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What Happens If You Hit a Cyclist with Your Car?

Hit a Cyclist, or Injured in a Bicycle Accident? We Can Help.

bicycle accidents lawyerCar accidents involving an injured cyclist can be the worst experience anyone can have. If you’re asking yourself “What happens if you hit a cyclist with your car?” an experienced bicycle accident and car accident lawyer can help.

You may feel guilty, upset, and anxious about what happens afterward. Can the cyclist sue you for the accident? What will happen to your insurance rates? What happens next?

These are all valid concerns to have before, during, and after your time on the accident scene. Even if you were injured in the bicycle accident as well, you may be stressing over what can happen. That’s why it’s important to know what your next steps should be to protect yourself and your claim.

For over 60 years, Munley Law has been helping bicycle accident and car accident victims alike with their personal injury claims. […]

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Occupational Illness & Injury in Pennsylvania

scranton workers' comp attorneyIn Pennsylvania, about 122,000 workers suffered occupational illnesses or injuries in 2019. Each year, more than 100,000 Pennsylvania employees experience an occupational injury on the job or in accidents related to their work. Unfortunately, 71 workers were killed on the job in Pennsylvania.

All of these workers are covered by the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Under this workers’ comp law, all work injuries and illnesses resulting in death, permanent impairment, or loss of time beyond a day or shift are covered. This means that any employee who suffers a work-related illness or injury may be eligible to receive compensation for his losses, including money to pay for lost wages, medical expenses, physical therapy, or disability. In addition, family members of workers who suffer a fatal injury and die may receive compensation to help them get back on their feet after the death of their loved one.  […]

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Is it Better to Settle or Go to Trial?

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Determine Next Steps in Your Case

workers comp attorney workers comp benefits taxableDuring the course of your lawsuit, your personal injury lawyer will discuss your options for settling your case or going to trial. A well-negotiated settlement can leave you financially secure while ending your lawsuit quickly but runs the risk of undervaluing your claim. On the other hand, a winning verdict at trial can bring you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, but at the cost of a lengthy and overwhelming court battle.

Your personal injury lawyer for your accident lawsuit is unique. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer with negotiation skills, a track record of winning verdicts, and a history of reaching bold settlement agreements to help you decide on the best path forward. There are pros and cons to both settling a personal injury case and going to trial. […]

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What is Workers’ Comp Mediation

What is Workers’ Compensation Mediation?

If you’re injured on the job in Pennsylvania, your workers’ comp lawyer will discuss with you the role a workers’ compensation mediation plays in your litigation process. Even if you are familiar with the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation process, you might not understand how the settlement conference affects your claim, or the compensation you need for your injuries. Learning the basics of a workers’ comp mediation beforehand can give you the advantage you need, so you can obtain the outcome you want.

workers' comp light dutyYour workman’s comp attorney will prepare you for your mediation conference and answer any questions you may have ahead of time. However, the following information will guide you through a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation from beginning to end, giving you an expert’s view on the proceeding. You’ll learn about the attendees at a workers’ comp settlement mediation, […]

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How long does it take to recover from a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries: the long road to recovery

Being involved in a car crash, a fall, or other serious accident  is scary and traumatizing. It is common for victims to go into shock, either physical or psychological, immediately following the accident. Therefore, when initially looking for injuries, it is easy to look for the visible: broken bones, cuts, scrapes, bruising, etc. Traumatic brain injuries, however, are oftentimes not visible to the naked eye, but still accounted for 61,000 deaths in 2019 alone. A plethora of complications from traumatic brain injuries, ranging from minor cognitive delays to debilitating and life threatening symptoms such as seizures and coma, can follow the victim for years after the injury. You need to know that brain injury recovery time can take anywhere from a few weeks to ten years. In this post we will explore what exactly a traumatic brain injury is, […]

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