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Beware the Dangers of Facebook and Social Media in Civil Litigation

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets have allowed us to connect with friends and family in many great ways. However, they have also become a source of damaging evidence that can cause problems in the outcome of a claim for damages you may be pursuing as a result of a car accident, slip and fall, or other injury claim.

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Workers' Compensation Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have a case? Under Pennsylvania law, anyone who is injured on the job or becomes ill due to a work-related illness has the right to recover wage loss or medical benefits related to the work injury or illness regardless of fault.

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Product Liability Claim

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Each year thousands of people are seriously injured because of a defective or dangerous product. Consumers are injured by products such as defective tires, airbags, heaters, cribs and other types of products. In other cases, a person may be injured at work when using a machine that malfunctions and causes a serious injury. In either situation, the injured person may be able to file a “product liability claim” against the manufacturer of the product or machine.

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Injured in a Car Accident?

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Approximately every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. is injured in a motor vehicle accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Car and motor vehicle accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all non-fatal injuries treated in the United States from emergency departments, and are the leading cause of death among U.S. residents ages 5 to 34.

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File Your Products Liability Claim On Time

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If you’ve been injured by a product that you believe was defective, you must pursue that claim within a certain amount of time from which your injury occurred or you will lose your right to make a claim.

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Thank You, Jim

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Jim, I want to take this time to tell you THANK YOU for all you have done for me the past 2 years.

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Barrick V. Holy Spirit Hosp., 2001, 2011 PA Super 251 (Nov. 23, 2011)

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In a recent case, the PA Superior Court held that correspondence between an attorney and counsel and expert witnesses retained by counsel is not discoverable during litigation on the underlying matter.  The mental impressions or legal analysis of counsel

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Workers Compensation - Substance Abuse Policy

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The Workers Compensation Appeal Board issued a decision in BJ’s Wholesale Club v. W.C.A.B., No. 2010 C.D. 2011 (May 10, 2012).

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Bad Faith

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The Superior Court in Miracle Temple Christ. Acad. V. Church Mut. Ins., No. 12-00995 (April 16, 2012) recently issued a decision against the plaintiff.

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Spouses Benefits

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In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, an applicant must have enough work credits to qualify. Every quarter of a year that an employee works, the employee earns one work credit.

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