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Does it Matter if My Doctor is Not Board Certified?

All doctors must be licensed in order to practice medicine. However, medical licensure is not the same as board certification, which is a separate and voluntary professional standard. That means it is possible for a legally practicing, fully licensed doctor to lack board certification. But what does that mean for the plaintiff in a medical […]

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Can Bars Be Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents?

Inside any bar, restaurant, or liquor store, you’ll find a warning sign which says that intoxicated patrons won’t be sold alcohol. If you’ve ever wondered about the reasoning behind this ubiquitous policy, the answer can be summed up in three words: dram shop liability. The word “dram” comes from old English slang for spoonfuls of […]

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Do Seat Belts Actually Save Lives?

The CDC claims that “seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half.” However, this statement is based on a study that was conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) more than 30 years ago, in 1984. Is it still true today, over three decades later? In this article, Philadelphia car […]

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What Happens if I Wreck a Leased Car?

Between gas, insurance, and maintenance costs, even modest cars can get expensive in a hurry. For people who are watching their budgets, leasing can be an affordable alternative to buying a vehicle. Advantages of leasing a car include a lower down payment, lower monthly payments, and lower costs for repair and maintenance. There are many […]

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What Happens if I Get into a Car Accident without Insurance?

Unlike most states, Pennsylvania and New Jersey both use the choice no-fault car insurance system. Under this system, car accident injury victims can be compensated for medical bills through their insurers, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Depending on the type of insurance coverage residents of these states select, the types of […]

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Can I Sue if I Signed a Liability Waiver?

If you’ve ever taken athletic lessons, ridden a ski-lift, or gone skydiving, you’ve probably been asked to sign a liability waiver. These waivers are meant to protect businesses from incurring liability if one of their customers is injured or killed, but are they always enforceable? And if you’ve already signed on the dotted line, will […]

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Can I Sue My Dentist for Pulling the Wrong Tooth?

The National Practitioner Data Bank, which was created by Congress to track information about malpractice claims, reports that there are about 8,500 dental malpractice lawsuits every year. Among the many different medical mistakes that are made by careless dentists, one of the most common is wrong-site tooth extraction. If your dentist pulled the wrong tooth, […]

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My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Cancer, What Are My Options?

Cancer is extremely common in the United States. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 1,658,370 new cases will be diagnosed in 2015, or about 4,543 new cases each day. Yet despite this enormous number of diagnoses, even more cases will go undiagnosed – even after being examined by a doctor, dentist, or dermatologist. If […]

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Can I Get Compensation if I Was Partly at Fault for My Accident?

Car accidents are chaotic, and fault isn’t always black-and-white. While fault is obvious in some scenarios – for example, a driver who rear-ends someone waiting at a red light – there many cases where both parties share some measure of blame for the crash. In this article, Philadelphia car accident lawyer, Brent Wieand, will discuss […]

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