What is Res Ipsa Loquitur and How Does It Apply to My Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, which is a legal term that means something like “carelessness.” Res ipsa loquitur is a Latin term that literally means “the thing speaks for itself.” It is a legal concept that allows you to take a shortcut… read more

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

Most personal injury claims are based on negligence. Negligence is a legal term that means something similar to “carelessness.” In the event of an injury caused by another person, you must prove that person was negligent in order to receive compensation. “Negligence per se” is… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

Negligence is the basis for most personal injury claims in Pennsylvania. Proving negligence requires you to show that the defendant (the party who caused your injury) failed to act as a “reasonable person.” However, how do you know what a “reasonable person” would do in… read more