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October 2014 Archives

Woman files wrongful death suit after officer fatally shot son

A mother filed a lawsuit against two Pittsburgh police officers who allegedly wrongfully shot her son to death in March 2009. Now, that lawsuit has been tentatively settled, though the financial details of the settlement have not been disclosed due to a confidentiality agreement.

Truck accidents can cause fatalities and serious injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9.7 percent of vehicles involved in deadly accidents in Pennsylvania were large trucks. These trucks make up nearly 5 percent of the nation's total number of trucks involved in fatal accidents. Truck accidents have become concern all over the country due to the number of fatalities. Statistics show that approximately 3,921 people were killed and over 100,000 people were injured in 2012 large truck accidents.

Football-related brain injuries means trouble for the NFL

Sports fans everywhere are well aware of the NFL's recent legal battles involving players who suffered concussions while playing football. A recent study examined 79 former players and discovered that 76 of these players had a degenerative brain disease. The study indicates that the occurrence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy has more than doubled.

Determining liability in a Pennsylvania car accident

When a Pennsylvania resident is involved in a car accident, you may be able to recover damages to cover medical expenses and other costs. Your damages will partially depend on who the court finds liable for the accident. Courts will look at various factors to determine who was negligent in the accident.

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