Obtaining Medical Records for Potential Lawsuits

Having your medical records can prove beneficial in a number of situations: You are changing doctors You are undergoing treatment that involves numerous doctors and specialists You are compiling family medical history You want to ensure continuity of care You want to make sure that your medical records are accurate and complete   Medical Malpractice Medical records may be helpful [...]

By |2023-03-16T17:57:14+00:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: medical malpractice|0 Comments

“Course of Employment” in Workers’ Compensation Cases

In order for an injury, illness or disease to be covered by workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, it “must have arisen in the course of employment and the employee must actually be engaged in the furtherance of the business or affairs of the employer, whether upon the premises of the employer or elsewhere.” What exactly does that mean? There’s no simple, [...]

By |2023-03-01T20:52:35+00:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: workers compensation|0 Comments

Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning is a complex process that can lend itself to numerous mistakes if not established by a knowledgeable professional. The top mistake? Not having an estate plan. While most adults can benefit from an estate plan, only 33% of Americans have such a plan. The biggest reason for the low percentage is “just not getting around to it”. Some [...]

By |2023-02-21T16:32:58+00:00February 21st, 2023|Categories: estate planning|0 Comments

Attorney Ashley Zingaretti Receives Prestigious Naopia Recognition

The Attorneys and Staff at Comitz Law are pleased to announce that Attorney Ashley Zingaretti has received the 2023 NAOPIA Award, naming her as one of the “TOP 10 under 40” in the State of Pennsylvania.  The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) is an Organization devoted to recognizing top Personal Injury Attorneys nationwide. Through a stringent, multiple stage [...]

By |2023-02-02T16:10:50+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Awards, press release|0 Comments

When Injuries Don’t Manifest Themselves Immediately

A 32-year-old patient visits a primary care clinic complaining of bloating. A CT scan of her abdomen reveals two masses with strings attached to them. The objects turned out to be two gauze sponges left inside of her after two routine procedures. One was six years earlier, the other nine years earlier. The sponges had become attached to the patient’s [...]

By |2023-01-31T19:17:11+00:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: medical malpractice, wrongful injury|0 Comments

Why Do Need To Hire an Attorney?

Challenges abound in every area of the law, requiring specialized knowledge of the law and of the court system. Without a qualified attorney to provide that knowledge, one can get lost in a maze of complex procedures and Latin legal terms. Ad litem. Respondeat superior. Quantum meruit. In articulo mortis. Res ipsa loquitur. Quid pro quo. Ad damnum. Pro se.  [...]

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The unexpected death of a loved one can be a life-altering event - one fraught not only with emotional pain but also fear about financial uncertainty.  A successful wrongful death lawsuit can result in substantial compensation, providing a certain measure of financial security. As set forth in Pennsylvania's Wrongful Death Act (42 Pa.C.S. § 8301), “An action may be brought, [...]

By |2023-01-05T12:25:34+00:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: personal injury, wrongful injury|0 Comments

Making Winter Driving Safer

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), over 1,300 people are killed, and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually. In addition, each year some 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are hurt in crashes during snowfall or sleet. Accident Prevention While we can’t control the weather, we can [...]

By |2022-12-14T16:15:41+00:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Injured in a Trip and Fall Accident?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americans suffer a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Over 17,000 people in the US die every year because of injuries related to falls. Slip/trip accidents are responsible for more than forty-five percent of traumatic brain injuries. Nursing home residents account for more than twenty [...]

By |2022-12-01T16:09:00+00:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: personal injury, slip and fall|0 Comments

Truck Accidents Caused by Hours of Service Violations

An estimated 16-year high of 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). That represents a 10.5% increase over fatalities in 2020. And, fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck were up 13%. Driver Fatigue Accidents involving large trucks can have a number of causes. One of the [...]

By |2022-11-07T20:02:46+00:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments
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