Category: Personal Injury

Train Accident Injuries

If you commute by train, you may need to find another way to get to the office next year. December 31, 2015, is the deadline for railroads to complete upgrades required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The act requires railroads to install positive train control (PTC) systems that slow or stop trains […]

Chimney Safety Week

Chimney fires can be sudden and explosive, or long-lasting smoldering fires that either burn out or seep through masonry to ignite a home’s wood frame. Homeowners may be unaware of small fires that occur high in a chimney, and those fires could undermine the structural integrity of the chimney, increasing the risk of a serious […]

In July, a West Chester University employee tested positive for Legionnaire’s disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria. A subsequent investigation found “higher-than-acceptable” levels of the bacteria in eight campus buildings. When an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease occurs, it can usually be traced to some industrial or professional setting, where improperly maintained […]

In July 2015, furniture retailer IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a free repair program for customers who owned certain models of IKEA’s MALM dressers. The repair kit contains hardware consumers can use to secure the dressers to a wall. The announcement came after IKEA and the CPSC received several reports of IKEA’s […]

In many major U.S. cities, an increasing number of people are leaving their cars at home and commuting by bicycle. With bike share programs and urban bicycle lanes, it’s easier than ever to get around on two wheels. Among the most populous U.S. cities, Philadelphia has the highest percentage of bicycle commuters. But with 551 […]

On July 10, Amtrak filed answers in two lawsuits, stating it would not contest the payment of compensatory damages to passengers of train 188. Train 188 derailed just outside Philadelphia in May. The crash killed eight people and injured more than 200. What’s not clear is how long crash survivors, and family members of those […]

Once, asbestos was a substance commonly encountered in a wide range of occupations. It was used to insulate pipes and boilers; as fireproofing; in ship construction, cement making, automotive brake manufacture, and others. This changed in the 1970s, when exposure to asbestos fibers was found to cause mesothelioma (a form of lung cancer) and other […]

When accidents occur as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the injured person may have the right to seek compensation. When an accident turns into legal proceedings, attorneys on both sides will collect as much evidence as possible to prove fault. Lawyers have gained a huge asset with new technology – personal tracking […]

David Sternberg, an attorney with Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, settled a lawsuit against the owner of a dog that attacked his 7-year-old client, biting her face and knocking her to the ground. The owner of the dog knew of the dog’s dangerous disposition but failed to warn the young girl and/or restrain the […]

It may be impossible to predict the exact circumstance that can cause someone to get hurt and pursue a personal injury lawsuit. But as they say, numbers don't lie, and our lawyers know that injuries are statistically most likely to happen in Philadelphia after someone takes a serious fall.