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Defenses To Personal Injury Lawsuits

December 26, 2018

There are many defenses to personal injury cases. There are those defenses which “negate” or “deny” liability like mistake of fact and there are also defenses which “avoid” liability such as “affirmative defenses” like assumption of the risk. By raising an affirmative defense, the defendant is asserting that even if the defendant committed all of […]

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What Happens If I Need Medical Care After A Motor Vehicle Accident?

December 21, 2018

You’ve been hurt in an accident and you require medical attention immediately following the accident as well as in the days, even months ahead. Pennsylvania uses an “at-fault” system for paying automobile claims thus injured parties must try to settle with the at-fault party’s insurer or go to court and litigate to recover their damages. […]

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The Stages Of A P.I. Case, Part 4: Resolution

December 13, 2018

Proceeding through the legal system with a claim for damages based on personal injuries is not as simple and expedient as most people would desire. Victims and potential plaintiffs who know as much as possible about the process should be better equipped to handle the inherent stress of what may be a long, arduous journey. […]

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The Stages Of A P.I. Case, Part 3: Settlement & Filing The Lawsuit

December 11, 2018

For 112 years, Powell Law has assisted those who have suffered personal injuries by helping them assert their rights to fair and just compensation. Our decades of experience make us the clear choice for representation in personal injury and medical malpractice cases in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. We effectively help our clients throughout the […]

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The Stages Of A P.I. Case, Part 2: Hiring An Attorney And Investigating The Claim

December 6, 2018

See part one of this blog here. The following are typically the stages that occur after a victim is involved in an accident and suffers some loss: The victim consults with a personal injury attorney. Those who are negligent or otherwise at fault for causing personal injuries and damage to property don’t readily volunteer to […]

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The Stages Of A Personal Injury Case, Part 1: The Accident & Ensuing Loss

December 4, 2018

Proceeding through the legal system with a claim for damages based on personal injuries is not as simple and expedient as most people would desire. Victims and potential plaintiffs who know as much as possible about the process should be better equipped to handle the inherent stress of what may be a long, arduous journey. […]

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Legally Protecting Your Property In Pennsylvania, Part 2

November 29, 2018

Part two of our blog about the protection of property will address personal property and the use of confinement and devices to protect all types of property. In the case of personal property, the use of force is justifiable when an individual believes that such force is immediately necessary to prevent or terminate a trespass […]

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Legally Protecting Your Property In Pennsylvania, Part 1

November 27, 2018

“A man’s home is his castle” is a proverbial expression of personal privacy, security, and even whim, that dates back to Cicero asking rhetorically (in Latin, of course) “What more sacred, what more strongly guarded by every holy feeling, than a man’s own home?” In certain circumstances, Pennsylvania law permits persons to use force for […]

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Holiday Safe Driving Tips

November 21, 2018

The holidays are here, which means significantly more traffic as a result of all the shoppers and revelers on the road. It also means driving under winter conditions that may often be severe, causing traction and visibility problems. Unfortunately, it ’s also when there are more individuals driving under the influence of alcohol. Car accidents, […]

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What To Do If You’re In A Motor Vehicle Accident

November 19, 2018

Motor vehicle accidents cause nothing but problems, of course. The costs of such an event may be physical, emotional, and economic. Powell Law offers experienced and quality representation for all accident victims. We can assist in helping accident victims recover just compensation for their losses when another party is at fault in a motor vehicle […]

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