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COVID-19 Update: Much Still Has to be Done to Protect Nursing Home Residents

When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, many families across the country were concerned with the health of their elderly loved ones. After all, many early reports had shown that our elderly population and those with underlying health issues were most at risk for contracting the novel coronavirus. That’s why learning…
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Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

The idea behind business interruption insurance is to replace business income lost by damage caused by the occurrence of certain events. While these events are usually fires, natural disasters, and the like, there is no doubt that COVID-19 has been a massive global disaster that has affected many businesses here…
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Empty Roads During the Pandemic Lead to Higher Rate of Traffic Fatalities

One noticeable effect of the Coronavirus pandemic was just how empty the roads were. While one would think that clear roads and less traffic would help lower the risk of motor vehicle accidents, a recent report from the Iowa State Patrol indicated otherwise. According to the report, law enforcement saw…
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Easton Truck Driver Dies at Railroad Crossing

David Nezekiah Howell, a truck driver from Easton, PA, tragically lost his life when the tractor-trailer he was driving was struck by an oncoming train on Thursday, August 20th. The crash happened at the intersection of Pittsburgh and Blockdale streets at approximately 5:20 in the morning. Find out how the…
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Did the Coronavirus Pandemic Result in More Traffic Fatalities? Experts Are Saying “Yes.”

With the majority of the state having strict stay-at-home orders for a large portion of this year, you’d think that the rate of motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents would have gone down, right? Unfortunately, according to a recent report by the National Safety Council, the opposite is true. Their report…
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Swimming Pools Pose a New Danger for Pennsylvania Residents

Pennsylvania residents, like many across the country, have been looking for alternative ways to have fun during this unprecedented time. One common summer activity that has increased in popularity over the past several months is swimming. The NPD Group, a market research company, reported that pool sales have increased by…
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Two Women Injured After Car Crashes Into Coraopolis Storefront

It was a harrowing scene at 2:00am this morning as a car crashed into a storefront in Coraopolis, PA. Police say that there were two women in the vehicle at the time of the accident who had to later be cut from the wreckage after becoming trapped inside. Both women,…
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U.S. Department of Transportation Calls Pedestrian Deaths “Preventable Tragedies”

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, road fatalities saw a significant decrease from 2009 through 2018. Despite this decrease, pedestrian deaths have actually increased by a shocking 53% in 2018. U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao called these pedestrian deaths “preventable tragedies” during a national webinar for transportation…
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Seeking Damages From a Landlord for a Slip and Fall Injury

When you choose to rent a home or apartment, you expect it to be safe. You expect that your landlord will maintain your house in a way that is safe and free of any risk. When they don’t, you and your family may be at risk. If you slip and…
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Landowner Liability Involving Trespassers In Pennsylvania

Typically, a landowner owes a duty under Pennsylvania law, at a minimum, to refrain from intentionally or recklessly injuring a visitor to the property and to warn of dangerous conditions on the property that pose a risk to life and limb. Certain visitors to property, such as customers of a…
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