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Can You Still Pursue Compensation After Agreeing on a Settlement?

While some personal injury claims go to trial, most are resolved through an out-of-court settlement, often with an insurance company. The settlement provides an amount of compensation that was agreed upon by both parties. Once both sides agree to a settlement,…

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How Expert Witnesses May Help Strengthen an Injury Claim

While a third party who witnessed a car crash can only explain what he or she saw, expert witnesses can use their extensive knowledge and experience to clarify many aspects of a case. For example, a medical expert witness could provide testimony about…

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How Loss of Earning Capacity May be Evaluated in an Injury Claim

Suffering a severe personal injury can be devastating to your health and finances in the short-term. Sometimes severe injuries leave permanent damage and victims experience symptoms for the rest of their lives. This can affect their ability to continue…

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If you belong to a gym or fitness center, you likely signed a membership agreement/contract when you joined. Unfortunately, many people do not take a close look at what these agreements say. They may not notice if the agreement contains a liability waiver. These…

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What Medical Costs are Considered Reasonable and Necessary?

Often the largest portion of a settlement for a personal injury is the victim’s medical bills for past and future treatment. However, you can only recover compensation for reasonable and necessary treatment of your injuries. This raises the question:…

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Steps Attorneys May Take to Help Preserve Evidence for an Injury Claim

There are things accident victims can do to help preserve evidence of their injury. For example, taking pictures right after the injury happened could be very helpful when your attorney begins putting your case together. Asking witnesses what they saw…

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Why Deadlines for Filing Injury Claims May Vary from Case to Case

There is limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit after an injury occurs. That is because of Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations. However, while this deadline applies to many claims, there are other times when the deadline is sooner or later…

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Will My Case Go to Trial or Be Settled Before Going to Court?

This is a common question that injury victims have when they meet with an attorney. They often feel a lot of anxiety about the thought of going through a trial. Below, learn more about when cases may need to go to trial for the victim to have a chance…

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Hundreds of Patients Secretly Recorded at UPMC Carlisle Hospital

A 39-year old man in Franklin County has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault, child pornography and other criminal activity after an investigation uncovered he was secretly videotaping hundreds of patients, including minors, while working…

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How Long Can It Take to Obtain a Settlement from a Lawsuit?

This is one of many questions personal injury victims often have about the legal process. They see medical bills piling up and may be missing work because of their health issues, so they may feel anxious about getting that settlement check. Below, learn…

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