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Determining Responsibility for Outdoor Slip and Falls

If someone is hurt badly while walking down the outside steps of another person’s home, who is at fault? As with many legal questions, your lawyer will need to know more about the conditions of what occurred, but the homeowner could be at fault for the accident. A homeowner can be at fault for a slip and fall accident that occurs on the steps outside their home if the steps were not adequately maintained. For example, if the steps were[…] Read More

Important Steps to Take After a Bus Accident

When we step on a bus for travel, to go to work, or to go to school, we have a false sense of safety that the size of the bus will protect us in an accident. In many cases, buses lack safety equipment, such as seatbelts and airbags, and passengers often wind up standing on a crowded bus. We never anticipate a bus accident will happen, and many would not know what to do in the event of such an[…] Read More

Tire Blowouts Cause Accidents

Philadelphia car accident lawyers know that car accidents can happen anytime, but drivers should know that summertime is prime time for tire blowouts. Tire manufacturers are aware that tire blow out season runs from mid-May to late October due to various factors. First, increased heat will contribute to the possibility of a tire blowout, but summertime is high season as drivers are more likely to be driving longer distances and with greater weight in the car for a family road[…] Read More

Head Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident

When a vehicle accident occurs, Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers report that motorcyclists are four times more likely to be injured than passengers in a car. This data is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA also reports that on a per mile basis, motorcyclists are 16 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than passengers in a car. These risks are related to the lack of protection while riding on a motorcycle. They are also related[…] Read More

Reasons for Summertime Car Accidents

Summertime. The time when the kids are out of school, and that long-awaited vacation arrives. Summer is also the time when, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, car accidents increase to their highest levels all year. In fact, the hottest month of the year, August heats up most in terms of highway fatalities. Reasons for Increased Summertime Car Accidents There are many reasons that car accidents increase in summertime, but high among these is because young drivers are on[…] Read More

Anti-Lock Brakes & Motorcycles

In 2017, it would be difficult to find a car that does not have an anti-lock brake system (ABS), but what about motorcycles? You may be surprised to know that although this technology is available, many motorcycles today are made without anti-lock brakes. Philadelphia personal injury attorneys explain why anti-lock brakes on motorcycles may be the smartest feature you demand when shopping for a bike. Some riders may argue that anti-lock brakes take away from the experience of riding a[…] Read More

Childhood Brain Injuries Cause Structural Changes in the Brain

Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of disability among children. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for a child to suffer from a fall or a car accident that results in head trauma and prolonged, lingering brain damage. As the fight to understand the nature of traumatic brain injuries progresses, scientists have discovered the ways that a child’s brain injury causes structural changes in the brain. These structural changes may actually prove to be beneficial toward brain injury research,[…] Read More

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers: The Importance of Regular Car Maintenance

While Philadelphia car accident lawyers handle hundreds of car accident cases per year, we also try to educate drivers about how to avoid the worst-case scenario. At the moment a car accident happens, drivers may not realize that some forethought on car maintenance may have been the first line of defense to actually prevent the accident. Things to Look out for During a Maintenance Check Some simple checks we note below can be made by your mechanic during an oil[…] Read More

Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers: Cities Receive Added Protection in Slip and Fall Accidents

Recent slip and fall accident legislation in Michigan may pave the way for similar laws throughout the country. This new law affords local governments additional protection against slip and fall accidents occurring on their sidewalks and streets. The law makes it tougher for people to sue their local government when injured in slip and fall accidents where the hazard was “open and obvious.” In Michigan, the “open and obvious” defense was previously available to private property owners and is now[…] Read More

Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers: Slip and Fall Prevention for Seniors

Injuries caused by a slip and fall accident are often catastrophic, resulting in the fatalities of over 18,000 Americans each year. The risk of suffering serious injuries is even higher for seniors. Conditions such as arthritis and other bone and joint conditions, previous injuries, and muscular disorders contribute directly to the risk of fatality due to falls for the elderly. Roughly eight million Americans are currently in long-term care, though about twelve million are in need of some form of[…] Read More