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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

Personal Injury | May 27, 2011

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?

Many people believe that hiring a personal injury lawyer for a car accident or other personal injury lawsuit costs a proverbial arm and a leg. While lawyers can be expensive, they don’t always have to be. In fact, in many cases, hiring a New Jersey accident attorney can save you money, since you may wind up paying less or receiving more damages than you would have on

Personal Injury | May 25, 2011

Seeking Compensation Following an 18-Wheeler Accident

Tractor-trailers are a necessary part of life in regard to the transport of goods across America. Consequently, semi-trucks and commercial vehicles are constant companions to any driver on the road. Unfortunately, because of their size and the tons of cargo they’re most often carrying, 18-wheelers can cause great amounts of damage when they’re involved in an accident. As such, 18-wheeler accidents occur with an alarming regularity that

Personal Injury | May 9, 2011

Should You See a Chiropractor after an Accident?

The problem with injuries resulting from a car accident is that they often don’t present themselves until days or weeks after the accident has occurred. Whiplash, one of the most common forms of injury after relatively minor accidents, may not be immediately apparent. Even if you don’t feel pain after an accident, you should consider seeing a chiropractor to assess the possible extent of your injuries and

Personal Injury | October 4, 2010

MedPay Demystified

If you live in a state that has some sort of “no-fault” insurance laws, you will be required to purchase either MedPay or Personal Injury Protection (PIP). In a nutshell, MedPay pays for the medical expenses, or for funeral costs, of anyone involved in an accident with the policyholder—passenger, other drivers, even a pedestrian—regardless of whose fault the accident is.

The limit of most MedPay policies is

Personal Injury | October 4, 2010

What is Whiplash?

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, you may have been diagnosed with whiplash. Whiplash is basically a neck sprain or neck strain that results from your head jerking forward and back as a result of impact. It is characterized by neck pain, stiffness, tingling in the shoulder and back, dizziness, and headache. While these symptoms may present themselves immediately following the accident, it’s not uncommon

Personal Injury | October 4, 2010

Six Steps You Must Take After an Accident

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know that the moments following can be incredibly confusing and hectic, particularly if there are injuries involved. It’s hard to think straight, but this is one of those times where thinking straight is really important. Coming up with a plan and knowing what you should do in the event of an accident will ensure that you don’t make

Personal Injury | August 5, 2010

Statute of Limitations

If you or someone you love has been injured because of the actions or negligence of another, you may wonder how long you have to file a personal injury suit. After all, some injuries may not be immediately apparent. What if it takes several years to realize the full impact of the injury?

Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania have a personal injury statute of limitation, which is,