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July 2017 Archives

What options are available following an aviation accident?

Aviation accidents can be catastrophic for victims and their families and may leave victims and their families wondering what resources are available to them following an aviation accident. Depending on the circumstances of the aviation accident, and the cause of the aviation accident, different parties may be liable to compensate victims for the damages they have suffered.

Traumatic brain injuries can have a dramatic impact on victims

Brain injuries contribute to a significant number of deaths and disabling injuries each year. In total, during 2012, 2.5 million victims suffered brain injuries. TBI injuries account for 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be open or closed injuries and closed-head injuries can sometimes be difficult to spot so it is important to watch for the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury following a car accident, for instance.

What is the discovery rule?

When thinking of cases of tragedy, you may be surprised to learn that there is a statute of limitations in place for a variety of crimes. This would bar an individual from pressing charges against another party after a certain time period has lapsed. A wrongful death case surprisingly does.

Victims of distracted driving are protected by the legal process

Distracted driving is an increasingly common problem. Increases in cell phone use, texting while driving and other types of distracted driving lead to car accidents that can result in significant injuries and harm to victims. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that 11 percent of car accidents were caused by distracted driving. In addition, distracted driving-related car accidents led to 300 fatalities in Pennsylvania.

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