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Case Management Conferences

Stanley Thompson is the Director of the Case Management Conference Center, a post he has held for nine years. He served as Supervising Case Manager before becoming Director. He graciously agreed to update us on what’s new and important in this program.

The Case Management Conference is typically held 90 days after the initial filing. Conference memoranda are filed electronically fiv…

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Crises?

Recent statistics from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts suggests that there is no malpractice lawsuit crisis. The AOPC reports that medical malpractice jury verdicts across the state have hit their lowest point since that office began reporting the figures in 2000. Last year 101 medical malpractice cases were tried to a jury verdict in Pennsylvania. This is a drop of more than 20%…

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The Role of Emotion in Personal Injury Litigation

The Role of Emotion in Injury Litigation 
One very important factor in how insurance companies evaluate injury claims involves emotion.  If the plaintiff is likely to evoke strong sympathy from the jury, that is a case the insurer will want to settle.  It is the lawyer’s job to convince the insurer that this is exactly what is likely to happen.  But it’s a delicate dance.  Overdo it and t…

Unfair Insurance Practices in Personal Injury Litigation

IMPROPER INSURANCE PRACTICES
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Make no mistake about that. They fight hard to hold onto their money as long as possible and payout as little as possible. That is just the way it is and there is nothing inherently wrong with that.
Occasionally, however, insurance company employees, in their enthusiasm for maximizing company profits, st…

You Be the Judge!

I am working on a “slip and fall” case slated for jury trial in early November.  My dear readers, I would like for you to “sit on the jury” for this trial. Please let me know what you think of my case and how I can improve the chances for a successful verdict.
On September 1, 2012, Sandra C. was walking in the buffet line at a suburban Philadelphia Casino and slipped on an oily…

Insurance Fraud in Personal Injury Litigation

Insurance Fraud and Other Problems
People often wonder about the extraordinarily high cost of auto insurance, particularly in big cities. You will not be surprised to hear that there is blame to go all around. The people who bring fraudulent claims and their lawyers contribute mightily to the problem. Doctors who knowingly over-treat plaintiffs in order to build personal injury cases are also at…

Closing Arguments in Personal Injury Litigation

CLOSING ARGUMENT

The closing argument represents the lawyers’ last chance to directly influence the jury. As opposed to an opening statement, the closing address is more than a statement of the evidence-it is an argument. Whereas the opening statement sets the stage for the trial by informing the jury what the evidence will show, the closing statement goes much further. The lawyers during…

Loss of Consortium in Personal Injury Litigation

Loss of Consortium

Loss of consortium is an additional element of damages in a personal injury claim. Loss of consortium involves damages suffered by your spouse. Your spouse is entitled to be compensated for the reasonable value of the services that you can no longer perform. Your spouse is entitled to remuneration for any loss of support, aid, assistance, companionship, comfort, protection,…

Cross Examination and Personal Injury Litigation

Cross-Examination

After direct testimony concludes, the defense attorney cross-examines you. This attorney attempts to discredit you, if possible. He or she may try to show that your version of the accident is unreliable. He or she will also undoubtedly try to prove that your losses and damages are not as bad as you would like the jury to believe. This is where the deposition testimony is so…

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