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May 21, 2021 - Articles

IS YOUR POOL SAFE? 5 Tips for Homeowners

  The month of May is both National Water Safety Month and the typical start of pool season. In 2020, installing a swimming pool was a popular home addition, as many families opted for “stay-cations” during these COVID quarantine times. Unfortunately, drowning remains the number one cause of accidental death for children ages 1 -4. Additionally, according to government statistics, there were on average an estimated 6,700 pool or spa-related ER visits for non-fatal injuries from 2015- 2017 for children younger than 15. Listed below are five tips to keep your pool safe.

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May 21, 2021 - Personal Injury

Attorney-Client Privilege vs. the Duty of Confidence: What’s the Difference?

An attorney-client relationship is a relationship that is formed when a lawyer agrees to perform legal service for a client in return for some type of compensation. This relationship includes various duties owed to clients, particularly the duty of confidence. People who aren’t trained in the law have heard these terms thrown around in various popular “true crime” television shows, but they are rarely, if ever, accurately explained.

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May 19, 2021 - Personal Injury

Understanding Proof in Legal Cases: Burden vs. Standard

Legal disputes are being argued in front of judges and juries every day in courtrooms across the country. In each case, the two types of proof, known more specifically as the “burden of proof” and the “standard of proof,” determine who has to prove what and to what extent. “Burden” and “standard” of proof are commonly used interchangeably, but there are important distinctions between them.

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May 14, 2021 - Personal Injury

What is an Attorney-Client Relationship?

Generally speaking, an attorney-client relationship is a relationship formed when a lawyer agrees to perform legal service for a client in return for some type of compensation. Put another way, it is the relationship between the two parties created by a contract.

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May 12, 2021 - Bethlehem Car Accident Lawyer

Factors Indicating You Might Want to Settle Your Claim

Most cases settle out of court, which means the parties involved don’t have to go to trial. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean your settlement is fair. Commonly, the plaintiff receiving the offer settles for less than they actually deserve. Still, under certain circumstances, the defendant pays a premium to settle the case. So, how do you know when to settle? The short answer is: Speak to a skilled Bethlehem accident attorney to find out if you’ve received a good settlement offer.

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Apr 30, 2021 - Car Accidents

Tactics Used by Insurance Companies to Reduce Liability

If you’ve suffered a personal injury caused by a car or truck accident, an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, a manufacturer’s defective product, a construction accident, an animal attack, or a pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle accident, you’ll likely be dealing with an insurance company that is obligated to pay for your damages. 

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Apr 28, 2021 - Personal Injury

Ways Social Media Can Hurt Personal Injury Claims

In today’s society, it’s second nature to share your life with family and friends using social media. Nonetheless, social media users who have a pending personal injury claim have to refrain from sharing any details regarding their claim and exercise extreme caution in general. Sharing your profile information,  comments, posts, pictures, and videos on social media can undermine your claim by giving opposing counsel information that they can, and will, use against you. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or serious injury in Pennsylvania, contact an Allentown personal injury lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis before posting anything on social media.

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Apr 16, 2021 - Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death of a Minor Child

There are very few, if any, more tragic circumstances than the loss of a minor child. When a child dies because of someone’s negligence, the law recognizes that parents have a claim to recover for the child’s wrongful death. If you have lost a child due to some other person or entity’s behavior, contact a Stroudsburg wrongful death lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis for help. We understand that you are experiencing indescribable suffering and will handle your wrongful death claim with compassion, respect, and effectiveness.

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Apr 9, 2021 - Personal Injury

What Causes Paralysis?

Paralysis is the loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, most often caused by a problem somewhere along the chain of nerve cells that deliver the signals from your brain to the body part muscles that tells them to move. If you or a loved one have suffered a paralyzing injury due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongful act, let an Easton personal injury lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis help.

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Apr 2, 2021 - Personal Injury

Recovering from Back Injuries

If you have injured your back, it can be a disheartening and debilitating challenge to overcome. Nonetheless, with some simple lifestyle changes, plenty of rest, and competent medical care, you can substantially increase your odds of a full recovery. If your back pain persists and does not at least start to get better within a few days, it’s best to see a healthcare professional for advice on how to proceed.

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