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New Article on Tort Reform

Read a new article on our website about so-called tort reform and the truth about the civil justice system. 

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MyPhillyLawyer Wins 2014 Litigator Award™

The Philadelphia law firm of Silvers, Langsam and Wietzman, known locally as MyPhillyLawyer (MPL) recently received the 2014 Litigator Award™. Announced on January 15, 2015, the Litigator Award™ is given to less than one percent of all practicing attorneys. 

Selection for this prestigious honor is based upon the dollar amounts won for clients, making it one of the most open and objective awards given to attorneys. Unlike some other awards, it does not depend on popularity or name recognition, but on measureable dollars and cents. 

Partner Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer said, “Winning this award is a result of the dedication and focus that we bring to every case. We represent people who have been wronged but aren’t able to defend themselves. This award is a testament to our success on their behalf.”

The Trial Lawyers Board of Regents™, which administers the awards, refers to its selection process as Performance-Oriented Rating Methodology. It evaluates achievement across 72 practice and sub-practice specialties in Jury Trials, Trials Before the Court and Appeals. This constitutes an unbiased and transparent approach to identifying the top trial lawyers in specific practice areas. 

To be eligible for consideration, lawyers and law firms must show two verified verdicts or settlements of at least $1 million in any of the practice specialty categories within the five years proceeding nomination; one verified verdict or settlement of at least $5 million within the 10 years preceding nomination; and one verified verdict or settlement if at least $10 million in any category within the preceding 20 years prior to nomination. These requirements vary slightly based on the size of the law firm.

In addition, nominees must have an exemplary record as reported by the agency that regulates the practice of law in the attorney’s state. 
MPL received the 2014 Litigator Award in Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injuries. This reflects the large awards the firm has obtained for clients suffering severe injuries or grieving the wrongful death of a loved one. 

For more information about the 2014 Litigator Awards™ and about the verdicts and settlements obtained by MyPhillyLawyer, visit 

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MyPhillyLawyer to Represent Area Women in Amtrak Derailment

The Philadelphia law firm of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, PC, announces that it will represent a passenger who was traveling on the Amtrak train that derailed when it hit a truck stuck on the tracks. The Philadelphia-area woman was thrown from her seat into the aisle by the impact.  

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Philadelphia Law Firm Accepting Train Accident Cases
Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, known as MyPhillyLawyer, announced that it is accepting cases stemming from the crash of an Amtrak train scheduled to stop at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

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MPL Accepts Client Case After Amtrak Accident

Our law firm has accepted a case in the wake of the Amtrak derailment in North Carolina.  The plaintiff was in the fourth car when the train derailed close to the North Carolina-Virginia state line.  The woman was thrown from her seat into the aisle of the car, suffering back and head injuries as a result.  Like other passengers, she observed that there was no slowing of the train, no sounding the whistle and no warning on the PA system before the impact. 

We invite any passenger injured in this latest Amtrak crash to call our Philadelphia law firm. 

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Now Representing Train Accident Victims

Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., also known as My Philly Lawyer, announced today that it is representing Philadelphia-area passengers injured in the AMTRAK train accident that occurred in Halifax County, North Carolina on Monday March 9, 2015.  

Shortly after leaving Charlotte, NC, the New York City bound train, which would have made a scheduled stop at 30th Street Station, derailed when it struck a tractor trailer hauling that had become stuck on the tracks at a crossing.  The train was carrying over 200 passengers.  Over forty passengers were taken to local hospitals with injuries.  

My Philly Lawyer aggressively and successfully represents people injured in all kinds of accidents, including trains and other commercial common carriers.  Manager Partner, Dean I. Weitzman, stated, “when you are involved in an accident such as this with multiple people injured, it can be confusing and frustrating and so it is important to consult with an attorney before signing anything or giving any statements, so that your rights are fully protected.  If you or a loved one was a passenger on that train, call My Philly Lawyer for a a free consultation.” #Amtrakaccident

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Pennsylvania Car Insurance Requirements
It's always good to review your insurance coverage at the beginning of each year. Things change; insurance companies often send notices throughout the year that are hard to read and easy to ignore. You may think you are covered for an accident or property damage only to find out too late that you are not because of one of these changes. What follows are tips and things you should watch for as you examine your auto and homeowner's policies.

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TVM/Bladder Sling Litigation Moves Forward
There have been more than 60,000 lawsuits filed over transvaginal mesh (TVM) and bladder slings, medical device products that are used to address stress urinary incontinence in women. 
Devices are made of strips of surgical mesh and are inserted through one incision in the vagina and two in the abdomen.

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New Article on Tort Reform Posted on Our Website

Visit our website to read a new article on tort reform and how Pennsylvania has escaped the worst of the efforts to limit access to justice for people injured by medical negligence. 

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