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7 Important Things to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

When you are involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, there are several important steps that you need to take to make sure you are able to recover the…

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Steps to Take When You Are Injured on the Job in Philadelphia

If you become ill or injured because of your job, it is vital that you: Get immediate medical help. If needed, call an ambulance or other transportation to get to…

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Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury happens when a bump, blow, or jolt to the head disrupts a person’s normal brain function. Falls are the leading cause of TBI, according to the Centers…

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The Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injury

Primary brain damage shows up immediately. It can involve problems such as a fractured skull, blood clots, and nerve damage. But secondary brain damage develops slowly. It can lead to…

What to Do When the Insurance Company Won’t Pay Up

We all are familiar with loss, whether it is losing your wallet or losing on an investment that did not pan out the way you wanted it. Things like the…

Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Roosevelt is Dangerous

In America there are certain roads and highways that have maintained their importance in people’s daily lives. Over time, roads can become damaged and undergo construction, but still maintain their…

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Negligent Police cost $3,105,000 in Cerebral Palsy Case

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg confirmed the settlement win of $3,105,000 that will be made to a pregnant woman who was caught in a High-speed police chase crash. The accident that…

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When to File a Municipal Liability Claim

You have the right to be safe in a public space. It’s your city’s responsibility to make sure that this right is fulfilled and respected. Tragedy can occur if this…

The Ugly Truth about Texting while driving (And The Lives It Changes)

Motor vehicle accidents have been with us as long as we have had motor vehicles; the first was in 1891, even before Ford’s famous Model A. James William Lambert, inventor,…

9 Common Dental Negligence Lawsuits

Can You Sue a Dentist For Bad Dental Work? Yes, you may sue a dentist for bad dental work. This is referred to as dental malpractice and is related to…

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Elder Abuse & Neglect: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, & Prevention

By many measures, Pennsylvania needs to do more to protect elderly citizens from abuse and neglect. Elder neglect lawyers and nursing home injury lawyers are part of ongoing efforts to…

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$325K Settlement for Client Who Slipped on Icy Sidewalk in Winter

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers in Philadelphia secured a $325,000 settlement for a client who suffered broken bones from a slip and fall accident. Our law firm has a…

$600,000 Settlement for Fall at Bowling Alley

Our client was attending a business party at a bowling alley when she slipped and fell in the foyer when a rug in the foyer moved. The cause of the…

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$2M Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer

Our attorneys at Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers settled a case for $2 million. The lawsuit was brought against a gastroenterologist and hospital for failing to diagnose colon cancer….

Elder Abuse in Care Facilities: Recognizing the Signs and Legal Actions

  Addressing the Hidden Tragedy of Elder Abuse Elder abuse in care facilities is a distressing reality that often goes unnoticed. At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, we are dedicated to…

The Legal Process for Catastrophic Injury Claims: A Comprehensive Overview

  Navigating the Complexities of Catastrophic Injury Claims Catastrophic injuries are life-altering events that require extensive medical care and can lead to long-term or permanent disability. At Gay Chacker &…

The Psychological Impact of Personal Injuries: Understanding the Emotional Toll

  Addressing the Overlooked Aspect of Personal Injuries Personal injuries are often viewed through the lens of physical harm, but the psychological impact is equally significant. At Gay Chacker &…

Legal Considerations for Victims of Hit and Run Accidents

  Facing the Aftermath of a Hit and Run Hit and run accidents are not only traumatic but also present unique legal challenges. At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, we specialize…

Legal Strategies for Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Accident

  Navigating Insurance Claims Post-Accident: A Legal Guide Dealing with insurance companies after an accident can be daunting. At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, we understand the challenges and are here…

Pedestrian Safety and Legal Rights: Navigating City Streets

  Staying Safe as a Pedestrian: Essential Tips and Legal Insights In the hustle and bustle of city life, pedestrian safety is a critical concern. At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg,…

The Role of Evidence in Personal Injury Cases: What You Need to Know

  The Power of Evidence in Personal Injury Claims In the realm of personal injury law, evidence is king. It’s the cornerstone that can make or break a case. At…

The Impact of Distracted Driving on Road Safety: Legal Perspectives

  Understanding the Risks of Distracted Driving Distracted driving is a leading cause of road accidents in the United States. From texting to adjusting the GPS, these seemingly harmless actions…

Maximizing Your Claim: Navigating Insurance After a Ride-Share Accident

Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized urban transportation, but they also bring new complexities, especially when accidents occur. Understanding how to navigate insurance claims in these situations is…

Ride-Share Companies and Liability: What Passengers Need to Know

The rise of ride-share companies has changed the transportation landscape, but it also raises questions about liability and passenger rights in the event of an accident. Understanding these aspects is…

Understanding the Legal Process in Slip and Fall Accidents

  Every year, countless individuals experience slip and fall accidents, often leading to serious injuries. These incidents can occur anywhere – from icy sidewalks to wet floors in a supermarket….

Your Legal Recourse as a Ride-Share Accident Victim

  Every day, millions of people use ride-sharing services for their convenience and accessibility. However, what many don’t consider is the potential risk of being involved in an accident while…

The Legal Implications of Slip and Fall Accidents

  Experiencing a slip and fall accident can lead to more than just physical pain. These seemingly straightforward incidents can bear significant legal implications, impacting not just your health but…

Back and Neck Injuries from Vehicle Accidents: Seeking Compensation and Relief

  Vehicle accidents often leave victims with severe, life-changing injuries, with back and neck injuries being amongst the most common and debilitating. Victims may find their life upturned, dealing with…

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims: Seeking Justice for Loved Ones

  Losing a loved one is always a profoundly devastating event, a tragedy made even more challenging when the death is due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act. If…

Premises Liability: Your Rights as an Injured Visitor Explained

  Every day, thousands of individuals enter public buildings, private residences, businesses, and other properties without a second thought about their safety. Trusting in the integrity of these establishments, we…

