Category: Personal Injury

What to Prove in a Slip and Fall Case

When you take a slip and fall injury claim to court, it can be a battle. The winner of this battle will be the side that knows the law better and can cite case examples that validate your side’s position. There are certain factors one must prove in their slip and fall case. The following are factors that can prove significant when determining the outcome. Comparative Negligence To begin, you must be able to show that the accident was not[…] Read More

Car Seat Safety in the Winter

Parents want to protect their children more than anything else. Some parents may not realize that certain car seat practices in the winter are putting children at risk if they are not dressed properly in a car seat. Additionally, parents should be aware that it is best to keep children rear-facing for as long as possible, since an accident can have a greater impact on the neck and spine when children are under age three. Car seat straps should be[…] Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents While Shopping

Every year, thousands of people are injured while shopping because the owner of the premises did not take suitable precautions to prevent a potential slip and fall accident. Shopping injuries may result in serious and sometimes permanent issues, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Many injuries involve fractures or sprains, which may prevent the victim from working or attending to daily tasks until they have healed. With the holiday season upon us, slip and fall accidents while shopping[…] Read More

Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

With a chill in the air, it is undeniable that winter is here. In the northeastern part of the United States, snowfall creates many hazards. Homeowners and business owners should be aware of their responsibilities regarding snow removal on their property. New homeowners must understand that with home ownership also comes the potential for liability if someone is injured on their property due to the presence of snow or ice. Preparing for Snow and Ice Removal In preparation for snow[…] Read More

Halloween Safety

Halloween is such a special time of year for children and adults. When Halloween or your town’s designated day for trick-or-treating finally arrives, it is such an exciting event. Parents must also be aware of the safety hazards and concerns that accompany this day. The National Safety Council tracks safety statistics regarding injuries and fatalities related to motor vehicle accidents. Parents should know that on Halloween, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car than[…] Read More

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