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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 [...]

Philadelphia Amtrak Train Tragedy – Regional 188

The members of the Philadelphia law firm, McLaughlin & Lauricella P.C. extend their deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the train accident involving Amtrak Regional 188 and the victims of other accidents in recent times. We share the grief with friends and families and maintain vigilance as the situation continues to unfold. The majority [...]

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 [...]

Philadelphia Amtrak Crash – New York Woman Files Suit Over

PHILADELPHIA - A New York resident brought allegations of negligence against a national railroad company from a recent Philadelphia Amtrak 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 [...]

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 [...]