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4 Key Sources of Evidence Your Attorney Examines in a Trucking Case

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Auto Accident

truckincaseAs increasing numbers of people move to Eastern Pennsylvania, the public highways and toll roads could become more congested and dangerous. More residents means more shops and a greater need for products and food to be transported over the roads. Sometimes when more trucks pass through an area to transport goods, they seem to take over the roads.

Trucks back up or slow down rush-hour commuters on busy interstates. They make awkward turns into delivery destinations, slowing down traffic. Trucks can be intimidating and can make your commute feel unsafe.

If you’re involved in an accident due to a trucker’s negligence, your attorney will seek records to prove that the trucker was at fault. In the state of Pennsylvania, you’re entitled to sue the employer in a personal-injury case. When you do, your attorney will ask for “discovery” of key evidence to prove your case.

How To Protect Yourself From An Aggressive Dog

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Dogs may be human’s best friend, but not all canines make great buddies. Animal aggression can happen for numerous reasons, from the dog being startled or suffering from a condition that makes him or her more likely to perceive you as a threat. We discuss some of the most common causes of animal aggression in our blog, “Why Pets Can Attack.”

To protect yourself or your family members, it helps to know why these incidents occur. However, you must also know what to do if you should face an aggressive animal.

In this blog, we give you the information you need to respond to a threatening animal to reduce the risk of attack, minimize injury during an attack, and deal with any resulting injuries should you be attacked.

9 Common Construction Accidents

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Uncategorized

Construction can be a dangerous, hard-working job. You’re often exposed to extreme heat, sun, and risky circumstances. While there are quite a few practices in place to keep construction workers safe, accidents and injuries can still happen, and the results can be devastating and difficult.

To keep yourself safe and aware of potential risks, it’s a good idea to get to know and understand common construction accidents. That way, you can keep an eye out for dangers and steer clear of any hazards. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common construction accidents and who to seek help from if you’ve been injured.

5 Factors That Could Derail Your Dog-Bite Lawsuit

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Personal Injury

Dogs are usually sweet and fun to play with, but dog bites are painful, scary, and expensive. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may need to seek compensation from the dog’s owners to cover your medical bills.

Dog bite laws vary from state to state, and they aren’t always clear. You’ll need an experienced lawyer who knows the local laws to guide your personal injury case. While you look for a lawyer, though, you can learn more about what you might face in court. This blog will show you some factors that could derail your dog bite case and cause you to lose.

Evidence to Gather After a Truck Accident

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Uncategorized

Accidents involving a semi-truck tend to cause more financial and physical damage than any other vehicular accidents. Semi-trucks are large and unwieldy, often carry dangerous or heavy loads, and can’t stop as quickly as other vehicles. Conditions on I-78, including mist and sudden stops, make truck accidents all too common.

If you or someone you know were involved in an accident with a semi-truck, the accident was likely life-altering. The car was probably totaled, and the driver and passengers likely suffered serious injuries. If the truck was carrying toxic substances, the accident may have been even worse.

10 Questions You Should Ask a Potential Personal Injury Lawyer

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Personal Injury

When you’re injured and unable to work, it can take a toll on your finances and your daily life. You may lose wages and suffer unbearable discomfort as you recover. So, if your injury was a result of another’s neglect, you’re probably thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney.

But when you’re searching for a lawyer to represent you and file a claim, it’s important to choose wisely. You want to find an attorney that’s honest and will accommodate your needs. When investigating an attorney, be sure to ask the following 10 questions, among others, to determine if the lawyer is the right fit for you.

Defective Parts and Car Accidents: Filing a Lawsuit

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Auto Accident

When you pull out of your driveway, you depend on the safety of your vehicle. You expect it to operate smoothly, and if something goes wrong, you hope the protective features will do their job.

But, when a part malfunctions unexpectedly, the failure can quickly lead to a car accident and injury. When this problem arises, determining what to do next can be difficult, and if you end up neck-deep in medical expenses and lost income, you may be curious what kind of compensation you’re entitled to.

To learn more about defective parts, car accidents, and legal reparation, keep reading. We’ll discuss the manufacturer’s responsibility and the effect of defective parts in an accident, and we’ll address what you need to build a great case and what kind of compensation you can get for your injuries.

Assault and Battery: What Is It, and When Can You File a Personal Injury Claim?

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Personal Injury

When people think of assault and battery, they immediately think of severe violence and a bitter court trial. Television has given us a distinct image of what assault and battery are, and most may believe they start with a solid punch.

But what are assault and battery, really? And is it always a good idea to file personal injury claim for assault and battery? Below, we’ll discuss what assault and battery are, when you should file a claim, and what damages you can be compensated for.

Can You Sue for Food Poisoning?

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Uncategorized

There’s nothing like food poisoning. In some cases, it can come on suddenly with a fever, chills, and aches. At other times, it may seem like a flu until it gets progressively worse. And while some food poisoning lasts for several hours, other cases can last for several days.

So, perhaps you ate at that new place around the corner and became sick. You thought it would pass after a few hours, but it stretched to a long, miserable week. Or maybe your symptoms were more severe than the average bout of food poisoning.

You had to take unpaid sick days, endure suffering, and pay for medical treatment. And you’re sure it was that restaurant around the corner. The whole experience left a noticeable mark on your life and your finances. But what can you do? Can you sue?

Below we’ll discuss what food poisoning is, whether or not you can sue, and how you can prove you were sick because of someone else’s lack of care.

Injured Doing an Extreme Sport? How a Waiver Affects Your Case

Written by The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky on . Posted in Personal Injury

If you love extreme sports like skydiving, whitewater rafting, or bungee jumping, you know that danger is part of the thrill. However, most of the time nothing goes wrong and no one gets hurt, so it can be a shock when you do suddenly get injured. It can be even more surprising when you followed all the rules and still got hurt because the company you were with messed up.

If your injuries require a lot of time off from work and money for medical expenses, you may want and need compensation. But if you signed a waiver, this may be impossible-or maybe not. This blog can show you when waivers can be overturned so you can get the compensation you need.

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