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A Slip and Fall Accident Can Have Long-term Repercussions

Injuries That Often Result From a Slip and Fall Accident A simple activity, such as walking to the restroom at work or strolling through the mall with a friend, can lead to serious injuries if you slip and fall. Wet floors, debris left lying in a walkway, and numerous other issues can make public … [Read more...]

Latent Injuries and the Statute of Limitations

Filing Deadlines and Latent Injuries The laws regarding statutes of limitations are generally clear as to the time period that you have to file a lawsuit, and absent several exceptions, the statute of limitations limits your period to sue to two years in personal injury cases in Pennsylvania. In … [Read more...]

America’s Opioid Crisis Causes Spike in Drug-Related Traffic Deaths

America's Opioid Crisis Hits Pennsylvania Roads The United States is in the throes of an opioid crisis. In fact, a recent study by the National Safety Council found that Americans are now more likely to die of an overdose of prescription painkillers than they are in a car crash. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Get Help With an Allentown Truck Accident Lawyer

Getting Help from an Allentown Truck Accident Lawyer The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notes that in 2016, 4,400 trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents. Dealing with a personal injury is never easy, but a truck accident attorney can help guide you through the legal process … [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...]

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 negligence lawsuit for damages. That's only the first step, though. Once you've established a breach, you must then show … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: The Standard of Care

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 … [Read more...]

The Most Common Elevator Accidents

The Most Common Elevator Accidents If you work in a metropolitan area, chances are good you get on an elevator every day. Though you may not realize it, more than 17,000 people are seriously injured every year in elevator accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of elevator accidents and … [Read more...]

When Can You Leave the Scene of an Accident?

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 … [Read more...]

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