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May 2012 Archives

Recent cases confirm rising number of dog bites in Pennsylvania

Homeowners and businesses have a responsibility to keep their premises free of dangerous property conditions. Sometimes, an aggressive dog can be just as hazardous as any other danger. Homeowners have a responsibility to control their dogs to protect others from accidents, or they may pay damages in a premises liability lawsuit.

Fiery truck accident leads to two fatalities, two injuries

Truck accidents are very serious. Semi-trucks outweigh cars and smaller vehicles by so much that even minor accidents can lead to serious injuries. Large trucks are also harder to maneuver and slow down, so avoiding an accident is much more difficult for them.

May is Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycles can be a fun and safe way to see the state of Pennsylvania. However, motorcycle accidents can be cause for great concern. Pennsylvania has designated the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. During this month -- and every month of the year -- it is important to remember that motorcyclists have a right to safely use Pennsylvania roads.

State budget cuts concern those receiving workers' compensation

When Pennsylvania employees go to work, there are laws that protect them and provide certain safety standards for employers to follow. If these standards are not met and an employee is injured on the job, that employee may be eligible for workers' compensation.

Pennsylvania texting and driving law tough to draw a bead on

Driving a car takes concentration and attention on behalf of the driver. In today's busy society Pennsylvania drivers can easily be distracted by a number of things, including texting while driving. A distracted driver might then become a negligent driver.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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