Personal Injury Law Blog - Hal Waldman & Associates

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer

July 26, 2016

Dealing with an auto accident is a complicated process. When an uninsured drunk driver hits you, this process becomes even more confusing. You may be wondering whether you can recover damages from the accident. Luckily, you can turn to your own auto insurance. Our lawyer in Pittsburgh can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover your expenses from the accident and any resulting personal injuries.

If you’ve been in an auto accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver, please call Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh...

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July 22, 2016

It's summer and time for road trips. With so much time spent behind the wheel, there are a number of items that no vehicle should be without—particularly in the event of an accident or emergency. Consider the following seven motorist must-haves before you hop in the next car, and be sure to contact Hal Waldman and Associates if you suffer injuries in a car accident. 

Spare Tire & Jumper Cables: Flat tires and dead batteries are an inevitable part of life. Another inevitability is that these components will fail at the worst possible time. Avoid hassle and hazards by keeping a replacement tire and jumper cables on hand at all times... Read More
July 22, 2016

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Physicians are only “practicing medicine,” but there are instances where a doctor, nurse or hospital is negligent in the care or diagnosis of a patient’s condition. This is when a medical malpractice lawyer is necessary.

Medical malpractice law is one of the most complicated parts of the justice system. Pennsylvania has specific laws pertaining to these claims. Our clients often have many questions about medical malpractice, and we can help you...

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July 21, 2016

There is certainly nothing new about poor defendants facing inequities in American courts. Just recently Netflix released Making a Murderer, a documentary featuring a Wisconsin man, Steven Avery, serving his prison sentence along with his nephew, Brendan Dassey, after being convicted for rape of a young woman. Despite his conviction, the question of his alleged innocence lingers.

Even when an outcome may be legally questionable due to an unfair trial or improper lawyering, the defendants most likely to be harmed are the least likely to have the money or...

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July 20, 2016

You’ve likely heard the term pain and suffering in regards to personal injury claims, but what exactly is pain and suffering? This phrase is used to describe a variety of ways an injury or accident can impact your quality of life – physically, emotionally and financially.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, our lawyers in Pittsburgh can help. Call Hal Waldman & Associates today at (855) 960-5540. Our office provides experienced legal services to clients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.  

July 20, 2016

Patient engagement is created when providers and patients work together. A patient’s greater engagement in healthcare contributes to improved health outcomes. Patients want to be engaged in their healthcare decision-making process, and those who are engaged as decision-makers in their care tend to be healthier and have better outcomes. Through effectively promoting patient engagement, physicians and practice staff can not only enhance patient safety by reducing the likelihood of adverse outcomes, but also reduce the likelihood of a malpractice claim. To achieve engagement, physicians should be aware of the patient experience within their...

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July 19, 2016

In the midst of summer and vacations, it's important to remember that it's not just underage drinkers who can be found at fault for car accidents.

Imagine a frightening late-night knock at the door from your local police. What if the officer came to tell you that one of your party guests was in an accident on their way home, and you're being held responsible? While it may seem unlikely, it could happen under Pennsylvania's Social Host Law

If you have a party at your home and serve alcohol,...

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July 18, 2016

Over half of U.S. states have passed some form of a law that limits the amount of money a medical malpractice plaintiff can receive after a successful lawsuit -- meaning one in which the jury finds that a health care provider harmed a patient by committing medical negligence.

Most of these laws place a “cap” on non-economic damages only, which includes compensation for things like pain and suffering. A few state legislatures have passed an umbrella cap on all forms of damages in medical malpractice cases, including compensation for the costs of long-...

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July 16, 2016

Damages are monetary awards. In in a legal sense, “damages” refers to monetary compensation that is claimed by a person or awarded by a court in a civil action to a person who has been injured or suffered loss because of the wrongful conduct of another party. Damages are divided into several different categories, which can overlap. For instance, certain compensatory damages could also be described as economic damages. The different types of damages are described below:

Economic Damages – Economic damages are sometimes referred to as actual damages, and encompass monetary losses such as:

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July 15, 2016

According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), more than half of drivers on the road don't know that one or more of their tires are bald (worn down to the point where there is almost no tread), and more than half of drivers on the road have at least one under-inflated wheel.

Tire safety is particular important during the summer, since wheels will regularly come into contact with heated road surfaces, where temperatures could easily exceed 200 degrees. Bald or underinflated tires are more susceptible to failure in such extreme conditions—the likelihood of road accidents also increases. 

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