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February 2015 Archives

Whiteout causes pileup in Walker Township

While in the midst of a difficult winter, it can be easy for people to forget that winter weather requires special preparation. It is not just an everyday inconvenience that can be taken lightly. This is especially true when it comes to winter driving. With ice, snow and wind, conditions on Pennsylvania roadways can easily become treacherous. Drivers need to be aware of the road conditions, quiet any distractions, slow down and be prepared for anything when winter driving season hits.

When can a truck company be held liable for an accident?

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, there is very rarely only one cause of the accident. For example, a truck accident might be caused because the driver was speeding, was distracted or because the truck's breaks were in disrepair. Poor road conditions or a sleepy driver can also cause an accident. No matter the cause of an accident, it is important for accident victims to understand all the potential sources for compensation.

Property owners can be held responsible following an injury

Owning property in Pennsylvania comes with a lot of responsibilities. Not only do property owners need to take care of the physical property, they need to pay taxes and ensure that the property meets all other legal requirements. In addition, property owners have the responsibility to keep people safe from hazardous conditions upon the property.

Construction workers face multiple health hazards

Construction workers provide a valuable and necessary service to many Pennsylvania communities. Without construction workers necessary building and road repairs would go unfinished, and new construction would be difficult. While their work is necessary, construction workers often face a variety of health hazards on the job. These hazards can lead to work-related illnesses and injuries to workers.

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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