Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Recent Pennsylvania car accidents: Van strikes 4

A woman and child are still in critical condition after they as well as two others were struck by a van after leaving a party. Police say the accident occurred in West Philadelphia’s Parkside area on a Saturday evening in late November. When car accidents result in serious injury of innocent victims, the victims are typically entitled to file personal injury claims against those believed responsible.

Recent Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents: motorcyclist struck

A man was injured recently when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck. The accident occurred on a recent Saturday in November in Ephrata, police say. When motorcycle accidents like these occur in Pennsylvania and the victims are seriously injured, they may sometimes be entitled to file a personal injury claim to help pay for expenses they incur as a result of the accident.

Recent Pennsylvania truck accidents: Bad brakes blamed in crash

A three-vehicle crash that involved an 18-wheeler left several injured and spilled fuel for what appeared to be blocks, authorities say. The crash also lead to one vehicle catching fire. The accident occurred in Allentown on a Wednesday morning in November. When truck accidents like these occur in Pennsylvania, due to the size and weight of tractor-trailers, the damage to individuals’ health can be catastrophic, and the damage to their properties extensive.

Medical malpractice: Child awarded $9.6 million for birth injury

The birth of a baby is meant to be a joyous occasion. If the medical team compromises the welfare of the newborn baby, it is only natural for Pennsylvania parents to want to hold the responsible parties accountable by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. A birth injury will bring about many unanticipated emotional and financial stresses. Specialized care and education, along with physical therapy, may be required for the rest of the child’s life.

Paralyzed logger awarded $2.2 million in medical malpractice suit

When Pennsylvania residents need the help of a medical professional, they place a great amount of faith in that person. They trust that they will be healed or undergo a successful procedure that will aid in helping them return to good health. However, sometimes mistakes occur, and when they do, individuals who are injured may choose to file medical malpractice lawsuits. 

Study suggests truck accidents caused by fatigue and cellphones

The use of a cellphone, fatigue and high blood pressure are factors that could increase a truck driver’s chance of being involved in an accident, according to new research. Long-haul trucking is among one of the most dangerous jobs in Pennsylvania, as well as in the rest of the country, as each year truck drivers are involved in around 250,000 truck accidents, according to the researchers who conducted the study. Of these accidents, between 1 and 2 percent resulted in death.

Recent Pennsylvania car accidents: crash results in fatality

When car accidents occur, lives can be changed, sometimes forever. Although many car accidents result in the effected individuals walking away or only suffering minor injuries, it is also all too common for the individuals to suffer serious injuries or, in some tragic cases, death. A recent car accident took the life of a Pennsylvania resident.

Jury in medical malpractice case awards $3.7 million

Many Pennsylvania residents seek the care of medical experts every day. Whether seeking advice or treatments, all individuals have one primary goal — to be healed. In most cases, this is accomplished, but, when negligence occurs on the part of the medical professional or facility, the patient’s health may be severely compromised, resulting in injury or death. When this occurs, the patient or his or her next of kin may seek to file a medical malpractice suit.

Patient injured during procedure sues for medical malpractice

When a Pennsylvania resident requires a medical procedure, he or she seeks the help of a medical professional he or she trusts. These medical professionals are highly-trained individuals, but that does not prevent occasional mistakes from occurring. When mistakes occur and patients are injured due to negligence, victims often choose to file medical malpractice suits.