Blog

For over a quarter of a century, our firm has worked in several unique and growing areas of catastrophic personal injury in Philadelphia. To address the many questions and inquiries we receive from clients and referring attorneys, we established our firm blog. Here, we have the opportunity to address those questions, share timely news items, highlight legal trends, and feature stories of actual cases we have handled. If you have questions or feedback, you may comment on any of the posts or contact us directly.

As a reminder, this blog serves an informational purpose only. It should not be construed as legal advice, nor does communication through or because of it mean that a formal lawyer/client relationship has been established.

It’s the Law: Clear Snow and Ice from Your Vehicle

Ice flying from the top of trucks or cars is clearly a road hazard. Did you know it’s also against the law?

Toyota Recalls 600,000+ Vehicles Due to Air Bag Malfunction

Toyota has announced a massive recall of vehicles due to an air bag malfunction.

Spinal Injury Underscores Danger of Trampoline Parks

A young man suffered a spinal cord injury at a popular trampoline park but signed a waiver before entering. Does this release the facility from all liability?

2017 Safest Year for Air Travel

Aviation deaths have been steadily falling for the last two decades.

Flu Misdiagnosis Leads to Death

Many news reports this winter are focusing on tragic deaths from undiagnosed flu. Even more tragic is when an illness misdiagnosed as flue leads to a young girl’s death.

Case Example: Unsafe Rooftop or Careless Worker?

When a technician falls 10 stories to his death, is it his lack of safety equipment or the roof’s lack of fall protection that is the cause?

Whitemarsh Garbage Truck Kills Person

A person was killed in an accident involving a garbage truck in Whitemarsh Township.

Amazon Not Liable for Third-Party Vendor Product Defects

A woman walking her dog was blinded in one eye by a defective leash that she bought on Amazon.com.

Spinal Injury and Spine Stabilization

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal cord injury while making a tackle last week. However, this was a type of injury that could be treated with spinal stabilization. What is this procedure, and what does it mean for the future of the injured?

Uber, Lyft and Liability

The popularity of on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft has raised a pivotal question. Whose insurance comes into play when there’s an accident?

Marketing Gimmick or Negligence?

Is throwing peanuts on a restaurant floor a marketing gimmick or a dangerous situation?

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

We count on a fire extinguisher to do its job in an emergency. What happens when it doesn’t? A massive recall is currently underway.

Preventable Aviation Accidents

You wouldn’t leave for a long trip without filling your car with gas, or checking that the tires have enough air. But sometimes pilots skip important steps, which can lead to fuel-related accidents.

Case Example: When a Defective Product Causes a Construction Accident

Not all cases are straightforward – especially one where the question is whether an action was negligent, or a product was defective.

Worker Killed in Manufacturing Accident

An accident has claimed the life of a steel press worker in Fairless Hills, PA.