HOW WILL YOU KNOW A PERSONAL INJURY CASE WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT IT?

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  Inevitably, a weird fact pattern means that you probably have a good personal injury case. I don’t know why, but it’s true. So, here are a series of weird ones from recent cases.   A Tree Falls In Frankford: Frankford, as you may know, is a tough part of Philly with homes and yards chock a block on top …

Sovereign immunity: You Need Permission to Sue the Government

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             An age-old concept from olde England.   Suing the City of Philadelphia: I get a lot of calls from people wanting to sue the City of Philadelphia or other municipalities. For various reasons, good and bad, there are limits on when you can sue the City.  First, you must fall into one of the …

VENUE AND WHERE YOU FILE YOUR CASE MATTERS

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I went to Cornell Law School and in first year civil procedure there was a lot of discussion of the impropriety of forum shopping from the academic perspective.  Fast forward a few decades and forum or venue shopping is a major component of my decision-making on cases.  Our judicial administrators all keep track of how many cases are filed, how …

Who Ya Gonna Call?

NeuwirthLaw Case Matters, For Lawyers

So, you are laboring away working on a deal for a client whose company is growing rapidly.  Aunt Irene calls you because you are the only lawyer in the family.  She was just in an accident in Philadelphia over the weekend.  What do you do? Should you handle the case yourself? No.  Like every other area of the law, personal …

Ask Andy: Do I Have A Case? How a Personal Injury Lawyer Decides Whether To Take A Case

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Neuwirth Law Firm – Philadelphia Personal Injury · Ask Andy Do You Have A Case? Andrew Neuwirth Injury Lawyer Philadelphia Transcript Good morning, and welcome to ask Andy, this is a daily podcast about personal injury practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m Andrew Neuwirth. This is not legal advice. Good morning. I wanted to talk to you about today, whether you …

Why Did You Sell Your Rights Away?

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Limited tort means you sold your rights away. And, you sold them cheaply too. Did the auto insurance company tell you that? Do you know you are limited tort? Check your declaration page or the statement of coverages. If it says limited tort, then you saved about $150 per year. In exchange, your insurance company got you to agree that …

Is My Case Worth Pursuing?

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How do you know if your case is worth pursuing? You won’t know without asking. How do you know if your client’s case is worth pursuing? You won’t know without asking. I love getting calls about cases. I think it is interesting to hear the weird situations that befall people. If there is a case to be pursued, I listen …