Beyond the Bottle: DUI Accidents and Legal Remedies for Victims

  Each year, driving under the influence (DUI) claims countless innocent lives, inflicts injuries, and wreaks havoc on families and communities. For victims, the emotional and physical pain is only…

Seeking Compensation for Spinal Injuries: Back to Basics with Personal Injury Lawyers

  Spinal injuries can drastically alter a person’s quality of life, leading to medical expenses, loss of income, and emotional distress. If you or a loved one have suffered a…

Navigating Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

  Entrusting the care of a loved one to a nursing home involves making critical decisions and understanding complex agreements. One such crucial agreement is the arbitration clause found in…

Bike Accidents and Personal Injury Claims: Navigating Pedals and Perils

  As cities continue to promote cycling as an eco-friendly and healthy alternative to driving, there’s an unfortunate flip side — an increase in bicycle accidents. Whether it’s a collision…

Life-Altering Injuries: Rebuilding with a Personal Injury Attorney

  Life can change in an instant. Accidents and injuries can leave lasting impacts, altering the course of our lives and affecting our physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Coping with…

Holding Nursing Homes Accountable: Pursuing Legal Action for Elderly Injuries

  When our elderly loved ones move into nursing homes, we trust that they will receive the care and attention they deserve. However, negligence in nursing homes can lead to…

Dog Bite Injuries: Legal Recourse and Compensation for Victims

  Dog bites can be traumatic and devastating, often leaving victims with physical injuries and emotional distress. If you or someone you know has suffered a dog bite, it’s essential…

Brain Injury Claims: Navigating the Road to Recovery with a Personal Injury Attorney

  Suffering a brain injury can be a life-changing event, affecting not just the victim but also their loved ones. The journey to recovery can be challenging, physically, emotionally, and…

$10.4M Verdict Over Fatal Pedestrian Collision Includes Award Against Insurance Brokers

The legal team at Gay Chacker & Ginsburg demonstrated their commitment to justice and their clients with a recent victory in a high-profile case. The firm represented the estate of…

What to Do After a Car Accident: A Guide to Protecting Your Legal Rights

  Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries and deaths in the United States. While there’s no way to completely avoid them, knowing what to do…

Medical Malpractice: When to Contact a Lawyer

  We trust healthcare providers to heal us and address our medical concerns. However, when a medical professional fails to provide the expected standard of care, patients can suffer severe…

Choosing the Right Lawyer: How to Find the Best Legal Representation

  Finding the right lawyer to represent you in legal matters can be a daunting task. With so many law firms around, it can become challenging to determine the right…

Why You Need a Lawyer for Personal Injury Claims

  Accidents happen all the time, and they can leave us with injuries that require treatment and time off work. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence…

Driving Tired: Is It Safe?

  Tired driving is a dangerous problem on the roads. It affects drivers of all ages and experience levels, leading to decreased concentration, loss of reaction time, and impairments in…

Mopeds & Scooters: Are They Motorcycles?

  Mopeds and scooters are two wheeled vehicles that are popularly used as a mode of transportation. While they may look similar to motorcycles, there are actually several differences between…

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$1,890,000 awarded to Hotel Patron in Premises Liability Verdict

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg successfully represented a hotel patron that was seriously injured in a daytime accident in the parking lot during a fall. The case presented showed the jury…

$600,000 Awarded in Car Accident Case

Our attorneys at Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers represented an individual injured in a car accident and settled the case for $600,000. The award amount is significant in that…

How are Pain and Suffering Damages In PA Determined Or Calculated?

  In Pennsylvania, determining the amount of damages awarded in personal injury cases involving pain and suffering can often be a complicated process. In order to ensure that plaintiffs receive…

Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

  Motorcycle accidents can be incredibly dangerous and often result in physical, financial, and emotional trauma for those involved. As a motorcyclist, it’s important to know the common causes of…

Emergency Room or Urgent Care – Where To Go After An Accident

  After a car accident, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the situation. The shock and adrenaline that sets in can cloud your judgment and make it difficult…

What To Know About A Free Consultation With A Lawyer

  If you have been hurt in a car accident, slip-and-fall incident, medical malpractice case, or any other unfortunate event, you may be considering seeking the help of a personal…

Claiming Financial Compensation After A Personal Injury: What You Need to Know

  Each year in the United States there are on average 3 million car accidents, 300 thousand construction accidents and almost 100 thousand deadly medical mistakes (1). While these numbers…

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How to Choose the Right Car Accident Lawyer

No one ever plans to be in a car accident, but if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in this situation, you’ll need to know how to find the…

Understanding the Importance of Medical Claim Coverage As Part Of Your Car Insurance Plan

You may have heard of medical claim coverage in car insurance, but what exactly is it? Medical claim coverage, also known as personal injury protection (PIP), is a type of…

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5 Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. To put that into perspective, about 250,000 patients die…

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The 5 Things You Need to Prove to Win a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

When you’ve been wronged by a healthcare professional, it can be tempting to file a lawsuit. However, it is important to understand that not every instance of poor medical care…

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What is “Personal Injury” According to the Law?

Personal injury is a legal term for any damage to the body, mind or emotions of a person, as opposed to property. In American jurisdictions the term is most commonly…

Is hiring a personal injury attorney worth it?

Is Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney Worth It?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering if it’s worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer. The answer is undoubtedly yes! Personal injury lawyers have…

We are Now Accepting Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Referrals

Camp Lejeune is a military base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the east coast of the United States. Currently, it is combined with the new River Marine Corps Air…

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Do Passengers Have Rights In Vehicle Accidents?

  Passengers who have been injured in a car accident sometimes have a difficult time understanding their rights. While you may feel guilty about filing a claim against the driver,…

Road Rage Can Cause Damage, Injuries, and Death

  The majority of drivers strive to drive safely and be courteous to others on the road. It is important to remember that no one is perfect, and it is…

Who is Liable in a Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?

