Apart from the United States losing the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, a real tragedy occurred when a spectator was stuck by an errant Brooks Koepka tee shot which hit her in the eye resulting in her eyeball “exploding” and total vision loss in that eye.  In media interviews, the injured woman, Corine Remande, has…

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne discusses his confusion over why Jurors in Personal Injury Cases can award Economic Damages for Medical Bills and Lost Income, but often have objections to awarding compensation for Non-Economic Damages like Pain and Suffering or Disability. Having a job and income is important, as is having medical bills paid….

If you were picked to serve on a Jury in a Personal Injury Case, like a car accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice case, would you have any hesitation in awarding compensation for Pain and Suffering? In this video, Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne debates the issue and discusses the curious phenomenon of Jurors…

Personal Injury victims give up many privacy rights when they file lawsuits. Because they are claiming that injuries and disability were caused by the negligence of the defendant, the defense lawyer has many tools at her disposal to try to refute the claims. The insured party can be forced to answer questions under oath, turn…

What If Everything You Knew about the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case Was Wrong? Do you remember the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case?  A woman spilled coffee on herself and a Jury gave her One Million Dollars.  How ridiculous is that?!? The McDonald’s Hot Coffee case became the poster child for stupid and frivolous lawsuits. In the…

The world of commerce is changing rapidly.  It’s evermore common for us to buy our products online and receive them from the FedEx or UPS driver rather than actually drive to a store and buy products the old fashioned way. As consumer behavior changes, our laws need to keep pace.  This includes the laws addressing…

A Deposition is part of the Discovery process in a lawsuit.  Discovery occurs after a lawsuit is filed and served on the Defendant.  The purpose of Discovery is for each side to find out information about the other side’s case.  The side that filed the Lawsuit, the Plaintiff, finds out about the defenses that will…

It has become commonplace for defense attorneys and insurance companies to investigate an injured person’s Facebook and other social media sites during Personal Injury Litigation.  The goal, to find posts that are inconsistent with the person’s injury claims to use against them in court. Because of this, it’s important for plaintiffs to be mindful about…

$50 Million IKEA Furniture Tip-Over Settlement IKEA agreed to pay $50 Million to settle lawsuits involving furniture tip-overs of the MALM dresser that killed toddlers in Pennsylvania, Washington and Minnesota. Apart from providing compensation to the families, the settlement called for substantial donations to three children’s hospitals and funding to Shane’s Foundation, a non-profit providing…

One of the most common questions I hear in my practice is How do I know if I have a good Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case?  A good Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case requires solid evidence of three things Fault, Causation and Harm.  But, to have a really good case, you also need the target defendant to…

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