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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Understanding the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Survivor Claims


When a person dies because of someone else’s negligence, such as in a car accident, the decedent’s loved ones can file a claim or lawsuit for their losses. In Pennsylvania, two different actions are available: wrongful death and survival claims. If you find yourself in the situation of wondering which action to take after the negligent death of a loved one, you need information to help you in Read more . . .


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Commercial Truck Drivers Injured By Negligent Motorists - Know Your Rights


From behind the wheels of their big rigs, truckers bear witness to the chaos that takes place on Pennsylvania’s Interstates and highways, from distracted driving to dangerous maneuvers like swooping in front of an 18 wheeler to dive for an exit.  And even though truckers are frequently blamed for accidents, just as often it is a negligent motorist who is at fault.  If a dangerous driver caused an accident that left you with injuries, it’s important to know what options are available to you under the law. An experienced Read more . . .


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

What Does The Pennsylvania No-Fault Insurance Law Mean?


Pennsylvania is one of a couple of states in the country that follows a no-fault motor vehicle insurance law. It was originally established to reduce the volume of court cases in the small claims court for all manner of motor vehicle accidents. The law has several intricacies, many of which play a role in determining how much compensation a person injured in a car crash can claim.

If you’ve been involved in a car crash and have suffered injury or damage to property, talk to a Pennsylvania insurance claims attorney as soon as possible. The state’s car accident insurance laws are complex, even for the most experienced drivers.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

I Was Just Diagnosed With Mesothelioma - Can I Sue My Employer?


Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma affects the mesothelium, which is a membrane that protects the abdomen, heart and lungs. Mesothelioma is caused by chemical exposure, namely, asbestos.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

The Insurance Company Denied My Auto Accident Claim - What Should I Do Now?


You are driving through an intersection while the traffic light is green. Someone runs a red light on their end and smashes into your car. Your car is totaled and you are now suffering from extreme pain and broken bones.

You file a claim and are sure that you have enough evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault. But your claim gets denied anyway.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

What Are The Top Causes of Commercial Truck Driving Accidents?


Commercial truck accidents are not quite the same as regular car crashes. A collision with a passenger vehicle such as a taxi or an Uber is very different from a collision with an 18-wheeled, 80,000-pound truck. The sheer mass and weight of the truck can magnify the impact of the crash, leading to serious injury or even death.

Many truck accidents could have been avoided if the drivers were fully alert, the trucks had proper functioning equipment or the road was well-maintained. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a truck accident, you may have a case for compensation.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Long-Term Illness Due to Chemical Exposure in the Workplace


Which cancers can be caused by exposure to chemicals at the workplace?

We are all familiar with accidental workplace injuries -- falls, burns, fractures, and the like. If you are injured at your place of employment, you are entitled to workers’ compensation, and, in some particularly egregious instances of negligence, you may also be able to sue for premises liability. Less familiar personal injury cases do not revolve around momentary accidents, but develop over time due to contact with a chemical toxin.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

New Pig Survey Shows Underestimation of Slip and Fall Risks


The world’s leading authority on leaks, drips and spills, located in Tipton, Pennsylvania, has a very peculiar name: New Pig. Still, it has information that is extremely relevant to the topic of personal injury, having recently released its current Walk Zone Safety Report. The report provides a comprehensive look at same-level slips, trips, and falls in workplaces and public facilities based on information gathered from surveys of professionals in multiple industries.

The data has been culled from those who work in the fields of maintenance, safety, health risk, and facilities management. Basically, what it shows is that many of the slip and fall incidents that occur at the workplace have been due to negligence.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

What to do When You Are Involved in a Bicycle Accident


Bicycle accidents happen. You may be cycling to work, following all the rules and being mindful of other road users when a driver in front of you opens the car door without checking for oncoming traffic or a reckless driver turns right at an intersection, cutting you off. These accidents can be very serious causing grave injuries to the head, neck, spine and limbs. If this is the case, succeeding medical expenses will be even more worrying.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident, talk to a PA


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Friday, August 18, 2017

What You Need To Know About Bike Accidents in Pennsylvania


For many Pennsylvanians, bicycles are more than just a means of transport, they are a way of life. In one of the most biked cities in the country, everyone should feel safe riding a bicycle to work, school, the mall or the park. On the road, motorists should be extra mindful of cyclists. When motorists act negligently, causing a bike accident, they should be held responsible for the victim’s injuries and damage to property.

If you are a bike rider who was injured in an accident involving another road user, talk to a Read more . . .


Monday, July 17, 2017

30-year-old motorcyclist killed in head-on Williams Twp. wreck


What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

Anthony Maggeo was a 30-year-old heavy equipment operator and low-bed trailer driver from Abington.  On Sunday, July 2, Anthony was spending an afternoon of his holiday weekend enjoying two of the things he loved: the outdoors, and riding his ’89 Harley.  Heading south, he followed South Delaware Drive as it curved along the Delaware River, and went to pass a slower-moving car.  He then Read more . . .


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