When you make a valid claim but your insurance company does not pay the benefits promised in your policy, there are ways to encourage the insurance company to settle. Insurance companies exist primarily to make a profit. They want to take in premiums, but generally pay out as little in claims as possible. Therefore, they […]
Can You Sue a Hospital for Wrongful Death?
You may be able to sue a hospital for wrongful death in Pennsylvania; whether you can do so depends on the individual circumstances of the case. Not every death that occurs at a hospital is a wrongful one, but you may have a valid wrongful death claim if the person who died is a family […]
Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case?
In short, you can recover punitive damages in a Pennsylvania car crash case. However, you need to prove that the defendant’s actions were a product of deliberate indifference to the consequences or intentional. If the court agrees with you, then you have to take additional steps in order to obtain punitive damages. However, in some […]
Does Not Wearing a Seatbelt Affect an Accident Claim?
If you did not buckle up before being involved in an accident, you may wonder, “Does not wearing a seatbelt affect an accident claim?” The short answer is “no.” If you are severely injured in an accident, don’t spend any time or energy second-guessing yourself. Move on with your life and focus on recovery. The […]
2021 Patient Safety Awareness Week
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2021 brings focus to the work of health care organizations and personnel to maintain the safety of patients. Working toward zero harm should be the aim of all hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers, and Patient Safety Week helps everyone focus on this important consideration. Unfortunately, preventable medical errors […]
How to Get a Car Accident Police Report
How to get a car accident report is something you should know if you have been involved in a vehicle crash. It is usually the starting point for an investigation for an insurance claim or lawsuit. It is not admissible in court, and it may have mistakes in it, but it lays out what should […]
How Does Medical Malpractice Differ from Ordinary Negligence?
If you are injured because of a medical negligence, you may wonder, how does medical malpractice differ from an ordinary negligence claim? Negligence is a legal theory called a tort, covering a wide range of cases. Medical malpractice is a specific type of negligence case for injuries caused by healthcare professionals, hospitals, or other organizations. […]
What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Car Accident Case?
If you are injured in a car accident, you may wonder what are non-economic damages in a car accident case. There could be different types of damages you could receive to compensate you, depending on the facts of your case. Under Pennsylvania law, damages generally fall into two categories: economic and non-economic. Car accident cases […]
Can You Sue an Uninsured Driver?
Can you sue an uninsured driver? In the state of Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a driver to not be covered by auto insurance. And, in fact, we have one of the lower uninsured rates in the country, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That is great news. However, like in any state, there are […]
Bayer to Pay More than $10 Billion in Roundup Settlement
Part of the Money Will Be Set Aside to Resolve Future Cancer Claims Bayer announced in June that it will pay more than $10 billion in a Roundup settlement to cancer victims or their estates. The money will settle thousands of lawsuits that allege the well-known Roundup weed killer caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers. […]