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September 21, 2022
Q&A: Who is Liable for an Injury at a Short-Term Rental?

Q&A: Who is Liable for an Injury at a Short-Term Rental?

A woman injured in a shooting at a Pennsylvania Airbnb has sued the company, alleging that their negligence led to the violence. There were reportedly over 200 people at the rental when the shooting took place, many of them underage. The plaintiff, who was shot in the leg when trying to leave, is accusing Airbnb […]

September 19, 2022
The Most Dangerous Seat in a Pickup

The Most Dangerous Seat in a Pickup

Pickup trucks may be popular, but their passenger safety ratings are not always the best, according to a recent article in Motor Biscuit. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) cautions buyers to check the safety ratings for their particular make and model. Since 2012, the IIHS has used crash tests to rate truck safety. […]

September 12, 2022
When Do Most Motorcycle Crashes Happen?

When Do Most Motorcycle Crashes Happen?

From helmet use to alcohol impairment, the Insurance Information Institute shared statistics on motorcycle crashes between 2011 and 2020. Here are highlights of what they found: Motorcyclist fatalities are currently at the highest rate in nine years. Fatality rates came in at 31.64 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2020, versus 24.97 in 2011. […]

September 5, 2022
Stairway Falls: The Dangerous Facts

Stairway Falls: The Dangerous Facts

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls on stairs, ramps, and landings are responsible for over 36,000 deaths and more than 7 million emergency room visits each year. That makes stairs, ramps and landings the number one household hazard on the list of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance […]

August 29, 2022
How Car Accident Settlements are Calculated

How Car Accident Settlements are Calculated

An estimated 38,000 people are killed in car crashes each year and even more are injured, resulting in a substantial amount of monetary damages. If you’re a victim of a car crash, the person responsible is expected to cover damages, which can mean a number of things, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, […]

August 22, 2022
Electrical Hazards at Work

Electrical Hazards at Work

Electrical hazards may abound at your workplace, hiding behind walls or even in plain sight. Harmful work environments like this led to 672 worker deaths in the U.S. in 2020, according to a recent article in Modern Diplomacy. Common electrical hazards at work can range from the unseen to the unnoticed. These include exposed cables, […]

August 15, 2022
America’s Nursing Home Crisis

America’s Nursing Home Crisis

As America’s elderly population continues to grow, there are not enough elder care workers to fill demand and as a result, care may suffer, according to an article in Politico. Since 2020, 400,000 workers have quit, due to a combination of low pay, lack of advancement, and pandemic exhaustion. The immigrants who have typically filled […]

JUUL Takes Action Against Ban

JUUL Takes Action Against Ban

Vaping giant Juul Labs has faced its share of legal action in multiple states, as we’ve previously reported. Last month, the FDA issued a ban on Juul’s products in the U.S., citing concerns about potentially harmful chemicals leaching from the pods. The agency noted that there is insufficient and conflicting data from the company to […]

August 1, 2022
Locked Down…from Access to Meds

Locked Down…from Access to Meds

Inmates struggling with opioid addiction in Pennsylvania jails do not have adequate access to medication and are more likely to overdose later as a result, according to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. A recent report by the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP), a legal aid group, revealed that opioid addiction medication in the state’s […]

July 25, 2022
Q&A: Are medical mistakes always considered malpractice?

Q&A: Are medical mistakes always considered malpractice?

Medical malpractice is almost inevitable in today’s society, according to an article in Psychiatry Advisor. But what, specifically, constitutes “medical malpractice?” Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect patients, providing compensation for damages and deterring future unsafe practices. However, to qualify as medical malpractice, it must occur within a formal physician-patient relationship, and four elements […]