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April 2015

A Dram Shop Lawyer Success Story

Publisher: Philadelphia Daily News
Author: Not Given
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2003
Headline: $1.5M awarded to family of slain man Killed in 2000 by bartender at speakeasy

The family of a North Philadelphia man who was shot and killed inside a neighborhood speakeasy – the type of illegal establishment known for violence – has won a $1.5 million judgment against the bartender who killed…

Bad Faith Claims in Personal Injury Litigation

Bad Faith Claims

There are times when you can take advantage of bad faith conduct by the insurance company. If you have presented the insurer with solid proof that your case is worth well in excess of policy limits, and they fail to pay promptly, you can pursue the insurer for bad faith damages. This can transform a $15,000 insurance policy into one for unlimited limits. A true story, ongoing…

Personal Injury Claims from Pit Bull Attacks

Dog bites frequently generate personal injury claims. In most states it is unlawful for an owner to fail to keep a dog confined on the owner’s premises or firmly secured by means of a collar and chain. Violation of the law resulting in a dog bite is strong evidence of negligence. In this situation, it is likely the plaintiff can recover damages from the dog’s owner or handler. In most cases,…

Personal Injury Claims for Intentional Action

Injuries that result from intentional action are litigated quite differently from those involving negligent conduct. Assaults (threats or uses of force that cause fear of harm) and batteries (using physical force to cause harm) are the most common intentional injuries. Auto accidents sometimes result from intentional conduct. The most important differences between negligence actions and lawsuits…

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