  It can be devastating both physically and mentally to be involved in a car accident. Accidents often result in life-altering injuries. Because there are unique legal challenges associated with…

Personal Injury Terms – Understanding Your Claim

An injury sustained in an accident or as a result of another individual’s negligence may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury settlement. The attorneys at Gay and Chacker,…

What Happens If You Are In An Accident With An Uninsured Motorist in Pennsylvania?

  We are all hopeful people will do the right thing and carry insurance for any vehicle they are driving. Unfortunately, some people may unintentionally let their vehicle liability insurance…

How to Recover from a Vehicle Accident Injury in Pennsylvania

  Having to deal with the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. A vehicle accident can result in physical and psychological trauma that can make everyday activities difficult….

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7 Mistakes To Avoid After A Car Accident in Pennsylvania

Related posts: Driving In Bad Weather – Pennsylvania What Happens If You Are In An Accident With An Uninsured Motorist in Pennsylvania? Defective Tires Can Cause Accidents in Pennsylvania What…

Pennsylvania Teen Driving Safety Tips

  As parents, it is a stressful and exciting time when your child gets their driver’s license. Your teen now has more freedom, but also a lot more responsibility. Most…

What Happens If You Are In An Accident As A Rideshare Passenger in Pennsylvania?

  The rise in popularity of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have raised significant questions about customer safety. Uber and Lyft are increasing their presence around the globe, as…

What are Pain and Suffering Damages?

  “Pain and suffering” are two words you often hear together in the context of a vehicle accident where an injury has been sustained. If you have been hurt in…

6 Common Misconceptions About Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

  Many people who have incurred severe injuries due to other people’s actions, reckless behavior, or intentional conduct of others, do not file claims or lawsuits due to several misconceptions…

Baby Formula Recall – Is Your Baby’s Formula Making Him Or Her Sick?

  Recent studies have suggested a link between cow’s milk-based (bovine) infant formula and a gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The manufacturers of these infant formulas including Mead Johnson…

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Defective Tires Can Cause Accidents in Pennsylvania

  We are all fully aware, accidents happen every day in the Philadelphia metro area. Many of these accidents produce some relatively serious injuries. Often these accidents are caused by…

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Driving In Bad Weather – Pennsylvania

Brushing up on safe driving techniques is a great idea for all drivers, regardless of your level of driving experience. Some driving rules apply to all bad weather related conditions…

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Awarded the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Award for Small Firms by Philly VIP

. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based personal injury law firm Gay Chacker & Ginsburg have been awarded the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Award for Small Firms by Philly VIP. To quote Edward…

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Lawyers Named Among 2021 Best Law Firms In America

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based personal injury law firm Gay Chacker & Ginsburg is pleased to announce that they have been selected for inclusion in the list of best law firms in America…

Fire and Burn Injuries Caused by Defective Appliances and Smoke Detector Fails in Pennsylvania

What Can I Do When a Defective Appliance Causes a Fire? There is little doubt that appliances make our lives easier. However, defective household items, such as cooking appliances, HVAC,…

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Filing a Lawsuit for a Recalled or Defective Hand Sanitizer

With the COVID-19 pandemic came a variety of shortages. Toilet paper, cleaning products, and other household items were low in stock for months as consumers scrambled to buy extra supplies….

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PA’s New Stacking Waiver When Insurance Coverage Changes

On July 31, 2020, the Pennsylvania Superior Court filed a decision that affects vehicle owners with PA auto insurance. Below is a breakdown of the Court’s ruling and what it…

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Injured While Protesting: Our Experienced Lawyers Can Help

You have a right to protest. If you were injured while exercising that right, the Philadelphia police brutality lawyers at Gay Chacker & Ginsburg will stand by you. We offer…

Pennsylvania Hotel Premises Liability: What Happens When a Guest is Injured?

Guests who get hurt during their hotel stay often have questions about hotel premises liability. Should the hotel management have prevented the cause of the injury? Did someone responsible act…

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Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance

Attorneys Fighting COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claim Denials Months-long quarantines and stay-at-home orders have helped slow the spread of the coronavirus, but these rules have also impacted nearly every business…

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Protection for Pennsylvania Construction Workers amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you’re a construction employee in Pennsylvania, chances are that you have started working again after being home for weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Your work is invaluable to the…

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Whiplash During a Vehicle Accident Can Be More Serious Than You’d Think

The initial shock and stress of a vehicle accident can cause those involved to ignore injuries that may initially feel minor. After all, there are often so many other problems…

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Related posts: Whiplash During a Vehicle Accident Can Be More Serious Than You’d Think New Jersey’s #77 Hotline Now Accepts Distracted Driving Reports Pennsylvania Laws that Help Prevent Bicycle Accidents…

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NFL Players Tackle Concussion Lawsuits and Win $765 Million

The risk and occurrence of personal injury in sports are not a recent phenomenon. However, in the violent and tackle driven world of football, the health risks associated with the…

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Workout Injuries: When Might a Pennsylvania Gym Be Held Liable?

During gym exercise, weight training, or group classes, one wrong movement can cause workout injuries ranging from temporary pain to a problem that requires surgery. Common injuries at the gym…

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When Prison Personnel Fail to Provide Appropriate Inmate Medical Care

Your Rights When Prison Personnel Fail to Provide Inmate Medical Care People who have been incarcerated are unable to seek medical attention on their own. As a result, it is…

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Taking Action After Sustaining Workplace Injuries

Thousands of people suffer from fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries in the United States each year. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a total of 4,836 fatal…

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Pennsylvania Laws that Help Prevent Bicycle Accidents

A bicycle is no match for a two-ton motor vehicle in the event of a collision. A split-second, poor decision on the road can kill a bike rider or cause…

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Can You Sue a Pennsylvania Jail for Mistreatment?

