Category: Personal Injury

Preventing Eye Injuries at Work

Personal Injury
  January 7, 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a location with many job opportunities in the factory or mechanical industry. These industries often lend themselves to most workplace injuries, including eye injuries, which are preventable. There are several types of eye injuries that may occur in the workplace, which lead to workers’ compensation claims. It is important to protect yourself, however, to prevent these injuries.…

Explaining a Pain and Suffering Multiplier?

Catastrophic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury
  January 7, 2021

Many car accident victims in Pennsylvania are entitled to a settlement paid out by the other driver or their insurance company. When most people think about filing a claim, they’re looking for compensation for their vehicle damages and medical bills. However, a settlement doesn’t just cover the physical damage from the car accident. The victim might also receive compensation for…

Vital Steps to Take after a Car Accident

Car Accidents, Personal Injury
  October 21, 2020

Maybe you suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The shock and the stress can easily lead victims to omit certain important steps after the crash. Below is a summary of what victims ideally should be able to do immediately following the incident. Checking for injuries and calling the police Both parties in a crash should first…

Femur Fractures Caused by Car Crashes

Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury
  August 22, 2020

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of femur fractures for drivers living in Pennsylvania and across the United States, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. These types of fractures are extremely painful and can lead to permanent disabilities. What types of car accidents lead to femur fractures? The femur is a long bone that runs from your…

Vehicle safety features can be beneficial, but not always

Personal Injury
  July 25, 2020

Advanced driver-assistance systems can be of great benefit to drivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, they are not perfect, and in fact, they have been known to contribute, albeit indirectly, to car accidents. Perhaps you were in such an accident yourself. Perhaps the other driver, relying too much on ADAS, thought it was fine to use the phone behind the wheel.…

Rural roads less safe for drivers than urban roads

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury
  June 8, 2020

Drivers in Pennsylvania may be skeptical of this claim, but rural roads tend to be more dangerous than urban roads. The following are just a few of the reasons why drivers should exercise caution on rural roads. First is that rural areas can create a false sense of security in drivers. They may think that they can travel down the…

What can I do if I lose a loved one in a fatal car accident?

Personal Injury
  March 5, 2020

When a loved one is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, it can be one of the most difficult experiences family members and loved ones face. It is helpful for surviving family members to be familiar with the legal protections available to them when they have wrongfully lost a loved one in a car accident. What are common causes of…

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…