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Most Common Causes for Motorcycle Accidents

Posted on December 22nd, 2016

Motorcycle accidents often result in more catastrophic injuries than other types of vehicle collisions. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries in an accident than passengers of other vehicles, such as fatal head and brain injuries and traumatic tattooing from road rash. In 2014, there were 3,284 motorcycle crashes in Pennsylvania. These accidents resulted in 186 deaths, where 93% were… READ MORE

Can You Sue for a Campus Hazing Injury?

Posted on December 19th, 2016

Campus hazing is a dangerous and sometimes deadly reality for students. The popular ritual of putting new members of a sorority, fraternity, or other club through rigorous physical and mental “tests” before they can join can end in serious or fatal injuries. At least one person has died from hazing-related activities every year since 1970. The majority of these deaths… READ MORE

What Are the Penalties for an Underage DUI in Philadelphia?

Posted on November 17th, 2016

DUI, or driving under the influence, is an extremely dangerous act that endangers everyone near the intoxicated driver. DUI charges can result in heavy fines, suspension or loss of one’s driver’s license, and jail time for repeat offenders. What happens if the intoxicated driver is under the legal minimum age to consume alcohol? Drivers under 21 years old are responsible… READ MORE

What is the Legal Process if I Have Been Injured in a Construction Accident?

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Working in the construction industry is one of the most inherently dangerous jobs a person can take. If you’ve been injured while working your construction job, it’s vital to have some understanding of your rights as a construction worker and obtain fair compensation for your injury. Depending on the circumstances, your process for obtaining compensation will vary. Employer Obligations Employers… READ MORE

I’m Trying to Make a Claim for Nursing Home Injuries for a Loved One. What Does the Process Look Like to Prove Negligence?

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, the average life expectancy continues to climb. As people live longer than previous generations, the need for elder care increases. More people than ever are in need of nursing homes, assisted living centers, and qualified, compassionate caregivers. The medical professionals and staff members responsible for the treatment and care of elderly patients also must… READ MORE

If Your Condition Worsened After a Delayed Diagnosis, Can You Sue the Doctor?

Posted on October 14th, 2016

If you received a diagnosis for a medical issue far later than you reasonably expected, you may potentially have a medical malpractice case on your hands. Medical malpractice law encompasses any situation in which doctors or medical professionals failed to meet the medical standard of care for your condition. In order to assess this, you’ll need to determine whether another… READ MORE

What Circumstances Hold a Property Owner Responsible for a Slip & Fall Accident?

Posted on October 14th, 2016

When you hear the phrase “slip and fall injury,” it may not sound like a terribly dangerous accident. It might surprise you to learn just how much damage slip and fall accidents entail. These accidents account for over 1 million emergency room visits in the United States each year, and are the leading cause of missed time from work and… READ MORE

Who is Responsible if Your Child is Injured at School?

Posted on October 14th, 2016

Every parent’s worst nightmare is any type of harm befalling his or her child. Unfortunately, studies have shown that millions of child injuries occur in the United States each year. While some children suffer injuries through the natural course of being children at play, some injuries are the result of negligence, or worse; they are intentional. If your child suffers… READ MORE

If I’m Injured on the Job, How Long Does the Insurance Company Have to Start Sending my Checks?

Posted on February 28th, 2016

Suffering an injury at work or while performing job-related activities is difficult enough without also being in the dark as to when you’ll receive your first insurance check. Injured workers can suffer immense losses, from missed time at work to permanent disability. When an insurance company accepts your workers’ compensation claim, there are specific rules that decide the time frame… READ MORE

Does Pennsylvania Have a “One Dog Bite Rule?”

Posted on June 15th, 2016

Dog bites can be severely traumatic, resulting in debilitating injuries and even death. They can affect the victim physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Dog attacks may maim, scar, or disfigure survivors, leaving behind long-lasting damages. Every state has legislation in place to handle dog bite accidents. Like other personal injury cases, the courts must decide who is responsible for the incident… READ MORE