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Recovery for Pennsylvania Dog Bite Victims

Recovering After a Dog Bite in Pennsylvania According to State Farm and the Insurance Information Institute, there were 18,522 dog bite claims made against homeowners' insurance policies in 2017, which totaled nearly $700 million in insurance payouts. When a dog bites a person in Pennsylvania, the … [Read more...]

What You Should Know About Personal Injury Claims

Most Important Personal Injury Laws in Pennsylvania If you've suffered from a recent injury and are thinking about filing a claim, it's important that you know more about the personal injury laws in Pennsylvania. In 2016 alone, car accidents resulted in 4.6 million medically consulted injuries. No … [Read more...]

Recovering Damages for Victims of Truck Accidents

Causes of Truck Accidents and Costs to Injury Victims The problem of commercial truck accidents has worsened in recent years, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that truck accident fatalities rose by 27 percent from 2009 to 2016. Multiple factors contribute to truck crashes, … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving with Personal Injury Suits

Distracted Driving with Personal Injury Use the phrase “distracted driving,” and most people will assume that you are speaking either about texting or about talking on the phone while you’re behind the wheel of a car. Managing a smartphone while you’re operating a motor vehicle is certainly a … [Read more...]

Accident Lawyer – Car Accident Rights as a Passenger

Accident Lawyer - Car Accident Rights as a Passenger Over 2 million Americans are injured in automotive crashes each year, but when you think of a car accident lawyer or truck accident attorney, you probably associate these professionals with representing the at-fault parties and behind-the-wheel … [Read more...]

Measures You Can Take to Prevent a Pool Tragedy

Measures You Can Take to Prevent a Pool Tragedy There's nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot day—but a pool can also be a dangerous place, what the law calls an "attractive nuisance." According to national statistics, more than 7,000 people drown every year, approximately 80% of them in private … [Read more...]

Strict Liability Claims

Strict Liability Claims As a practical matter, most personal injury claims are based on allegations of negligence, as developed through the common law. We've looked at the components of a claim based on negligence—the breach of a duty of care, causation, and actual loss—in other blogs. There are … [Read more...]

Defending a Strict Liability Claim

Defending a Strict Liability Claim Though most personal injury lawsuits are based on a legal theory of negligence, or breach of a duty to use reasonable care, there are also instances where an injured person may seek compensation based on a theory of "strict liability." We discussed the concept of … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: Actual Loss

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 … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: Causation

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 … [Read more...]

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