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Eye Injury Attorney

More Tips for your Discovery Deposition

Stopping Answers

Another key to a successful deposition is to know when to stop answering. Often the defense lawyer uses the deposition as a fishing expedition to hook anything of use to the defense case. That is why many questions that seem completely irrelevant to the accident are asked. Believe it or not, this is generally permitted by the courts.

Since the other lawyer is attempting to…

Personal Injury Litigation and the Request for Production of Documents

There is a sample Request for Production of Documents in Appendix A of my book. (see form 5, p.236.) The exchange of documents is very useful, since each affects the settlement value of the case.

Depending on the nature of your case, other documents may be relevant and exchanged at this time. The documents that are exchanged during this stage of the proceedings include:

the polic…

Statutes of Limitations Issues for Personal Injury Cases

If you are relying on a recent change by the legislature in the statute of limitations, be sure to research whether the change applies only to cases that occur after the effective date of the new law or whether it applies retroactively. If the change in the law does not apply retroactively, you may not be able to revive a case that was time barred by the previously existing statute of limitations…

Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

This blog explores the initial stages of the lawsuit process. It examines statutes of limitations deadlines, choice of trials, choice of venue, and the initial legal filings you can expect from the insurance company or individual or entity you have sued.

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS

A sad moment for lawyer and client occurs when it becomes clear that a statute of limitations deadline has…

More on Settling a Personal Injury Claim

Court Notification

If you filed a lawsuit before settlement, you must file a legal document with the court advising that the case has been settled so that the court can remove the case from the dockets. Otherwise, the case stays on the dockets and a trial is scheduled. In Pennsylvania, for example, you would file an Order to Settle, Discontinue and End with the court. If you ar…

Settling Personal Injury Claims: The Importance of Medical Reports

The best way to convince an insurance company to settle is by accurately and completely documenting both the severity of your injuries and the defendant’s complete or substantial responsibility. This requires prompt investigation of the accident by your lawyer and his or her investigative team, and careful monitoring of your treatment and medical progress. It also requires clear comrnunication…

Settlement Demand Letters and Personal Injury Litigation

At the time you send the settlement demand letter, the insurance company is operating with incomplete information. You have selectively presented them with only the strongest aspects of your case. For example, if you were in an accident just a year before the accident case you are trying to currently settle, you might choose not to admit that fact in your settlement demand letter. You are not…

Value of a Personal Injury Claim: The Defendant’s Likability

The Defendant

The personality and actions of the defendant are yet another important factor. If the defendant’s actions were particularly outrageous, the sky is the limit as far as the jury may be concerned.

Example: Dave was struck in the back by a car as he was walking along the side of a country road. The compensatory damages, that is, the damages that were strictly to compensate him…

LASIK Malpractice – Who Can Sue?

Candidate for LASIK?
The Focus of LASIK Malpractice Litigation
By Nadeem Bezar, Esquire   http://kolsbygordon.com/our-attorneys/attorneys/nadeem-a-bezar/
LASIK eye surgery has replaced tummy tucks and liposuction as America’s number one elective surgery.  The growth has been staggering: LASIK has been performed on 2.5 million people since 1998 and 1.2 million people in 2000 alone.  For…

Sample Voir Dire Questions for Vision Injury Cases

In cases involving vision injuries, and in all other injury cases, it is necessary to try to get jurors who are sympathetic to the plaintiff.  Here is a list of questions you can use for your case.  Any questions? Call me at 610 642 7676.  To read more about sensory loss cases, click here.
A.   Attorneys and Parties
1.  Does anyone on this jury panel know me?

2.  Do any of you know…

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