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How to Calculate Future Damages in a Pennsylvania Injury Claim

When you file an injury claim, your damages will cover things like medical expenses and lost wages that you suffered while you were healing up from the injury.  However, many injuries will affect you for longer, and the damages you face could extend beyond the settlement or trial date.  As such, you will need to […]

Can I Sue for a Construction Injury if I Was Partially at Fault?

In construction, accidents happen all the time.  In the ideal case, the other party is 100% at fault, and the evidence is clear, allowing you to sue them or file a claim with their insurance and get 100% of your damages covered.  However, more complex cases often involve a victim who might have been partially […]

How to Prove Negligence in a Construction Accident Injury Claim

In an injury claim, negligence is the cause of action that you bring in court to get compensation.  It has a few core elements you need to meet, which requires bringing the right kind of evidence and testimony to court. Negligence is made up of four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages.  In construction cases, […]

What is OSHA’s Role in a Construction Accident Lawsuit

Suing for a construction accident is often the best way to get full compensation for your injuries.  It might be an uphill battle to file and win a lawsuit, but a lawyer can help you collect evidence and bring a strong case.  Many times, OSHA’s rules can also help your case even though OSHA does […]

What Happens if You Can’t Reach an Injury Settlement in Pennsylvania?

Many victims want to settle injury claims at first. Sometimes, it’s only when they can’t settle that they realize that going to court might actually be better for their financial recovery. If you cannot settle your injury claim in Pennsylvania or choose not to settle, you can have your lawsuit heard by a jury. During […]

Are Settlement Offers Negotiable in Pennsylvania Injury Cases?

After victims file injury lawsuits, defendants often respond with settlement offers. If an offer is too low, can you negotiate? Should you? You should not accept a settlement offer without negotiating in Pennsylvania. A defendant might not give you a fair offer even after aggressive negotiations. Because of this, and because jury awards might cover […]

How Do Pennsylvania Juries Decide the Amount for Pain and Suffering?

“Pain and suffering” compensates victims for the mental and physical strains of living with their injuries. But how do you calculate something like the mental anguish one feels waking up each day with pain from long-healed injuries? When deciding the compensation to award in a lawsuit, monetary losses are relatively easy to calculate. However, most […]

What Types of Injuries Can Get Pain and Suffering in Pennsylvania?

Pain and suffering damages are a crucial aspect of any personal injury claim. Recovering these damages is often pivotal to plaintiffs when trying to get their lives back on track. Any type of injury may warrant recovery of pain and suffering damages in Pennsylvania. However, the amount of compensation you receive for your pain and […]

What Activities Might Jeopardize My Pain and Suffering Claim?

Pursuing a personal injury case can be a complicated and tiresome process. There are several stages to every case and defendants often attempt to delay plaintiffs’ progress. Furthermore, there is a multitude of potential obstacles and pitfalls that plaintiffs must avoid. There is a wide range of activities that might jeopardize your pain and suffering […]

Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Pain and Suffering Settlements in Pennsylvania?

In some personal injury cases, plaintiffs are suing because they preexisting injuries were aggravated. For example, someone with a pre-existing back injury may suffer a car accident that causes their injury to worsen. In that case, they could sue the at-fault driver for the damages caused by their injuries worsening. Pre-existing conditions can affect the […]

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