This week I was fortunate enough to be able to settle a Chester County Car Accident Personal Injury case for nearly $1 million using a process called Mediation. My client was thrilled because we got a fair settlement through a relatively informal negotiation process which took place over Zoom rather than having to wait 6…

What is Fair Compensation in a Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Case? Pennsylvania accidents (like Car, Truck, Motorcycle or Pedestrian Accidents, Medical Malpractice and even Slip and Fall Accidents) can result in Legal Claims for Wrongful Death if someone caused the death through their carelessness or Negligence. One of the more common questions I hear in my…

CRAZY ACCIDENT CASE – THE FLYING UMBRELLA Not all accident cases are ones that you would expect, like a rear-end car accident or a slip and fall on snow and ice, or a common medical malpractice claim like failing to timely diagnose cancer. Sometimes, Personal Injury claims arise out of crazy accidents like this one….

Although Intentional Acts, like murder or assault, or Strict Liability, like a Products Liability claims against makers and sellers of Products, can be the basis for Legal Liability when someone suffers a Personal Injury, the most common basis for a Personal Injury claim in Pennsylvania is Negligence. Negligence, at its core, is carelessness that results…

Anatomy of a Lawsuit I’m sure you’ve seen enough TV shows to be generally familiar with the stages of a civil trial, but the trial is just the last part of a lawsuit and most cases settle long before then. Hopefully you’ll never find yourself involved in Personal Injury Litigation, but here is a brief…

What is a Deposition? A Deposition is part of the Discovery Process that occurs in a civil lawsuit. After the lawsuit is filed and answered, the parties engage in a period of Discovery to learn about each other’s case to evaluate the case for settlement negotiations or prepare the case for a Trial. A Deposition…

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuits Allege Talc Causes Ovarian Cancer Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that its Baby Powder, which contains Talc, causes Ovarian Cancer, a deadly killer. If you or a loved one regularly used Baby Powder and have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, you should seek…

We see it on the news and often it’s captured on video.  A fight erupts in a restaurant or at a stadium and customers or patrons are injured.  Or, even worse a shooting occurs at a store or office.  Is the jointly business responsible for the harm caused by the criminal? Pennsylvania Businesses are not…

If your child has been injured at a Pennsylvania Public School you may, or may not, have a claim for compensation because of a concept called Sovereign Immunity which protects the government from legal claims. In Pennsylvania, Public Schools are owned by the State and are protected by partial Sovereign Immunity, meaning that they can…

Why Are Pennsylvania Accident Victims Entitled to Money Compensation? In a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case, at the end of the Trial the Judge will instruct the Jury on the law and will state: ”If you find that the Defendant is liable to the Plaintiff, you must find an amount of money damages you believe will…

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