3 Factors A Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia Considers When Taking Cases

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When you are going to meet with a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia, what you want to hear is that you have a great case. However, a lot of factors influence whether a personal injury lawyer will consider your case a strong one. Every case is different, but at the same time, some factors increase the likelihood that a case will be successful for a client.

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Understanding the Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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As a Philadelphia bankruptcy attorney, I am often asked about the benefits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Despite common misconceptions, filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be the best, and sometimes the only option depending upon a debtor’s circumstances. Avoiding forced liquidation of assets, like a home or car, the most common items that people want to avoid losing, makes a Chapter 13 bankruptcy more desirable than other alternatives.

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Limited Tort vs Full Tort

Philadelphia Accidents and Personal Injury Lawyer explains full tort vs limited tort

Every state has specific laws and regulations concerning personal injury claims which a personal injury lawyer must be familiar with. But here in Pennsylvania, this can be particularly tricky. Pennsylvania has a set of laws covering personal injury and automotive insurance that are unlike any other in the country: “full tort” vs. “limited tort” insurance.

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Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy the Right Move for You?

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As a Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney in Philadelphia, an important piece of our job is counseling people in bad financial situations. When someone has a large amount of unsecured debt that he/she is unable to pay, and the individual is being harassed by creditors, getting out from under the weight of unmanageable debt through Chapter 7 bankruptcy can sound like a great idea.

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What Constitutes Serious Injury in Philadelphia Personal Injury Cases?

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When you go to a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia with a personal injury claim, one important question that will be raised is whether enough injury has occurred to justify a court case; is the injury a serious injury? A simple sprained wrist or a few bruises, for example, are usually insufficient for bringing a case to court. Most likely minor injuries would be insufficient to warrant filing a case.

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Alfred Abel Discusses 4 Ways to Reduce Your Costs and Avoid Bankruptcy

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When you visit our Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney in Philadelphia to discuss filing for bankruptcy, we will help you learn what your options are. Whether you are considering Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the process can be disruptive and affect your credit for several years, so in a perfect world, we all want to avoid this consequence. Consulting a Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney in Philadelphia early, before things become too overwhelming, is a good idea. Sometimes we can suggest alternatives.

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What to Do If You Are Involved in an Auto Accident Out-of-State

More than 6 million vehicle accidents occur annually. Most only involve property damage, but around one third of those accidents involve personal injury. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of where the accident happens, can be an unnerving situation. When you are on vacation or traveling and become involved in an auto accident out-of-state, the situation can be especially stressful since you are in unfamiliar surroundings. State laws generally impose legal obligations on everyone involved in an accident, therefore, knowing what to do and how to protect your interests, as well as contacting a local personal injury attorney, can save you from personal and financial hardships down the road.

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A Lawyer in Philadelphia Discusses the Problem of Senior Abuse via Power of Attorney, and Bankruptcy

Lawyer In PhiladelphiaAs lawyers in Philadelphia, we know that an unfortunate fact is that the elderly in our country are at heightened risk of fraud and other forms of senior abuse.  What is more unfortunate is that the majority of the time, the abuser is a friend or family member – such as in cases of senior abuse by someone with Power of Attorney (POA).  

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