What Do You Do If You Are Injured at Someone’s Home or Business?

Business and private property owners in Pennsylvania are legally bound to ensure that their properties are safe for visitors. Generally, when injured on another property due to the owner’s negligence, the owner can be liable for a person’s injuries depending on whether the injured person is an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. These three classes of … Read more

Does Living In Pennsylvania Affect Your New Jersey Auto Accident Claim?

New Jersey, like Pennsylvania, is a “no fault” state – meaning that your car insurance will provide you medical benefits coverage (known as personal injury protection coverage) up to the limits you chose in your auto policy regardless of whether you were at fault for the accident. Like Pennsylvania, New Jersey also has an auto … Read more

Can You Sue A Property Owner After Slipping On Snow And Ice?

Snow and icy conditions often cause injuries such as fractured ankles, wrists, arms and many others. Individuals can pursue a personal injury claim against the property owner for these injuries. However, Pennsylvania courts apply the “Hills and Ridges” doctrine that serves as a defense for property owners. The “Hills and Ridges” doctrine only applies to … Read more

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The only thing worse than losing a family member, is when their death is caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing. If that is the case, you may want to investigate the cause of your family member’s premature death, but the legal proceedings can be quite overwhelming, especially while still in shock and grieving for the … Read more

Cases Involving Injuries to Your Back

An injury to your back following an auto accident, slip and fall, or during surgery (such as a cut nerve) can be severely debilitating.  This is because your back includes your spinal cord with nerves running to all parts of your body.  Serious damage to those nerves can cause numbness, weakness, pain, or even loss … Read more

How to Bring a Claim Against a City or the State

A personal injury case that involves a government employee or agency such as a city or state presents unique challenges in Pennsylvania. Such cases occur when struck by a government vehicle, or a slip and fall because of a dangerous property condition at a state-owned building. Government employees and agencies are protected by the Pennsylvania … Read more

Reporting Slip and Falls at a Business

If you have a slip and fall on the property of a business, you should report it to someone who works there – preferably a manager or someone else with authority.  This will lead to an incident report being made about your fall, and someone from the store investigating it.  This is important for two … Read more

Can An Employee Who Is Injured On The Job And Receives Workers’ Compensation Benefits Still Bring A Claim Against His Or Her Employer?

Normally when an employee gets injured at work and her employer is at fault, the employee can only recover workers’ compensation benefits – meaning coverage for her medical bills and roughly two thirds of the employee’s lost wages.  By Pennsylvania statute, 77 P.S. §481(a) recovery of workers’ compensation benefits by an employee is the exclusive … Read more