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A Primer On Personal Injury Damages, Part 1

November 6, 2018

In personal injury civil lawsuits, injured parties may collect damages or financial compensation from the party that is at fault. The purpose of awarding damages in a personal injury case is to “make the plaintiff whole” after an injury. While it is not always possible to make the plaintiff whole, as well as difficult to place a dollar amount on non-economic […]

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High-Risk Situations For Motorcycle Accidents

November 2, 2018

If you have any questions about litigating a claim for damages resulting from any type of vehicle accident, including motorcycle accidents, contact Powell Law. If you have any questions about litigating a claim for damages caused by a defective product, contact Powell Law.  Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice to […]

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About Pain And Suffering Damages In A Personal Injury Case

October 31, 2018

In negligence and other tort cases, damages are generally defined as the amount of money that is awarded to compensate someone who has been harmed by another’s wrongdoing or negligence. There are two categories of damages, economic and non-economic. Examples of economic damages include lost wages and medical bills, while non-economic damages include pain and […]

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Recovering Damages For Lost Wages In A Personal Injury Case

October 29, 2018

Aside from the complete physical recovery from injuries, the key aspect of any personal injury claim is the amount of damages. Not only may an injured party receive compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering, but he or she may also recover any lost income including that from lost wages and opportunities. This right […]

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Proving A Case For Distracted Driving

October 22, 2018

For 112 years, Powell Law has represented all types of workers in personal injury cases. The attorneys at Powell Law have the necessary expertise and experience to handle any type of personal injury case. Call today to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. Motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers occur regularly in […]

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Can An Earlier Personal Injury Lawsuit Affect A Present Personal Injury Lawsuit? Part 2

October 19, 2018

Here is the link for part one of this blog. Defense attorneys typically will present certain arguments using evidence of any and all prior previous litigation involving the plaintiff. The defendant naturally wants to reduce any award of damages in the present case. Where past personal injury lawsuits have been repeatedly filed by the same […]

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Can An Earlier Personal Injury Lawsuit Affect A Present Personal Injury Lawsuit? Part 1

October 17, 2018

Properly litigating a personal injury case to ensure our clients complete and total recovery of losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Powell Law. If you require legal counsel and assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury, contact Powell […]

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Dealing With Trespassers

October 3, 2018

As with any tortious interference with one’s use and enjoyment of property, a trespass can be a disruptive and aggravating event. A trespass is defined as an unprivileged, intentional intrusion upon land in possession of another. Pennsylvania law recognizes a civil cause of action for a trespass as well making it a criminal offense in […]

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Prescription Drugs Are Now More Prevalent Than Alcohol In Accidents

September 26, 2018

As recently as 2010, there was a great and growing concern regarding the role of prescription drug use in the causation of traffic accidents. Perhaps the biggest problem with the use of prescription drugs and driving is that most drivers are unaware of the dangers and risks of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. […]

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Drugged Driving Is A More Complex Problem Than Drunk Driving

September 24, 2018

Prescription drugs aren’t the first thing that comes to my mind when one hears that someone was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Alcohol is, of course, the basic prevalent assumption. After that, one typically thinks of an illegal drug like cocaine or marijuana as being the cause of intoxication. However, prescription drugs are becoming a […]

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