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Montgomery County Injury Lawyer

Settlement Negotiations and Personal Injury Litigation-More Strategies

It is not unusual for a lawyer to make a settlement demand without consulting first with the client. The opening settlement demand is always for an amount that is well in excess of the actual value of the case. There is no danger that the insurance company will capitulate by settling the case for that amount.

The insurance company always offers less than the settlement demand. Once that offer…

Jury Research to Determine Settlement Value of Personal Injury Litigation

MONETARY ASSESSMENT

So you are probably asking yourself at this point how the lawyers and insurance adjusters figure your settlement limit. While the personal injury lawyer relies on his or her experience in similar cases, and on the opinion of other personal injury attorneys to gauge the maximum settlement value of a case, there are some tools available as well.

Jury Research

Jury…

Spy Cams in Litigation: A Violation of the Wiretap Act

Last month we discussed SEPTA’s use of video to ward off fraudulent claims.  This month we’ll discuss a case in which the insurance company used a surveillance video and got itself caught in a violation of the wiretap law.  Click here for more about that law.

This story begins with a simple car accident.  First Keystone Risk insures the taxi that rear ended my client.  About a mont…

Increasing the Value of a Personal Injury Case

Medical Records and Treatment

Perhaps the best way to convince a judge, jury, or arbitration panel that an accident caused the injury is through proof of the plaintiffs condition before the accident. Although the plaintiffs own testimony that he or she was feeling fine before the accident is helpful, prior medical records are even more persuasive. Thus, if the plaintiffs medical records…

Placing a Monetary Value on a Serious Injury: Surgery and Punitive Damages

Serious Injury Damages

Ruptured discs, bone fractures, and injuries resulting in scarring are generally compensated more generously than are soft tissue injuries. Insurance companies more often than not suspect that soft tissue injuries are imagined or exaggerated. Herniated discs, fractures, and scarring in and of themselves prove injury. These types of injuries are common after a car or…

Managed Care and Personal Injury Litigation – Best Practice

Managed Care

If your family’s health insurance is through a health maintenance organization (HMO), consider the problems of managed care. It can be difficult to get a referral to a specialist since there may be financial disincentives for your primary care doctor to make such referrals. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to avoid this problem. Assuming that you…

Choosing a Doctor for a Personal Injury Case

Special Medical Concerns

This blog explores the crucial questions involved in choosing the doctors and other medical providers who will treat your injuries. Also discussed is the importance of keeping track of your treatment so that you can assist your lawyer in gathering the medical information needed to represent you properly.

CHOOSING YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROVIDER

If after an accident…

Winning Your Medical Malpractice Claim

HOW TO HELP YOUR ATTORNEY

The attorney performs the vast majority of the work necessary to prepare a medical malpractice case without the client’s involvement. There are, however, a number of ways you can assist your attorney throughout the course of the case.

Keep your attorney updated regarding your medical condition and treatment. Save all insurance statements and medical bills and…

Suing George Zimmerman: Money Damages for Wrongful Death

Suing George Zimmerman:  Money Damages for Wrongful Death
   George Zimmerman’s troubles are far from over.  Aside from threats to his personal safety and possible Federal charges for violation of Trayvon Martin’s civil rights, he will likely face a wrongful death lawsuit for monetary damages.  Even though such a suit is unlikely to generate a settlement or a collectible judgment, ther…

Finding the Best Injury Lawyer for Philadelphia Building Collapse

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced Monday that a grand jury will investigate the fatal building collapse in Philadelphia.  This investigation will seek to determine whether anyone besides a crane operator, Sean Benschop will face criminal charges.  Authorities charged Benschop with six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of recklessly endangering another person,…

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