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Joan Rivers Elective Surgery and Possible Medical Malpractice

Fri, 09/26/2014

Comedy fans worldwide – including our firm's esteemed Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers – were saddened to learn earlier this month of the death of comedienne Joan Rivers during an elected endoscopic throat procedure in New York City.

These Three Famous Car Accidents Prove Tragedy Doesn't Discriminate

Wed, 09/17/2014

As attorneys who have long represented car accident victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we know that these incidents do not discriminate.

No matter how smart or popular or wealthy or glamorous a person might be, like a Murphy's Law of Tragedy, accidents in general and car accidents in particular tend to happen when people least expect them.

Consider these three famous car accidents that took the lives of well-known celebrities at the height of their careers:

Philadelphia Residents Most Likely to be Injured by Falling

Wed, 09/10/2014

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.

Four Things Pedestrians Can Do to Stay Safe Near Construction

Sat, 08/30/2014

Whenever construction happens on or near Philadelphia streets busy with cars and people, the chance of a construction accident becomes an even greater concern to our team of Pennsylvania injury lawyers.

Here are three things that pedestrians in particular can do to avoid falling objects and other accidents that can happen when they pass a construction zone:

Philadelphia-Area Police Crack Down on Accident-Causing Distractions

Wed, 08/27/2014

Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys are pleased with the announcement this week that some local police departments plan to crack down on the accident-causing aggressive-driving that often results from distracted drivers.

Three Steps to Help Keep Philadelphia Kids Safe In and Around Cars

Sun, 08/10/2014

In response to a late July 2014 car accident on the Garden State Parkway that took the lives of two women and injured four children passengers, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers thought it a good idea to remind area parents and drivers of a few steps they can take to keep kids as safe as possible in and around cars.

Which Philadelphia Cars are Least Likely to Have Auto Accidents?

Mon, 07/14/2014

Our attorneys were intrigued to learn recently that bigger vehicles are not necessarily better when it comes to avoiding auto accidents on Philadelphia's traffic-clogged streets.

Among the safest cars on the road this year, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), are such "small cars" as the 2014 Honda Civic 4-door sedan, the 2014 Mazda 3, and the 2014 Toyota Prius.

Drug Abuse: One More Reason for Nursing Home Vigilance

Mon, 07/07/2014

As Pennsylvania caregivers monitor their loved ones living in nursing homes for any signs of abuse, which may include inadequate resident hygiene or inexplicable physical injuries, one more issue to be aware of is the misuse or abuse of prescription medications.

Attorneys for the AARP recently supported a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the family of deceased Ventura, Calif. nursing home resident Patricia Thomas. Thomas suffered from Alzheimer's disease and was placed in nursing home care after sustaining a broken pelvis.

Pennsylvania Auto Accidents Rise With the Thermometer

Sat, 07/05/2014

At Wapner Newman, we know that the risk of getting into an auto accident in Pennsylvania goes up as we head into the dog days of summer.

More car crashes result in death during the months of July, August and September than any other months of the year, according to the 2010 auto accident statistics compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT).

Fireworks, Personal Injury and Pennsylvania's Fourth of July

Wed, 07/02/2014

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.

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