State College Pennsylvania Law Blog

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Construction Accident January 11, 2021 | Uncategorized

Every year, many individuals are hurt in construction site accidents. Sometimes, the injuries that these victims sustain are severe and limit their ability to work a normal job.  If you are injured in a construction accident, speak to experienced State College personal injury attorney David D. Engle of Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn. While there are some legal regulations that prevent a Pennsylvania worker from suing his/her… READ MORE

Business owner is liable for slip and fall on black ice October 23, 2020 | personal injury

Business owners and their employees owe a duty to provide customers and visitors with safe premises. When slip-and-fall accidents occur in parking lots or on sidewalks, an injured party may file a legal action to recover damages. A court may award compensation for medical expenses, surgical repairs, rehabilitation and time off for recovery. According to the Pennsylvania General Assembly website, an injured customer or visitor has two years… READ MORE

How can disorderly conduct impact your education? October 16, 2020 | college student criminal defense

Going to college means ample opportunity for you to socialize and experience new and exciting adventures. However, sometimes certain factors may cause unanticipated circumstances and you may find yourself participating in situations you later regret. Charges of disorderly conduct could impact your education in ways you did not expect. Your understanding of what constitutes disorderly conduct, as well as how it may impact your life can… READ MORE

Reviewing distracted driving statistics October 01, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents

Motor vehicle collisions happen for a host of reasons, including drowsy driving, people making the reckless decision to drink alcohol before operating a vehicle, speeding and bad weather. However, distracted driving plays a role in many motor vehicle wrecks and it is important for drivers to go over statistics on these crashes to develop a better understanding of this issue and stay safe on the road…. READ MORE

What are Pennsylvania’s ignition interlock requirements? September 10, 2020 | college student criminal defense

With the school year starting in State College, all students should be aware of how serious drunk driving is and take steps to prevent it. Drunk driving carries a variety of heavy penalties attached to it, in addition to the risks inherent with getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. One of these penalties is ignition interlock devices. Like all states in the country, Pennsylvania has ignition… READ MORE

Accidents involving big rigs and vicarious liability September 08, 2020 | personal injury

Few vehicle accidents are more frightening than a crash with an 18-wheeler. If you are the victim of a collision with a massive truck, who is responsible for your injuries? Will vicarious liability play a role in the compensation you deserve? Big rigs and crashes One of the major causes of big rig crashes is overloaded cargo that is prone to shift, causing the truck to… READ MORE

Detailing a property owner’s duty of care August 25, 2020 | personal injury

It may be difficult for a reasonably healthy, able-bodied adult in State College to completely comprehend the health risks posed by falls (particularly ground-level falls). Such a person may think that the only thing at risk of injury in such an incident is one’s pride. Yet while it is true that the demographic most at-risk of suffering a serious injury from a fall is the elderly,… READ MORE

Do you need help paying your medical bills? August 21, 2020 | personal injury

After your recent accident, you found yourself with a mountain of medical bills. While you may have a personal injury case against the at-fault party, you must still confront the immediate concern of how to pay for your medical expenses. Learn your options for getting help to pay for medical treatment. Keep collections agencies off your back while you focus on recovering. Look for errors Before you… READ MORE