When prison staff’s actions cause an inmate to suffer physical or emotional harm, they must be held accountable. Regardless of whether a person is incarcerated, in injury caused by abuse,…

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New Jersey’s #77 Hotline Now Accepts Distracted Driving Reports

During this year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State of New Jersey’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced that drivers on New Jersey state highways can now dial #77 to…

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Prevent Vacation Accidents: Protect Yourself with These Spring Break Safety Tips

As spring approaches, many people will be traveling to warm, coastal locations to swim and participate in water sports. With these activities comes a list of hazards, but proper preparation…

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Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania can Result in Deaths and Injuries

As reliance on technology has become increasingly ingrained in people’s lifestyle DNA, constant multitasking has also become the norm for many. However, when a person is behind the wheel, focusing…

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Signs of nursing home abuse

There may come a time in your life where you want to place an elderly family member in a nursing home in Philadelphia because he or she may require care and supervision that you are unable to provide. Allegations of neglect and inadequate care in assisted-living and nursing homes are on the rise across the country. You should learn how to spot the signs of nursing home abuse so you can take appropriate actions to protect your loved one.

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Protecting loved ones against nursing home neglect in Pennsylvania

If you have ever been faced with the difficult decision of placing one of your parents or another loved one in a continuing care facility, you know how much research and planning goes into such a choice. Even if you exhaust every possible resource and are as careful as possible when selecting a nursing home, you cannot prevent every instance of elder abuse or neglect.

Dangerous property conditions in Pennsylvania may lead to personal injury claims

When the conditions of an area lead to an individual slipping and falling, those conditions could cause the owner of the property to be held accountable financially for any resulting injuries. If an injured party would like to pursue compensation for damages resulting from such an incident, the victim may be able to pursue a personal injury claim, citing premises liability. Pennsylvania residents may be interested is such a situation that recently took place.

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Pennsylvania Dog Bite Law: Dog Bites and Insurance Claims

The Insurance Information Institute reports that dog bites affect about 4.5 million Americans every year, with associated injuries ranging in severity from relatively minor to quite serious and even deadly. It is a problem that may be of particular concern for Pennsylvania residents, as the state ranked fourth in the nation for the number of dog bite-related insurance claims filed in 2015.

Injury-causing car accidents may lead to civil claims in Pennsylvania

Speeding vehicles often pose a considerable risk to the individuals inside the vehicles and others who are traveling. Because many drivers have difficulty keeping vehicles under control when they are traveling at excessive speeds, car accidents commonly result. When such incidents lead to serious injuries, they may also lead to the filing of personal injury claims.

Keeping children safe in the home

Upon becoming a parent most people will do anything they can to keep their child safe. Among other things this is illustrated in the diligence parents have in using car seats and in placing their children on their backs to sleep. As children grow, the dangers change somewhat. In this post we will cover some of the things parents and caregivers should be aware of to keep children safe.

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Legal claims may be warranted after Pennsylvania truck accidents

Hit-and-run accidents can cause many complications. Truck accidents that involve a driver who did not remain on the scene may result in authorities having to take extra steps to locate everyone involved, which could draw out the investigation. It was recently reported that a fatal semi-truck accident recently took place in Pennsylvania.

Why is the number of car accidents in the US on the rise?

The US Department of Transportation began an annual census of motor vehicle deaths beginning in 1975. In that year, 44,525 deaths were reported, and the first few years of the census, the numbers rose each year. The highest total reported was 1979, when 51,093 people were killed in crashes. In 1992, the toll dipped below 40,000 for the first time and then stayed between 40,000-43,000, until 2008, when fatalities dropped to 37,423.

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Slip-and-fall accidents may warrant personal injury claims in Pennsylvania

If an individual gets hurt while on property belonging to someone else, the situation could prove painful and potentially complicated. The injuries could cause considerable difficulties in the person’s life, and as a result, he or she may wish to seek compensation for damages resulting from the incident. If the injury-causing event was caused by negligent actions or inaction on the part of the property owner, there may be cause for a personal injury claim.

Drowsy driving is dangerous to all on the roads

Most people know about the dangers of driving drunk, or of texting behind the wheel, but many are not aware just how dangerous it is to drive when you’re drowsy. If you don’t get at least five hours of sleep before driving, statistics show that you’ll drive about the same as someone who is alcohol impaired. Not only is that dangerous for you, it’s a hazard to other drivers on the road. Your risk of an accident goes up significantly when you’re drowsy, which is why it’s so very important to get enough sleep before you decide to get in your car and drive.

Deadly car accidents may lead to much turmoil in Pennsylvania

Being involved in a serious wreck may be a dread of many individuals. Unfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences across the country, and many of those incidents prove fatal. It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in Pennsylvania, and the crash involved two vehicles. A total of six people were reported as being involved. 

Medical malpractice: Misdiagnoses may mean death in Pennsylvania

The death of a family member can hit surviving loved ones with feelings of devastation and loss. These feelings may be even more amplified if the death is of a young child that occurred due to mistakes made by other individuals. Medical errors may be at fault in many such cases, and as a result, families may have cause to file medical malpractice claims.

Medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania may help individuals regain control

The impacts from the death of a loved one can be far-reaching and long-lasting. The emotional and financial struggles that surviving loved ones may face can result in individuals feeling as if their lives are out of control. If their loved one’s death resulted from medical malpractice, filing a claim in hopes of gaining compensation may help some individuals feel more in control.

Pennsylvania Patrons could suffer personal injury due to unsafe establishments

Many Pennsylvania residents may shop at stores or go to other places without considering the notion that security on the premises may be lacking. However, some establishments could put patrons at risk of suffering injuries due to a lack of safety. If an individual does suffer a personal injury at an insecure location, he or she may have cause to take legal action.

How to protect yourself from your own insurance company in Pennsylvania

It was a last minute run to the grocery store for milk–you were in a hurry, sure, but you weren’t speeding and you weren’t driving recklessly. You got to the last stop sign before the store, pulled out and before you knew what was happening, you’d been broadsided by a small truck. Thankfully you’d been wearing your seatbelt. You seemed fine, although your head was ringing pretty badly.

