Video Blog: Why Should I Sue?

Have you been injured in a car accident, construction accident, slip and fall accident or otherwise as the result of another's negligence or carelessness? If so, you may be reluctant to sue. In this video blog, Attorney Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer explains that insurance companies put money aside specifically for people who are injured. You are entitled to recover that money in order to compensate for medical bills and other financial obligations as the result...

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Swimming pool discrimination case leaves much to ponder

It was supposed to be a summer of swimming and fun for a group of  56 African-American and Hispanic children from a  Northeast Philadelphia daycare center who were to head regularly to a private swim club in the Montgomery County suburbs to beat the heat. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/paulprescott72 Instead, their first visit turned ugly on June 29 when some of the children reported to their chaperones that they overheard verbal racial slurs and ugly...

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Disabled Adult Abuse: It’s Time to Take Action

In a recent article, William Bender of the Philadelphia Daily News reports on the atrocity of disabled adult abuse. He rightly points out that Pennsylvania is one of only five states that have no abuse investigation law protecting these vulnerable citizens. As a result, abusers at group homes and other disabled care facilities can simply walk away with little or no repercussions if the victim does not or cannot testify against them. This needs to...

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Video Blog: Contingency Fees

If you have been injured in a car accident, construction/work-site accident, slip and fall accident, or another accident caused the negligence of another, you may want to file a personal injury claim. But how much will this cost you? The simple answer is: nothing. You will not pay any attorney fees unless MyPhillyLawyer recovers compensation on your behalf. In this video blog, personal injury lawyer Dean Weitzman explains what it means to accept cases on...

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Ford Motor Co. joins growing fight to ban texting while driving

The push to ban drivers from texting while operating motor vehicles on America's roadways just got a powerful and influential ally recently -- the Ford Motor Co.  is the first automaker to embrace a proposed new law that would cut federal highway funding by 25% to states that refuse to outlaw the dangerous practice. "Ford supports a ban on hand-held text messaging while driving – and we endorse the legislation introduced by Senator Charles E....

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Tort reform: be careful what you may wish for

The premise of tort reform is popular with politicians and big corporations, who use it as a target for  "cleaning up"  our complex legal system.  But if you or your family needs to sue for damages following an injury, the wrong kind of tort reform could be very harmful. The idea behind tort reform sounds logical – to reform the legal system to prevent unnecessary lawsuits against doctors,  especially under the premise that such suits...

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Lessons to remember: How we felt on September 11, 2001

9/11. Somehow, it's been eight years today since terrorists attacked the United  States in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa. On that perfectly gorgeous late summer day on Sept.  11, 2001, we watched as the World Trade Center's twin towers were hit and ultimately toppled by hijacked commercial jetliners filled with innocent people.  We watched as a third hijacked jetliner was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon.  And we learned of a fourth hijacked jet that...

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A Lesson From President Obama’s “Back-to-School” Speech

Tuesday, September 8, was the first day of school for many children across the country. As the excitement of the new school year began, children from kindergarten to senior high had the opportunity to hear President Barack Obama speak on something important to us all ¾ education. Unfortunately, not all schools and parents agreed that the message in Obama's speech was beneficial to the younger generation, that it gave hope and inspired our children. Rather...

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Toyota sued over allegedly withholding evidence in rollover cases: Here’s how it could affect you

Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/ruchos If you have been injured in a vehicle crash involving a Toyota car or truck in the last few years, pay special note – the company has just been sued by a former corporate attorney who alleges that Toyota illegally withheld critical information about hundreds of rollover crashes involving injuries and deaths. In a report posted on CBSNews.com, the former attorney, Dimitrios P. Biller, the former managing counsel for Toyota Motor...

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