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Will Businesses Really Protect You From COVID-19?

Are Businesses Really Prioritizing Customer Health? With more than 7.5 million businesses at risk of closing due to COVID-19 lockdowns, it is no surprise that many companies are putting out ads telling customers it is still safe to visit their locations. Do protective measures like social … [Read more...]

Filing a Lawsuit for Inadequate Security

When You Can Sue for Inadequate Security When you suffer personal injury from a physical attack on a premises owned by another, you may have a claim for inadequate security as many of these cases involve assault and battery. Property owners have an obligation to provide some level of security for … [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...]

Don’t Let the BedBugs Bite

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 a personal injury attorney who has been handling bedbug-related litigation for … [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 a personal injury attorney who has represented numerous individuals against landlords, hotels, and movie theaters, I know how difficult it is to … [Read more...]

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

We've all heard a story like this—a small child climbs a sand pile or wanders into a swimming pool, attracted simply by curiosity. Unfortunately, in many of these instances, all does not end well. The sand pile may collapse in on the child, or the child may not know how to swim. Under the law, … [Read more...]

Injuries at Amusement Parks

Studies conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that nearly 10,000 people are hurt every year in accidents at amusement parks. Over a 14 year period, more than 50 people died in amusement park accidents, with more than one in four deaths coming on roller coasters. About half … [Read more...]

Defective Product Recalls

In today's economy where new consumer products are introduced seemingly every day, many get to market without a full understanding of the potential dangers they present. Pharmaceutical products, consumer goods, motor vehicle components, recreational items, environmental and cleaning products—when … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Dram Shop Laws in PA

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, not just the driver may be held at fault. Pennsylvania has a law called the Dram Shop Law. This law holds businesses and staff accountable for serving liquor to people who are already clearly drunk who then drive while … [Read more...]

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