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What is Considered a Frivolous Lawsuit?

A frivolous lawsuit is a lawsuit that has a negligible to non-existent chance of being won, often filed with the intent to harass, intimidate, or annoy the defendant.  While it’s never wise (or productive) to stir up frivolous litigation, there are also cases where the personal injury victim should stand his or her ground and […]

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Who is Responsible for My Child Being Injured at School?

Most teachers, bus drivers, nurses, and administrators do everything possible to ensure that students in their school district are safe and well cared-for from the time they are picked up in the morning to the time the final dismissal bell rings. Unfortunately, school injuries are still a common occurrence — and many of them are […]

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Is a Landlord Liable for Injuries Sustained in Common Areas?

Tenants are responsible for keeping their apartments clean and paying their rent on time. In exchange, landlords are responsible for performing regular building maintenance and making sure living conditions are up to code. So who is responsible when a renter is injured? The tenant, or the landlord? Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer Brent Wieand explains […]

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What Are the Most Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents?

Advancements in technology are improving road safety, but millions of Americans are still injured or killed in car accidents each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), automotive accidents were responsible for 2.3 million injuries and over 32,700 deaths in 2013 alone. In this article, Philadelphia car accident lawyer Brent Wieand will […]

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Serious Foot and Leg Injuries Are Common in Motorcycle Crashes

The leather-clad biker has become a national icon. Propelled by the wild success of Easy Rider in 1969, motorcycles have come to represent a rebellious spirit, American individualism, and the unfettered freedom of the open road. But while motorcycles are beloved for their speed and maneuverability, these traits also come with a downside. Unlike their […]

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Can I Sue if I Signed a Liability Waiver?

If you’ve ever taken athletic lessons, ridden a ski-lift, or gone skydiving, you’ve probably been asked to sign a liability waiver. These waivers are meant to protect businesses from incurring liability if one of their customers is injured or killed, but are they always enforceable? And if you’ve already signed on the dotted line, will […]

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Is it Safe for My Child to Have General Anesthesia?

Human teeth are incredibly sensitive.  Without the use of numbing agents like Novocain, even minor dental work would be excruciating.  But for major procedures, like having wisdom teeth pulled, local anesthetic isn’t always sufficient.  In these cases, the dentist might have to use a general anesthetic to render the patient completely unconscious.  General anesthesia has […]

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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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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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