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Is negligence the only basis of a personal injury claim?

May 16th 2017

There are three types of torts used in personal injury claims: Intentional torts, negligence and strict liability. Negligence is the most common claim in a personal injury case, because it holds someone or something directly responsible for causing an injury or illness that required medical care, resulted in lost wages… Read more...

A dog bite can take a big chunk – out of your wallet

May 11th 2017

A dad and his 6-year-old are playing catch at the park. A nearby trail system is being enjoyed by dozens of runners, cyclists and dog walkers. It’s a beautiful day. An unleashed lab mix trots over to the man and his son. The animal’s owner is close behind. The child… Read more...

How do I know if I should file a truck accident claim?

May 9th 2017

There were about 127,000 crashes along the state’s highways last year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2015 Crash Facts & Statistics report. Of those, about 1,200 people died. Another 80,000 were injured, often severely. Those crashes involved mostly cars; standard passenger vehicles. But about 7,500 involved heavy trucks,… Read more...

Tips for sharing the road with bicycles and pedestrians

March 2nd 2017

Bicyclists and drivers don’t often get along. Drivers may not like sharing the road with bikes, because they move slowly or make the driver nervous. Bicyclists depend on drivers to see them and follow the rules of the road, because an inattentive driver has the potential to cause serious injuries… Read more...

Can you sue after after an injury received while flying?

March 1st 2017

When people think of filing an injury lawsuit against an airline, they assume that a plane must have crashed. In reality, airplane crashes are extraordinarily rare, and you are over 3,000 times more likely to be injured in a car accident. This does not mean that people are not frequently… Read more...

Keep your kids car seat safe

February 28th 2017

If you are a parent, you know the importance of keeping your children safe – especially when riding in a car. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, children under the age of 8 need to ride in a car seat or booster seat at all times. They can go without a… Read more...

Study find obese people are more likely to die in an auto crash

February 26th 2017

Carrying around a few extra pounds is not uncommon. Even though most of us are aware of the health risks of being overweight or obese, the fact remains that the country is steadily getting heavier. While this trend has far-reaching consequences in many areas, there is one that may be… Read more...

Tesla Introduces New Autopilot Restrictions in Wake of Accidents

February 25th 2017

Earlier this year, Tesla made headlines after its self-driving vehicles were involved in several accidents, including a fatal accident that killed an Ohio man. After several investigations, the company announced that it will be implementing new restrictions which will help prevent similar accidents. The first fatal accident happened in May,… Read more...

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Hoverboards, Rules Products “Unsafe”

February 24th 2017

Hoverboards exploded onto the scene last Christmas as the season’s must-have gift. Unfortunately for consumers, hoverboards tended to explode in the non-metaphorical sense as well. The industry has faced heavy criticism as consumer advocates branded the products “unsafe.” Hoverboards are self-balancing boards that move on two wheels. They do not… Read more...

Critics Accuse NHTSA of Not Enforcing Vehicle Braking Standards

February 23rd 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently created new regulations which will make automatic emergency brake systems standard in all light vehicles. However, many consumer advocacy groups are accusing the Administration of not doing enough to ensure consumer safety. In March, the NHTSA announced that 20 automakers, nearly the… Read more...

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