4 tips for driving safely near trucks in Pennsylvania

As the holidays draw closer, you and your family will probably be traveling to visit relatives and friends, maybe quite a distance away. You will not be the only ones on the road though. Not only will other families be traveling at this time of year, but there will be a lot of trucks too. Here are four tips on how to keep your family safe around trucks on the road.

Surgical errors may mean Pennsylvania medical malpractice claims

Suffering additional pain and injury due to the mistakes of a medical professional can be immensely disheartening. The results of medical errors could leave individuals facing substantial financial distress due to related bills as well as physical pain and suffering. In such cases, individuals may wish to learn more about medical malpractice claims and how such a claim could potentially help them seek compensation.

Pennsylvania Personal injury: Accidents could lead to premises liability claim

There are various circumstances under which individuals could become injured. In some cases, the property they are on could be deemed unsafe or there could be hazards that were left unattended. If an individual does become injured and other parties could be held liable, he or she may have cause to file a personal injury claim.

The Holidays: What to do if you are hit by drunk driver in Pennsylvania

It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is this week and shortly after that holiday parties will begin. From work to family to the neighborhood watch, celebrations abound. And they are often accompanied by alcohol–sometimes copious amounts.

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Pennsylvania Cops and PTSD: A worker’s comp reality

Day in and day out, cops see everything from abused kids and spouses to gunshot wounds and fatal car accidents. They serve and protect, and approach each day at work not knowing what they will see–only knowing that they are determined to take care of the public at large and the many issues we create. A routine traffic stop can turn into a car chase, a shop-lifting call can end in gun-fire. How do you cope with that level of trauma on an everyday basis?

Medical malpractice: Birth injuries could lead to lawsuits

Birth injuries may be a nightmare every soon-to-be parent fears. Unfortunately, these injuries do take place, and there are instances in which the child could suffer permanent damage. If such injuries occur due to negligent actions on the part of hospital staff, there may be cause for the affected families to file medical malpractice claims. 

Pennsylvania – Concussions in the workplace

Brain injuries are serious problems, and they don’t just come from sports. More and more of these injuries are coming from workplace accidents, where construction workers and others who have dangerous jobs are experiencing concussions that can be very damaging to the brain. One of the reasons that more concussions are being reported in the workplace could be due to the number of sports concussions that are being mentioned. New light is being shed on the seriousness of the issue and the warning signs, making everyone-including workers-more aware.

Negligence could lead to Pennsylvania medical malpractice claims

Losing a loved one and believing that other parties are responsible for the death can be a complicated situation. When it comes to medical malpractice, Pennsylvania residents may be particularly concerned about seeking compensation. Luckily, individuals have legal options that could allow them to pursue their desired restitution and seek justice against the parties considered responsible.

Understanding How Negligence Law Applies to Your Personal Injury Case In Pennsylvania

People legally must conduct themselves in certain ways in order to avoid causing harm to others. For example, when someone is driving, they have an implicit duty to drive in a way that doesn’t endanger others, such as not disobeying traffic signs.

Motorcycle accidents: Claim may be filed after Pennsylvania crash

Though the risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes may intimidate some individuals, many travelers often face that risk in order to get to their destinations. Motorcycle accidents can be particularly serious events, often resulting in serious or fatal injuries. Sadly, these outcomes are not uncommon when motorcyclists and other vehicles are involved in collisions.

Federal government gets behind self-driving cars

Things are rapidly changing in the automotive world and one of the biggest changes is the creation of self-driving cars. In the future, it is likely people will be able to just ride along on the way to work or other places, which could make their commute less frustrating, more enjoyable and much more productive. The consensus seems to be that the roadways will be safer if there are more cars that are driven automatically and fewer cars driven by human beings. The federal government recently opened the door for automakers to create more of these vehicles.

Medical malpractice case may interest Pennsylvania residents

There are many mistakes that could lead to a patient undergoing the wrong medical procedure. These potential mistakes could lead patients to feel wary about attending to any medical problems they may have. However, it may not be able to avoid addressing serious issues. If an individual is the victim of surgical mistakes, filing a medical malpractice claim may be warranted.

Should teen drivers be allowed to drive at night in Pennsylvania?

Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a report that revealed that although the majority of teen driving happens in the daytime, the majority of fatal crashes affecting teens happen at night.

Motorcycle accidents: DUI crash injures woman in Pennsylvania

Being seriously injured in an accident involving a drunk driver can immensely impact a person’s life. Motorcycle accidents can be particularly severe, and it is not unlikely for motorcyclists hit by other vehicles to suffer substantial injuries. Though criminal charges are likely after DUI accidents, negatively affected individuals could file civil claims of their own.

Pennsylvania car accidents could lead to legal claims

Speed can often play a role in serious crashes. These car accidents may have catastrophic outcomes that affect several people, and some of those people may not survive such incidents. When fatalities result from wrecks, there may be legal repercussions that could also have a significant impact if the families of the victims wish to pursue civil claims. 

New Research Looks At Concussion, PTSD Link

A new study suggests that the long-term effects of brain injuries, including concussions, are worse than previously thought. The research shows that getting a concussion may leave individuals twice as likely to develop PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Car accidents: Pennsylvania crash causes deaths, injuries

Understanding how a car crash happened can often play a vital role in the aftermath of the incident. Because there are various causes that could lead to car accidents, authorities are tasked with investigating and providing needed information. A recent incident in Pennsylvania had serious outcomes, and police believe that alcohol and speed were factors. 

The Temptation of Gaming While Driving

For those born from the 1980s on, or those who have spent time with kids since that time, there is at least a vague familiarity with Pokemon, which has been a popular card game, handheld video game, and cartoon. In the game, players move their controller around the world on the screen in hopes of catching pocket sized monsters in the game’s environment. Like most video games there’s been criticism that playing the game stops people from experiencing the real world by keeping them tied to the game’s world. But recently, Pokemon Go was developed.

