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December 2014 Archives

How do you keep safe following a car accident in a hybrid?

Car accidents are not uncommon in Pennsylvania, but they are not everyday occurrences for most people. And following an accident it is important that people know how to react. In particular, people need to know what they need to do to keep safe following an accident. This can help reduce the possibilities of further injuries or property damage.

Trucks in Pennsylvania need proper maintenance

Large trucks can often be seen traveling throughout Pennsylvania. While many people may realize that these tractor trailers are dangerous, many may not realize just how dangerous they can be -- especially when they are not maintained. If these large trucks cause collisions, truck drivers and others on the roadways can be seriously hurt, or even killed.

Who is held responsible for injuries incurred on public property?

Now that winter has arrived, Pennsylvania residents may be more aware of icy sidewalks - and most homeowners are aware that they must keep sidewalks clean, especially in the winter. Someone who slips on a sidewalk managed by a homeowner may have the option to sue the homeowner for damages. But, can a Pennsylvania resident also hold a local government agency responsible for an accident? If someone is injured due to an obstruction of the roadway, traffic light malfunction, or any other defect on public property - who can be held responsible for damages?

Don't let expenses from workplace accidents cost you money

This blog has, on many occasions, explained the risks of workplace injuries that Pennsylvania workers face. On any given occasion, workers can suffer serious injuries on the job. These injuries can include back and neck injuries, amputation or traumatic brain injury. These injuries can also be caused by long term exposure to dangerous conditions and including repetitive stress injuries, damage to soft tissue or heart attack.

Do property owners need to protect trespassing children?

Pennsylvania property owners have a variety of responsibilities. In particular, under premises liability laws, property owners must keep their property safe for guests and invitees. However, this duty generally does not extend to trespassers. Trespassers are those people who do not have permission to enter the property owners' land. But, what about children? Children often wander on to other people's property without permission. Children often lack the experience or the social knowledge to stay away from the property of others.

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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