Category: Settlements

Herniated Disc Settlement Cases

When it comes to slip and fall accidents in Philly, a herniated disc is one of the most commonly encountered injuries encountered in victims. But what is a herniated disc injury, and how does it impact the payout of a case? We expand on this topic below. What Is A Herniated Disc? A herniated disc is an injury caused by the rupture or other lesion in the rubbery cushion found in between the numerous vertebrae…

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Restaurant Slip And Fall Settlements – Examples & Legal Facts

It is a common thing to see or hear about people being injured from slip and fall incidents in the U.S. In fact, these injuries can happen to anybody, just about anywhere. Victims suffer from injuries like small bruises, broken bones, and, in some severe incidents, even paralysis. ¬†We previously wrote about slip & fall hazards in restaurants and now we take a look at accidents that have happened in restaurants and the settlements which…

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How Are Slip And Fall Settlements Determined?

A settlement in a slip and fall case is usually not a number made up from thin air. When a lawyer works on a lawsuit settlement, they will usually use the same criteria that the courts would use to put together a personal injury award. There are several types of settlements that can be offered, and some settlements can even be a combination of many different options. The simplest way to understand how much your…

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Top 5 Business Related Slip And Fall Lawsuits

While no one ever expects to get injured going into or coming out of a business, injuries happen more often than you think. In fact, slip and fall accidents are actually quite common. Even though some might end up with nothing more than a few bumps and bruises, others end up with a whole host of injuries that could have been avoided had the business owner taken correct precautions to prevent it from happening in…

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Is It Hard To Be Awarded Punitive Damages In A Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit?

People are likely familiar with punitive damages because of high-profile court verdicts in a myriad of cases, but they may not be as familiar with the concept in the case of slip and fall lawsuits because of the rarity of punitive damage awards. Slip and fall accidents take place when the flooring or ground is uneven, slippery or if there are obstructions. For instance, pedestrians slip over uneven or cracked pathways, which can lead to…

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What Can Cause An Attorney To Withdraw A Slip-Fall-Case?

Slip and fall cases result when a person has been injured due to the negligence of a property or business owner. Usually, the process goes without a hitch: the client hires a lawyer to represent the case and through negotiation and some haggling of details and liability, the injured client receives a settlement to help them recover from the incident and move on. However, every so often the legal team hits a snag in the…

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Parking Lot Slip And Fall Settlements

If you slip, fall, or are otherwise injured in a store, you may have a valid legal claim against that business. Whether it’s a big box nationwide chain like Target or Costco, a grocery chain like Giant, or a local gas station or hospital, any business that welcomes the public onto their premises has a legal duty to keep them “reasonably” safe. Therefore, customers who are involved in slip-and-fall accidents where they are injured may…

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Slip And Fall Against The City Of Philadelphia

Have you ever walked down the sidewalk in your neighborhood and you’ve noticed things like uneven stones, cracks, holes and maybe even roots and bushes growing up through the sidewalk. If you are actively looking for these things you can often avoid them, but not necessarily. After all, you expect the ground under your feet to be solid and smooth, so why would you be looking for it not to be? Well, what happens when…

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Case Highlight: Winning A Restaurant Slip And Fall

In November of 2012, two young women entered Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen located on Lee Street in Fulton County. As their order would take a moment to prepare, the two women stepped back from the counter to wait for their order to be called. When it was, one of the women, plaintiff Christian Miller, stepped forward to pick it up, stepping on a wet mat. Upon stepping on the mat, it slid beneath her and Christian…

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Back Injuries & Treatment After A Slip & Fall Accident

A slip and fall injury can be devastating to your current lifestyle. The injuries from the fall may need more than immediate medical treatment. When the fall is due to another person’s negligence you may want to take the time to evaluate your injuries to seek fair compensation for your injuries. Falling on a wet floor, poorly maintained set of stairs, or an icy sidewalk could create a life altering medical issue. Symptoms of Back…

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How A High School Slip & Fall Case Settled For $5 Million

It is no surprise that liability is a big issue in today’s lawsuit economy. People are suing at an alarming rate, resulting in new laws and an added sense of caution on the part of local business owners and government officials. After a high school administrator was awarded a $5 million settlement for a slip and fall injury she received in North Philadelphia, others are beginning to think about their own potential for lawsuit. Administrator…

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In The News: Newspaper Sued For Slip And Fall Injury

Every day accidents happen. Often, those accidents happen to good people, but occasionally they happen to more nefarious individuals, those with criminal intent. Regardless of the quality of person affected by an accident, it is often determined to be the result of negligence or carelessness by someone else. In this modern world, responsibility is almost always placed, resulting in lawsuits, settlements and litigation. One way or the other, someone is held responsible. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Held…

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In The News: Winning A Slip And Fall Case

A slip and fall case is winnable. It’s important to know, though, that these are very difficult cases to win. The fact is, most of the time, when a person falls, he or she is able to get right back up and back to their daily lives. You may have a bruised ego or a bump on the head, but you are overall okay. This is not the type of slip and fall case that…

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Attorney Client Privileges

Attorney-client privilege is a legal term that refers to the protection of certain information shared between the client and his or her attorney. This information is generally shared so that the client can seek proper guidance on how to best proceed with their case. It also ensures that an attorney does not have to testify against their client. This privilege is put in place to protect the client and not the attorney, and in most…

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