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April 2015 Archives

Do injured workers need to see specific doctors in Pennsylvania?

No matter how safe a Pennsylvania workplace tries to be, workplace accidents can happen. In the blink of an eye, a worker can be dealing with serious medical issues. In these cases, it is important that these workers seek medical attention. Without proper medical treatment, workers can face serious long-term damage or even death. Thankfully, workers' compensation often helps to cover the costs of this treatment and any subsequent rehabilitation.

Slip and fall accidents are real and dangerous

Most Pennsylvanians don't give a lot of thought to slip and fall accidents in their daily lives. This kind of accident is a staple of slapstick comedy, and when people experience such an accident, most of the time it's cause for no more than a slight injury and some embarrassment. However, more often than most people thing, a slip and fall accident can be much worse. It can lead to a serious situation that requires medical treatment. Sometimes it requires legal attention.

The dangers of retail shopping in Pennsylvania

When Pennsylvania residents think about retail shopping, they probably don't think about being in danger. Instead, they think about fun, hunting for deals, or spending too much money. However, when people are in public, they should understand that accidents occur more often than they think.

Are hotels responsible for injuries on their premises?

Premises liability laws protect people who are visiting the property of another. These laws require property owners to keep their properties safe for the people who are invited to visit it. Whether the visitors are visiting the property for business or personal reasons, these visitors have the right to expect that the property is reasonably free from hazardous conditions. Businesses have an especially high duty when compared with Pennsylvania homeowners. Businesses must take extra measures to make sure the public is safe.

Toddler injured by gun in home

A property owner in Pennsylvania is responsible for ensuring that their property is safe from hazardous conditions. This can include a variety of different safety concerns -- from a wet floor, to dangerous equipment and animals. If property owners fail to properly secure, maintain or repair their property, people can get seriously injured.

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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