Content Related To 'personal-injury'

Know Your Options Before Buying Auto Insurance

It takes more than a 30-second commercial to purchase a policy to be properly protected. We have all seen the auto insurance commercials on TV: Cavemen, lizards, Flo, ziplining pigs, bum ba dum dum dum. You’ll agree they are entertaining and humorous. Some of those catchy little jingles even stick in our heads for days. […]

Interview with Personal Injury Attorney Lawrence G. Metzger

April 11, 2013 Recently, GetLegal sat down with Attorney Lawrence G. Metzger of the Philadelphia personal injury law practice of Metzger & Kleiner. A graduate of the Temple University School of Law, Mr. Metzger attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. He also attended the Temple University Anatomy for Lawyers […]

Interview with Daniel E. Kleiner

April 10, 2013 We recently had an opportunity to speak with Attorney Daniel E. Kleiner of the Philadelphia personal injury law practice of Metzger & Kleiner. A graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law, Mr. Kleiner has established a strong reputation for being a hands-on attorney who represents people from all walks […]

Jacob Oresky-Interview

March 8, 1012 Attorney Jacob Oresky has focused his law practice exclusively on personal injury claims for nearly 25 years. His firm has obtained multimillion-dollar awards for many clients. Jacob Oresky has three offices in the New York City area, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. Get Legal: Mr. Oresky, does your practice focus exclusively on […]

What Goes into a a Personal Injury Accident Claim?

Lea en español A cause of action for a personal injury arises when a person is injured because of the negligence or intentional acts of another. Common personal injuries arise from car accidents, slip-and-falls, medical procedures and defective products. States vary in their statutes of limitations for personal injury cases.

Tort Immunity : Immunity From Personal Injury Liability

Lea en español In certain instances, a person or entity may be immune from personal injury liability. One of the most common examples of immunity is sovereign immunity. With sovereign immunity, federal, state and local governments are immune from certain personal injury liability. Many governments, however, have voluntarily waived their immunity from particular types of […]

Medical Expert Testimony in a Personal Injury Trials

Lea en español Most lawyers use medical experts to testify in trials for a case in which a client has suffered an injury. A medical expert’s testimony can help juries understand the plaintiff’s injuries and the financial cost to put the plaintiff back in the position he or she was in before the injury. Opposing […]

BP Liable for Cleanup, Fines and Economic Damages, but Probably Not Punitive Damages

Benjamin C. Wolf June 11, 2010 This past Saturday, BP announced that operation “Top Kill” failed to plug the leak in its “Deepwater Horizon” Gulf of Mexico oil well. Some administration officials are exploring whether BP should be held criminally liable for alleged misrepresentations to the government. Others are debating whether a $75 million cap […]

The Benefits of Litigation Settlements

You may be offered a monetary settlement from a defendant after filing a personal injury claim. Many defendants prefer settlements because they avoid the high costs and lengthy time commitment of litigation. Whether to take a settlement offer is your decision, not your attorney’s, although your attorney may give you a recommendation on whether the […]

Insurance coverage and Personal Injury

If you have been a victim of personal injury and don’t have medical insurance or the finances to pay for medical bills, medical providers may work with you to postpone payment. It is important to inform your medical provider that you are involved in a personal injury case.

Personal Injury Attorneys

Most people who have never worked with a lawyer often think hiring an attorney and pursuing a matter in court will cost them more time and money than they can spare. However, the vast majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and offer free consultations to determine if a case has […]

Cruise line injuries

If you become injured while on a cruise, the first thing you should do is carefully review your cruise passenger ticket. Almost all passenger tickets place severe limits on your rights to bring a claim against the cruise lines. Generally, you must notify the cruise line of your injury within six months from the incident. […]

Insurance policy cancellations

Once a policy is issued, the insurance company, except for reasons stated in the policy or at the policyholder’s request, cannot cancel it, and state laws usually limit what a company can include in the cancellation requirements of its policies. Typically, policies will be subject to cancellation only for failure to make necessary premium payments […]

Impairment of beauty

Impairment of beauty is known as “disfigurement,” and most medical disfigurements contribute to an abnormal appearance for a person. The damage to someone’s appearance could be in the soft tissue, skin, ligaments, muscles or bone. Most social studies show that people react differently to other people who suffer from a physical impairment, so this could […]

Insurance coverage for personal injury

If you have been a victim of personal injury and don’t have medical insurance or the finances to pay for medical bills, medical providers may work with you to postpone payment. It is important to inform your medical provider that you are involved in a personal injury case.

Hiring a personal injury attorney

Most people who have never worked with a lawyer often think that hiring an attorney and pursuing a matter in court will cost them more time and money than they can spare. However, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis and offer free consultations to determine if a case has merit. If your […]

Accidents and Injuries

Lea en español You can take all the necessary precautions—pay close attention while you are driving, carefully research products before you buy them, seek the best medical care—and you can still experience the life-changing consequences of a personal injury. When you cannot work because of someone else’s carelessness, or need extensive medical treatment because of […]