GENERAL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS
Our knowledge base of frequently asked questions about personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse issues in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
PERSONAL INJURY CASES 101
If you’ve sustained an injury as a result of any type of accident, you deserve to understand your options and receive the rightful compensation. In order to do so, you must find the best personal injury lawyer for your particular case.
Even before you make the call, take the time to learn what to ask and what to expect.
A personal injury case that involves a government employee or agency such as a city or state presents unique challenges in Pennsylvania. Such cases occur when struck by a government vehicle, or a slip and fall because of a dangerous property condition at a state-owned building. Read More
In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death lawsuit has to be filed by the personal representative of the deceased family member’s estate. This is either a person named in the Will or if no Will, than a spouse or other family member. If there is no surviving spouse, than usually one of the beneficiaries such as a parent or adult child will be the personal representative, but the other beneficiaries will have to renounce their interest in serving as a personal representative. Read More
An injury to your back following an auto accident, slip and fall, or during surgery (such as a cut nerve) can be severely debilitating. This is because your back includes your spinal cord with nerves running to all parts of your body. Serious damage to those nerves can cause numbness, weakness, pain, or even loss of function to your arms or legs. Read More
Snow and icy conditions often cause injuries such as fractured ankles, wrists, arms and many others. Individuals can pursue a personal injury claim against the property owner for these injuries. However, Pennsylvania courts apply the “Hills and Ridges” doctrine that serves as a defense for property owners. The “Hills and Ridges” doctrine only applies to paved areas where pedestrians travel. Read More
If you have a slip and fall on the property of a business, you should report it to someone who works there – preferably a manager or someone else with authority. This will lead to an incident report being made about your fall, and someone from the store investigating it.
Normally when an employee gets injured at work and her employer is at fault, the employee can only recover workers’ compensation benefits – meaning coverage for her medical bills and roughly two thirds of the employee’s lost wages.
Most states have enacted “Blood Shield Laws” under which a person or entity cannot be found strictly liable or to have breached any warranties for the lawful sale and transfusion of blood and blood products. Therefore, regardless of any warranties given about the quality of the blood or blood products no claim for breach of warranty, and no products liability claims, can be brought against such entities.