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Personal Injury | October 18, 2011

The Impact of Legal Videography on Depositions

In a deposition, an attorney solicits information from a witness before a case goes to court. Traditionally, the witness’s responses are recorded in a transcript. But today, many attorneys choose to record a deposition on video as well – a decision that can help influence a jury’s opinion.

The Effect of Visual Testimony

In a recent study, participants were asked to identify which of six communications contained

Personal Injury | September 29, 2011

Four Things to Avoid After Slipping and Falling

Next to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of personal injury in the U.S. Nevertheless, many slip and fall victims damage their case by doing one or more of the following things:

1. Assuming the accident is their fault

Because slipping and falling can be interpreted as clumsiness, some victims wrongly assume that they fell on their own. When a building manager

Personal Injury | September 27, 2011

Elderly Man Hospitalized from Hit and Run

Following a Philadelphia Phillies game, 91-year-old Raymond DiCrenscenzo of Bucks County was struck by a vehicle just outside of Citizens Bank Park on September 20th. DiCrenscenzo admitted that he was jaywalking on Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia when he was hit by a pickup truck, whose driver proceeded to flee the scene of the accident.

The elderly victim was hospitalized, receiving 6 staples in his head from the

Personal Injury | August 23, 2011

How Long Do You Have to File an Injury Claim?

Unless injury victims file an injury claim within a certain period of time, they lose the ability to pursue injury compensation. Known as a statute of limitations, this period of time protects plaintiffs and defendants against unfair legal circumstances. To file an injury claim, Philadelphia injury victims should contact a Philadelphia injury attorney.

Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations

Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for personal injuries is two years

Personal Injury | August 22, 2011

Understanding Premises Liability

“Premises liability” refers to an individual’s or entity’s liability for injuries that occur on property that they own. The first step in assessing premises liability is determining who “possesses” a property. A party possesses a property when:

  • It occupies the property for the purpose of controlling it;
  • It has occupied the property for the purpose of controlling it, if no other party has subsequently occupied it for

Personal Injury | August 16, 2011

Evesham Man Killed While Helping Motorist

An Evesham man was struck and killed on August 3 while assisting a stranded motorist on the shoulder of I-295. Keith Buxton was pronounced dead at the scene after a Chevy Malibu driven by Charles James hit him, sending him down the embankment. James’s vehicle drifted left while traveling northbound in the left lane. It then hit a guardrail and crossed three lanes before striking Buxton, who

Personal Injury | August 13, 2011

Is Your Loved One Too Old to Drive Safely?

Just a few years ago, a study by Carnegie Mellon University and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drivers age 85 and older have a higher traffic accident death rate than do teenage drivers. For relatives of seniors who still drive, this means that watching for signs of deteriorating health and driving skills is very important. It could save a loved one’s life. Is your

Personal Injury | August 12, 2011

Four Ways to Strengthen a Car Accident Case

Car accidents happen in an instant, but the injuries they cause can last a lifetime. If you are injured in a car accident, there are four things you can do strengthen your case immediately following the incident:

1. Do not admit guilt to the police

Some people consider the police to be an impartial party. But remember: they are there to take an accident report. If you

Personal Injury | August 12, 2011

Four Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries in Public Buildings

Slip and fall injuries often occur in public buildings. Such buildings typically have numerous entrances, exits and stairwells (all of which require regular inspection), and the sheer size of such buildings can mean that some areas are tended to better than others. Slip and fall injuries can happen anywhere, but when they occur in public buildings, it’s often because of factors like these:

1. Ramps Without Handrails

Personal Injury | August 10, 2011

How Much Are Slip and Falls Worth?

According to the CDC, over 1 million Americans suffer slip and fall injuries annually, and up to 30% of them have moderate to severe injuries. This means that a slip and fall injury can result in pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other damages that demand a high level of compensation. To assess the worth of their case, slip and fall victims in the Philadelphia

Personal Injury | August 9, 2011

How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Deal With Insurance Companies?

Some insurance companies would do anything to avoid paying injury claims, such as denying an injury’s existence, obscuring an insurance policy’s worth and soliciting damaging information from injury victims. Worse yet, these tactics are often practiced under the pretense of trust. Insurance companies sometimes make injury victims feel cared for and then lead them to make damaging statements, sign documents or accept lowball settlement offers.

Insurance companies

Personal Injury | July 19, 2011

When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault, you may be wondering why you have to pay your own medical bills. The good news is that you may not have to. Perhaps you were rear-ended in your car, or a speeding truck hit you as you were crossing the street. Depending on the specifics of your accident, you may be able to get money to pay

Personal Injury | June 29, 2011

Can I Lose Assets in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you’re planning to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, or if you’re compelled to participate in one, you may be worried about your personal assets. Losing your savings or even your home in a lawsuit is a frightening prospect for anyone. Could it happen to you? Here are few things to consider:

  • Most personal injury lawyers charge contingency fees. If you’re concerned that your personal assets will

Personal Injury | June 7, 2011

How To Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been in a car crash and you need to turn to a personal injury law firm, you may be unsure of how to proceed. While you could just open up a phone book and choose any New Jersey personal injury lawyer, you’re better off following a few simple tips to make sure you get a genuinely caring lawyer, and not just an ambulance chaser:

Personal Injury | June 5, 2011

What To Do If You’ve Been Rear-Ended

Just about all NJ car accident lawyers will tell you that the first priority is always your safety. Then, alert authorities and make sure everyone in both cars goes to the hospital to get their injuries checked. Adrenaline can kick in during and after an accident, meaning that you may not be aware of an injury until a while later. It’s very important that you have a