Category: Wrongful Death

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

Motorcycle Safety Tips

When spring and summer are in full bloom, motorcyclists dust off their bikes and head out on the road. Before hitting the open road, motorcyclists and motor vehicle drivers should be aware of safety tips that could prevent fatal accidents. Safety Tips for Motor Vehicle Drivers Regarding Motorcycles Motorists should first be aware that when the weather is warm, more motorcycles will be on the road and they should be aware that motorcycles could be in their blind spots since[…] 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

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers: 50 Percent of Youth Car Accident Fatalities Involve Alcohol

Drunk driving can be fatal for drivers, passengers, and other motorists and pedestrians on the roadway, no matter what the age of the drunk driver. For drivers under the age of 21, drunk driving is especially dangerous. A study conducted by Scott E. Hadland, MD, MPH of the Urban Health and Advocacy Track at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center found that while comprehensive alcohol policies reduce the number of alcohol-related collisions overall, half of the car accidents that[…] 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

Traffic Fatalities Rose in 2015

Following years of decline, traffic fatalities on American roadways are once again on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in July that an estimated 35,200 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2015. The number represents a 7.7 percent increase over 2014, when 32,675 fatalities were reported. According to Philadelphia car accident lawyers, the statistics are especially troubling given the advances in technology which should make road travel today safer than ever. Government officials offer[…] Read More

How to Prove Fault

No one can prepare themselves for the sudden loss of a loved one. When the death is due to the negligence of another person, grief-stricken family members often face feelings of shock, anger, and injustice. A wrongful death claim allows heirs of the deceased to file a civil lawsuit in order to sue for damages for lost financial support, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages that relate to the case. Families pursuing a wrongful death case must prove[…] Read More

Compensation for Grief in Pennsylvania

When an individual dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or a group of people, certain family members of the deceased can recover damages in Pennsylvania courts. Generally, those family members include the spouse, children or parents of the person who died. Wrongful death actions in Pennsylvania are governed by the Wrongful Death Act, 42 Pa.C.S. Section 8301, as well as several Pennsylvania court decisions that have interpreted the Wrongful Death Act. However, the family members[…] Read More