict ever awarded in Allegheny County.  It included $61 million in punitive damages.  After three weeks of testimony, it took the jury just 90 minutes to return this…

Rick, The Ethical Ambulance Chaser?

Rick, The Ethical Ambulance Chaser?

I was approached this week by a man who had arrived at an accident scene before the police and the paramedics.  Let’s call him Rick Chaser.  Was Rick running cases to lawyers for money?  No.  He had a different and perfectly legal angle, albeit one that may strike you as just a bit edgy.

Rick has for the last 30 years made a living by documenting…

Bad Faith Claims in Personal Injury Litigation

Bad Faith Claims

There are times when you can take advantage of bad faith conduct by the insurance company. If you have presented the insurer with solid proof that your case is worth well in excess of policy limits, and they fail to pay promptly, you can pursue the insurer for bad faith damages. This can transform a $15,000 insurance policy into one for unlimited limits. A true story, ongoing…

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…

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