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Legal Self Help

Fall Down Accidents (Slip and Falls)

FALL-DOWN ACCIDENTS (SLIP-AND-FALLS)

Automobile accidents (see Chapter 1 from my book, Winning Personal Injury Claims) and fall-down cases are the most common types of lawsuit for personal injuries. The legal principles involved with these types of cases differ greatly. Following are the hurdles that must be overcome in order to receive fair compensation for injuries suffered as the result of…

More About Injuries to Children

If it can be proven that the child was visible to the motorist for more than a second or two, the chances for success in this litigation are greatly improved. The adult motorist is presumed to have the capacity to take steps to protect the safety of the child and must take them promptly in order to avoid responsibility on this claim. Children are often presumed incapable of negligence due to…

Pit Bull Attorney Discusses Dog Bite Litigation

DOG BITES

Another kind of personal injury case is for injuries arising out of a dog bite. Most states make it unlawful for the owner of a dog to fail to keep it either confined within the owner’s premises or firmly secured by means of a collar and chain. A violation of such a law resulting in a dog bite is strong evidence of negligence. If you were bitten as a result of such a violation, it…

Personal Injury Plaintiffs: More Best Practices

Settlement Package

When your medical treatment is completed, let your lawyer know. Insist that he or she immediately finish the process of gathering your records and organizing them into a settlement package. A settlement package is a collection of your medical bills and reports, photographs, and expert witness reports. Expert witnesses can be economists retained to determine your economic…

Personal Injury Clients: Best Practice

Your Part

Staying active throughout the process is important regardless of the lawyer you retain. If your case has been shuffled off to an associate, your involvement is especially critical. You should insist on receiving copies of all correspondences your lawyer sends out on your behalf. You can even ask for copies of all letters from the insurance company and its lawyers.

The only way…

Should you Hire a Big Firm or a Small Firm Injury Lawyer?

Firms

If you have entrusted your case to one of the larger personal injury firms, your situation may be pushed onto an associate who has nothing financially to gain by handling your case aggressively. The famous partner who is known for several multi-million dollar jury verdicts may simply not have the time for your case. Many young lawyers are filled with energy for effective battle with t…

Firing and Hiring Personal Injury Lawyers

This blog explore additional aspects of hiring and firing injury lawyers.  Call me at 610 642 7676 for more information.

Seek a New Attorney

If all attempts at resolving the problem with your lawyer fail, you should seek out a new attorney. You have the right to expect competent representation and courteous treatment. You deserve the same level of representation that the insurance company…

Firing Your Injury Lawyer; Hiring a New Injury Lawyer

If you are unhappy with how your case is being handled, it may be time to change lawyers.  But this is not a simple thing.  The blog that follows explores one aspect of this issue.  Feel free to call me at 610 642 7676 if you would like to discuss your case.

Expressing Your Concerns

Lawyers frequently receive telephone calls from individuals complaining about the lawyer currently…

Should you Fire Your Lawyer

DISSATISFACTION WITH ATTORNEYS

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. Those words, first uttered hundreds of years ago by one of Shakespeare’s characters, still reflect the feelings of a large segment of the population. The complaint that is most commonly heard is that the lawyer does not communicate properly with the client or telephone messages are not returned promptly, if…

Occupancy and Vehicle Orientation-A Review of the Case Law Following Contrisciane

This blog contains my memorandum of law involving the issue of “occupancy” of a motor vehicle and contains a review of the case law since the seminal case of  Utica Mutual Ins. Co. v. Contrisciane, 504 Pa. 328, 473 A.2d 1005 (1984). If you would like to discuss this blog, call me at 610 642 7676.

The question at issue is whether plaintiff was the “occupant” of a motor vehicle at the tim…

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