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Can I File A Claim After Falling In A Store

Can I file a claim after falling in a store? Every year, thousands of people in Pennsylvania and around the country are injured while shopping in stores. Many of these injuries are the result of slip-and-fall accidents that could have been prevented by the storeowners. If a slip-and-fall accident was caused by a storeowner’s negligence, the injured shopper may have…
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Sugarland Live Nation Settle With Victims Of Stage Collapse

Sugarland, Live Nation settle with victims of stage collapse Pennsylvania music fans may be interested to know that country music duo Sugarland and concert promoter Live Nation as well as 16 other defendants have reached a $39 million settlement with victims of a fatal stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, which occurred in 2011. The agreement, announced on Dec….
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Fires Or Explosions Around The Holidays

Fires or explosions around the holidays Fires or explosions around the holidays are common in Western Pennsylvania. Generally, however, the fires and explosions that occur around the holidays happen in peoples’ homes when they are cooking or having a party; but fires or explosions can happen anytime, anywhere, including office buildings, construction sites, and other types of businesses. On Sunday…
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Car Accidents Abound Throughout Western Pa This Morning

Car accidents abound throughout Western PA this morning Freezing rain and frigid temperatures around the region prompted school districts from throughout Western Pennsylvania to delay or close today. It also caused many car accidents along major corridors, such as Interstate 79, Interstate 76, Routes 65, 51, 19, and the major parkways. One accident in particular, near Wexford along I-79 North…
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Pennsylvania Affected By Possible Insurance Pricing Scheme

Pennsylvania affected by possible insurance pricing scheme The Consumer Federation of America is warning of a pricing strategy being used in approximately 12 states, including Pennsylvania, to increase auto insurance premiums illegally. The practice is known as price optimization, and the pricing models are reportedly designed to raise rates for those who are unlikely to search for better rates. The…
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Wage And Hour Suits Against Wal Mart

Wage and hour suits against Wal-Mart Wage and hour lawsuits spread far beyond the oil fields. Wal-Mart, the country’s largest employer of private employees (non-federal), was recently crushed with a $188 million order by the PA Supreme Court this week because it failed to give its workers the proper amount of time for meals and breaks. In the class action…
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Property Owners Responsibility To Secure Attractive Nuisances

Property owners’ responsibility to secure attractive nuisances Pennsylvania parents whose children suffered injuries on someone else’s property may believe that the owner should have known that children would be curious about an unsecured swimming pool or a piece of machinery in their yards or on their commercial premises. Premises liability laws sometimes regard certain dangerous structures or other items on…
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Premises Liability Lawsuits Against Government Employees

Premises liability lawsuits against government employees Government employees who are acting within the scope of their employment generally enjoy something known as “sovereign immunity.” This means that they are immune to lawsuits for their actions on behalf of the government. However, Pennsylvania law allows for some important exceptions to this general rule regarding premises liability. One exception to this sovereign…
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Dram Shop Liability

Dram shop liability Pennsylvania is one of the many states that have enacted dram shop liability laws. These laws establish bar liability, as well as liability for any business or individual that serves an intoxicated person. Businesses that sell alcohol are called licensees under the state laws. One of the reasons why these laws exist is to prevent injuries and…
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Playground Injury Statistics For Pennsylvania Residents

Playground injury statistics for Pennsylvania residents Research has shown that emergency departments treat 200,000 children aged 14 and under each year who were hurt on a playground. Of those injuries, 45 percent of them involve severe fractures, concussions or internal injuries. The vast majority of injuries that did not result in death occur on playgrounds located at schools or daycare…
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