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What Factors Affect My Truck Accident Settlement?

Published on Jun 17, 2022 at 4:53 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Truck-involved collisions often have more devastating results compared to car-on-car ones. It’s common for crashes between passenger cars and tractor-trailers to leave behind significant physical damage to the sedan or sports utility vehicle (SUV) involved and for these types of collisions to leave the non-commercial automobiles’ occupants with debilitating injuries or dead. 

The catastrophic nature of truck-involved collisions often leaves passenger car occupants wondering what rights to compensation they have. Perhaps the best way to make sense of how much of a truck accident settlement you might be entitled to in your case is to learn about the different factors that go into determining demands you or your attorney may make and the offers insurers may extend in kind. 

Rob Sachs Appointed to Board of Law Examiners

Published on Jun 13, 2022 at 6:17 pm in Firm News.

Rob Sachs Philadelphia, PA— June 13, 2022 —Shrager & Sachs is proud to announce that founding partner, Robert L. Sachs, Jr., has been appointed by Order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. The Board of Law Examiners is one of several court-appointed boards which assist the court in carrying out the regulation of the practice of law in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners oversees the admission of lawyers to the Pennsylvania bar and administers the bar examination for lawyers entering the profession.

The Board recommends the admission of persons to the bar and the practice of law in the Commonwealth. It also recommends rules pertaining to bar admission and practice. It administers the bar examination for lawyers entering the profession. The Board consists of seven members of the Pennsylvania bar who are eligible to serve a maximum of two three-year terms. It is comprised of lawyers and judges who reside and work throughout the state.

Rob Sachs is the principal of the Philadelphia plaintiff’s complex personal injury firm, Shrager & Sachs. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and other catastrophic personal injury matters. Sachs has previously served on the Board of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and was elected by his statewide colleagues to serve as Governor to the American Association for Justice. He also previously served on the Board of Public Justice Foundation.

Do Nursing Homes Need To Inform Family of an Injury?

Published on Jun 10, 2022 at 8:13 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Do Nursing Homes Need To Inform Family of an Injury?

When you and your family make the difficult decision that a nursing home is the best place to give your loved one the care they need, you trust that you will be kept involved. You know that your family member’s health condition can change at any time. One of the reasons your loved one moved into a long-term care facility is so that their pressing health needs could be addressed on a daily basis by trained professionals.

You expect that if your family member’s condition changes in any way, you will be notified immediately. If your relative falls and breaks a bone, suffers a heart attack, or develops a viral infection, you naturally assume that staff members will contact you as soon as possible. But what if they don’t?

How Can You Unknowingly Admit Fault in a Car Accident?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 11:20 am in Auto Accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Before you even fully realize what is going on, the entire ordeal might already be over. However, everything can change in that short period of time. Your vehicle might be seriously or even irreparably damaged, and you might have suffered debilitating injuries that limit your daily life and leave you with hefty medical bills.

What Are the Most Common Infections in Nursing Homes?

Published on May 19, 2022 at 9:16 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

What Are the Most Common Infections in Nursing Homes

The decision to put a family member in a nursing home is a painstaking one for many families. They worry about their incapacitated or elderly loved ones feeling abandoned by them. They also worry about the quality of care they’re going to receive at these facilities’ hands, especially given the high resident-to-staff ratios.

Many families will spend significant time researching then visiting these facilities before ultimately deciding to commit to a particular nursing or assisted living facility. They do that to minimize the chances of their loved one experiencing health declines, such as contracting an infection.

There are some infections that nursing home residents have to worry about contracting more than others. A discussion of these and how they may shed light on abuse or neglect that’s happening at your loved one’s facility will be unpacked below.

How To Avoid Spring Wildlife Collisions

Published on May 19, 2022 at 9:09 pm in Auto Accidents.

How to Avoid Spring Wildlife Collisions

After months of cold temperatures, snow, and ice, the resurgence of warm weather in spring often comes as a relief. This season is marked by wildflowers and greenery, as well as more and more sightings of Pennsylvania’s wide array of wildlife.

All these signs of spring can be a welcoming indication that the long winter months are soon to be far behind. Longer days with more hours of sunlight are not necessarily a guarantee that you will be safer behind the wheel, though. While driving is certainly safer during daylight hours, as wildlife becomes more active, they can create additional daytime driving hazards.

If you’re worried about spring wildlife collisions, Shrager & Sachs has compiled their best tips for avoiding crashes when there are animals on the road.

How Can Allergies Affect Drivers?

Published on Apr 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Allergies can range from a minor annoyance to a major inconvenience. The most common allergy symptoms can also be easily confused for those associated with the common cold, which may leave some allergy-sufferers unsure of what is really going on inside their bodies.

Will Insurance Cover Truck Accident Injuries?

Published on Mar 29, 2022 at 4:02 pm in Truck Accidents.

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National Safety Council (NSC) data shows that an estimated 118,000 truck-involved crashes resulted in injuries in 2019. These collisions resulted in over 4,000 fatalities.

Many Philadelphia motorists fear sharing the road with truckers, and with good reason. The injuries that result from crashes involving an 18-wheeler and passenger vehicle tend to be particularly catastrophic.

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