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Pennsylvania’s ‘Fair Share’ Law Can Make Recovery More Difficult for a Personal Injury Victim

March 22, 2017

Some personal injury situations, such as a routine slip and fall, may seem particularly straight-forward in regard to the parties involved and the duties owed. However, even in a relatively straightforward scenario such as where there is only one potential negligent, careless, or reckless individual, there may nevertheless be questions about whether the injury victim […]

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What Role Will PA Play in Regulating Automated Cars and Trucks?

March 16, 2017

Safety has been of paramount importance throughout the course of the development of automated cars and trucks. As highly automated and autonomous vehicles moved from the drawing board to the prototype stage and now from the prototype stage to production models, emphasizing safety is more important than ever. As increasingly complex and progressively self-sufficient vehicles […]

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Pennsylvania Hoverboard Battery Fire Kills Toddler, Destroys Home

March 15, 2017

There are few things more heartbreaking than the death of a loved one. However, the loss seems even worse when the loved one is a young child and the cause of the accident was preventable. A Pennsylvania family faces the loss of their young two-year-old daughter after a children’s toy, a hoverboard, caught on fire […]

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Bus Rear-ends Truck – What Happens Next in Pennsylvania?

March 13, 2017

A recent Greyhound bus accident in Central Pennsylvania left dozens of people injured, and killed one of the bus passengers when the bus rear-ended a truck on I-80.  If you have been in a bus accident yourself, or in case you ever are, this brings up the question of “What happens next?”  How can these […]

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Lawsuit Levels New Allegations at Takata and 5 Automakers Over Defective Airbag Inflators

March 4, 2017

The Takata airbag defect was, for a time, over shadowed by the contemporaneous GM ignition switch defect. Over time, however, it became clear that safety regulators and government processes had missed not one but two massive product safety defects. However, the worst aspect of these vehicle defects was the fact that they each existed for […]

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As PTC Fails to Stop Crash, Questions Regarding a Drug Use Problem Affecting Railroad Employees Continue

March 2, 2017

Over the course of the past several years, it seems that train crashes, accidents, and incidents have become increasingly common in the Philadelphia metro area. Most recently, a train crash in Upper Darby occurred as SEPTA El Car 57 entered the loop behind the 69th Street Terminal during the morning rush hour. The train operator […]

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Three Exceptions to Restrictions Against Recovery for Pain and Suffering by a Limited Tort Insurance Plan in Pennsylvania

February 28, 2017

In a previous blog post, we began to delve into some of the differences between full tort and limited tort auto insurance policies in Pennsylvania. For a more comprehensive discussion of some of the basics, please see our previous blog post. However, one issue that was raised but not addressed in that post was when […]

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Have You Been in an Accident while Riding with Uber in Pennsylvania?

February 27, 2017

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have made waves in the transportation industry. While these services have been the source of numerous complaints by local taxi cab companies, Uber and other popular ridesharing services seem to be here to stay. However, anytime you are in the car, there is the risk that you will […]

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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 […]

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Hoverboards Still Pose a Battery Fire and Falling Risk to Pennsylvania 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 […]

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