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Product Recall is Becoming the New Reality for Manufacturers Around the World

The safety of consumers is non-negotiable and therefore, it is essential that manufacturers of products known to be defective must move swiftly or face robust consequences. For over 30 years as an attorney prosecuting product liability claims against manufacturers who placed defective products in the stream of commerce, I have witnessed the swinging of the […]

The Most Dangerous Places in America

For better or worse, life is a giant game of chance.  Regardless of who and where you are, there’s simply no such thing as a 100% guarantee against death or injury.  That said, some environments are more statistically prone to catastrophe than others.  In the same way an accountant faces fewer safety risks than a […]

When Speaking to an Insurance Company After an Accident, Don’t Assume that They are Your Friend

In many of the car and truck accident cases that I have handled since 1979, I am often called by the client after the client has given a damaging or inappropriate statement to an insurance company.  Many times, the unknowingly injured client will inadvertently give a statement which is extraordinarily damaging to an otherwise excellent […]

How to Make a Personal Injury Claim Against a Public Entity

There’s no easy way to recover from a serious accident.  The body takes time to heal and the process might knock you out of commission for weeks to months.  During that time, the clock on an all-important deadline can evaporate without you realizing its significance: the statute of limitations.  This rule is perhaps the most […]

Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Own Inventions

In matters of defective and dangerous products and product liability, we often think of the consumers as the primary victims — and in many cases, they are.  But inanimate objects do not (indeed cannot) discriminate, and sometimes their own inventors are the ones who are victimized.  In this blog entry, our personal injury attorneys revisit […]

GM’s Dirty Little Secret

When the American auto industry floundered in the wake of the 2008 stock market debacle, the country was worried. Cars, after all, are the hallmark of the American way of life, and—even though the big American car manufacturers were partly responsible for their downslide—sympathy abounded. The Big Three—General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler—were in trouble. Yet, […]

Building Mural Collapses in Philadelphia’s Chinatown Neighborhood

Just yesterday, we published a blog post about the dangers of air conditioners falling from buildings and injuring or killing innocent pedestrians below.  Today, not even 24 hours after the post was published, an incident in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood reminds us that these dangers are very real and ever-present.  A ceramic mural has fallen from […]

Strange But True: Personal Injury Cases from Falling Air Conditioners

When we walk through the streets of a major city, we can’t help but be quietly impressed by the towers of glass and steel which shoot far beyond our heads and into the clouds above.  Urban cathedrals of glass, brick, and steel dazzle and inspire the mind — but they can also injure the body. […]

Over 100 People Are Killed By Trees Every Year in the United States

Of all nature’s flora and fauna, trees seem to be among the very safest.  After all, trees cannot sting or bite us. They can’t lay eggs in our floorboards, or peck and scratch at our vulnerable flesh.  They can’t enter a cut to give us an infection, and they can’t bite down on our ankles […]

Understaffing of Preschools and Nursing Homes Often Leads to Injuries, Death, and Liability

In today’s tightened economy, many for-profit businesses – including nursing homes and preschool daycare centers – have adopted a policy of placing profitability and accident probability above basic safety precautions.  When businesses cut corners, it never bodes well for the unwitting consumer.  But when the lives of vulnerable children and the elderly hang in the balance, […]

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