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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Pennsylvania, Wrongful Death on June 19, 2017

Pennsylvania law defines “wrongful death” as any death the negligence, recklessness, or unlawful action of another person causes. It may be helpful to think of wrongful death like a personal injury claim the decedent could have made had the accident not resulted in his/her death. Wrongful death claims center on the same theory as personal …

Pennsylvania Auto Insurance Requirements

Posted in Car Accidents, Pennsylvania on June 12, 2017

Every driver in Pennsylvania must carry adequate vehicle insurance at all times. Failure to carry appropriate insurance can lead to tickets, fines, and legal trouble. You may even have your license suspended and car impounded. It can be difficult to know exactly what types of insurance and coverage minimums the law requires, as well as …

Slip and Fall Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents on June 5, 2017

Slip and fall injury claims are some of the most common lawsuits in the civil court system. Slips and falls can happen anywhere. Your local supermarket, a friend’s house, a shopping mall, the workplace – at any moment, you could suffer a personal injury from a slip, trip, and fall. After this type of accident, …

Daniel’s Law and Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania

Posted in Distracted Driving, Law, Pennsylvania on March 20, 2017

Distracted driving has long been a problem on Pennsylvania roadways. Though talking and texting is banned, ticketing and verbal warnings have done little to deter drivers from using their phones while driving. However, a new piece of legislation aims to change that. Below, our Philadelphia car accident lawyers explore Daniel’s Law in greater detail. In a unanimous …

What Is the Standard of Care in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 13, 2017

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a recent medical procedure or substandard care, you might be considering hiring a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer and filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. In your research about medical malpractice, you’ve likely heard the term “standard of care.” What is standard of care, …

Pennsylvania’s Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars

Posted in Car Accidents, Pennsylvania on March 6, 2017

What started as the makings of science fiction is becoming a reality. Self-driving cars are leaving the Google campus and auto showrooms and headed to our roadways. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to help save lives and prevent injury by eliminating human error, but we have much left to discover about them, including who is …

Determining Liability in Hazardous Road Accidents

Posted in Car Accidents on February 20, 2017

You may wonder about responsibility if you hit a large pothole and puncture a tire, a piece of construction debris cracks your window, or debris gets lodged in the undercarriage and causes damage. Hazardous road conditions such as potholes, debris, and construction instruments can all contribute to valid accident claims. In road hazard cases, determining …

How to Make an Injury Claim Against Pennsylvania

Posted in Pennsylvania, Personal Injury on February 13, 2017

Personal injury claims against government employees, officials, and agencies differ from claims against private citizens. While Pennsylvania receives a certain degree of sovereign immunity, current laws include a set of exceptions to sovereign immunity listed in Title 42 Section 8522. When Individuals Can File Claims Against the State If the following personal injury incidents involve …

Can I Sue My Doctor for Misdiagnosis?

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury on February 6, 2017

Every physician owes patients a reasonable standard of medical care. If a physician fails to perform at the accepted standard and a patient suffers as a result of his or her actions, the patient reserves the right to file a malpractice claim against those responsible. Failing to take appropriate steps during the diagnostic process and …

Do I Have to Report a Minor Car Accident in Philadelphia?

Posted in Car Accidents, Pennsylvania on December 19, 2016

No one likes being involved in a car accident – nor in the legal tangle that follows. In addition to the stress of possible bodily injuries and property damage to your vehicle, you also need to worry about insurance claims and who’s at fault for the accident. You may even need to contact the police or …

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