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…

Personal Injury claims get a bad rap.  Most people hate Personal Injury Lawyers and are skeptical, if not outright hostile, to all Personal Injury claims. Some of the negative sentiment is self-inflicted, an understandable reaction to aggressive television commercials and billboards.  The publicity given to unusual cases like the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case doesn’t help…

Why Don’t Juries Hear About Insurance in Personal Injury Cases? If you were a Juror on a Personal Injury Trial and were never allowed to hear the word “Insurance” in the trial and weren’t told that an Insurance Company Lawyer was hired to defend the person or company being sued, what would you be thinking?…

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution, which means another way of resolving a legal controversy, like a Personal Injury Case, without negotiating a direct settlement with the other side or having a Jury Trial in Court. In Mediation, the parties agree to use a neutral person, usually a senior or retired litigation attorney…

On July 3, 2019, a panel of the Third Circuit Court decided the appeal of the Pennsylvania Federal Court ruling in Oberdorf v. Amazon.com Inc., a groundbreaking decision in Pennsylvania Product Liability Law. The Third Circuit found that online retailer Amazon qualified as a “Seller” under Pennsylvania Product Liability Law, making it strictly liable for injuries…

Many people think that because this is the United States of America where we enjoy Freedom of Speech, we have the right to say whatever we want and Post whatever we want on Social Media.  Although that is partly true, in reality, there are limits to Free Speech and there are consequences for certain types…

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…

Apart from the United States losing the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, a real tragedy occurred when a spectator was stuck by an errant Brooks Koepka tee shot which hit her in the eye resulting in her eyeball “exploding” and total vision loss in that eye.  In media interviews, the injured woman, Corine Remande, has…

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne discusses his confusion over why Jurors in Personal Injury Cases can award Economic Damages for Medical Bills and Lost Income, but often have objections to awarding compensation for Non-Economic Damages like Pain and Suffering or Disability. Having a job and income is important, as is having medical bills paid….

If you were picked to serve on a Jury in a Personal Injury Case, like a car accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice case, would you have any hesitation in awarding compensation for Pain and Suffering? In this video, Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne debates the issue and discusses the curious phenomenon of Jurors…

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