accident victims

Lifelong Costs of Amputation

Nearly two million people in the United States are currently living with the loss of a limb. Vascular diseases, such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, are the primary causes (54%) of limb loss. However, trauma is the next most common cause of limb loss at 45%, with the remaining one percent of limb loss being [...]

Amtrak Liability Capped at $200 Million

The Philadelphia Amtrak accident has grabbed major headlines in recent days. Philadelphians have joined the families and friends of Amtrak 188 victims to endure the tragedy together. The tragedy hits home. Acela Express a West Windsor, NJ. Northbound Acela Express headed by power unit 2007. Trainset is just south of Princeton Junction station. Photo Source: [...]

Fatal Amtrak Train Crash Could Have Been Prevented by Positive Train Control

PHOTO: Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck, May 13 - visit article The fatal tragedy occurred mere hours prior to the time the House was set to consider a Bill to slash Passenger Rail Service's budget. Yet, even as workers cleared the wreckage, the House voted 30-2 to cut [...]

Plaintiff Prevails on Summary Judgment After Track Loader Injury

A Philadelphia judge has granted partial summary judgment to a man who had his leg amputated above the knee after a 10-year-old ran him over with a 5-ton track loader. According to Ruick and Holly Rolland's motion for partial summary judgment, the child's operation of the track loader in 2009 came under the discretion of his [...]

$16.25 Million Accord Struck for Amputee in Landfill Machinery Accident

A Northampton County Man, who lost both of his legs after he was run over by a piece of heavy equipment machinery while working in a landfill, received a $16.25 million global settlement from his employer and the manufacturer of the equipment in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Scott Skirpan, 50, was working for a landfill in [...]

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