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Dangerous Dog Guidelines and Laws in PA

Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture enacted provisions regarding dangerous dogs in May of 1991, and these codes cover a multitude of topics concerning dogs including their housing, licensing, breeding and defining what the state considers a ‘dangerous’ dog. These codes delineate the responsibilities of a dog owner, and they include provisions…
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Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries in PA

Every year, thousands of workers in Pennsylvania suffer from a work-related injury. Sometimes, these injuries are severe and life changing. The public often wrongly assumes that the majority of these injuries stem from unsafe working conditions, but this isn’t always the case. The truth may surprise you. What Causes the…
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Misdiagnosis Leads to Death Every 9 Minutes

A new statistic has been released that shows every nine minutes a person in a hospital across the United States dies due to a delayed or an incorrect medical diagnosis. Diagnosing an injury or illness is very difficult, even with today’s technology, research, training and education of the medical professionals…
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Joshua Geist of Goodrich & Geist, P.C. Elected President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Joshua P. Geist of Goodrich & Geist, P.C. has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. Goodrich & Geist, P.C. is proud to announce that partner Joshua P. Geist has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice…
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Be Prepared for Pittsburgh Driving: First-Aid Kit Must-Haves

We all know that Pittsburgh roads can be confusing, but with that confusion comes a real threat of danger. With all the twist, turns and tunnels there are bound to be more accidents than other cities. The saying goes that, “Accidents just happen.” And while there does exist a reason…
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8 Injured as Car Crashes Through Salon Storefront

According to officials, eight people were injured when a motor vehicle crashed into a hair salon. The incident took place a little after 7 p.m., and it was a 58-year old man behind the wheel. The vehicle went through the salon storefront and only stopped when it hit the back…
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Emergencies & Medical Malpractice FAQ

Any medical assistance in an emergency situation is usually welcomed. As far as liability is concerned, there is generally a high bar set for legal action against first responders in an emergency context. However, that high bar to legal action does not completely absolve first responders from all responsibility in…
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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

It’s completely devastating to lose a loved one unexpectedly. When you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another person or party, you have the right to seek compensation for your loss from the negligent party. These lawsuits are called wrongful death claims, and they seek to financially…
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Longtime Chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Education Faces Serious Sexual Allegations

You never know when you will be sexually assaulted, but if it happens to you, one thing is clear, you will never forget it. The experience can take a devastating toll on your personal life, and on all of your ensuing relationships. The lasting damage it creates is one reason…
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Personal Injury Cases: Why Don’t The Majority Go To Trial?

If you have ever watched popular television, when it comes to shows that revolve around crime, everybody seems to end up in court at one point or another. Everyone is either looking for their day in court or dreading what will come of them while going through trial. While it…
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