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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Cases In Pennsylvania?

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What is a “statute of limitations”? These are deadlines established to file certain types of lawsuits, depending on the nature of the case and the facts involved. For most Pennsylvania personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is 2 years. This applies to civil cases in which a plaintiff seeks to recover money damages… Read More »

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Will Your Personal Injury Case Go To Trial In Front Of A Jury?

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If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be anxious to hold that person accountable in court, but nervous about the possibility of a courtroom trial. For most people, the idea of a trial evokes visions of a packed courtroom, a stern judge, and a jury… Read More »

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Can You Sue For Negligence If You Were A “Trespasser” Under Pennsylvania Premises Liability Law?

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Under Pennsylvania law, a property owner can be legally liable for money damages if a person was injured on their property and they were negligent in some manner that led to the injury. This is the legal theory of “premises liability” – the concept that a landowner can be legally responsible for accidents that… Read More »

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How Are Lost Wages Calculated In Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

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If you have been injured in any type of personal injury accident – such as a car accident, slip & fall, premises liability, malpractice, or other situation – you are likely entitled to damages under Pennsylvania law. Typically, damages in a personal injury case fall under different categories, such as: Medical costs and expenses;… Read More »

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How Is “Pain and Suffering” Calculated In Personal Injury Cases?

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In a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff will seek not only to prove how the injury occurred, but what damages they are entitled to in a jury verdict. Damages in a Pennsylvania personal injury lawsuit generally fall within a few different categories: Actual damages. These include medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, vehicle or… Read More »

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Proving Causation In A Personal Injury Case

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In any personal injury claim, a victim seeks to prove that a wrongdoer was negligent in some way that caused the incident in question. This seems simple at first. At first a Plaintiff will pinpoint where and how the injury occurred, and who else was involved. That other person should then be responsible for… Read More »

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New Funding for Pennsylvania Victims of Sexual Abuse

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NEW FUNDING HELPS SEX ABUSE VICTIMS ACCESS COUNSELING Beginning this week, Pennsylvanians who have suffered rape and never revealed it to police can apply for a portion of $5 million to pay for guidance. “What we have seen with the #MeToo movement, what we have seen with all the unfortunate cases that have befallen… Read More »

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Boy Scouts Declare Bankruptcy over Sexual Abuse Claims

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Boy Scouts of America Declares Bankruptcy over Sexual Abuse Lawsuits The Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy following years of declining enlistment and mounting claims of sexual assault. The Boy Scouts of America, a notable entity in the US for over a century, declared bankruptcy early Tuesday, capitulating to financial obligations that introduced a… Read More »

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Harrisburg Diocese Bankrupt Due to Child Sex Abuse

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HARRISBURG DIOCESE BECOMES FIRST IN PA. TO SEEK BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AFTER CHILD SEX ABUSE SCANDAL Last month, the Harrisburg Diocese became the most recent member of the international Catholic Church to fold under the financial burden of offenses including child sexual abuse. While speaking in the presence of members from the media, Bishop Ronald… Read More »

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania

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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE LAWSUITS The office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is reportedly investigating the Jehovah’s Witnesses consistent refusal to report child sexual assaults accusations to appropriate authorities in what is considered the first wide-scale analysis by a U.S. law enforcing agency. A previous Jehovah’s Witness, Mark O’Donnell, who had… Read More »

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