Philadelphia Personal Injury Blog

What Does It Mean if a Personal Injury Lawyer Charges Contingency Fees?

August 2nd, 2021

If you were recently injured in an accident in Pennsylvania, you may be searching for a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. One phrase you may consistently see is “contingency fee basis.” This refers to how the personal injury lawyer charges legal fees. A contingency fee means you will not have to pay unless the lawyer successfully obtains you…

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How Long Can It Take to Recover a Check in a Personal Injury Case?

July 31st, 2021

Being injured in an accident can trigger a personal injury claim that may take weeks, months, or even years to resolve. Some cases settle quickly, while others take a year or longer before heading to trial. Although you will be eagerly waiting for your check, it is in your best interests not to rush the claims process. Best-Case Scenario Insurance…

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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help My Case?

July 31st, 2021

Suffering a debilitating injury caused by another person’s negligence can completely uproot your life. You may have a personal injury case and be entitled to compensation, but the time and resources a claim takes can be overwhelming. This isn’t something you want to do alone, and a personal injury attorney can help, and here’s how. Deal with the Insurance Company…

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Can a Personal Injury Attorney Recover More Damages For My Personal Injury Case?

July 30th, 2021

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another person or party, you are probably considering hiring a personal injury lawyer. Depending on your accident’s severity, you may be facing long-term physical and financial repercussions. For this reason, it is critical that you hire an attorney to walk away with the proper compensation to…

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Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

February 22nd, 2019

When you’re driving, you must always be vigilant of your surroundings and respond appropriately to avoid car accidents. However, some causes of accidents can be out of your control – especially when someone makes an unsafe lane change. In an instant, you can suffer severe injuries, extensive property damage, and experience additional losses, such as lost wages from work and…

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Is Pennsylvania a No Fault State?

January 30th, 2019

Fault and no-fault car insurance laws refer to a state’s rules for how an accident victim must handle the claims-filing process. Most states practice fault-based laws, but 13 states mandate no-fault insurance policies. Pennsylvania is unique in that it is neither a fault nor a no-fault state. It instead classifies as a choice, or hybrid, state. This means it is…

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How Do Helmet Laws Affect Motorcycle Accident Cases?

January 16th, 2019

In Pennsylvania, all motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 21 must wear motorcycle helmets. Riders over 21 may opt not to wear helmets if they have at least two years of motorcycling experience, or if they pass an approved motorcycle safety course. Whether or not you must lawfully wear a helmet in Pennsylvania, going without one could affect…

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What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident?

January 9th, 2019

A motorcycle accident does not always refer to a collision between a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. Many motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle accidents, in which only the motorcycle crashes. Yet even in a single-vehicle accident, with no contact between a motorcyclist and a driver, a driver could still be liable for the motorcyclist’s damages. This could be the case in…

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

January 2nd, 2019

Lane splitting refers to a motorcyclist riding between two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. It is a controversial practice with divided opinions on its safety. The only state in which lane splitting is not illegal is California. California did not legalize the practice, per se, but it eliminated the traffic provision that prohibited lane splitting. In Pennsylvania,…

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What Happens If a Dog Bites Someone on Your Property?

November 19th, 2018

Dogs are very popular pets in America, but dogs can also cause severe injuries when they bite or attack people. Dog owners must take care to prevent injuries to others while walking their dogs in public, visiting dog parks, or simply walking through their neighborhoods. However, dog owners also have a duty of care to prevent dog bite injuries in…

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