by: Julianna Merback Burdo Did you ever ask yourself why the need to go to a hospital’s emergency room typically arises in the middle of the night, during the weekend, on a holiday, or in the middle of snow storm? Then the questions begin to flow: do I need to go to the ER, should I go, which hospital is best, will it be crowded and how long will I wait, and what on earth will they do for me? The decision is made and you...
by: Julianna Merback Burdo I practiced law for a decade before owning a smart phone. During that time, I constantly struggled with retrieving and responding to voice mail messages. Try as I might, calls from clients would come in and messages were left in droves that went unanswered. I simply could not be the type of lawyer who made “that promise” to return your call by the close of business. In 2001, I made the leap...
Philadelphia Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case?
When someone else causes a car accident, you have the right to sue them for your injuries. You may also want them to be punished for what they did. Punitive damages in a car crash are possible when the other driver did something that's more extreme than a typical car crash. Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case? In order to get punitive damages in a car wreck claim, there needs to be something that made the...
Philadelphia Can You Collect Unemployment If You Are Out Of Work Due To Injury?
If you suffer an injury while you’re working, you may have to take some time off of work. Your injury or illness might cause you to have to stay home. That period might last longer than you would hope, because you really need to get back to work. You might think that applying for unemployment benefits is the solution because you won’t be working. However, the situation may be more complicated. Unemployment benefits are for...
Philadelphia How Long Do You Have to Sue for Personal Injury?
When you look at state statutes to answer the question of how long do you have to sue for personal injury, you'll find you have a two-year time limit from the day the injury happened. This is due to the fact that the state of Pennsylvania has something known as a two-year statute of limitations for bringing a civil lawsuit against the person that caused the injury. The statute, Title 42, section 5524, defines the types of inci...