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Understanding Negligence: Actual Loss

In earlier blogs, we explained the negligence principles of standard of care and of causation. There's a third requirement—you must also show that the defendant's breach of the duty to act as a reasonable person caused you to suffer actual loss. That may seem obvious in most situations—you were in … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: Causation

In an earlier blog, we explained the requirement that a personal injury plaintiff show a breach of the duty of care in order to succeed in a lawsuit for damages. That's only the first step, though. Once you've established a breach, you must then show that the defendant's actions caused your injury. … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: The Standard of Care

If you or someone you love has been hurt because of the carelessness or wrongful conduct of another person, you may expect to be able to take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries and for any losses you have suffered. But how does that work? What's the legal basis for recovering … [Read more...]

Metzger & Kleiner Wins Verdict in Bed Bug Litigation

Firm Wins Award against Hotel Chain for Personal Injury and Property Loss Metzger & Kleiner has successfully obtained a verdict from a Philadelphia arbitration panel, securing damages for clients who were bitten by bed bugs at a Baymont Hotel & Suites in Lancaster, Ohio. We also recovered damages … [Read more...]

Plaintiffs v. Mahamati., d/b/a Baymont Hotel & Suites

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas: 15-08-04380 Philadelphia arbitrators returned a verdict in favor of our clients against Mahamati, Inc., d/b/a Baymont Hotel & Suites for damages sustained as a result of bed bugs that were alleged to be contracted at Baymont Hotel & Suites at 1721 River … [Read more...]

Seasons Greetings and Wishing A Very Happy New Year!

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Don’t Let the BedBugs Bite

A recent article indicated that the School District of Philadelphia has had a bedbug problem at Dobbins High School, and that the students are safe while the school cleans the property. As an attorney who has been handling bedbug-related litigation for the past five years, I can say with some … [Read more...]

Philadelphia City Hall Bed Bug Infestation

Bed Bug Infestation at Philadelphia City Hall I was sorry to hear about the bed bug infestation in a portion of the Philadelphia City Hall building. As an attorney who has represented numerous individuals against landlords, hotels, and movie theaters, I know how difficult it is to eradicate bed … [Read more...]

When Can You Leave the Scene of an Accident?

You've been in a motor vehicle accident. Maybe you've taken a quick look at both vehicles and there appears to be no damage. Maybe you are in an unfamiliar area or have concerns for your safety if you get out of the vehicle. Do you have to stay at the scene of an accident? When is it appropriate to … [Read more...]

Proving That Your Injuries are Serious

Often, in the aftermath of an accident, as you take steps to move forward with your life, one of the biggest challenges is demonstrating to a judge and jury the serious nature of your injuries. Some of the most debilitating injuries can often be most difficult to observe with the naked eye. For … [Read more...]

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