A Summary of Pennsylvania’s Limited Tort Option

February 23, 2017

Pennsylvania law requires you to maintain car and truck liability insurance coverage. See 75 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 1711.  At a minimum, Pennsylvania law requires that all drivers pay for and maintain a liability insurance policy that provides coverage for up to $15,000 in damages per individual, and $30,000 to all individuals who are injured […]


Hoverboards Still Pose a Battery Fire and Falling Risk to Consumers

February 21, 2017

In 2015, the hottest craze during the holiday season was without a doubt the hoverboard. These self-balancing electric scooters allowed riders to glide around the house, the street, or through stores. However, hoverboards soon gained a checkered reputation for not only causing injuries due to balancing defects but also substantial damage to property through lithium-ion […]


Understanding the Applicability of the Risk-Utility and Consumer Expectations Test Under Tincher

February 16, 2017

The 2014 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, at the time, seemed to presage a drastic shift in Pennsylvania’s product liability and strict liability regime. The decision was expected to resolve certain problems regarding the split between negligence and strict liability causes of action.


Intentional Torts in Pennsylvania – Assault

February 15, 2017

Perhaps drawing on knowledge for television crime dramas, many Pennsylvanians are familiar with the term assault in the criminal context. However, many Pennsylvanians are unaware that this term is not only present in criminal law but also is a cause of action when a person suffers an injury that is inflicted intentionally by another person. […]


Is There Any Reason to Settle After a Car Accident Injury in Pennsylvania?

February 13, 2017

If you have been in a car accident and have sustained injuries, then you know all too well that an injury can be expensive. You may have mounting medical bills, reduced income as a result of not being able to work, as well as bills to repair your car. While it is true that one […]


Staying Safe Behind the Wheel When There is Snow or Ice on the Roads

February 8, 2017

As a kid growing up in the Delaware Valley you probably looked forward to snow days. However, as an adult who has to drive on the roads, you probably have a very different attitude towards the snow. While this winter has been remarkably mild in terms of snowfall accumulation, by some reports the Philadelphia region […]


Distracted Driving the Dilemma of the Smartphone

February 6, 2017

Smartphones have become part of our society. Everywhere you go you can see people scrolling, typing, or taking pictures with these devices. Our smartphones provide us access to the world through the internet. While these devices have many utilities that make our daily lives easier, they can also pose a threat. According to reports by […]


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 Crash Report findings for Car Accidents

February 2, 2017

Each year the Department of Transportation compiles a booklet that documents motor vehicle accidents across the Commonwealth. This booklet delineates all of the reportable traffic accidents that have been reported across the state. Looking at these reports can be very beneficial at gaining an understanding the danger on our roads as well as understanding the […]


Samsung’s Note 7 Battery Defect Announcement Reveals Multiple Problems Caused Fires

January 31, 2017

The Note 7 battery glitch put a damper on Samsung’s booming smartphone sales. However, while many media commentators focus on the damage to the bottom line that these battery defects caused, the focus should be on the dangers associated with lithium-ion batteries. That is, while manufacturers can take steps to make these batteries “safer,” their […]


Volkswagen Agrees to Massive Settlement

January 30, 2017

It seems that massive settlements are going around as of late. Recently, Takata Corporation agreed to pay one billion dollars in fines and restitution to those who were injured because of their airbags, as well as for criminal charges for concealing and removing poor testing results. Now, Volkswagen has joined the “fray,” by agreeing to […]


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