Truck accidents: Pennsylvania crash claims life

Tractor-trailers frequently travel the roadways. It may be considered a rarity to not see such a truck while driving on a highway, but though these trucks are relatively commonplace, they can still cause much apprehension for drivers. Truck accidents often lead to devastating outcomes, and the details of such crashes could be vital to investigations and potential legal repercussions. 

Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents: Man killed, woman injured

Many motorcyclists are often more on guard than other travelers on the roadways. Because these drivers and riders are more at risk of serious injury, staying on guard can be a step toward staying safe. Unfortunately, even the most observant individual cannot predict the actions of other drivers, and as a result, numerous motorcycle accidents take place every year. 

Car accidents: Single-car crash leads to death in Pennsylvania

Fatal crashes play a substantial role in the number of deaths every year. In many cases, innocent individuals lose their lives due to the actions of other drivers. When fatal car accidents take place, the surviving family may wish to consider their legal options in hopes of gaining compensation for the damages resulting from such a devastating incident. 

Truck accidents: Pennsylvania man killed in crash

When trucks enter roadways, it is important that their drivers pay attention to any oncoming traffic and ensure that they have the right of away. If trucks pull into the paths of other drivers, truck accidents could easily occur. These crashes may potentially result in devastating injuries to any of the individuals involved, and legal action could result.

Pennsylvania car accidents: Fatal event takes place on wet road

When roads are wet, drivers often need to take extra care when traveling. If they drive too quickly, maneuver too sharply or are in need of new tires, they could easily lose control of their vehicles. In such cases, car accidents are not unlikely, and those incidents could result in injuries and/or deaths.

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What Pennsylvania parents should know about cerebral palsy

When your baby is born, you want everything to go perfectly. Sometimes things go wrong along the way that result in fetal distress and may lead to birth injuries. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common of these injuries and can be present in various levels of severity. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured. It is up to parents, educators, and medical professionals to work with the child’s specific level of disability to improve the child’s quality of life as much as possible. Some of the challenges that those with cerebral palsy face include:

Pennsylvania truck accidents: Drivers critically injured in crash

When motorists are traveling the roadway and come across a serious accident, they are likely thankful that they were not involved in it. Though car and truck accidents often cause considerable delays, being late is undoubtedly more appreciated than having an accident. Unfortunately, other drivers may not always react appropriately when approaching slowed or stopped traffic resulting from a previous crash, and as a result, another collision could take place.

Though fun, amusement rides can be dangerous

In certain parts of the country, including the state of Pennsylvania, the warm temperatures that come with summer make it possible for residents to participate in outdoor activities that are unavailable other times of the year. One of the most exciting for many children is attending carnivals or amusement parks. Much of the time these rides work as intended. When something goes wrong however, the injuries can be devastating.

Statistics indicate more impaired drivers on Pennsylvania roads

Despite many initiatives designed to curtail the number of drivers who get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking alcohol or doing drugs, Pennsylvania arrest records provide a snapshot of how common the behavior continues to be.

Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents: Man killed in collision

Fatal car accidents can lead to a series of complications on various levels. Authorities must determine whether charges are applicable, and families of victims may have challenges emotionally, financially and possibly legally. Many fatal car and motorcycle accidents could result in wrongful death claims, but family members may be more uncertain about moving forward if they do not have much knowledge about filing such claims.

Truck accidents: Man dies after being hit by semi in Pennsylvania

Incidents that take place on roadways are unfortunately not few and far between. Car and truck accidents happen on a daily basis in varying degrees of severity. Some incidents may involve one vehicle, multiple vehicles or a vehicle and a pedestrian. Whatever the case may be, if an individual is seriously injured or killed, legal action could result.

Maintenance of swimming pool important in keeping swimmers safe

Pool safety is very important during the summer months, but there’s more to it than just chlorine and some flotation devices. While drowning may be the first thing that comes to mind, there can be hidden dangers that most people might not think about, like pool electrocution. Several recent instances of this are a strong reminder that the lights that are used in pools for swimming at nighttime have to be installed, checked, maintained, and repaired the right way in order to ensure that they are safe for swimmers.

Keeping safe on your summer road trip

AAA predicted that more than 38 million U.S. residents would travel over the Memorial Day weekend this year, the unofficial start of the summer travel season. If that number is any indication, it appears that Americans are ready to do some road-tripping this summer.

Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents: Crash kills all involved

Many individuals who operate motorcycles know that there is considerable risk with every outing. Though motorcycles are an enjoyable and convenient mode of transportation, if motorcycle accidents take place, the vehicles are ill equipped to protect the riders. As a result, many individuals are killed every year in such accidents. If a fatal collision takes place due to the actions of another driver, the surviving family of the victim or victims may want justice. 

How to work safely in the heat in Pennsylvania

When it comes to workplace injuries, a lot of people think of cuts, broken bones, and similar kinds of problems. Those can all happen, but one of the biggest workplace injury risks for those who work outside is the heat. This is especially true for people who aren’t used to working in the heat, including outdoor workers in the Philadelphia area who only deal with the heat during the summer season. Some people handle heat better than others, but training to help people recognize when they’re getting overheated and what to do about it is important.

Staying safe while boating in Pennsylvania

Staying safe while participating in summer activities is important, and for many, a big part of that is boating safety. If you get out on the water in your boat very often, or even if you only go out occasionally, you should know that accidents can happen. With proper preparation and safety measures, though, you reduce the chances of an accident or injury significantly, so you can spend more time just enjoying your boat and all that being out on the water can offer.

Pennsylvania truck accidents: Injuries result from crash with bus

When a vehicle begins to have mechanical issues, a driver may hope to get the vehicle off the roadway as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, drivers may not be able to take preventative actions before car or truck accidents take place. Such a situation recently occurred in Pennsylvania, and several individuals were injured and transported to the hospital. 

