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A Recent $21,573,993 Jury Verdict in a Malpractice Case

Did you know that a jury recently awarded $21,573,993 to a four(4) year old boy, one of the largest verdicts of the year?  Why?  Was this another case of the jury system run amok? In November 2006, a woman went into the hospital expecting to deliver twins, a boy and a girl.  The girl came […]

Shouldn’t the Other Driver’s Insurance Company Pay My Medical Bills?

Many people have asked me over the years why their own insurance company has to pay their medical bills when they have been involved in a car accident:  “Shouldn’t the other driver’s insurance company pay my medical bills?” Under Pennsylvania’s “Financial Responsibility” law, car insurance policies are required to include coverage for the medical bills […]

What’s a Broken Ankle with Surgery Worth?

In June, a Philadelphia jury (Waldon v. SEPTA, Philadelphia CCP #090801187) awarded a woman with an operated-on broken ankle $5,150,000 in a car accident case.  She had 4 operations on her ankle.  She testified that even with these operations she still could not walk right, climb steps or stand for any length of time.  She […]

The Pennsylvania State Senate and the “Fair Share” Bill

I stand up for accident victims.  I try to make sure that when someone has made a mistake and seriously injured someone else that they are held accountable by being made to pay fair compensation (usually through their insurance company).  In addition to helping innocent people who have been hurt, this deters people from being […]

“Spring Training” Injuries

Spring training! This promises to be a year to remember for Phillies fans.  Four of the top pitchers in the entire league are all on the same staff – ours!  But watch out for those “spring training” injuries! Whether it’s the Grapefruit League or the Cactus League, after a long cold winter, some players will […]

Motorcycle Accidents in Bucks County

Perhaps it need not be stated that motorcycling can be dangerous.  But these statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demonstrate just how dangerous: More than 5,000 U.S. traffic accidents in 2007 resulted in the death of motorcyclists, up seven percent from the previous year. More than 103,000 motorcyclists were injured in that […]

Daylight Savings Time and Auto Accidents

Springtime! A time for blooms, buds, flowers and warm breezes!  A good time to remind your family of the importance of being well rested to avoid injury while they’re having fun. Did you know that Daylight Savings Time seems to cause accidents?  Yes, unfortunately, it’s true!  Studies based on statistics of the National Highway Traffic […]

How to prove negligence in a personal injury lawsuit

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit? In this article by Bucks County injury attorney Paul R. Weber, I summarize the elements that join together to define negligence and build a case for a personal injury lawsuit. Were you injured? To have a personal injury lawsuit, it needs to be provable that […]

How to know if you have an Auto Accident Lawsuit?

How Do You Know if You Have an Auto Accident Lawsuit? To have a reasonable chance of a viable case in an auto accident, certain minimum conditions must exist.  By viable, it should be one in which… There are sufficient damages to justify the time and effort of litigating the case There is a reasonable […]


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