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Congratulations to the Winner of the Shrager & Sachs Fall 2019 Scholarship

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm in Firm News.

Shrager & Sachs is proud to announce that we’ve chosen a winner for our first annual scholarship– for Fall 2019. We were truly humbled by the quality applications we received. Thank you to everyone who applied! It was a pleasure to read every application we received.

Congratulations to Regan J. Licciardello of Llano, Texas!

Regan will be attending Texas A&M University as an undergraduate and is planning on becoming an Endocrinologist.

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“What is the best advice you’ve ever received?”

Who’s Liable When a Child Is Seriously Injured on a Trampoline?

Published on Jul 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm in Product Liability.

Girl jumping on trampoline

Summer is the perfect time to break out the trampoline for fun and exercise. It’s probably no surprise that when kids jump on trampolines, minor injuries like bruises and cuts can occur. Usually these injuries heal quickly and easily, and the child is back on the trampoline the next day. But what about when they are seriously injured on the trampoline? Although jumping on a trampoline can be fun, it requires caution.

5 Things You Need to Understand About Lawyer Fees

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you’ve been wrongfully injured in an accident and are considering taking legal action, it’s important to be aware of how lawyer fees work. There are different types of agreements, fees, and costs that could impact how much compensation you receive when your case settles. This blog will provide you with standard information about the fees you could face when hiring a legal representative. It’s important to note that fees and expenses vary depending on the law firm you choose and your unique circumstances.

Over 70 Nursing Homes with ‘Serious Deficiencies’ Have HUD Mortgages

Published on Jun 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Earlier this month, two Pennsylvania Senators, Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D), issued a report identifying 478 nursing homes in the nation as having “serious deficiencies.” These facilities in turn were labeled as “special focus facilities” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This means that the labeled nursing homes have a “documented pattern of poor care” and will be eligible to be improved upon by CMS.

74 of these special focus facilities have guaranteed mortgages provided by a federal agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These mortgages were insured against default, meaning if the nursing home failed to make payments, their mortgage agreement was still intact. Since they were unable to go into default, some facilities and chains racked up serious debt—in some cases, millions of dollars—to HUD. Not only were some HUD-insured facilities unable to pay their mortgages, but as the Senators’ report showed, they were also unable to pay for proper care for their residents.

What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?

Published on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm in Work Injury.

Sign that says Danger, Construction Site, Unauthorised persons keep out

Construction workers are often in dangerous environments. If everyone acts responsibly and takes proper safety precautions, then the employees should be able to stay safe. However, if one person acts negligently, they’re putting everyone on the construction site in danger. Construction site injuries can be life-changing or sometimes result in death. These accidents were preventable and the person responsible should be held liable for their actions.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Philadelphia 2019 Edition

Published on Jun 4, 2019 at 3:16 pm in Fun Stuff.

Summer is a time to relax and take advantage of the lovely warm weather. Your summer in Philadelphia is bound to be exciting because there’s always something happening. We’ve looked into what’s happening in our city in the coming months and are looking forward to every single item! Whether you’re looking for a festival, a show, delicious food, or where you can get away from it all and go for a hike, Philadelphia can provide. Let’s see what’s going on this summer.

What to Do When a Delayed Diagnosis Causes Irreversible Harm

Published on May 30, 2019 at 1:44 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Stethoscope and pen on chart

When you’re dealing with a medical problem and don’t know how to take care of it, you expect your doctor to examine you, assess your symptoms, provide a diagnosis, and give you treatment options. Unfortunately, not all doctors practice medicine according to the required standard of care. When a negligent physician delays your diagnosis and you sustain permanent injuries, you can hold them accountable and seek compensation in order to live as high a quality of life as possible.

Learning your condition could have been diagnosed sooner to prevent injuries can be devastating, especially when the harm is irreversible. When negligence is attached to the delayed diagnosis, medical malpractice can be proven. In order to start building a strong claim against the physician who wronged you, you’ll want to understand what a delayed diagnosis is, what the possible consequences are, and how a lawyer can help you.

Gear Buying Guide for Pennsylvania Motorcyclists

Published on May 23, 2019 at 6:43 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcyclists enjoy a sense of freedom on the road that is different from driving in a car. While many of the aspects of riding a motorcycle make them more enjoyable to some, it also raises new risks that bikers need to know about. They don’t have the body of a car to protect them from the elements or in the event of a crash. The best way to protect themselves is with the correct gear.

The First Few Minutes After a Hit-and-Run: What to Do

Published on May 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm in Auto Accidents.

The first few minutes after a car accident can be overwhelming. When you discover the other driver has fled the scene, the situation can become that much more stressful. As a hit-run-victim, it’s important to understand what to do immediately following an accident. Taking the proper steps to ensure you take care of your health, make the proper reports, and document important information will help you down the line when you’re trying to seek compensation for your losses related to the accident.

Stay Where You Are

After a hit-and-run, you might have the urge to go after the driver that hit you. This is never a good idea. For one, there’s no way to know the extent of your injuries or how damaged your vehicle is. Chasing the other driver down could also put you in a dangerous situation and compromise your chances for receiving the compensation you need to recover.

Why Can Slip-and-Fall Accidents Be So Dangerous?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm in Premises Liability.

A slip and fall accident has the potential to upend a person’s life. While a minor fall for a younger person might only result in some bruising and the need for rest, a major fall for an older person could end in serious injuries and the need for a hospital stay. Determining how and why the fall happened is crucial to proving the victim deserves compensation for their injuries.

While events like car crashes and instances of medical malpractice, for example, often come to mind when thinking about accidents people take legal action for, a slip and fall that resulted from negligence should be handled with the help of a lawyer, as well. No matter whether the incident occurred on private property or in a public space, the owner is supposed to ensure there are no hazardous conditions. If they neglect their duty and someone gets hurt, they can be held accountable.

In order to understand why slip and fall accidents can be so dangerous, you have to know about who is the most at risk for falling and why, what injuries are often associated with falls, and the long-term consequences people might not think about.

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