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July 2017 Archives

Parents file wrongful death lawsuit after son's drowning death

Families in Pennsylvania often beat the summer heat with a trip to their favorite water park. Waterslides, lazy rivers and wave pools are all attractive options for fun in the sun. However, it is important to keep in mind that, if appropriate actions are not taken, accidents in swimming pools can occur, sometimes resulting in deaths.

Underride guards could save lives in truck accidents

When it comes to an accident between an 80,000-pound semi-truck and a standard automobile, it should come as no surprise to drivers in Pennsylvania that due to sheer physics and size disparity the standard automobile usually doesn't stand a chance. Oftentimes these types of accidents are fatal. So, motorists may wonder if there is any way that semi-trucks can be made safer, should an accident occur.

Prosecutors to bring charges in alleged texting and driving crash

Smartphones are everywhere, meaning that more drivers than ever before have a potentially distracting device with them in their cars. Lots of drivers are able to keep their attention on the task of driving when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. But, many are not able to do this, and catastrophic injuries - and worse - are sometimes the result.

A brief summary of the law of wrongful death and its application

Whenever a person dies as a result of the negligent act of another party, that person's family may have a wrongful death claim against the allegedly negligent party. Wrongful death seems pretty straightforward, yet it is a legal standard, meaning that Pennsylvania judges will weigh the legal merits of a wrongful death case when hearing cases and making rulings.

Hazardous conditions on property could lead to premises liability

Whenever someone visits the property of another person in Berks County and suffers an injury due to a dangerous condition on the property, the owner or tenant of the property could be liable to the injured party under the law of premises liability. There are often dangerous conditions on people's property. How is liability determined? Must a property owner or tenant eliminate all hazardous conditions to avoid being held liable in a court of law?

Why are truck accidents so destructive?

In past weeks, we've discussed numerous recent truck accidents that occurred in Pennsylvania and the serious consequences that often ensue. But, what do we mean by a "commercial truck?" Why can they cause so much destruction to other vehicles on the road? What remedies might a truck accident victim have?

What is medical malpractice and how is it proven in court?

Berks County residents have no doubt seen stories about medical malpractice cases in the news and elsewhere. Maybe it was a big, million-dollar verdict that grabbed the headlines. Maybe a friend, family member or co-worker has been a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case. But, what exactly is medical malpractice? How does a plaintiff win a medical malpractice case?

Pennsylvania families deserve answers in cases of wrongful death

Anyone in Pennsylvania who has lost a spouse, child or other family member knows how difficult the loss of a loved one can be. Very often, people in this situation want answers. This is especially true when the death is the result of another person's negligence. People want answers, but very often other people are not interested in providing them.

When sepsis takes over your life

Each year, complications from medical procedures cause injury and death to millions of patients. In many cases, these complications were preventable if medical professionals had provided an appropriate standard of care.

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