IT’S SLIP AND FALL SEASON AGAIN!

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Some call it winter, but for personal injury lawyers it is a good way to fill out your early season case load goals. Some may ask are these really cases? The answer is an unqualified YES. Why? Well, generally people with cases will have fractures from their falls and fractures are really indisputable as to what caused the injury. Often, …

GO MAYOR PARKER

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Ah, the holiday season. I got my first static electric shock this morning and it always serves as a reminder that winter is coming. On another note, Cherelle Parker was elected as the first female Mayor of Philadelphia. She has a lot on her plate and while it is nice to have a historical change and perhaps some more energized …

TRIAL REPORT: FEDERAL COURT BENCH TRIAL

NeuwirthLaw Case Matters, Courts, Slip and Fall, Sue The City

I just finished a three-day bench trial in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA). The facts of the case in brief were that a 68-year-old woman went through a TSA checkpoint at Philadelphia International Airport, removed her shoes, and slipped and fell on the terrazzo marble-type flooring after she was cleared to pick up her belongings. The …

What happens When You Win a Motion for Summary Judgment or What I did this weekend on my way to Tenerife?

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  Tenerife you say? I had a chance to go visit the Canary Islands over the Labor Day holiday weekend and Tenerife is one of the largest and most visited islands in the chain. It’s a long but entertaining story. Anyway, the Islands are a bit like Europe’s Caribbean, I think.  Beautiful, volcanic islands off the coast of Africa and …

WHEN CAN A LEAF HELP YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

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It’s almost slip and fall season again. Also known as “winter”, slip and fall season generates a lot of fractured arms, wrists, ankles, and noses. What does a leaf have to do with all this? Well, if you fall in a hole in the sidewalk, on the street, or trip on a hole due to a missing sewer or water …

HEAVEN CAN WAIT: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL AND YOU HAVE A CASE ONGOING?

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First, it is fairly routine for regular practitioners to pursue claims for dead clients. Lots of things go into dealing with the deceased client who was a plaintiff or had a claim. So, what happens? First, for ethics reasons, I have to notify the other side that the client died. You cannot negotiate saying the client is damn sure coming …