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Coronavirus and Injury Litigation

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating big problems for just about everyone. As a personal injury lawyer, I am thinking about you, my client. We all need to be prepared for cancelled medical appointments and more. Your physical therapy regimens are probably going to be suspended for weeks if not months. And, of course, there’s no pause button for your injuries or your pain. I will be suggesting…

Coronavirus and Litigation

We all need to be prepared for cancelled medical appointments. As a personal injury lawyer, I am thinking about how to advise my clients. My clients’ physical therapy regimens are probably going to be suspended for weeks if not months. I will be suggesting alternative home-based therapy for my clients.

If you are currently getting physical therapy, please speak to your doctor or therapist…

Real Property Exception Gets a Boost

Real Property Exception Gets a Boost

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Brewington v. City of Philadelphia, clarified and gave a boost to the real property exception to governmental immunity. The Court upheld the Commonwealth Court’s reversal of a grant of summary judgment in a case involving the absence of padding in a school gymnasium. A student ran into the wall during a relay rac…

Sovereign Immunity

Sovereign Immunity is a legal doctrine that protects governments from lawsuits. It stems from an old English common law principle: The king can do no wrong.

Not until 1946 did Congress begin carving out exceptions to this rule as it pertains to injury claims. The Tort Claims Act waived sovereign immunity for certain categories of injuries caused by the United States or Federa…

Sovereign Immunity

Sovereign Immunity is a legal doctrine that protects governments from lawsuits. It stems from an old English common law principle: The king can do no wrong.
Not until 1946 did Congress begin carving out exceptions to this rule as it pertains to injury claims. The Tort Claims Act waived sovereign immunity for certain categories of injuries caused by the United States or Federal employees.

Insurance Adjusters are People Too

Insurance Adjusters are People Too

An adjuster suggested that my case was worth only “nuisance value.” I replied, “You may be willing to settle for nuisance value, but I have to tell you. I can be A VERY BIG NUISANCE…. Just ask my wife.” The adjuster chuckled.

I try to approach my communications with insurance companies and their defense lawyers with a touch of humility, and wher…

Upcoming Seminar

Come to my upcoming seminar on 8/7/2019
Here is a link to the seminar webpage: Auto Injury Litigation: The Ultimate Guide

Many of our speakers request this link because it is a convenient and effective way to inform colleagues and clients of their upcoming presentation. By sharing this link, speakers are able to enhance the level of exposure for themselves and their organization.

Pleas…

The 10 Worst Litigation Mistakes

The 10 Worst Litigation Mistakes

1. Don’t try to make your case better than it is. If your injuries have healed to the point where you can go back, go back to work. Juries like people who want to work, even through pain. Juries don’t like malingerers or people who try to milk the system.

2. Don’t lie to anyone. That includes your lawyer, your doctor or the opposing lawyer or doctor.

The Law of Defamation

Negotiating Those Pesky Health Insurance Liens

NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES TO LIEN ON
When it comes to negotiating those pesky health insurance liens, don’t despair. Rejoice! These liens add value to your case. And handled properly, you can maximize both your fee and your client’s bottom line. Timing and tactics are the keys to unlocking this knotty task.

When is the best time to start the negotiation with the lien holder/collection…

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