State College Pennsylvania Law Category: firm news

Driving during the winter poses additional risks December 20, 2019 | firm news

Winters in Pennsylvania can be treacherous, and they present dangers for those driving on the road. Everyone should review how to drive in ice and snow, but it is especially important for younger drivers or those who are new to the state.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 20% of all motor vehicle accidents occur during winter conditions. High levels of snow and ice buildup require drivers… READ MORE

How can a dog bite affect you? November 27, 2019 | firm news

There are plenty of dogs and dog-owners to encounter in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, no matter how many dogs you have run into in the past, you may never know when you will come across one that is inclined to bite. Dog bite attacks affect everyone differently and can result in trauma at varying levels of severity.  Being bitten by a dog can leave you dealing with several physical… READ MORE

Food truck explosion results in record-breaking $160M settlement November 04, 2019 | firm news

A Pennsylvania food truck owner and her 17-year-old daughter both perished from burns sustained during a devastating explosion. The blast also left nine other individuals and two minors with severe injuries. One of the children required numerous surgeries to recover from burns, scars and disfigurement to 65% of his body, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.  At Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn, P.C., we understand how a catastrophic accident can… READ MORE

PA colleges rank among the highest for drugs and alcohol October 31, 2019 | firm news

In spite of the legal drinking age and the laws around controlled substances, college students continue to experiment with alcohol in drugs. While this happens in every state and virtually all colleges, Pennsylvania does rank among the highest for drug and alcohol crimes and the resulting arrests.  USA Today points out that fraternity hazing has a role to play in this. It has led to binge drinking, alcohol poisoning,… READ MORE

Distracted driving citations rise in Pennsylvania April 23, 2019 | firm news, motor vehicle accidents

Distracted driving has become a hot topic among safety advocates, law enforcement agencies, lawmakers and drivers alike across the United States over the past 15 years. This has happened as cell phones have gone from being something new and used by only a small percentage of the population to being something that virtually everyone has with them at all times. While many states have made the… READ MORE