Pennsylvania Supreme Court Narrows Scope Of Governmental Immunity Under The Motor Vehicle Liability Exception

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 1:50 pm    

Recently, in Balentine v. Chester Water Authority, et. al. the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed whether the motor vehicle liability exception to governmental immunity in Pennsylvania allows an individual to sue a local agency where the individual is injured as a result of the local agency’s use of a vehicle that is not moving at the

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Not so Personal, Personal Injury Attorneys

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 9:21 am    

This week I met with two different individuals who scheduled consultations because they were unhappy with the attorneys they had hired to represent them.  The first woman had a personal injury claim pending as a result of a slip and fall accident and was unhappy with her Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.  The second individual contacted

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8 million defective food processors with injury risks recalled

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 10:09 pm    

After receiving 69 complaints, Stamford-based Conair Corp. issued a recall on an estimated 8 million Cuisinart food processors because their blades could cause laceration injuries to consumers, according to a report of cpsc.gov. The potentially hazardous food processors were made available in the U.S. and Canada and sold for prices between $100 and $350. The riveted blades used

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What You Should Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 6:56 pm    

If you have been injured as a result of a car accident or slip and fall or have been injured at work, one of the most important decisions you will make is deciding whether to hire a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney, and if so, whom to hire. We live in an age where

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Can You Sue The Government For Negligence? It Depends

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 5:11 pm    

You slip and fall while walking down the steps at City Hall in Philadelphia. Or perhaps you are a passenger on a SEPTA bus and are injured in a motor vehicle accident.  Or maybe you are just walking in Center City and you hurt yourself due an uncovered hole in the sidewalk or other sidewalk defect.

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“More Likely Than Not”- The Legal Standard In Personal Injury Cases

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 3:34 pm    

Football season is upon us. All football fans, and even those who are not fans, have no doubt heard of the “Deflategate” scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Thankfully games are now being played and the focus is once again on football. However, while watching the Fox pre-game show this past Sunday

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Pennsylvania Court Holds That Homeowner May Sue Homeowner’s Insurance Carrier For Negligence

Posted on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 1:09 pm    

In Bruno v. Erie, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that David Bruno and his family could bring a negligence claim against Erie Insurance, which provided them with homeowner’s insurance coverage. The Bruno family purchased a home on September 28, 2007. Upon beginning a remodel of the basement on October 5, 2007 Mr. Bruno and his

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No Need To Apologize

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 9:43 pm    

It goes something like this-we sit down with a new client to gather the necessary information from the client, and he/she begins with-“‘m not the kind of person to sue someone, but…” In essence, the client is apologizing in advance for having the desire to file a lawsuit after sustaining personal injuries–seeking to justify the

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What You Can Do After you are Injured by the Mistakes of Others?

Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 9:32 pm    

Sometimes improbable things happen. Trains derail, hurricanes take out entire cities, and buildings collapse. Yes, buildings collapse. Right here in Philadelphia, on October 17, a project to demolish an apartment building on 22nd and Market went from routine to disaster. An unsupported brick wall, something not taken into account by the project’s architect, Plato A.

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Injury in Unexpected Ways

Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 7:22 pm    

The media has been abuzz lately with information regarding a man who allegedly exposed over 300 different people to HIV David Mangum, a rural Missouri man who is infected with HIV, was arrested after one of his ex-partners came forward and accused him of knowingly exposing her to the virus she later tested positive as

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