Civil Rights Violations Law Articles

What is a Deposition in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case?

A deposition is the defense attorney’s opportunity to ask you questions about you and your case, posing questions about the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and your medical treatment. Depositions are an important part of your case, and are part of the “discovery” process of your case. Presenting yourself in a truthful, honest and sincere way at your deposition will have the most impact on the defense attorney and the opposing insurance company in their evaluation of you as a witness. Your attorney should you for your deposition, and under no circumstances should you give a deposition without having an attorney present.

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Pennsylvania Arm Injuries—How They Happen and What You Should Know

The arm is one of the most commonly injured body parts in a negligence case. An arm injury can come as a consequence of an array of accidents, including a fall from a bicycle, a slip and fall, a sports-related accident, a car crash or motorcycle crash, truck accident, or even a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle in a crosswalk.

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When is Police Force Permissible or Excessive?

The force continuum dictates that an officer’s course of action be modified depending on the risk factors in which the officer finds himself or herself. The public may generally not be aware of the fact that the degree of force utilized for an arrest or crowd control is determined by the individual officer, on the scene, and has very little to do with how the person being arrested is acting. It is the officer’s perception that counts.

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