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What Is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Posted in Dangerous Drugs, Personal Injury on September 25, 2017

Your doctor may prescribe a medication because he or she believes it will effectively control the symptoms of a medical condition. Each medicine comes with risks and benefits, and your physician prescribes a medication when he or she believes the benefits outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, some medications can lead to severe and life-threatening side effects. …

Can I Sue If I Trip on a Sidewalk in Philadelphia?

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents on September 18, 2017

Philadelphia isn’t known for its perfectly manicured landscaping and sidewalks. In fact, you’re likely to trip over a crack in the sidewalk at some point in your life. If you sustain an injury for a trip and fall accident within the city limits of Philadelphia, you may be wondering whether can you sue the city …

How to Talk to Insurance Claims Adjusters

Posted in Car Accidents, Personal Injury on September 11, 2017

Even a minor car accident can be scary and stressful. In fact, there is no such thing as a “minor” accident when you consider the insurance claims process involved. Dealing with an insurance company following a car accident in Pennsylvania can be a headache-inducing process. Claims adjusters may ask for several kinds of supporting documentation …

What Is an Acquired Brain Injury?

Posted in Brain Injuries, Personal Injury on August 21, 2017

Through our work as Philadelphia brain injury lawyers, the legal team at Hill & Associates, P.C. has seen firsthand that traumatic brain injuries are some of the most significant wounds people can experience. Brain injuries often affect many aspects of life including cognition, problem-solving, speech, language, sensory processing, personality, sleep cycles, and how the body …

How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 14, 2017

Whenever a person injures another person through negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, the injured party can recoup his or her losses through a personal injury claim against the negligent party. In many personal injury cases, plaintiffs can secure compensation for their medical expenses, property damaged in the incident, and their lost wages if an injury prevents …

What Is No Fault Auto Insurance?

Posted in Car Accidents, Pennsylvania on August 7, 2017

In most car accident cases, the driver who was not at fault for an accident will file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. The other driver’s insurance company will evaluate the claim and determine whether their client was at fault, then pay out on the policy accordingly. In many cases, liability-based insurance claims …

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Timeline

Posted in Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents on July 17, 2017

If you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, one of the first questions you are likely to ask your Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer is, “How long will it take?” Usually, the answer will be, “It depends.” A sequence of steps must be followed in …

Can I Sue After a Bar Fight in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury on July 10, 2017

Bars are for drinking and drinking causes lowering of inhibitions and sometimes aggressiveness. So it is not unusual for fights to erupt among patrons, especially those who have imbibed more than they probably should have and are somewhat impaired. Consequently, people do get hurt in bar fights, sometimes seriously. Blows to the head and falls …

What Are My Legal Rights If I Was Hit by a Car While Walking?

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents, Pennsylvania, Personal Injury on July 3, 2017

Walking is great exercise and a pleasant, healthy way of getting around. But when pedestrians and motor vehicles share the roads, a pedestrian being hit and seriously injured by a car or truck becomes a real possibility. As seen by our Philadelphia car accident attorneys, a car hitting a human body is likely to cause …

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Pennsylvania, Wrongful Death on June 19, 2017

Pennsylvania law defines “wrongful death” as any death the negligence, recklessness, or unlawful action of another person causes. It may be helpful to think of wrongful death like a personal injury claim the decedent could have made had the accident not resulted in his/her death. Wrongful death claims center on the same theory as personal …

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