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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…

Defective Airbag Claims

Let’s examine one kind of claim which often leads to hearing loss and damage. Air bags save lives. They can also destroy hearing. The explosion of an airbag can create a deafening roar producing tremendous ear pain, loud ringing, and bleeding from the ear canals. When airbags are deployed, there is an inherent injury risk from the high-amplitude, short-duration noise from deployment. The peak…

Amtrak Derailment Disaster – Aidman Files Lawsuit

Click here for the story of the lawsuit I filed against…

Tips From a Philadelphia Eye Injury Lawyer For Handling SSA Claims

Social Security Disability Claims

Everyone knows that Social Security benefits are available to retired workers. But did you know that a client might qualify for Social Security payments before reaching retirement age? A client who is disabled and unable to work may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. There are two separate programs that pay disabled persons—Social Security…

A Vision Injury Lawyer Discusses Legal Malpractice Claims

Legal Malpractice Cases

Legal malpractice is relevant to every type of legal case. If a contract lawyer makes an important mistake in drafting a contract, the client can sue for legal malpractice. If a corporate lawyer negligently fails to file important papers, the corporation may sue for legal malpractice. Similarly, if a personal injury lawyer errs, the client should consider suing t…

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…

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…

Loss of Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Litigation

Perhaps a couple of examples will help to illustrate how rapidly economic losses can add up in personal injury litigation.

Example: John suffered a herniated disc in his neck and was laid off from his job due to his disability. He was 35 years old at the time of the accident. Even though he immediately found another position, he claimed losses in excess of $500,000. He arrived at his claim…

Blindness Lawyer’s Settlement Demand Letter for Vision Injury

If you are pursing a personal injury claim for a vision injury, you will need at some point to put together a settlement demand letter.  This blog has a sample from one of the many vision injury cases I have handled.  If you need help with yours, give me a call at 610 642 7676.  Here is the letter.   I hope it helps you.

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