child injury

When a child is left unattended in a hot car, tragedies can happen fast. Tragically, a record number of 49 children died from being left in hot cars in 2018. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), since 1998, all but three states – Alaska, New Hampshire and Vermont – have experienced at least one […]

PDOT Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter weather can be unpredictable and dangerous in Pennsylvania, so it pays to be prepared and heed warnings from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Ice and snow on the roads or limited vision make driving particularly hazardous. As a result, during the winter, especially in adverse conditions, motorists should practice basic winter driving skills and […]

Elder Abuse

Seniors are often frail, vulnerable, suffering from dementia, and may not be able to defend themselves, so it’s not surprising that they can easily become victims of elder abuse. Elder abuse occurs when someone harms, neglects or exploits an older or care-dependent person. Unfortunately, crimes against the elderly are increasing in Pennsylvania. Caseworkers handled nearly […]

Pennsylvania Truck Accidents

Traditional retail stores suffer, while online sellers do more business every day. All those packages going to customers need to get there somehow. Often a big part of the trip is fulfilled by semi-trucks criss-crossing the U.S. Pennsylvania is a huge state, with major highways connecting the northeastern part of the U.S. with the rest […]

Burn Injury Awareness

Most people have experienced and recovered from minor burns, but when someone suffers from a major burn injury, the results can be devastating and incapacitating. According to United States Vital Statistics, there are 450,000 emergency room visits due to burn injuries every year, and 45,000 of these people will be admitted to long-term care or treatment […]

Teen Drivers

Statistically, the most dangerous drivers in Pennsylvania are the least experienced. With experience, common sense and the development of courtesy to other drivers, most of these teens will drive more safely as time passes. Just like anyone else handling something potentially dangerous, like a knife, chainsaw or hunting rifle, with more experience and knowledge should […]

Catholic Church

A Pennsylvania grand jury in August released a report of widespread criminal acts by church officials across the state. Its results were reported worldwide and inspired attorneys general and the federal government to look into the crimes committed by pedophile priests in their jurisdictions. The Pennsylvania report didn’t end the church’s problems, it added fuel […]

Hit and Run Accidents

It’s bad enough if your vehicle is struck by another or if you’re a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. What makes the situation that much more frustrating is when the responsible party leaves the scene. This situation is becoming more common throughout the country, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and […]

Distracted Driving Attorney

Pennsylvania drivers can be distracted by any number of things, whether that’s their smart phone, GPS, air conditioning controls or a screaming child in the back seat. What all these drivers have in common is not only an increased risk of causing an accident, but that the accident will be worse than one where a […]

Hospital Injury

Unless you’re in an emergency situation, you usually have the luxury of choosing between healthcare providers in your community. What’s one of the top considerations between clinics and hospital systems? Safety. The Leapfrog Group recently released a lengthy list of report-card-style safety grades for hospitals around the country. As a Pennsylvania-based Pennlive.com feature notes, the […]