National Safety Month: Ways a Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help After an Injury

No one wants to be involved in a slip and fall accident, yet in 2018, 27% of non-fatal work injuries resulting in days away from work were related to slips, trips, and falls. But, they can also happen at a store, restaurant, or even just walking down the street. Since June is National Safety Month, we wanted to share how to protect yourself from a personal injury and when to call a slip and fall lawyer.

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Do I Really Need an Estate Plan?

The simple answer? Yes. An estate plan technically is not required of any individual, but it’s something that our estate planning law firm highly recommends everyone invest in.

Why? No matter what age you are, you’re likely going to have assets that will need to be taken care of whenever you pass away—including digital assets you may not have even considered. If you don’t have an estate plan, this can cause complications for any of your remaining family members, and worse yet—your end-of-life wishes may not be appropriately satisfied.

Today, we’re going to talk about why you really should consider an estate plan, the benefits, the costs, as well as many previous articles on our blog where you can learn more.

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Probate & Estates FAQ: Can I Challenge My Loved One’s Will?

The short answer to our title question today is yes, you absolutely can challenge a questionable will—with the help of an experienced probate and estates lawyer who fully understands how to contest a will, that is.

But should you challenge your loved one’s will? That is the bigger question. And today’s blog post focuses on when you might consider initiating a will contest—and how to go about it the right way.

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How to File Estate-Related Taxes in Pennsylvania

It’s hard to believe that tax time is upon us once again. Just like the blooming daffodils and our Lancaster Country farmers preparing their fields for planting, tax time is a springtime ritual—even if no one celebrates it!

With that in mind, you probably landed on this article because you have nagging questions about working through various types of estate-related taxes. You’ve come to the right place, as we often cover taxing matters related to estate administration here on the blog.

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Can Video Footage Make or Break Your Personal Injury Case?

It’s no secret that video cameras are all around us. In public spaces like stores, banks, airports, and even on the streets of many towns, we’re continuously being monitored by video—and often recorded. While video surveillance footage is typically gathered in the name of public safety—by police body cams and traffic cameras, for instance—it’s true that it can have broader applications, and it’s particularly useful in personal injury cases.

In fact, one of the first things insurance adjusters—as well as personal injury attorneys—look for when investigating an injury claim or case is video footage that might show how a person was hurt.

Whether it’s a slip and fall/premises liability case or a pedestrian accident that resulted in significant injury or wrongful death, there are often video or still photography images available related to the original incident that could be useful as evidence. Even in car accident cases, video surveillance footage is commonly available now, thanks to the ubiquity of cameras.

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What is a Hit and Run Car Accident?

In a previous post here on the blog, we detailed the typical process for dealing with hit and run cases when victims are considering their options for pursuing civil action against a hit and run driver. That post covers the basics of what drivers on our Pennsylvania roadways should know—and do—if they become injured in a drunk driving accident or another type of crash in which a responsible party leaves the scene.

But what does the term “hit and run” actually mean? And how can you protect yourself and your loved ones from being left with astronomical medical bills and property damage perpetrated by a hit and run driver? Today’s post offers a little insight into just these questions.

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