Legal Questions Regarding Pennsylvania Law – Right To a Jury Trial

Date: April 1, 2012
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Question? Do I always have a constitutional right to a Jury Trial in a tractor trailer, car accident, dog bite, slip and fall or medical negligence case?  Be careful, the answer is No.  In any action in which the right to a jury trial exists, that right shall be deemed waived unless a party files and serves a written demand for a jury trial not later than twenty (20) days after service of the last permissible pleading.  The demand shall be made by endorsement on a pleading or by a separate writing.  Pa.R.C.P. 1007.1(a).  See Jones v. Van Norman 522 A.2d 503 (1987).  Therefore, it is very important that you have properly trained representation when you file a Complaint following a tractor trailer accident, motor vehicle accident, dog bite, slip and fall or medical negligence.  Here at DLP, our 13 personal injury lawyers work in these fields everyday. We know the law.  That’s why people keep saying: Injury? Call DLP!  Brian G. Price, Esquire

Brian Price
Brian has been practicing law in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the past 25 years. In 2000 he became partner in Dougherty Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. He is Board Certified in Trial Advocacy, named a Super Lawyer and sits on the Board of Governors in Philadelphia.