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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…

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

A Glaucoma Lawyer Discusses New Cases

This is the letter I send to new clients who have suffered injuries resulting in glaucoma.  Call me if you need help with your eye injury case.
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Dear New Client:

I have begun processing your claim and I intend to protect your interests and achieve the maximum possible recovery. You can help assure our success by doing the following:

Read this letter carefully…

You Be the Judge! Brother v. Sister!

Imagine you are the foreperson of a jury. The case you must decide involves a man suing his sister for injuries. What’s your first reaction? Would you be skeptical? Perhaps you might assume the siblings were colluding in order to pursue an insurance claim. That would surely demand a verdict in favor of the insurer.

In the case I’m handling, the story is far different. My client was…

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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