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Tips for avoiding car accidents after a breakdown

Pennsylvania drivers are at a higher risk of being injured in a car accident if their vehicles break down on the highway. Below are some tips to help avoid becoming a crash statistic.

Your first priority must be to get your car to the side of the road so that it's not an obstruction to oncoming traffic. If that is not possible, set up warning devices like cones or flares to increase visibility. Set them up at intervals of 100 feet behind the disabled car. Passengers can also flag vehicles to slow down from a safe distance.

What is an attractive nuisance in Pennsylvania?

Having children in Pennsylvania is such a blessing. They are curious and can be so much fun. Unfortunately, this curiosity and need to explore can lead them to danger. Objects that we use every day can be lethal to a child. If your children are in places, such as a daycare or a store, that have hazardous materials in it, there is a greater responsibility on the owner's behalf to ensure that the children are safe.

Is there an "attractive nuisance" lurking around your child? There are three components to an attractive nuisance doctrine of law:

Nursing home falls cause head injuries

It might not be surprising to Philadelphia residents that studies indicate that when the elderly fall in nursing homes, over a third of them hit their heads.

However unsurprising it may be, the finding alarms one Canadian researcher, who points out that when younger people stumble and fall, their heads are rarely impacted.

Medical malpractice in Pennsylvania defined

If there is one person in your life that you need to be able to trust, it is your physician. Doctors have the schooling and supposed knowledge to assist you with providing care when you are sick or injured. It really isn't uncommon for doctors to make mistakes; even the best doctor has an off day and an off diagnosis. Being misdiagnosed can lead to the wrong treatment.

A physician in Pennsylvania can be held accountable if his or her diagnosis is wrong or doesn't happen at all. If you would have recovered because of a right and timely diagnosis, your doctor may be at fault for medical malpractice. Doctors practice something called "differential diagnosis." That means that he or she makes a list in descending order of the likelihood for diagnoses to be most probable, given your symptoms.

Judge sides with defense in wrongful death case

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently ruled against the plaintiffs in a wrongful death case involving a teenager who was killed crossing the road to board a school bus.

The judge's decision that municipal entities were not liable for creating circumstances that were dangerous and that allegedly caused the teen's death sent the case back to a Pennsylvania state court, dismissing his parents' federal claim. They had sued Armour & Sons Electric Inc., Bensalem Township School District, Bensalem Police Department and Bensalem Township.

Frontal air bags a help in motor vehicle accident

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania is a harrowing experience. It is especially terrible when you did nothing to cause the crash. Being prepared, both with defensive driving and with safety features on your car can literally mean the difference between serious injury and walking away with only property damage to your car. Frontal air bags are so important for your safety.

They made their appearance in the 1980s and have come a long way since then. It used to be that air bags themselves could be a safety hazard if you were sitting too close when they deployed, especially children. Now, since 2004, frontal air bags are much more advanced than they were. They have a sophisticated system to sense when and how much to deploy in case of an accident.

Philadelphia jury awards $8 million to survivors of shot workers

Last month, a Philadelphia jury awarded the survivors of two workers killed by a former factory employee over $8 million. Arguments for punitive damages for plaintiff's claims follow the compensatory damages award in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Defendants were the shooter and the security company for the factory, U.S. Security Associates Inc. The jury found the shooter was 70 percent liable for the workers' deaths and the security company was 30 percent liable.

Have you suffered a serious injury due to another's negligence?

When you trust the products you use, the medication that is prescribed to you or the person driving the car next to you, you have a general expectation of the product or person to behave in a way that is predictable. Unfortunately, sometimes you are injured by that careless driver, the medication that was prescribed to you or the product you trusted to do what it said it would do.

The injury you suffer can literally take over your life. You may even have to go to physical therapy, which is expensive. How are you going to cover the co-pay for this? Or, if you have no medical insurance, how are you ever going to pay for this service? You need it so badly in order to get back to where you were before the occurrence of your injury.

Philadelphia parents: Be aware of signs of birth injuries

One of the hardest things for Pennsylvania parents to accept is that their infant suffered a birth injury trauma. While the spectrum of impairment regarding birth injuries is wide, serious and permanent disabilities can result.

According to statistics, approximately five to seven babies out of every thousand will suffer some type of birth trauma.

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