Insurance companies have in-house counsel and a lot more resources than almost any worker. They use surveillance, nurse case managers and investigators to try cut off your benefits if they don’t deny your claim outright.
Serious injuries require costly and sometimes even life-long medical treatment, and unfortunately, when those bills pile up, recovery is often an afterthought.
70% of drivers eat and drink while operating a vehicle and 83% of the drivers usually drink a beverage behind the wheel. Taking our meals on our travels is so common that we may not even realize how it impacts our driving ability.
Baby injuries associated with nursery products like carriers, strollers and cribs are on the rise, a study shows. The study found a 23.7 percent increase in injuries to young children related to nursery products between 2003 and 2011.
Every case will not be the same. What happens immediately after hiring an attorney largely depends on the type of case, when you hire an attorney, and how severe your injuries from the accident are.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 3 pedestrian groups most at-risk for accidents are seniors 65 and older, kids ages 5–9, and people under the influence of alcohol.
Due to the death of a plaintiff, one representing the estate of a Carbondale woman who passed away from cardiac arrest three years ago while in the care of Geisinger Medical Center, another individual has been substituted to stand in for the litigation.
When court officials in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna County began sending out jury summonses in September as the system began to reopen after the COVID-19-related shutdown,one thing became obvious: fewer prospective jurors were willing to appear.
Autumn brings many nostalgic memories of childhood for adults, and endless opportunities for fun and adventure for all ages. The changing leaves, pumpkins, and cool air are a favorite for many, but the shorter days and wet weather can present many hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike.
Michael Pisanchyn was lead trial counsel with Douglas Yazinski and Bradley Moyer sitting second chair. The Defendant Monroeton Rod and Gun Club was represented by 1) Donald Carmelite, 2) Scott Gemberling and 3) Mathew Kerris sitting second chair all from Marshall Dennehey and also 4) Patrick Heffron of Chartwell Law. The Defendant Driver was represented by Attorney Robert Muolo from Wiest Muolo Noon Swinehart and Bathgate. The trial took place for 5 days with the jury deliberating about 90 minutes.
Pennsylvania moved into the yellow phase statewide on Friday – much to many residents’ and business owner’s relief! After three long months of the stay-at-home order, many are itching to get out of the house, back to work, and back to normal. Part of those plans is getting back on the road more often, as [...]
We hope that you are staying well as we all continue to co-exist with COVID-19. Our team in the Northeast is anxiously awaiting joining our Pittsburgh branch in the yellow phase of re-opening and we are sure many of you are, too. Effective this Friday, June 5, we wanted to share the precautions each of [...]
On behalf of our team, we hope you are staying well and coping with these trying times as best as possible. Please know that our dedication to helping our clients and victims of injuries or work-related illnesses has not changed. We are always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As we have [...]
While many Pennsylvanians have been urged, and even forced, to stay home as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), employees classified as “essential workers” across the state continue to report for duty day in and day out, despite the risk factors of this highly contagious virus. Fortunately for these workers, if they contract COVID-19 in [...]
ProPublica, a journalism website, has released the most comprehensive of Catholic clergy credibly accused of sex abuse. The list includes many from Pennsylvania. The searchable database — which includes hundreds of priests accused from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as well as dioceses in Scranton, Allentown, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and more — comes on the heels of [...]
A $2.3 million resolution will keep the community safe from bars and restaurants who serve people too much to drink, said an attorney representing Scott Bitler’s family.
This dram shop action arose from an automobile accident involving a head-on collision caused by a drunk driver after he consumed alcohol at two Northumberland County, Pennsylvania bars. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant bars served the driver alcohol while he was visibly intoxicated.
‘Tis the season for hiring extra help to get retailers, airlines, and hospitality businesses through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Seasonal employees make some extra cash for themselves, and provide a valuable service to the businesses who hire them. But what happens when one of these employees is hurt on the job? [...]
Pennsylvanians prepping for this week’s Independence Day festivities should double-check the fireworks they purchased! Keystone Fireworks stores across Pennsylvania have recalled G-Force artillery shell fireworks for violating the federal regulatory requirements for the product, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. The G-Force artillery shell fireworks have been overloaded with pyrotechnics that can cause a [...]
Pothole and roadwork season is upon us in Pennsylvania! After a long winter of cold, icy and wet conditions, plowing and weather treatment many roads in PA are in need of some touch ups. But what happens when a roadway defect – pothole or otherwise – causes you or your loved one harm after an [...]
A Philadelphia jury handed down a nearly $3 million verdict against a Berks County children's residential treatment home accused of ignoring the warning signs of a mentally ill teenager's intent to commit suicide. By P.J. D'Annunzio | April 09, 2019 at 03:53 PM A Philadelphia jury handed down a nearly $3 million verdict against a [...]
BY TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER Apr 9, 2019 Updated Apr 17, 2020 Comments A Philadelphia County jury awarded more than $2.9 million to the father of a teenager who committed suicide after running away from a Berks County residential treatment facility. Calvin Long of Wernersville filed suit against Bethany Children's Home in Womelsdorf, alleging staff there was [...]
$3 million was awarded to the father of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide in 2015 while she resided at the Bethany Children’s Home. A Philadelphia jury found Bethany Children’s Home negligent for not properly supervising the young woman, resulting in her leaving the campus unsupervised – despite the law requiring her to be supervised off the grounds while under their care.
A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.9 million to the father of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide in 2015 while she resided at the Bethany Children’s Home in western Berks County, according to court documents.
Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a warning on Friday, April 5, about Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play sleeper and shared reports that showed 10 infants had died while using the product since 2015. The release further urged parents to not let their children use the sleeper if they could roll over. The ten [...]