Truck Accidents Study Finds Drivers Are Forging Logs

Truck accidents — Study finds drivers are forging logs If you have been involved in one of the many truck accidents that take place every winter here in Western Pennsylvania, then you’re lucky to be reading this because chances are that you may have been killed and have likely suffered serious injuries. The sheer mass of a commercial tractor trailer…
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Car Accidents And Pets

Car accidents and pets Imagine that you have just been in a car accident caused by another driver that has left you injured. As you get out of your car, the driver of the other car runs over to see if you are okay and then tells you he is sorry that his dog got in the way of his driving. Now…
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Dangerous Property In Winter Weather May Lead To Injuries

Dangerous property in winter weather may lead to injuries Going outside in Pennsylvania can be hazardous during winter weather, with icy sidewalks and other areas of private property potentially posing a slip-and-fall hazard. If a person ends up falling on dangerous property, an accident resulting in  serious injuries could prevent the victim from working or otherwise functioning normally for a…
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Car Accidents And Back Seat Seatbelts

Car accidents and back seat seatbelts Most drivers know the live-saving benefits of buckling up and 83% do so whenever they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The percentage of those that use a seatbelt while riding in the backseat of a car, however, is far lower. During car accidents, individuals within a motor vehicle that are not restrained…
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Application Of Res Ipsa Loquitur In Negligence Cases

Application of res ipsa loquitur in negligence cases The state of Pennsylvania allows for the application of a concept known as res ipsa loquitur in some civil lawsuits. The term is Latin for “the thing speaks for itself.” Plaintiffs may rely on res ipsa loquitur in some cases to establish a presumption of negligence on the part of the defendant….
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Defective Products Ineffective Smoke Alarms Can Be Deadly

Defective products: ineffective smoke alarms can be deadly Defective products like car parts heavy machinery can leave a devastating last impression on families of victims, as we have seen in the recent past with stories out of General Motors and the various equipment failures that lead to serious injuries and death on work sites. But one area where many don’t…
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Woman Sues After Fall From Mobile Medical Trailer

Woman sues after fall from mobile medical trailer A New Jersey woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the company that owns the mobile medical trailer that allegedly caused her to fall and suffer injuries to her back and left shoulder in March 2014. The woman is seeking more than $150,000 in both punitive and compensatory damages from Medicoach…
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Car Accidents During Inclement Weather

Car accidents during inclement weather There are certain safety precautions that everyone should take while traveling in inclement weather. As months of snow and ice approach us, you and your loved ones should be extra cautious. There are safety driving tips that all drivers should consider following while in this time of terrible weather that will reduce car accidents and help to…
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Wrongful Death Claims For Fatal Work Accidents

Wrongful death claims for fatal work accidents When most people wake up in the morning in Western Pennsylvania for work, they do not think that they’ll be in some kind of accident that could be potentially fatal. Often on this blog, we relay stories to our readers about forklift accidents. Not too long ago we posted a blog about a…
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Property Owners May Be Held Liable For Certain Events

Property owners may be held liable for certain events As some in Pennsylvania may have already come to learn, home and business owners are expected by the law to remove or eliminate known dangers within their property’s premises if it can be reasonable expected that others will visit or patronize the property. Research indicates that more than a million Americans…
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