Motorcycle accidents: 1 killed, others injured in Pennsylvania

When motorcyclists go out for a ride or travel long distances, it is not unusual to see many motorcycles traveling together. Though this caravan formation may help other drivers see the motorcyclists more easily, motorcycle accidents could still occur. When a car crashes into a group of motorcycles, there is potential for multiple individuals to be seriously injured or killed.

Dog attack may lead to personal injury claim in Pennsylvania

Being the victim of a dog attack can leave individuals feeling frightened. In many cases, individuals may suffer serious injuries that could lead to a multitude of financial, physical and emotional complications. In such cases, victims may wish to consider filing personal injury claims against the parties held liable for such an attack. This type of claim could allow them to pursue compensation for allowable damages.

Signs your loved one is being neglected in a Pennsylvania nursing home

For most people, it is not easy to place a loved one in a nursing home. In many cases it is the last place someone will live and while the person may need care around the clock, taking that step can be difficult. Despite the difficulties surrounding such a move, in today’s society, it is often the only real solution for families whose loved ones need medical attention. In many cases a significant amount of time is spent trying to find the best possible fit.

The allure of detergent pods to children

Children are curious by nature. They are drawn to bright and shiny things, some of which could hurt them. Detergent pods are a good example of these types of objects. Though the convenient packets are a popular choice for getting clothes and dishes clean, in the hands of children, they could be dangerous.

Personal injury claim may result from Pennsylvania incident

Being the victim of an accident that results in injuries can be harrowing. Seriously injured parties may face extended time working to recover from injuries while experiencing considerable pain and other suffering. Additionally, financial struggles may also result due to medical expenses and time away from work. If injured parties would like to seek recompense for such damages, filing a personal injury claim may be an action to consider.

Personal injury: Dog knocks woman down, causes hip fracture

For many Pennsylvania residents, their pets are like children, and if their pets are threatened, some pet owners will defend them with their lives. This type of love for her two little Pomeranians led to a woman in another state landing in a hospital when she had to protect her dogs against an attacking dog. While she is receiving treatment in the hospital, police and animal control officers are working on identifying the owner of the dog that caused her personal injury.

Car accidents: Serious Pennsylvania crash proves deadly

When traveling on the road, many individuals may witness actions of other drivers that could put innocent lives at risk. These actions could include driving the wrong direction, failing to heed traffic signals or numerous other factors. Unfortunately, any of these actions could cause serious car accidents and leave other drivers and passengers with serious or fatal injuries.

Father dies, daughter awarded $4 million for medical malpractice

A $4 million verdict was recently handed down in an out-of-state medical malpractice case. The case involved an elderly man who had fallen down in a long-term care facility and later died. His daughter later filed a medical malpractice suit against that facility and won. Pennsylvania residents who believe they have been the victims of medical malpractice are legally entitled to do the same.

Doctor removes incorrect rib, woman claims medical malpractice

A patient who was to undergo a relatively simple procedure is now suing a doctor at an out-of-state hospital after he reportedly removed the wrong part of her body during the operation. The woman’s suit claims that, during the operation, the doctor not only removed the wrong rib, but afterwards allegedly attempted to convince her that he had never made the mistake in the first place. When Pennsylvania residents suffer similarly at the hands of medical professionals, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice suits against the responsible party or parties.

Man accuses out-of-state hospital of medical malpractice

A former patient of an out-of-state hospital recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility. The suit was filed in the district court of the state. Similarly, when Pennsylvania residents are the victims of medical malpractice, they retain the right to file medical malpractice suits.

Personal injury claims may result after 2-vehicle crash injures 4 in Pennsylvania

Four people were injured in a recent two-vehicle crash that involved two pedestrians. The accident occurred in Guilford Township on a recent Monday in February, Pennsylvania State police said. When a Pennsylvania resident suffers a serious injury in a car accident due to another individual’s negligence, the victim is typically entitled to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.

Medical malpractice suit filed after teen athlete dies

Just over four years ago, a Northampton County teen athlete began complaining of shortness of breath and weakness during basketball practice. The 15-year-old was taken to an emergency room at a local hospital in Easton, where he was treated for what his physician believed was an asthma attack. He was released, but he went into cardiac arrest and died the next day. When Pennsylvania residents suffer harm due to a medical professionals’ negligence, they or their loved ones are typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.  

Man suffers heart damage, sues for medical malpractice

Nearly six years after an out-of-state man allegedly suffered heart damage, an out-of-state jury recently began the process of deliberation to answer the question of who will be held accountable for the man’s injury. The man alleges he suffered heart damage due to the fact that a local hospital failed to send his blood test results to his doctor. When Pennsylvania individuals believe they are medical malpractice victims, typically, they seek out the help of an experienced personal injury attorney in order to gain legal guidance.

Man awarded $2.1 million in medical malpractice suit

A medical malpractice suit brought on by an out-of-state man for medical negligence that cost him his leg resulted in the man collecting the suit’s award recently. The 28-year-old man received $2.1 million for economic as well as non-economic losses incurred as a result of the medical malpractice. When residents in Pennsylvania suffer harm due to medical negligence, typically they are entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.

Tips for avoiding accidents during winter driving season in Pennsylvania

  Since a significant number of car accidents occur during poor weather, Pennsylvania drivers should be familiar with best practices for safe winter driving. Weather conditions are a common cause…

Legal options for Philadelphia residents injured on dangerous surfaces

Philadelphia’s aging infrastructure has resulted in increased potholes and sinkholes. Poor maintenance of sidewalks and parking lots can also lead to injury. “It looks like a meteorite hit it” is…

Drugged driving is on the increase on Pennsylvania’s roads

Drugged driving is increasing in Pennsylvania and nationwide due to a number of different factors. Rates of driving while impaired by drugs are increasing both in Pennsylvania and throughout the…

Philadelphia County leads state in Pedestrian Deaths

According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Philadelphia County experienced far more pedestrian deaths than any other county in the state in 2013. A total of…

Study suggests truck accidents caused by fatigue and cellphones

The use of a cellphone, fatigue and high blood pressure are factors that could increase a truck driver’s chance of being involved in an accident, according to new research. Long-haul trucking is among one of the most dangerous jobs in Pennsylvania, as well as in the rest of the country, as each year truck drivers are involved in around 250,000 truck accidents, according to the researchers who conducted the study. Of these accidents, between 1 and 2 percent resulted in death.

