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Surveillance Videos are used to Impeach Personal Injury Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania

It is perhaps something of a television trope: an individual suffers a catastrophic and debilitating injury following an accident or incident. The defendant or the defendant’s lawyer does not believe the that the injury exists or that its extent has been exaggerated by the plaintiff. The defendant or his or her counsel then hires and dispatches a…

NHTSA and Early Warning Reporting: Why Aren’t they Protecting Motorists?

Following the massive Firestone defective tire recall of the early 2000s, NHTSA recognized that more needed to be done to recognize potential safety problems early so that action could be taken prior to the problem festering and becoming a major safety debacle. From this lesson early warning reporting (EWR) was developed and implemented by NHTSA.

Lawyers Provide Answers to Common Takata Airbag Recall Concerns

Chances are, if you drive a car, truck or SUV you have already heard of the massive Takata airbag recall. At Reiff & Bily we have tracked and followed this recall for several years. In October 2013, we first wrote about the, then, emerging issue. When new recalls were announced in June 2014, we explained…

Texas Jury Decision is Harbinger of 3rd Highway Safety Crisis of 2014?

Back in September, we first covered the then-emerging possibility that one of the major designers and manufactures of highway guardrails, Texas-based Trinity Industries, may have introduced potentially deadly design defects in an attempt to save money. We discussed the changes to the design, how the changes saved the company money, and the potential safety risks…

Fatal Hayride Accident Update: Affiliated Company has Nearly 200 Safety Violations

The fatal October 11th hayride accident that claimed the life of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette and injured 22 others has received extensive press coverage. In fact, Reiff & Bily attorney, Jeffery Reiff was called upon by NBC news to provide insight and legal analysis into the causes for the tragedy and its likely consequences. New revelations revealed through…

NHTSA Safety Alert After 3rd and 4th Takata Exploding Airbag Fatalities

At Reiff & Bily, we have been following the, still unfolding, exploding & defective Takata airbags situation for several years now. We wrote about the issue last October while recapping what had transpired thus far. The focus of the article was that, as of October 2013, this was the sixth recent recall related to Takata airbag…

Jeffrey Reiff Analyzes the Hayride Tragedy for NBC 6

On the evening of Monday October 13th, 2014 auto defect and amusement park injury attorney Jeffrey Reiff was interviewed by NBC WCSH-6 regarding the tragic hayride accident at Harvest Hill Farms. On that evening a Jeep CJ5 that was pulling a heavily loaded hayride jackknifed. The trailer tumbled down the steep incline only coming to…

Assessing the factors in the Hayride tragedy that killed teen

On Saturday evening October 11th, 2014, a haunted Halloween-themed hayride accident caused the death of a teenage girl and serious injuries to at least 22 others when a 1979 Jeep CJ5 pulling a hay wagon was unable to stop on a hill and overturned. The overturned trailer tumbled down the steep hill, eventually crashing into…

Hayride Accidents in the United States Soar, But Where’s the Outcry?

A tragic fall hayride accident has taken the life of one 17-year-old child and critically injured a 16-year-old child. The accident occurred at Harvest Hill Farms which bills itself as New England’s premier agritainment destination featuring Pumpkin Land, a seasonal Halloween-themed venue with a corn maze and pick your own pumpkin. There were approximately 500…

When must a medical malpractice claim be brought by in Pennsylvania?

Many people are aware that most states, including Pennsylvania, set a time limit on when your medical malpractice action must be brought by. This is known as a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations encourages the timely settling of claims which increases certainty regarding liability for businesses and individuals. However, a statute of limitations…

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