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Dram Shop Lawyer

Injuries to Children

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Million Dollar Settlement

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Vision Loss Injuries Require Functional Vision Assessment

Click here for my video on functional vision loss…

Amtrak Derailment – Interview on Public Broadcasting

Here is my interview on WHYY regarding the Amtrak Derailment…

An Eye Injury Lawyer Discusses Conflict Resolution

Make War on the Conflict, Not the People
My book, Winning Personal Injury Cases — and many others involving litigation — use “war” analogies to describe the approach one needs to take: Don’t show weakness; come from a position of strength; strategize for maintaining and escalating pressure on the adversary.

This article explores techniques that can be used to defuse or deescalat…

A Dram Shop Lawyer Success Story

Publisher: Philadelphia Daily News
Author: Not Given
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2003
Headline: $1.5M awarded to family of slain man Killed in 2000 by bartender at speakeasy

The family of a North Philadelphia man who was shot and killed inside a neighborhood speakeasy – the type of illegal establishment known for violence – has won a $1.5 million judgment against the bartender who killed…

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…

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…

Silence is Golden – Negotiation Strategies

In negotiations, many times what you don’t say is more important than what you do. This applies to all professionals, not just trial lawyers.

As the years have passed, I have learned to sense when not to respond to a letter, fax, email or comment. The temptation is strong to respond, especially when your negotiations partner writes something inflammatory or clearly inaccurate. 

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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…

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