Category: Personal Injury

Who is responsible when someone is injured by a defective product?

Personal Injury
  February 18, 2020

When you purchase a consumer product, you have a reasonable expectation that is is safe for its intended use. If it isn’t safe, and you are injured because of a defect in the product, who should be held responsible? This is one of the questions underpinning product liability law. Under the laws of Pennsylvania and the federal government, nearly any party…

Don’t let a pre-existing condition stop your injury lawsuit

Personal Injury
  December 13, 2019

Personal injury claims get their start in many ways. Maybe you were in a car accident while trying to make it out of the shopping mall’s parking lot during the holiday rush. Perhaps you slipped on ice in the lobby of the hotel where you were staying for Thanksgiving. Maybe you were hit by a drunk driver when you were…

Defendant in lawsuit claims plaintiff got the wrong company

Personal Injury
  November 15, 2019

If you’ve been hurt recently, chances are that you didn’t feel the need to sue anyone over the cause. Injuries can happen for countless accidental reasons, and insurance among other supports is there to help people recover from the consequences. Lawsuits regarding personal injury need some specific relation between the defendant and the cause of the pain and damage. It…

A hip fracture typically requires surgery

Personal Injury
  November 5, 2019

When you arrive at work, the last thing you’re thinking about is the safety of your hips. However, depending on your profession, you may be at risk of suffering a hip fracture among a variety of other injuries. If you injure your hip on the job, such as the result of a slip-and-fall or fall from height, you may have…

Ladder safety tips for everyone

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  August 7, 2019

If you are a construction worker in Pittsburgh, you probably already know that your job is dangerous. In fact, the construction industry has one of the highest rates of workplace accidents compared to other jobs. While there are many hazards on job sites, such as exposed live wires, falling objects and potentially malfunctioning equipment, falls are the leading cause of…

New law may make medical malpractice cases easier for veterans

Personal Injury
  May 17, 2019

If you live long enough, it is almost inevitable someone else will accidentally hurt you. In some cases, this is simply an experience that may be worth more than it costs. In others, that may have to be taken literally, as the only way to recover from injuries caused by someone else is to collect financial damages. One of the…

Personal injury lawsuits help people recover from trauma

Personal Injury
  March 7, 2019

If a person hurts himself, there are a lot of emotions that can gather. Other than the anger and depression that can come with physical pain or limited mobility, someone may also feel shame at slowing himself down with an accident. These emotions can get more complicated when another person is involved. When a person hurts someone else, even in…

Do horses pose a safety risk?

Personal Injury
  March 7, 2019

Many people find horses to be beautiful, magnificent animals. They are powerful, yet sleek. And whether you are a professional rider or enjoy horseback riding for sport, horses can help you access terrain another mode of transportation might not allow you to see or win trophies for dancing gracefully. Undoubtedly, riding horseback can be thrilling. Whether racing, jumping or exploring…

Hundreds of injuries from horse and buggy crashes in Pennsylvania

Car Accidents, Personal Injury
  January 21, 2019

Last week, a 62-year-old Amish man in Pennsylvania was rear ended and died while riding in his horse and buggy on U.S. Route 522. Sadly, this situation occurs frequently around the Amish communities in Pennsylvania. Since 2007, there have been over 625 car accidents involving horses and buggies in Pennsylvania, according to a local new source. These crashes have resulted…

Are some activities too dangerous for liability?

Personal Injury
  December 28, 2018

It is comforting to know that there is legal recourse in the case that someone else causes an injury to another person, even if the injury is the result of an accident. There are limits, however, as a Pennsylvania lawsuit demonstrated. What was the origin of the lawsuit? The plaintiff in the lawsuit had fractured his leg when he struck…