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Case Shows Complexity of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Six years ago, a young man fell into a rock crusher while working at a quarry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Last month, his mother settled a lawsuit in his death for $6.5 million. Lawyers for the mother claimed the employer’s negligence and a fault in the design of the crusher led to the wrongful death of […]

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Injuries and Damages Awards in Personal Injury Cases

A tractor-trailer driver grows sleepy at the wheel. His truck veers into oncoming traffic, slamming into a car. The car’s driver, who is wearing a seat belt and traveling within the speed limit, is seriously injured. The defendant trucking company doesn’t dispute that its driver caused the accident. It doesn’t argue that the driver of […]

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‘Bikelash’ Carries Injury and Liability Risks

Last week, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story about “bikelash.” Bicyclists in Philadelphia want a better cycling infrastructure. Motorists, already frustrated with having to share the city’s narrow, traffic-clogged roadways with cyclists, are pushing back. Jockeying for space on city streets can lead to crashes, and when bikes and cars collide the result can be […]

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Time Again to Think About School Bus Safety

Schools are back in session. Traffic is heavy. School buses lumber along and drivers get impatient. Over a fifth of school bus drivers taking part in a one-day survey last spring reported nearly 78,000 incidents of motorists illegally passing stopped buses, according to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS). That […]

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