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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.

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.

What is the Process of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Philadelphia?

Published on Oct 12, 2020 at 6:28 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, on someone’s property, or by a doctor, you may be dealing with medical bills, lost wages from time off of work, and pain and suffering. While dealing with the consequences of an accident isn’t easy, it’s important to know you’re not alone. When negligence plays a role in an incident that resulted in injury, the victim has the right to pursue legal action against the at-fault party.

What Season Do Most Accidents Caused by Negligence Happen?

Published on Aug 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm in Personal Injury.

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Negligence causes most accidents. When a person doesn’t practice the basic amount of care that they are expected to, or if they fail to act when there is a duty to do so, then they could be considered negligent. When that negligence leads to an accident and a subsequent injury to another person, then a personal injury claim could be filed against the negligent party. Any kind of accident can be caused by negligence, but the most common types are car collisions and slip and falls.

What Factors Affect the Payout of a Personal Injury Claim?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 7:19 pm in Personal Injury.

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Whether you’ve been in a car accident, have fallen on someone’s property, or have been injured by a defective product, you have the right to take legal action against the negligent party that caused your losses. While there is a path to follow when filing a personal injury claim, there are a number of factors that have the potential to affect the payout you receive. In order to ensure you receive the maximum amount of financial compensation for your losses, you need to understand those factors and how to build a strong claim.

How Do I Know What My Injury Case is Worth?

Published on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are planning on pursuing a personal injury claim, it’s likely one of the first questions you’ll have is what your injury case is worth. While every situation is unique, there are specific factors to look at when valuing an injury claim. When you work with Shrager & Sachs, we’ll help you build a strong case and ensure you receive full and fair compensation for all your accident-related losses. Before we break down what you may be eligible for, let’s take a look at what the law considers to be damages.

Privacy Rights You Need to Be Aware of When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you’re the plaintiff in a personal injury case, you might feel like you’ve been asked to provide a lot of personal information. The defense might have asked for information like your income, insurance policy, tax returns, driver’s license number, or social security number. Typically, you keep this information private because you feel it’s personal or because you want to protect yourself from identity theft. But in a personal injury case, do you have the luxury of privacy?

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.

Most Anticipated Mass Torts in 2019 to Make Headlines

Published on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm in Personal Injury.

The year may have just begun, but there are already major mass tort cases approaching in 2019 that news outlets will be talking about. They involve defective products and drugs that have caused a lot of people harm. In a mass tort, a group of attorneys represent the injured parties individually. Clients are handled individually since the products or drugs in question have caused harm in similar ways, but the harm and/or injuries require separate cases.

Here are some of the top mass torts we’re likely hear about as the year continues to unfold:

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