Personal Injury

What Is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Posted in Dangerous Drugs, Personal Injury on September 25, 2017

Your doctor may prescribe a medication because he or she believes it will effectively control the symptoms of a medical condition. Each medicine comes with risks and benefits, and your physician prescribes a medication when he or she believes the benefits outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, some medications can lead to severe and life-threatening side effects. …

Can I Sue If I Trip on a Sidewalk in Philadelphia?

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents on September 18, 2017

Philadelphia isn’t known for its perfectly manicured landscaping and sidewalks. In fact, you’re likely to trip over a crack in the sidewalk at some point in your life. If you sustain an injury for a trip and fall accident within the city limits of Philadelphia, you may be wondering whether can you sue the city …

How to Talk to Insurance Claims Adjusters

Posted in Car Accidents, Personal Injury on September 11, 2017

Even a minor car accident can be scary and stressful. In fact, there is no such thing as a “minor” accident when you consider the insurance claims process involved. Dealing with an insurance company following a car accident in Pennsylvania can be a headache-inducing process. Claims adjusters may ask for several kinds of supporting documentation …

What Is an Acquired Brain Injury?

Posted in Brain Injuries, Personal Injury on August 21, 2017

Through our work as Philadelphia brain injury lawyers, the legal team at Hill & Associates, P.C. has seen firsthand that traumatic brain injuries are some of the most significant wounds people can experience. Brain injuries often affect many aspects of life including cognition, problem-solving, speech, language, sensory processing, personality, sleep cycles, and how the body …

How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 14, 2017

Whenever a person injures another person through negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, the injured party can recoup his or her losses through a personal injury claim against the negligent party. In many personal injury cases, plaintiffs can secure compensation for their medical expenses, property damaged in the incident, and their lost wages if an injury prevents …

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Timeline

Posted in Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents on July 17, 2017

If you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, one of the first questions you are likely to ask your Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer is, “How long will it take?” Usually, the answer will be, “It depends.” A sequence of steps must be followed in …

Can I Sue After a Bar Fight in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury on July 10, 2017

Bars are for drinking and drinking causes lowering of inhibitions and sometimes aggressiveness. So it is not unusual for fights to erupt among patrons, especially those who have imbibed more than they probably should have and are somewhat impaired. Consequently, people do get hurt in bar fights, sometimes seriously. Blows to the head and falls …

What Are My Legal Rights If I Was Hit by a Car While Walking?

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents, Pennsylvania, Personal Injury on July 3, 2017

Walking is great exercise and a pleasant, healthy way of getting around. But when pedestrians and motor vehicles share the roads, a pedestrian being hit and seriously injured by a car or truck becomes a real possibility. As seen by our Philadelphia car accident attorneys, a car hitting a human body is likely to cause …

Slip and Fall Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents on June 5, 2017

Slip and fall injury claims are some of the most common lawsuits in the civil court system. Slips and falls can happen anywhere. Your local supermarket, a friend’s house, a shopping mall, the workplace – at any moment, you could suffer a personal injury from a slip, trip, and fall. After this type of accident, …

How to Make an Injury Claim Against Pennsylvania

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury on February 13, 2017

Personal injury claims against government employees, officials, and agencies differ from claims against private citizens. While Pennsylvania receives a certain degree of sovereign immunity, current laws include a set of exceptions to sovereign immunity listed in Title 42 Section 8522. When Individuals Can File Claims Against the State If the following personal injury incidents involve …

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