The Complexity of Statutes of Limitations

It is said that “justice delayed is justice denied”. One tool employed to reduce lengthy delays is a statute of limitations. These statutes sets a time limit on a plaintiff's right to file a civil case in court. Generally speaking, the “clock” will start ticking on the date of the injury, defect, or loss or discovery of the harm. Under [...]

By |2023-09-18T15:18:51+00:00September 18th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pennsylvania’s School Zone and School Bus Stopping Laws

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), nearly 1.5 million children are transported on Pennsylvania roads each day, and driven approximately 400 million miles to school each year. These children are needlessly put at risk by drivers who ignore two crucial provisions of Pennsylvania’s motor vehicle code. Each year approximately 1,000 drivers are convicted of passing a stopped school [...]

By |2023-09-01T14:09:18+00:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: distracted drivers, Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Hospital Falls: Medical Malpractice or Premises Liability?

Patient falls are a frequent cause of hospital injuries. An estimated 700,000 to 1,000,000 falls occur in United States hospitals every year, causing about 250,000 injuries and as many as 11,000 deaths. It is estimated that one-third of all hospital falls are preventable.   Injuries sustained In addition to fatalities, falls at a hospital can result in serious injuries including: [...]

By |2023-08-16T17:19:36+00:00August 16th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Workplace Injury: Workers’ Comp or Third-Party Claim?

Every year, thousands of workers in Pennsylvania are injured in workplace accidents. Except for a few exceptions, virtually all employees injured while working are covered by Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide benefits to injured workers without them having to resort to litigation. Workers’ compensation is based on a no-fault system. Even if your own carelessness caused [...]

By |2023-08-07T15:31:04+00:00August 7th, 2023|Categories: defective products, slip and fall, workers compensation|0 Comments

Trouble on Two Wheels – Bikes, E-Bikes and Motorcycles

According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average weight of a car is around 4094 pounds. A loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On average, the motorcycles we see will typically see on the road weigh anywhere from about 300 to 600 pounds. E-bikes weigh an average of 55 pounds. A regular bicycle is around 26 pounds, on [...]

By |2023-07-17T19:57:56+00:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: bike accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, motorcycle accidents|0 Comments

Swimming Pool Injuries

Whether it’s 12,500 feet deep or one inch deep, water poses an ever present danger. Every year, drowning claims the lives of an estimated 320,000 people worldwide. In the United States, an average of 3,500 to 4,000 people drown per year. That’s an average of 10 fatal drownings per day. The highest risk locations for drowning vary by age. Among [...]

By |2023-06-29T20:15:45+00:00June 29th, 2023|Categories: personal injury|0 Comments

Complexity of Rideshare Accident Claims

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, offer more convenience. Conversely they can also lead to more accidents and create more complexity in bringing a claim for such accidents. More Accidents According to a study from the University of Chicago and Rice University, ridesharing services have led to a 3% increase in traffic deaths in the United States since 2011. A [...]

By |2023-06-20T13:27:39+00:00June 20th, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Avoiding Summer Driving Dangers

Every summer, more people take to the road. Truck drivers traveling to and from construction sites, families heading to a new vacation spot, there’s just a lot more traffic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), summer months lead to an approximately 20% increase in the number of total vehicles on the road at any given time. We [...]

By |2023-06-02T18:28:19+00:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Accidents Involving Constuction Vehicles

The year 2021 witnessed the second-highest number of truck accidents in Pennsylvania since 2005. Two thousand and twenty-one also brought the second-highest number of fatalities in the past 5 years, causing 144 deaths. Not all truck accidents involve big-rigs. Our roads and highways are regularly traversed by construction vehicles. Although they’re smaller than 18-wheelers, these vehicles can be as just [...]

By |2023-05-15T14:13:19+00:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents, truck accidents|0 Comments

Negligence in Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents can have a number of causes, including but certainly not limited to: distracted driving a poorly-maintained vehicle driver fatigue hazardous weather conditions disregarding traffic laws Driver negligence can play a role in any of those scenarios. For example, driving in a torrential downpour without slowing down can end in a collision with another vehicle.   What is Negligence? [...]

By |2023-05-02T17:22:46+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents, personal injury, wrongful injury|0 Comments
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