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Automobile Accident Lawyer

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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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

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

Personal Injury Books – How To Win Your Injury Claim

My FREE new book, Winning Personal Injury Cases, examines every aspect of personal injury litigation, from how to handle the accident scene to jury trials, and beyond.  The information in this book can be used by personal injury litigants and their counsel in any state.  Send me an email at Evan@LegalAidman.com to order your FREE copy of this 343 page book.  It has sold more than 11,000…

Do You Need a Trial Lawyer or a Settlement Lawyer?

Simple, right? You want a trial lawyer, someone who is ready to take on the insurance companies and take your case to a jury trial. Not so fast. The answer is not simple.  Sometimes you want a trial lawyer and sometimes you want a settlement lawyer.

The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled. This is what most litigants want. Most people have a healthy fear of public speaking, and…

Turning a $25,000 Claim into a $3 Million Verdict

I wonder how Nationwide Insurance Company feels about the $3 million it invested in legal fees to defend a $25,000 collision claim. Although it took “18 years of litigation to achieve justice,” that was the final verdict and the language used by Judge Sprecher of Berks County. Berks County is not exactly known as a favorable venue for plaintiffs, so this is truly a remarkable verdict.

T…

Collection Practice in Personal Injury Litigation

COLLECTING FROM AN UNINSURED DEFENDANT

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 uninsured defendant or a self-insured entity, such as a government entity or a wealthy company, it is almost always a matter of…

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