Pittsburgh Personal Injury Blog

Injuries Caused by Lighting Deficiencies

Personal Injury
  June 21, 2024

Property owners and managers have a legal duty to keep their premises safe. This duty includes ensuring adequate lighting on walkways, parking lots, and other common-use areas. When lighting deficiencies lead to injuries, victims can hold negligent property owners responsible through a premises liability lawsuit. How Do Lighting Deficiencies Cause Injury? Lighting deficiencies can cause […]

Pothole Injuries on Public and Private Roads

Car Accidents
  June 7, 2024

Potholes on public and private roads can cause motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall injuries. If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a pothole or other negligent property condition, the property owner or government entity in charge of the roadway may owe you compensation. However, seeking financial justice for a pothole injury can be […]

Nursing Home Falls

Personal Injury
  May 31, 2024

Many families must make the difficult decision to move an aging parent or loved one into a nursing home. While we trust they will receive good care and be protected from harm, nursing home falls are a common occurrence. If your loved one is injured in a nursing home fall, you may not know where […]

Hit and Run Victims and Investigation

Car Accidents
  May 24, 2024

Drivers who leave the scene of an accident – known as a “hit and run” – are subject to criminal penalties. Yet, despite the possible consequences, hit-and-run accidents occur frequently. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the number of hit-and-run accidents in the United States in recent years has exceeded 700,000, resulting in […]

Four Ainsman Levine Attorneys Named Super Lawyers for 2024

Firm News
  May 17, 2024

Each year, Super Lawyers — a rating service founded by Thomson Reuters — recognizes and lists the top lawyers in each state. This year, Ainsman Levine, LLC is proud to announce that four of our attorneys have made the list: two as Super Lawyers and two as Rising Stars. Erin K. Rudert and Richard C. […]

Workers’ Compensation for Prison Guards: Concussions, Assaults, and Trip/Slip and Falls

Workers' Compensation
  April 16, 2024

After getting hurt at work, a corrections officer in Pennsylvania may have the right to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. State law guarantees workers’ comp to corrections officers who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses from accidents such as slip and falls or from inmate assaults. Common Injuries Suffered by Corrections Officers Serving as a corrections officer […]

What Is Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania? Common Examples and What Qualifies.

  April 9, 2024

We trust healthcare providers to keep us healthy and treat injuries or medical conditions. However, errors or deficient treatment can seriously harm a patient. When a healthcare provider negligently treats their patient, and the patient suffers injuries or complications, the provider may have committed medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional breaches their […]

Rideshare

Uber Frustrating: Rideshares Eliminate Coverage for Drivers and Occupants

Motor Vehicle Accidents
  March 12, 2024

Call it what you will – a coverage tragedy, a series of unfortunate events, or a situation that can be expressed with a sequence of four-letter words unfit for publication.  Informing your injured client that there is no coverage for their car accident is an unsavory task.  If your client is a driver or passenger […]

Can You Sue for Pain & Suffering in PA?

Personal Injury
  February 29, 2024

If you’ve been harmed because of someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against that person or entity. As part of your personal injury lawsuit, you can seek compensation for the pain and suffering you experience due to your injuries. However, quantifying pain and suffering can get tricky – […]

Accidental Shootings While Hunting

Personal Injury
  February 22, 2024

Did you recently suffer injuries in an accidental shooting while hunting? You might feel overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next. A lawyer can protect your rights and guide you through the process of filing an injury claim. With a successful claim, you can hold the responsible party accountable and recover fair compensation for […]