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What to Do if You Were in a Car Accident Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the workforce.  For most Americans, it’s also a time for drinking.  That’s all well and good – until driving enters the mix.  If you were hit by a drunk driver on Labor Day Weekend in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you’re not alone.  Depending on how the accident happened, […]

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Who is Liable for Injuries on Public Transportation?

Every day, public transportation safely brings millions upon millions of Americans from Point A to Point B.  However, that doesn’t mean accidents never occur.  In fact, there are thousands of SEPTA accidents in Philadelphia each year (to say nothing of countless other carriers across the country).  If you were injured while riding public transportation, you […]

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What are my Rights if I’m Injured by a Drunk Driver?

The size of the drunk driving problem in the United States is alarming. Alcohol related car accidents caused an estimated $37 billion in damages each year and are a leading cause of motor vehicle accident deaths.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there were over 10,000 people killed by drunk or impaired […]

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Who’s Responsible if I Get Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

While getting hurt at home is painful and aggravating, there’s rarely a question of liability (unless you were injured by a defective product or a negligent repair job, which is another matter altogether). But if someone gets hurt another person’s property, there’s an entirely different set of legal considerations for the injury victim. Depending on […]

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What was the Cause of Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is among the most common causes of chronic disability in children. It is a disorder that impairs control of body movement. Its symptoms often include reduced muscle coordination, spastic or exaggerated type movements, muscle stiffness and gait/balance issues. Although cerebral palsy affects a person’s muscle movement, it isn’t caused by problems in the muscles or nerves.  It is […]

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Who is at Highest Risk for Getting into a Car Accident?

Auto accidents do not discriminate.  Deadly crashes and collisions can happen at any time, on any road, regardless of factors like weather conditions, driver experience, or time of day.  That being said, government analyses do appear to indicate that certain demographics are more likely to be involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania. […]

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Can My Employer Fire Me for Filing a Safety Complaint?

You were injured because of an unsafe condition at your workplace, and decided to file a safety complaint.  Now, you’ve been informed that you’re being demoted, suspended, or terminated from your position.  Is this legal, and is there anything you can do about it?  In this article, workplace accident lawyer Brent Wieand will cover some […]

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What are Civil Rights?

Part of what makes America great are the civil rights guaranteed to each and every person in the United States. Our government has enacted legislation to protect our civil rights and ensure that people have equal opportunity and access in endeavors such as employment, healthcare, housing and voting. Civil rights also encumbers many protections from federal […]

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Is the City Liable if I Fall on the Sidewalk?

Property owners are responsible for making sure their lands and buildings are reasonably free of hazards that could hurt residents or customers, such as wet spots, loose wires, or broken floor tiles.  These types of hazards can easily lead to slip and fall accidents, which injure thousands of people every year.  If the property is […]

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