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What are Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Philadelphia?

April 23rd, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Thousands of bicyclists can be seen on the streets of Philadelphia every day. Philadelphians may choose to ride bicycles to commute to work, to save money on gas, to avoid parking challenges, to stay physically fit, or simply for recreation. No matter what their reason, however, bicyclists are at risk of serious collisions and accidents […]

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Can I Sue after a Slip and Fall Accident in a Post Office?

April 18th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Data published by the National Safety Council (NSC) indicates that slip and fall accidents are responsible for 8.9 million emergency department visits per year.  These incidents can happen almost anywhere and are capable of causing a wide variety of injuries, some of which can result in long-term complications. When slip and fall accidents occur on […]

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Can I Recover Compensation after a Neck Injury?

April 16th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Neck injuries affect thousands of people each year. While many injuries to the neck are minor, in some cases they can result in chronic pain and other long-term complications. In addition to causing pain, many people who sustain neck injuries lose income to missed work and incur significant medical expenses treating their injuries. Fortunately, Pennsylvania […]

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How are Non-Economic Damages Calculated in an Injury Case?

April 11th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Preventable accidents injure thousands of Americans each day, sometimes seriously. These accidents can range from workplace accidents, motor vehicle crashes, slip and falls, or injuries caused by consumer products. In order to compensate victims for their losses, Pennsylvania law allows individuals injured in preventable accidents to bring a personal injury claim against the party or […]

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What Kinds of Damages are Available in a Spinal Cord Injury Case?

April 9th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. Even more mild SCIs can leave victims with limited mobility, loss of function and sensation, pain, and the inability to perform certain tasks. When these injuries happen because of someone else’s carelessness, those injured may be able to recover by […]

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What Causes Philadelphia Pedestrian Accidents?

April 4th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Many people in modern cities use a variety of modes of transportation to get from place to place. Between cars, trolleys, buses, and bicycles, Philadelphians have plenty of options to choose from. Regardless of what type of transportation you use most often, we are all pedestrians at some point. Whether you are walking from your […]

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When is a Trucking Company Liable for my Philadelphia Accident?

April 2nd, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Following an accident with a large commercial truck, eyes generally first turn to the truck driver to see if he or she was at fault for the accident. If the driver did, in fact, act in a negligent manner to cause the accident, that truck driver should be held liable for their actions. However, in […]

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How do Philadelphia Residents Stay Aware of Harmful Products?

March 28th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Americans purchase and use countless products every day. From motor vehicles to toys to home décor items, products play a huge role in our lives. However, with product use also comes the risk of accidents and injuries, which often occur due to negligence on the part of a manufacturing company. A product may be defectively […]

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Can I Recover if a Philadelphia Doctor Fails to Properly Diagnose a Heart Attack?

March 26th, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart attacks and related heart diseases are the primary cause of death for Americans. Timely diagnosis is especially vital in heart attack cases to limit harm to the victim, since the longer a person goes untreated, the more permanent damage may occur due to oxygen […]

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Can I Sue after a Pool Injury in a Philadelphia Hotel?

March 21st, 2014 by Gabriel Z. Levin

Many hotels in and around Philadelphia area have pools and hot tubs for the use of their guests. As fun and relaxing as water-based activities can be, they also involve an inherent risk of injury to participants. While some larger hotel pools may have lifeguards on duty, most hotel pools do not. As a result, […]