Schemery Zicolello

January 2014 Archives

Property owners have a duty in icy and snowy weather

This winter has been hard on many Pennsylvania residents. The snow, ice and wind makes going outside very dangerous at times. Despite the difficult conditions, life has to go on. People still need to leave their homes to go to work and school. Businesses still need to open in order to make money. Therefore, people have to brave the cold weather and carry on with life. If the conditions are right, however, these outings can end in disaster, especially if an icy sidewalk causes a slip-and-fall accident.

The Untold Story

While the Lycoming County District Attorney has decided to pursue criminal charges against City of Williamsport Police Officer Jonathan Deprenda of Homicide by Vehicle and Manslaughter, the criminal case may never answer the root question of how a tragic confluence of events caused the death of James Robinson. The criminal case will likely center upon Officer Deprenda's operation of his vehicle at an incredible rate of 88 mph on East Third Street while attempting to overtake vehicles in his path. However, questions related to adequacy of officer training and internal Police Department policies will not likely be part of any prosecution. The central questions to those who want to prevent incidents like this from occurring in the future are: 1) What did Officer Deprenda learn in his training that led him to conlcude that his actions were not incredibly reckless? and 2) If the Police Department had been aware of any previous similar conduct by Officer Deprenda? Remember, that while

Fatal truck accident occurs in Pennsylvania

An accident between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck has the potential to be tragic. In order to minimize risk, truck drivers are supposed to obey a variety of trucking regulations that dictate how long they can be on the road and how often the truck must undergo require maintenance -- among other rules. These rules are meant to prevent fatal truck accidents and other disasters that can easily injure Pennsylvania residents.

Pennsylvania woman receives workers' compensation after stabbing

Recently, a Pennsylvania court has ruled that a woman is eligible to receive workers' compensation after an injury she suffered in her son's home. According to reports, the woman was acting as a caregiver for her adult son. Her son had health issues due to drug use and had undergone the amputation of one of his legs. The woman was receiving compensation from the state of Pennsylvania for the work she was performing. As part of her contract with the state she was required to live under the same roof as her son.

Police Pursuit ends with tragic death in Williamsport

The current administration of the Williamsport Police Department just doesn't get it. James Robinson is tragically and horrifically killed as a result of a police pursuit conducted by the department and they are completely dim to the prospect that they bear some responsibility.

Pennsylvania car accident kills 2

With the recent severe winter weather, many roads in Pennsylvania have been dangerous to travel on. However, people still need to be out and about, and therefore the roadways are still busy. In these conditions, drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid serious car accidents. Negligent drivers can do a lot of damage, especially when the roads are slick.

Truck accident kills Pennsylvania woman in Tioga County

There are many different types of trucks on Pennsylvania roadways. Each of these trucks poses its own dangers as it shares the roadways with smaller cars, bicyclists and people. A recent accident in Union Township involved roll back-type tow truck.

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.

more results

email us for a responseemail us for a response