You’re driving home after a long day at work. Suddenly, a distracted driver in the lane next to you swerves into you—sending your car spinning into oncoming traffic. Miraculously, you survive, but you’re badly shaken and suffering from serious injuries that will take you out of commission for months.
While Thanksgiving used to be primarily about gathering with family and friends for an abundant, calorie-filled meal, the holiday tradition is changing. For many families, Thanksgiving is now synonymous with the three Fs: feasting, football and Friday—Black Friday, that is. The steep, day-after-Thanksgiving sales prompt many Americans to head to the mall, in search of the perfect holidays gifts at great prices.
If there's one holiday associated with firing explosives into the sky, it's the Fourth of July. Fireworks are a beloved part of Independence Day festivities. They represent celebration. They bring generations together. They can be beautiful and exciting to watch.
Everyone knows that wearing a seat belt increases safety on the road. But do you always follow this good practice? In this post, we examine some of the laws surrounding seat belt use in Pennsylvania:
Drunk drivers can pose a huge threat to the safety of others on the road. It's important to be able to tell the difference between a drunk driver and an unattentive or aggressive driver. In this post, we identify some of the indicators drunk driving and lay out some basic guidelines for how to respond:
The majority of personal injury cases involve negligence--e.g., a doctor failing to properly diagnose a patient, or a driver falling asleep at the wheel--which results in pain and suffering for the plaintiff. However, some types of personal injury are inflicted intentionally.
You're driving down the road, minding your own business. Suddenly, you hear a loud blast-like a gunshot inside your car. No, your tire didn't just blow out. You look up to see that in fact your sunroof has just exploded.
Facebook is a place of unlimited connectivity and information sharing. Most of us view Facebook as a benign place to post photos and share funny videos. We probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about how the information we share is used on the back end.
A slip and fall accident can lead to serious injury. Every year, nearly 8 million people visit the emergency room due to a slip and fall. That's more than one-third of all injury-based ER visits.
In the event of a personal injury, the allocation of compensation within a family can vary based on the details of the case. If, for example, you are injured due to medical malpractice, you might the sole recipient of financial restitution. Or perhaps, if applicable, your spouse also receives restitution as part of a loss of consortium claim. Alternatively, if your minor child is the victim of medical malpractice, there may be benefits awarded both to your child as well as to you and your spouse jointly.