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Should You Rely on Government Ratings When Choosing a Nursing Home?

Nursing home ratings can be a good starting point if you’re searching for a long-term care facility for yourself or a loved one. But should you rely on government ratings when choosing a nursing home? We recommend taking these ratings into consideration, but doing more outside research and in-person visiting before you make a final choice. (more…)

Can a Passenger Claim Compensation in a Car Accident?

You weren’t driving the car when the accident happened. Maybe you were riding in the front passenger seat or somewhere in the back, and now you’re dealing with the aftermath of a crash that you played no role in. So what are your rights in this situation? Can a passenger claim compensation in a car accident? The easy answer to this question is “Yes.” Under the right circumstances, a passenger who was injured in a crash has the right to claim compensation. The more complicated answer, however, is[...]

How Motorcycle Accidents Cause Serious Foot and Leg Injuries

A lot of freedom comes with riding a motorcycle, but significant dangers do as well. While motorcyclists can certainly suffer harm while unilaterally operating their motorbikes, passenger car or truck drivers are the ones who crash into and cause riders harm more often than not. Data compiled by the Insurance Information Institute (III) shows an estimated 83,000 motorbike injuries occurred in the latest reported National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics from 2020. While that data doesn't break down injury data by body part involved, motorcycle safety best[...]

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

You were on your way home one night when a drunk driver swerved into your lane and crashed into your vehicle. In that split second, your life changed completely. The next few months were a blur of medical treatments, doctor’s visits, and rehabilitative care. After some time, you were able to regain some of your mobility and begin physical therapy. You were out of work for months, and you’re not sure if you’ll ever be able to return to your old position. Your vehicle was totaled in the[...]

What You Need To Know About the Safety of Anesthesia

Thanks to advancements in science, technology, and the medical field, undergoing surgical operations is safer today than at any other point in history. The use of anesthesia, in particular, has created an environment in which even major procedures can be considered routine. However, this does not mean that anesthesia is without its own risks. Every patient has the right to information regarding the safety and efficacy of a procedure, surgery, treatment plan, or medication. Benefits, drawbacks, and potential side effects of any treatment should be clearly and effectively[...]

New Pennsylvania Laws in 2023

As the calendar flips to the New Year, Pennsylvania will enact a number of new laws that affect its citizens in a variety of ways. If you currently reside in the state of Pennsylvania or will be a resident starting in 2023, we urge you to familiarize yourself with upcoming changes to our legal system. As dedicated legal professionals, the team at Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco has also taken the time to remain informed of new Pennsylvania laws in 2023. We have compiled highlights of some of these[...]

The Difference Between Medical Negligence and Malpractice

At Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco, we understand that there is a good deal of legalese in any type of personal injury case. Nowhere is this truer than in a case involving medical malpractice. Words like “malpractice” and “negligence” may be used interchangeably in conversation, but they actually have very specific definitions in personal injury law. Below, we’ll examine the difference between medical negligence and malpractice. (more…)

How to Talk to an Insurance Claims Adjuster

When you are injured in a car accident due to the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for your damages. In a car accident claim, damages refer to the financial and non-financial losses you have suffered, including lost wages, medical bills, mental anguish, and more. To secure this compensation, you will need to file a car accident claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. During this process, you will speak with an insurance claims adjuster. This is the person[...]

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Philadelphia – 2022 Edition

Those of us in the tri-state area know that there’s no better place to spend the holiday season than Greater Philadelphia. Nowhere else in the country combines a diverse population of 1.6 million with the rolling, snow-covered mountains that make winters in southeastern Pennsylvania a thing of holiday postcard charm. But as the season turns into a veritable snowstorm of activity here in Philly, figuring out where to go and what to do can feel like just another stressful holiday chore. Before you give in to your bah-humbugs,[...]

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