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The Burden of Proof and How it Affects a Personal Injury Claim

Published on Dec 22, 2021 at 7:51 pm in Personal Injury.

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In a personal injury case, the burden of proof is placed on the plaintiff. This means that you must be able to prove beyond the preponderance of the evidence that the defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of your injury. If you have hired legal counsel to represent your interests, your personal injury lawyer will generally be tasked with overcoming this burden on your behalf.

Why Wouldn’t Airbags Deploy in a Front-End Collision?

Published on Dec 10, 2021 at 4:18 pm in Auto Accidents.

Why Wouldn't Airbags Deploy in a Front-End Collision

The airbags are one of the most important safety features in your vehicle. When they deploy correctly, they can save you from serious or even fatal injuries. Everyone deserves to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your car is safe and functional, and working airbags are a critical component of that.

Unfortunately, malfunctions do happen on occasion. There are a number of missteps and mistakes that can happen during manufacturing that result in the airbags failing to deploy. In many cases, the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries that resulted from this problem. If you were recently in a car accident where the airbags didn’t deploy, you should understand the possible explanations for what went wrong.

How Often are Punitive Damages Awarded in Pennsylvania?

Published on Nov 16, 2021 at 7:14 pm in Personal Injury.

How Often are Punitive Damages Awarded in Pennsylvania

When a person is harmed from an accident and someone is found to be negligent, that person has the option of filing a personal injury case. If the case is successful, the guilty party is forced to pay lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. However, when the responsible party acts in an extremely reckless manner or causes intentional harm, an innocent victim may be entitled to receive additional punitive damages.

Unfortunately, these types of damages are not awarded often. To pursue the option, it is best to consult with a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer. At Shrager & Sachs, we are committed to helping Philadelphia residents and everyone in Pennsylvania get the legal representation they need to move forward with their lives.

Today, we’re looking at how often punitive damages are typically awarded in Pennsylvania when filing a personal injury claim.

How Can Nursing Homes Better Protect Residents From Falls?

Published on Nov 16, 2021 at 5:15 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

How Can Nursing Homes Better Protect Residents From Falls

When residents of a nursing home suffer a fall, it can have a catastrophic effect on their health. Sometimes, falls are fatal. Even when they aren’t, they can result in traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures, and other painful and debilitating outcomes.

Of the roughly 1.6 million people who live in nursing facilities around the U.S., about half suffer at least one fall annually. Nursing homes must do a better job to protect residents from falls.

Shrager & Sachs Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 6:43 pm in Firm News.

Shrager & Sachs is proud to announce that our personal injury law firm is included in the 12th edition of “Best Law Firms.” This list, released by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, compiles data from all over the country to rank the best law firms and present them to the public. This way, those searching for legal representation can make an informed decision about who can provide the help they need.

Top Signs That a Hospital or Care Center May Be Negligent

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Top Signs That a Hospital or Care Center May Be Negligent

Actions that injure patients should never happen in a hospital setting. But negligent acts leading to physical harm too often occur in the very facilities intended to save lives, cure illness, and heal injuries. A failure to act can also be a type of negligence, and is especially grievous when abuse is allowed to occur in an assisted living center or nursing home. In the worst cases of hospital negligence, wrongful death can result.

For these reasons, it is important to be aware of the top signs that a hospital or care center may be negligent. With further questions, reach out to a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice to discuss the details of your case.

Do Most Elderly Abuse Victims Get the Support They Need?

Published on Oct 22, 2021 at 5:32 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Do Most Elderly Abuse Victims Get the Support They Need

It’s estimated that as many as five million older adults are abused in the U.S. each year. These numbers may seem impossibly high, and lead many to ask: where does most elder abuse occur? Elder abuse has been known to happen in a person’s own home, in the home of a friend or family member, in a hospital, or in any other residential or healthcare setting. There is evidence that nursing home abuse is one of the most prevalent types of elder abuse.

But do most elderly abuse victims get the support they need to recover? Unfortunately, given the prevalence of elder abuse and the high percentage of unreported cases, not every elderly victim of abuse is supported in the ways needed for recovery.

How Do High-Speed Winds Affect Truckers?

Published on Oct 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Bad weather is rarely the cause of a truck accident—bad decisions are. Wind may not be the most often-discussed driving danger, but high-speed winds can be extremely dangerous to large commercial trucks and the cars around them. Let’s look closer at the way high-speed winds affect truckers as they work to safely operate their vehicles. For further questions about truck driving laws and safety regulations, reach out to a lawyer practiced in truck accident law.

How to Find Complaints Filed Against a Hospital or Nursing Home in Pennsylvania

Published on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How to Find Complaints Filed Against a Hospital or Nursing Home in Pennsylvania
Entrusting your health, or the health of a loved one, to a medical care facility is a life-altering decision. It’s critical to know if there have been victims of medical malpractice, negligence, or abuse in the healthcare facility you are researching.

This article will provide information on how to find complaints filed against a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare facility in Pennsylvania. We’ll also discuss the most common types of complaints, and where to research the professional history of a doctor or other healthcare provider. For further information, get in touch with one of our medical malpractice or nursing home abuse attorneys with questions.

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