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What are the "Fatal Four" in construction worker accidents?

If you or someone you love works in the construction industry in Pennsylvania, you are well aware of the fact that construction is a dangerous line of work. People who are tasked with building and repairing our homes, office structures, roads and more put themselves in harm's way on a daily basis. While there are laws and guidelines that provide important safety reminders and rules, these are sadly not enough to prevent all construction worker accidents or deaths.

Should I pursue a wrongful death case?

Losing a loved one, especially unexpectedly, causes tremendous and often unbearable pain. A legal proceeding may be the last thing your family wants to think about after losing someone. If you decide to pursue a wrongful death case, though, your family can receive awards for many types of damages and losses, which can at least relieve some financial burden despite the emotional burden you face.

Distracted driving focus of new law in Pennsylvania

As Pennsylvania residents everyone ready themselves for the fast-approaching holiday season, plans for celebrations abound. Many are also concerned about the potential increased danger this may bring due to people who drink at parties and then drive home. While certainly drunk driving is a serious problem in the state and around the nation, there is another problem that people should be equally aware of - distracted driving.

What if I'm injured near a construction site?

Construction is not just a dangerous industry to work in. Sometimes, injuries to passerby can occur because of debris or poorly-marked construction zones. When this happens, it may be possible to file a claim against the construction company itself.

How many drunk driving fatalities occur in Pennsylvania?

As Thanksgiving draws nearer, Pennsylvania residents everywhere are getting excited about the holiday season. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are among the most celebrated all year across the country. While this can be a positive thing it can also bring about new risks that you and your family should be aware of. One of the biggest risks is that posed to you by drunk drivers.

How to avoid bicycle accidents

Car crashes can be extremely dangerous, but collisions between cars and bicycles are often even more fatal. Just like in car-on-car accidents, fault is a very important factor in determining how damages are compensated. Fault is determined in very similar ways for different types of accidents, but these are some steps you can take to avoid causing or being assigned fault for accidents while cycling.

The tragedy of birth injuries

Though nobody deserves to suffer because of medical malpractice, it is especially heartbreaking when the victim is an infant. Delivering a baby is an incredibly delicate procedure for the health of both mother and child. A careless mistake by any of the medical professionals involved in the birth cause the death of the infant, or a lifetime of severe disability.

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