Interesting Legal Cases
As a member of the Chester County Bar Association, I have volunteered to sit as an arbitrator in civil cases. Under the rules in Pennsylvania, any civil lawsuit that is worth less than $50,000 can be tried in front of a panel of arbitrators rather than a judge and jury. Therefore, any personal injury case […]
Helicopter companies are taking everyone for a ride. I represent a client who was seriously injured and had to be transferred from a local Chester County hospital to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. The decision was made to transfer the client by helicopter. The bill for the 21 mile flight was $29,800. Health insurance will not […]
There was a recent case in Montgomery County, PA where the plaintiff had been attacked by a vicious bulldog owned by his neighbors causing permanent facial scarring. Three years into this dog bite legal case during pre-trial deposition testimony, the plaintiff suddenly died of a heart attack. This personal injury case was amended from a […]
The other day, I read a story about someone in Congress screaming that we ought to pass a law placing caps on medical malpractice lawsuits. This argument has gone on in Washington for the past 25 years. “Caps” would limit awards for pain and suffering to $250,000. From a legal liability perspective on personal injury […]
There are laws, and then there are also, well other kinds of laws – one’s we often don’t quite understand! The dumb laws, the stupid laws, the crazy laws, the weird laws, the silly laws, the insane laws! The following ten laws are on the books in the state of Pennsylvania, you be the judge […]
If The Neighbor’s Trees Fall On Your Property And No One Hears It – Who Has The Responsibility To Pay For The Tree Removal Costs?
All of the cases I discuss on this blog deal with my clients’ problems. This one is different. It deals with my own problem – a property insurance issue between myself and my neighbor. When I got up in the morning after Hurricane Sandy, I noticed that my backyard looked different, much different. Five 30 […]
Why Do I Spend So Much Time On Trial Preparation When Over 90% Of All Lawsuits Settle Before A Trial?
For over 35 years, I have represented clients who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls, the negligence of a hospital or doctor, products liability, nursing home neglect, and even dog bites. Of all the clients that walk into my office with injury cases, I settle well over 90% of their cases without […]
In a recent Pennsylvania Common Pleas case, a Judge ruled that if a jury so decides, a doctor may potentially be found to be liable for his patient’s injuries – a patient who was injured in a car accident after leaving his office an hour after passing out during an examination. Apparently, the patient who […]