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Trains are largely seen as a safe and simple form of transportation, but the Amtrak crash late last night shows that even a routine train trip can be deadly. On Tuesday, May 13, an Amtrak train travelling to New York from Washington derailed and overturned in Philadelphia, killing 6 people, leaving many more injured and […]

Pennsylvania law prohibits the use of Consumer and Display Fireworks by anyone without a permit. But here at Wapner Newman, we are aware of personal injury cases around the country that are the result of fireworks-related negligence.

According to the Asbury Park Press, up to 400,000 people could visit the New York/New Jersey area in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday. Though tourism revenue is projected to reach an estimated $550 million, such an influx of people might also lead to significant traffic congestion, increasing the risk of vehicle collisions. If you’re injured in a car accident, our qualified New Jersey attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. 

In October 2013, a new distracted driving law went into effect in many states across the country. The use of a handheld device to text or check email while driving can now be considered a primary offense, allowing an officer to pull a texting driver over without any additional traffic offenses taking place. This was already the law in New Jersey, but Governor Chris Christie has recently signed a bill into law that will impact the penalties associated with this particular type of distracted driving.

It has long been known that using a cellphone to text, check the internet, or send and receive emails while driving is dangerous. This is why the state of Pennsylvania made the use of handheld devices while driving illegal in 2012. This commonsense legislation has helped reduce distracted driving accidents, but failed to take into account just how little some people think about their actions while driving.

Winter is right around the corner and, in New Jersey, this means ice, snow, and often treacherous conditions. Preparing for winter means doing what is necessary to help avoid injuring yourself and others, things that will require a small amount of effort, but are well worth the time.

Preventing Auto Accidents

The dedicated Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have filed the first wrongful death claim following the building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets on June 5th, 2013.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the prevalence and devastating consequences of brain injuries. It's also a time for advocates, health agencies and other entities to develop measures aimed at preventing brain injuries.

Some of the causes of brain injury include:

A Philadelphia court awarded a One Million Thirty Two Thousand dollars ($1,032,000.00) Dollar verdict to the family of a man shot during a fight at a nightclub. The man was attending a friend’s birthday party when a fight erupted and the club’s security force was not trained properly to quickly stop the fight. Additionally the security allowed the shooter to enter the club with the gun knowing the club had overbooked the room and it was a filled beyond legal capacity.

Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller has begun investigating cases connected to the outbreak of a rare non-contagious fungal meningitis, an inflammation of membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord linked to an injectable steroid the patients were getting to treat pain which was first reported late last week by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  For more information click the link below.  Our operators are standing by to take your calls regarding this matter.  Feel free to call (215) 569-0900 or send your information on line by using the live chat ic