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May 19, 2022
Q&A: What if my Motorcycle Accident was Caused by a Defect?

Q&A: What if my Motorcycle Accident was Caused by a Defect?

Product defects can result in motorcycle accidents, injuries and even death. That’s why keeping on top of safety recalls is so important. A recent article in FindLaw explains safety recalls and your rights as a motorcycle owner. When a defect causes a motorcycle injury or death, it’s often a product liability issue. Liability may lie […]

May 2, 2022
How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

Throughout May, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is observed to help reinforce safe sharing of the roadways. According to a recent report on Butler Radio, Pennsylvania saw over 3,000 motorcycle crashes and 226 fatalities last year. In May and the summer months, warmer weather brings more motorcyclists onto the roadways and, as the Pennsylvania State Police […]

April 25, 2022
Big Rig Dangers Inherent in Trucking Industry

Big Rig Dangers Inherent in Trucking Industry

Long-haul trucking is a dangerous job, accounting for 10 percent of fatal crashes in the U.S. in 2019, according to a recent commentary in the New York Times. The piece, which described tractor trailers as “40 tons of death,” detailed the challenging work conditions and other reasons why truckers put themselves and other drivers at […]

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Slip and Fall?

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Slip and Fall?

If you slip or trip on someone else’s property and are injured, you have a potential premises liability claim that is known as a “slip and fall.” The property owner may be held accountable for damages related to your injuries if there was negligence involved. “Damages” refers to money awarded for loss or injury. After […]

March 28, 2022
Top Fatal Workplace Injuries

Top Fatal Workplace Injuries

Workplace fatalities continue to be an issue in the U.S., as evidenced by the newest nationwide census by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In that most recent report, the bureau revealed the top fatal workplace injuries by occupation, fatal event, worker type, and other criteria for the year 2020. Overall, there were 4,764 fatal work […]

March 21, 2022
Marital Property v. Separate Property

Marital Property v. Separate Property

The boundary between marital assets and separate property can sometimes be blurred, further complicating a divorce, according to an article in Kiplinger. The longer you’ve been married, and the more money you have, the more likely you will need to do your due diligence to protect your assets. “Marital property” is anything that is earned […]

March 14, 2022
Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

A new report in Healthline shared the statistic that one in 10 adults over the age of 60 has experienced elder abuse, also claiming that some experts say this type of abuse is often not even reported. The article shared how family members can recognize the signs of abuse. Elder abuse can be physical or […]

March 7, 2022
Criminal Charges Overturned Due to Mistakes

Criminal Charges Overturned Due to Mistakes

Two criminal cases in Pennsylvania were overturned recently due to mistakes in the way an individual was charged. In one, charges were dropped against a driver suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) because he did not speak English, and in the second, a car was found to be illegally searched. In the DUI matter, […]

February 28, 2022
Deadly Medication Errors

Deadly Medication Errors

More Americans die each year as a result of medical errors than because of breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents combined, according to an article in Medical Xpress. While that statistic is concerning in itself, the total number of medical errors could be far greater. If a medical error doesn’t cause severe harm or death, […]

February 22, 2022
Q&A: Can I Sue My Employer for a Robbery at Work?

Q&A: Can I Sue My Employer for a Robbery at Work?

According to FindLaw, workplace robbery is more common than you might think, affecting about 50,000 businesses in the United States each year. One in every 5,000 employees over age 16 will be a victim of a workplace robbery. Robberies can happen anywhere but typically occur at businesses that handle cash: gas stations, banks, convenience stores, […]