When Driving Becomes More Dangerous in the Summer

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), summertime is the most dangerous time to be on the road, at least in terms of traffic fatalities. Summer brings a 29% increase in these fatalities. There are a number factors that contribute to this increase. They include: More traffic. Twenty percent more miles are driven in June, July, and August than [...]

By |2022-05-16T17:40:08+00:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

How Workers’ Compensation Works

Every year over two million people are injured in a work-related accident. For nearly five thousand people, workplace accidents are fatal. Who’s covered In Pennsylvania, almost all employees injured while working are covered by the State’ s Workers’ Compensation Law. The only exceptions are certain specific professions that are covered under other programs, such as railroad workers and government employees. [...]

By |2022-05-03T19:12:23+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: workers compensation|0 Comments

Kayden’s Law Would Revise Pennsylvania’s Custody Laws to Better Protect Children

On May 21, 2018, Jeffery Mancuso was awarded partial, unsupervised custody of his 7-year-old daughter Kayden. Seventy-seven days later Kayden was dead at the hands of her father. Mancuso was given custody in spite of his history of violent outbursts, and a criminal record, which included assault charges across a number of states. Kayden’s death spurred the introduction of Pennsylvania [...]

By |2022-04-20T17:43:48+00:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Family Law|0 Comments

How are Pennsylvania’s 2022 child support guidelines affecting you?

Child support is a parent’s court-ordered payment to help with the costs of raising a child. Usually, these payments are from one parent to the other. The person who has custody of the children the majority of the time (the "custodial parent") typically receives child support from the parent who provides less care (the “non-custodial parent"). In Pennsylvania, a child [...]

By |2022-04-04T19:38:55+00:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Family Law|0 Comments

Did You Have Unnecessary Surgery?

Every year, an estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people are put at risk. Unnecessary surgery is defined as “surgical intervention that is either not needed, not indicated, or not in the patient's best interest when weighed against other available options, including conservative measures”.  Depending on the circumstances, [...]

By |2022-03-16T02:16:59+00:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: medical malpractice|0 Comments

Attorney Matthew Reed Joins Legal Team at Comitz Law

The Attorneys and Staff at Comitz Law are pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Matthew Reed to their Legal Team. Attorney Reed will be providing legal counsel to Personal Injury clients throughout Northeastern PA, focusing on Civil Lawsuits, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims. He will be based in the firm’s Wilkes-Barre office [...]

By |2022-04-18T18:15:22+00:00March 13th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Surgical Errors: Were You a Victim?

Every year more than 4,000 people who undergo surgery are injured from a surgical error. These preventable mistakes are known as “never events” – shocking errors that should never have happened (e.g., amputating the wrong leg of a patient.) Common surgical errors The most common errors include: Performing surgery on the wrong patient Performing the wrong procedure Performing surgery on [...]

By |2022-03-04T20:41:25+00:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: medical malpractice|0 Comments

Defective Products and Product Liability

Every year defective products cause over 29 million injuries and 21,400 deaths. Product Liability Lawsuits for injuries caused by a defective product will typically be governed by "product liability”. This fault concept refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. In Pennsylvania, manufacturers or sellers [...]

By |2022-02-17T15:28:28+00:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: defective products, product liability|0 Comments

Slip And Fall Accidents

Every year over one million people in the U.S. go to the emergency room due to a slip and fall accident. That’s more than two thousand people each day. Where slips and falls occur Slips and falls resulting from them can occur in a wide variety of settings. The following list provides some examples of locations that can present a [...]

By |2022-02-06T19:26:26+00:00February 6th, 2022|Categories: personal injury, slip and fall|0 Comments

Accidents Involving Large Trucks

They’re called 18-wheelers. Tractor-trailers. Semi-trucks. Big rigs. These massive vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Every 15 minutes, a person is killed or seriously injured in a collision involving a large truck. Physics of Truck/Car Collisions At impact, a car and large truck are subject to the same force. The automobile, however, experiences higher acceleration due to its much [...]

By |2022-01-17T18:09:11+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments
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