State College Pennsylvania Law Category: personal injury

Can slip and fall accidents happen in the summer? June 25, 2020 | personal injury

Most people associate slip and fall accidents with wet surfaces, specifically, snow and ice. The reality is that this type of accident can happen at any time of the year, even in summer. Even without winter hazards, slip and fall accidents and potential resulting injuries can occur. Summer brings its own risks, such as slippery areas around pools, cracked sidewalks and other hazards that can emerge in stores… READ MORE

Dog attacks on mail carriers are near 7,000 May 29, 2020 | personal injury

When you think of the most dangerous jobs in America, the mail carrier rarely comes to mind. With personal injury claims becoming more common, the idea of the dog chasing the mailman seems to live on only in the 80s’ and 90’s kids’ movies.  However, recent data points to the fact that many mail carriers still suffer from the threat of dog bites. NBC News reports… READ MORE

Witness testimony against bus driver results in $15M verdict May 22, 2020 | personal injury

Passengers injured while riding commercial transportation have a right to file a legal action for compensation. Surviving family members can also recover from their loss of a loved one.  A jury trial generally reveals whether a commercial driver operated a vehicle negligently or with carelessness. To prove a vehicle operator caused a crash, parties who suffered injuries may need to present their evidence in court.  Testimony… READ MORE

The hidden dangers of a cat bite October 03, 2019 | personal injury

In Pennsylvania, plenty of people keep cats as pets. Moreover, the public generally considers dogs to be the “bigger” bite risk – or at least the more dangerous one. However, victims of cat bite attacks may actually face higher medical bills due to a unique risk that may accompany a cat’s bite. Healthline discusses the possibility of serious infection, which is a major risk with cat bites. While… READ MORE

Why burn injuries are so serious September 04, 2019 | personal injury

Burn injuries are notorious for their painfulness. You are probably familiar with the terminology describing burns: first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree. Even a first-degree burn may cause discomfort that seems out of proportion to its severity, but serious burns can be physically and emotionally devastating. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains that burn injuries are dangerous because the skin’s role as an organ is so critical… READ MORE