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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...]

What is Loss of Consortium?

What is Loss of Consortium? If you know someone who has been hurt in an accident, you may have heard them talk about recovering damages for "loss of consortium," but you may not know what that is. If you have been injured because of someone else's carelessness or negligence, you may wonder whether … [Read more...]

The Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Any time you suffer trauma to your spinal cord, you need to be concerned about the long-term consequences. Your spinal cord houses your central nervous system—simple bruising or swelling can lead to loss of sensation or motor skills. Often, the full significance of your injury may not be apparent … [Read more...]

Common Causes of a Birth Injury

One of the most devastating situations you can face is when your newborn child suffers an injury, particularly when it could have been avoided. In far too many situations, debilitating injuries to infants are simply unnecessary, the result of human error. Unfortunately, many tiny infants do not have … [Read more...]

Bicycle Accidents on Dangerous Roadways

Studies show that most serious cyclists are hyper-conscious about their safety when on public roadways. Most wouldn't think of getting on the road without proper safety gear, and are vigilant to monitor traffic and minimize the risk of injury. However, when roadways are poorly maintained or signs or … [Read more...]

Police Brutality Leading to a Personal Injury

When you are pursued or apprehended by police, or if you have been detained and/or arrested, you have a right to be protected from unnecessary acts of violence by police or law enforcement officers. Under the law, police may only use reasonable force to make an arrest or stop a suspect. If you can … [Read more...]

Determining the Value of an Injury

When you have been hurt because of the careless or negligent act of another person, one of the first things you want to know, once you've sought legal counsel to help you recover for your losses, is "how much can I expect to recover for my injury?" You want to know that all your losses will be … [Read more...]

Scaffolding Accidents on Construction Sites

According to national studies, two out of every three construction workers use scaffolding to do some part of their job, whether they work in residential or commercial construction. Even though the use, construction and maintenance of scaffolding are heavily regulated by OSHA, thousands of people … [Read more...]

Injuries Resulting from Boating or Water Sport Accidents

When the weather is warm, it seems like almost everyone turns out to enjoy the Pennsylvania's lakes rivers and other waterways. Unfortunately, some of those who are enjoying water sports or who sail our waters are not paying attention to even the most basic of safety rules or to other vessels in the … [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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