2012

Blog Posts in 2012

  • What To Do If You Suspect You Have a Foodborne Illness

    || 31-Dec-2012

    When it comes to food, proper storage, standard preparation techniques and the utmost care must be taken in order to help protect and prevent people from falling victim to food poisoning/food borne illnesses. Unfortunately food poisoning can occur whether you are at a party, at a fancy restaurant, in a local deli, or at someone's home for dinner. For example, when someone cuts raw meat on the ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Entirely Natural Accumulations of Snow or Ice

    || 26-Nov-2012

    To prevail on a personal injury claim arising out of a slip and fall on snow or ice, the injured person must prove that the person or business entity responsible to maintain the property was negligent. Negligence is breaching a duty owed to someone. To prove negligence, you must prove that the person or business entity responsible to maintain the property had a duty to remove the slippery snow or ...
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  • How Are You Able to Recover Lost Wages Arising Out of a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 1-Oct-2012

    If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania and incur lost wages as a result of your injuries, you have two separate sources from which to possibly recover your lost wages. The first source is referred to as first party benefits, and possibly allows you to recover your lost wages under an automobile insurance policy that you are insured under. This source is referred to as first ...
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  • Sometimes when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, they can pursue a claim for personal injuries, known as pain and suffering, if their injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or business. Sometimes when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, they can pursue a worker's compensation claim for ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Sewickley, Pennsylvania over two years ago a man was killed by what is believed to be a work site accident. Jack Hogan, 31, was working at the Sewickley Wastewater Treatment Plant when he inhaled too much methane gas which led to a 21 foot drop to his death. The medical coroner who examined this young man’s body determined that his death was caused by blunt force trauma, likely because of ...
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  • All over the news and commercials, viewers are hearing of the latest new car models that provide the highest levels of safety around. New steels that can protect the passengers from new levels of accidents and impacts that are unheard of, airbags that have less of a head and chest trauma when deployed. All these additions sound great, so why is there a growing concern with car safety still? The ...
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  • Car Accidents: Other Cars Aren't the Only Enemy

    || 1-Aug-2012

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, statistics for the first three months of this year show that there have already been around 7,630 people who have been involved in fatal car accidents. This is just between the months of January and March of 2012. Unfortunately car accidents are one of the leading causes in deaths in the United States, it is a sad truth to have to face. Even with ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • Whenever you are injured while an occupant of a commercial vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, you automatically have unrestricted full tort rights to pursue a personal injury claim. A commercial vehicle is one that is not owned by an individual, but rather by a business. Examples of commercial vehicles are all types of buses, including SEPTA buses, private buses ...
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  • Bicyclist's Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 12-Mar-2012

    A bicyclist has the right of way in a designated bicycle lane. Where there is no designated bicycle travel lane, the bicyclist has the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle operators on streets and roadways. Thus, when a bicyclist is in a travel lane on a city street, motor vehicle operators must yield the right of way to the bicyclist before merging into or crossing the ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Black Ice

    || 6-Feb-2012

    People slip and fall on ice more than snow. Often times the ice appears to look like water, but in reality it is ice. This situation is often referred to as black ice. Because black ice is thin and appears slightly darker than the surrounding pavement it is laying on, it often appears similar to water. Whether a person injured by a slip and fall on black ice can pursue a personal injury claim in ...
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