Injury Law

Very Important: If you or someone you love has been injured because of the negligence or deliberate actions of someone else, it is important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The law allows you only a limited time in which to take legal action and if you wait too long, you will lose your rights.

As a lawyer, one of the most difficult parts of my job is trying to put a dollar value on an injury suffered by my client. It is difficult because money can’t heal a body, erase a scar, or replace a day spent playing ball with your kids.

Unfortunately, money is usually the only thing available to try to make a bad situation right. And for all it cannot do, money can provide the medical treatment and financial security that injured people need.

When I accept a personal injury case, my goal is to get my client as much money as possible. Not because I’m greedy, and not because my client is greedy – but because I can’t put a price on the pain my client has suffered.

That often means taking the case to court. Some personal injury attorneys take on tons of cases and settle them as quickly as possible. They take cases that they have no intention of taking to court.

I don’t do that. I will not accept a personal injury case that I am unwilling to take to a jury. Don’t get me wrong, most cases settle before trial and settlement is often the best outcome for everyone involved. But I have found that cases settle more favorably when we are ready and willing to go to trial – and the other side knows it.

More Information:

There are too many people out there with little or no auto insurance.  If one of them crashes into you tomorrow, there will be little or no coverage to pay for your car repair, lost wages, medical bills, etc. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is coverage that you buy from your own insurance company.  It […]

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Your back and neck are a complicated structure made of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your head to your pelvis. Back and neck injuries can result from repetitive motions or strains at work or from a sudden jolt such as a car accident. Back injuries include strains, sprains, herniated disks and fractured vertebrae.  […]

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First, thank you again for placing your trust in me.  I will do everything in my power to get you the result you desire.  I will do my best to keep you informed of developments, and I ask that you do the same.  Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or relate any information, […]

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Discovery is the process of acquiring information from the other side regarding your case.  That will almost always involve some number of depositions.  A deposition is a question and answer session held between the parties under oath and in the presence of a court reporter who creates a transcript. You will be deposed.  You must […]

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Litigation is the process through which a court decides a dispute between parties.  In my practice, litigation usually happens in injury and employment cases.  Litigation involves pleading your case, conducting discovery, motions practice and trial.  Your participation is important to every stage of your case.  The articles in this part of my site are intended […]

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What you do or don’t do immediately after an auto accident can have a major impact on your case. Learn how to protect your rights. George Barron, Esquire 88 North Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701 Telephone (570) 824-3088 Fax: (570) 825-6675 E-mail: grb@attorneybarron.com

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Your agent may not tell you everything you need to know. Learn how to protect yourself and your family by making the right choices about insurance coverage. [si-contact-form form=’2′]

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It’s amazing how popular you become when you get hurt. The good news is that friends and family come around to wish you well. The bad news: the insurance adjuster for the responsible party starts calling too. He might call every day, asking how you feel and generally buttering you up. Be careful. The insurance […]

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1.For the insurance company, it’s all about money. When people are injured, all they want is to get their lives back to normal. Money is, for better or worse, usually the only thing that can help – money for lost wages, medical bills, pain, suffering and other damages. You wouldn’t know it from their public […]

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Call or e-mail for a copy of my handbook “The Consumer’s Guide to Choosing a Lawyer.” There are many lawyers out there, and choosing the right one can be very difficult. Of course, I hope that you consider choosing my office to assist you. But whether you choose myself or another lawyer, there are some basic […]

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Q: Can’t I just settle my case myself? A: You shouldn’t. Try to understand the way insurance companies think. They have some idea of what a jury might force them to pay if you sue. They want to spend as little money as possible. They know that no matter how smart or articulate you may […]

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1. Call the police. A police report is an important piece of evidence in the event that there is a question about liability for the accident. If possible, you should also identify any witnesses and get their contact information. 2. Get medical treatment. The physical forces involved in automobile accidents can cause serious injuries to […]

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Federal and state laws protect employees from unfair and unlawful treatment at the hands of their employers. One of those laws is the “Family Medical Leave Act” or FMLA. FMLA became federal law in 1993. FMLA requires most employers to provide qualified employees with up to 12 weeks of time off per year to deal […]

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