The Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Make Sure Your Insurance Company Honors Your Policy Terms

Dealing with an accident is stressful. When your insurance company won’t honor the terms of your policy after the accident, that makes everything unnecessarily more difficult. That is why it is extremely important to know what your policy says and make sure you get the coverage you paid for. On April, 14, 2021, the federal […]

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Yes, Social Security Disability Claimants Can Die While Waiting for a Hearing

Published on: April 22, 2021

The headline is gruesome: “With COVID Delays, You May Die Waiting for Disability Benefits.” But the headline and the accompanying article in the February 2021 issue of In These Times are true. Disabled individuals who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) often have to wait years to […]

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Tips for Being a Client that Helps Your Own Case

Published on: April 9, 2021

For most people, being involved in a lawsuit, workers’ compensation claim or a Social Security Disability claim, can be confusing, frustrating, and at times, scary. The world of law is uncomplicated for us because it is what we do. However, we realize that just like doctors don’t always explain the terms they use to their […]

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Decision Can Help Injured Plaintiffs Recover More

It has been a decade since then Governor Tom Corbett signed into the law what was called the Fair Share Act (FSA), although the Unfair Share Act may have been a more accurate name. Before the FSA, if two defendants caused your injuries, but one couldn’t afford to pay, the other defendant was responsible. Under […]

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Whose Side Are Your Lawyers On? Yours or Theirs?

Published on: March 5, 2021

We routinely represent injured workers who are seeking benefits, or trying to retain their benefits, in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. We also represent medical providers who haven’t been paid for treating injured workers. Representing medical providers means we are assuring that their bills are paid, otherwise they might not be able to provide the care […]

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Underinsured Motorist Coverage – What You Need to Know

Buying car insurance is usually considered a no-brainer. You visit your insurance agent, give them information about your vehicle, and based on the type of car you have and how old it is, he recommends a policy that will cover your losses if you get into an accident. Easy, right? Not so fast. Most of […]

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As Technology Begins to Play a More Pertinent Role in the Legal Practice, Attorney Dan Siegel is Already Ahead of the Revolution.

Published on: August 14, 2020

Mobile technologies have recently become an essential aspect to the legal industry. With our society becoming more technologically advanced every day, individual law firms must do the same in order to keep up with their clientele. According to a 2015 Internet Trends report, average time spent by individuals on mobile devices jumped from 2.7 hours […]

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Shopping Around for the Right Attorney Can Be a Draining Process; We Try to Make it Easy for Clients  

Published on: August 12, 2020

Finding the best attorney for your case can be a draining and tedious process. In a recent study, 44% of clients believed they needed to shop around for a lawyer, and 57% of those who shopped around reported that they reached out to more than one firm. What makes a firm stand out to a […]

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Yes, You Can Pay A Fact Witness – Sometimes

Whether, and when, and how much, you can pay a fact witness who is testifying is an ethical dilemma for lawyers. Fortunately, there is guidance for attorneys to help them figure out when they can, and when they can’t pay a fact witness. Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics […]

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Insurance Companies Take Our Actions Seriously – Here’s One Example of How an Insurance Company Folded Less Than One Hour After We Filed a Claim

Published on: June 18, 2020

Insurance companies know that when our office represents an injured worker or injured accident victim we will fight for the clients – including taking cases to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where Dan Siegel has never lost a case. Here’s one example. We represented a ballet dancer who was injured at work and settled her claim. […]

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