Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Stuart A. Carpey of Kreithen, Baron & Carpey Law Firm uses the Pennsylvania Injury Law Report to share his opinion and expertise on complex civil litigation issues and personal injury cases.
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His reason for exercising his 5th Amendment right against self incrimination does not necessarily mean he has criminal culpability. What it does mean is that his lawyers informed and advised him that whatever he discusses with the NTSB could be used against him, not just in a criminal hearing...
This is an alarming story. A client of mine came into my office having been in a car accident a few days back. She informed me that the day after the accident, she was sent a message by the adjuster assigned to handle the claim for the at fault driver's insurance company, Progressive. This...
I settled a case a few weeks ago where the cell phone records of the defendant driver turned out to be important. She denied being on the cell phone at the time of the accident and my client was adamant that she was on the cell phone and that was why the defendant had run the red light, because she...
What Does Your Lawyer Know? Hopefully More Than One Particular Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney
Thomas Killino, a former assistant district attorney in Luzerne County, testified last week in front of a special panel investigating judicial corruption in Luzerne County on the part of former Judges Mark A. Ciavarella and Michael T. Conahan. I’ve reported on the goings on in Luzerne County...
Let's face it: the general public finds advertising by personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and across the country annoying, tasteless, and downright bad. What’s my evidence? I ask clients, prospective clients, vendors, friends. Who can blame them for their opinions? More on that...
The most important tool a trial lawyer can have in his tool bag is the ability to turn down cases. Max Kennerly put it quite well in a recent blog post he wrote entitled " How Much Client Contact Should Be Expected In Litigation? Because I handle cases on a contingency fee basis, I am...
God bless the dittoheads-(blind followers of Rush Limbaugh logic). Last Friday for about an hour in the first half of the Rush show they had something to cheer about. But then they realized Limbaugh got fooled by a blog post. Limbaugh reported that his researchers had discovered that ...
For years, Stuart A. Carpey has been an active member of Teens Against Distracted Driving (TADD), a program which aims to educate teens on the dangers of multitasking at the wheel. Now, in addition to these efforts, Stuart is teaming up with End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) to do even more in...
Was Your Doctor Mistaken? Cases of Misdiagnosis Highlight the Importance of Getting a Second Opinion
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Landro reported that seeking second opinions from doctors can lead to drastic changes in diagnoses. It is not unheard of for mistakes to occur during the process of diagnosing an illness. It is possible for the reading of radiology...
How long should I continue to see my doctor after an accident? As long as you, the victim, are having on-going complaints related to the accident, you should be informing your doctor about those complaints. At the very least, your doctor is going to be making a record in his or her chart...