Philadelphia Neighborhoods Tackle Traffic-Related Fatalities

With busy city streets of Philadelphia often come speeding cars and relentless traffic. Bicyclists and pedestrians commonly fight for a safe space on and across the roads, carefully maneuvering from one point to another. Often, cyclists must choose between riding next to zooming cars without so much as a bike lane or riding on sidewalks and swerving around parked vehicles and pedestrians. While you may believe that these populated neighborhoods are the ones most likely to see the greatest number[…] Read More

The Difference Between Trip, Slip and Fall

Lawyers often use phrases like slip and fall or trip and fall. It can be useful to take a moment to understand the specific meanings of these phrases. People are often seriously hurt on the property of someone else, whether it be a store, a public area, an apartment, or an office building. Slip and falls are mainly a way to categorize the kinds of serious injuries that are most common. The following distinguishes the differences between slips, trips, falls,[…] Read More

Securing Car Seats Saves Lives

Parents believe they are doing the right thing when they buy the most complex car seat for their child. They may even research the seat that has the highest safety rating. What some parents may not realize is that even the safest car seat may not be as safe if they are not installed properly. If parents install a car seat properly, it can reduce a child’s risk of injury by 70 percent. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention[…] Read More

Back-to-School Slip and Fall Safety

A recent study has shown that slip and falls are among the most common of all accidents that lead to injuries. With the start of a new school year, preparation and common sense are key to avoiding potential slip and fall accidents in schools. It is not too early to review procedures to avoid potential injuries. The following factors contribute to slip and falls on school property. Wet or Slippery Surfaces Certain surfaces are made of materials that are naturally[…] Read More

NHTSA Acts to Shut Down Autopilot Buddy

Technology is evolving every day and helps make our world easier, faster, and more efficient. However, not all technological advances are positive. Tesla currently uses an Autopilot driver-assistance program, and owners of Tesla vehicles have been using this system in potentially dangerous ways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered several companies that own and sell Autopilot Buddy to stop selling the device. Autopilot Buddy, used in conjunction with Autopilot, can be extremely dangerous for the driver and others[…] Read More

Geoffrey Gompers Featured on WWDB Talk Radio

Attorney Geoffrey Gompers joins Jeff Prim on the show, Legal Matters, on WWDB AM Talk Radio 860. Topics discussed include what to do if you have been injured in an accident and how to pursue a personal injury claim. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates, call 215-567-6600 or contact us online.

Avoiding Collisions Between Bicycles and Cars

In the Philadelphia area, motorists may not be used to seeing bicyclists on the road in the colder months as much as they do during the summer months.  Motorists need to be more aware of bicyclists on the road, but bicyclists should also take precautions to avoid potential accidents with cars. Bicyclists have the most incentive to take precaution since a cyclist is more likely to suffer greater injury than the motorist. The following are tips for bicyclists to practice[…] Read More

Safety During Summer Pool Use

Summer is here, and the kids are ready to head to the local public pool or even a private pool in the backyard. Pool safety is always a top priority and pool-goers should be aware of who is responsible if an accident does occur. A Pool Owner’s Duty of Reasonable Care Pool owners have a duty of reasonable care to anyone who is invited or expected to use their pool. If it is a public pool, there may be an[…] Read More

Ridesharing Without Car Seats for Children

In Pennsylvania, children aged eight and under are required to be restrained in a car seat when riding in a vehicle. This includes if the child is riding in an Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing vehicle. A recent study has highlighted ridesharing vehicles failing to use car seats when transporting children. Riding in a properly-fitting car seat or booster seat greatly reduces injury to children in the event of a car accident. First responders who have witnessed the aftermath of[…] Read More

Cleaning Safety Tips

Warm weather has finally arrived, and the instinct for most people is to spruce up and clean out. Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers know that accidents can happen when people take on activities that they are not accustomed to doing. The following are safety tips to consider when cleaning and can be helpful to avoid potential accidents. Be aware of clutter. While you are cleaning, do not make large piles of things near entryways or stairways that could make for[…] Read More