negligence

Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claims Aren’t Easy, But They Are Necessary

It is almost a certainty that those who have lost a loved one in an accident are not thinking about filing a wrongful death claim. The grief following the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, and the last thing anyone wants to think about then is dealing with an insurance company or filing a [...]

Why A Poor Medical Outcome Is Not Enough To Win A Medical Malpractice Case

There are Three Essential Elements Which Must Be Proven in Any Medical Malpractice Case Negligence; Causation; and Damages -- “Negligence” is defined as unreasonable conduct by a medical professional (malpractice); -- “Causation” is defined as the “nexus” connecting the unreasonable conduct (negligence) with a resulting effect, typically an injury. A medical professional’s negligence must be the [...]

Pennsylvania Scaffolding Accidents Can Be Deadly

Take a drive around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and you will see a variety of scaffolding in use on construction projects, both big and small. Scaffolding is a temporary structure, normally set up outside of a building, which is usually made of wood or metal poles. Workers use scaffolding in a variety of ways, including during [...]

Technology to Decrease Train Accidents

Railroad crossing accidents across the United States were up sharply over the last year, but the Federal Railway Administration may soon be receiving some high-tech help. Google Maps is now planning to include a significant number of public and private highway railroad crossing locations across the nation on a new app. The Google Maps app will [...]

Understanding Personal Injury Risks. What are Your Real Odds of Dying?

What are Your Real Odds of Dying? Understanding the Risks of Personal Injury Perhaps you've wondered just how high your odds of being seriously injured, or even killed, really are. The National Safety Council has put together some safety statistics, which include a table illustrating a person's odds of dying from different causes and [...]

Living With Chronic Pain After An Accident

At any given moment in the United States, more than 100 million people are suffering from chronic pain, resulting in a cost of $600 billion per year in lost productivity and medical treatments. Because children and military personnel are not included in that figure, many believe the numbers are much higher. Chronic pain is most often [...]

New York Woman Files Suit Over Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

PHILADELPHIA - A New York resident brought allegations of negligence against a national railroad company from a recent crash. Megan Piccirillo, of Malvern, N.Y., sued National Railroad Passenger Corp. a/k/a Amtrak, headquartered in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 18, alleging negligence. The plaintiff was a passenger [...]

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: [...]

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