Patient injured during procedure sues for medical malpractice

When a Pennsylvania resident requires a medical procedure, he or she seeks the help of a medical professional he or she trusts. These medical professionals are highly-trained individuals, but that does not prevent occasional mistakes from occurring. When mistakes occur and patients are injured due to negligence, victims often choose to file medical malpractice suits.

Woman alleges medical malpractice for faulty procedure

Many Pennsylvania residents make a visit to local medical centers every day in order to receive medical care for their health issues. Many times, the care they receive is professional and their issues are resolved. However, when this does not occur, serious injury can sometimes result due to a medical professional’s negligence and the victim in this case typically seeks to file a medical malpractice suit against the negligent party or parties.

Hot air balloon accident victims suffer personal injury

During the summer months, many Pennsylvania residents seek to take advantage of the nice weather and engage in fun recreational activities with friends and family. One of these activities, hot air ballooning, can be an excellent way to see new vistas. However, such an activity comes with its own set of inherent dangers. Unfortunately, a recent hot air balloon accident resulted in personal injury for three individuals.

Medical malpractice claimed after incorrect diagnosis

Mistakes sometimes occur in the day-to-day operations of most Pennsylvania businesses without severe repercussions. When such mistakes happen at a medical center, unfortunately, their effects can have harmful effects on an individual’s health. When the health care provider negligently performs his or her job responsibilities that lead to injury or a worsening of the patient’s condition, the victim sometimes decides to bring about a medical malpractice suit.

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Pennsylvania Victims of motorcycle accidents often have long road to recovery

Pennsylvania bikers often cite the sense of freedom that only a motorcycle can provide as being one of the main reasons they choose to ride. With this freedom comes a knowledge that they are exposing themselves to a great chance of danger, as most motorcycle accidents end with serious injury, if not death. An accident that involved a pastor resulted in the man suffering critical injuries. His wife, also a pastor, died.

Patient dies, medical malpractice claim filed against doctors

Many different types of medical procedures are performed by competent health care professionals every single day in Pennsylvania. Most of these procedures are highly successful and often result in the patient eventually returning to their prior levels of health. However, in the unfortunate cases that arise due to an act of medical negligence, patients often suffer catastrophic injuries and, in some cases, death. Sometimes the surviving individual or his or her family member chooses to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible parties.

Motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania can cause serious harm

As most Pennsylvania residents know, their state has many beautiful country roads and mile after mile of scenic countryside. Many choose to take these vistas in on a vehicle that provides the greatest sense of freedom: the motorcycle. Although motorcycles are one of the best vehicles on which to enjoy this kind of freedom, unfortunately, sometimes accidents occur. When motorcycle accidents happen, the effects can be catastrophic.

Can Pennsylvania car accident victims seek compensation for emotional trauma?

A celebrity who opens up about a significant life experience can potentially help a wide audience. Truck accident victim and television star Tracy Morgan is an excellent example.

Are summer drivers paying enough attention in construction zones?

A recent truck accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike closed westbound traffic. Fortunately, the truck did not crash into any other motor vehicles, nor did it spill its cargo: nearly 1,800 gallons of diesel fuel. Yet that is not the most newsworthy aspect of this story.

Is an alternate Amtrak crash theory a cover for negligence?

In law week’s post, we discussed some of the legal issues arising from the recent Amtrak tragedy. Although civil liability may be the last thing on the minds of the surviving train victims, it is important for the legal process to fulfill its role. When the shock subsides, those who were injured may have to think about how to pay for their medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and/or other damages.

What questions should Amtrak passengers ask after this crash?

It’s easy to understand why the Amtrak route between Philadelphia and New York is so heavily traveled. Motor vehicle traffic is subject to congestion and highway tolls, and drivers can get easily fatigued trying to stay alert amidst the alternating stress and/or boredom that can accompany traffic and congestion. Train passengers, in contrast, don’t have to worry about the duty of care owed to other motorists. They can sit back, relax or do other activities while traveling in comfort.

Can technology reduce driver negligence and prevent accidents?

There is a high volume of traffic on many of Pennsylvania’s highways and roads. Some of that traffic may include commercial vehicles transporting goods locally or for interstate commerce. Unfortunately, accidents involving big vehicles, whether they are trucks or tractor-trailers, can cause large destruction and shut down traffic for hours. 

Are hospital miscommunications injuring patients in Pennsylvania?

Is there a code of silence among hospital staff, even in the face of negligence? According to a recent article, some hospitals might discourage whistleblowers by firing nurses who attempt to report doctors’ mistreatment of patients.

$121,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Neglect Case

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg are well known for their nursing home neglect cases. They fight for the rights of the elderly and make sure they are treated justly and get…

Is Dram Shop Liability Making A Difference?

Considering the scope of damages that can attach to dram shop liability, it’s perhaps not surprising that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board maintains a webpage on the subject and other responsible drinking issues. 

Could a typo result in medical negligence In Pennsylvania?

Electronic medical records, or EMRs, were designed to save doctors time. But is clicking through various fields on a computer screen really faster than making a handwritten note?  

Investigators may examine fault in recent truck accident

Safe driving imposes a duty of care on every individual who gets behind the wheel. In addition to observing traffic laws, a driver must also pay attention to traffic flow, road conditions and other potential traffic issues that may require a quick response.