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Can I hold a property owner responsible for my personal injury?

Suffering an injury on another person's property can be a difficult and confusing experience. In many cases, Pennsylvania property owners will try to subvert their own negligence by placing the blame on victims, claiming that they were irresponsible or careless. It is easy for those struggling to recover from a personal injury to feel intimidated by such tactics.

Statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Pennsylvania

A person who has been harmed by a defective product has a limited amount of time to seek awards for damages. The laws vary by state, and in Pennsylvania, the typical statute of limitations for personal injury is two years. It is important to be proactive about the case if one feels that legal action should be taken. 

Personal injury a likely outcome of tractor-trailer wrecks

As a seemingly permanent fixture of Pennsylvania interstates, tractor-trailers pose a constant risk to motorists. Accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large vehicles can cause severe personal injury to victims. In many cases, truck accidents lead to death.

Establishing negligence in personal injury claim is important

Every day, people in Pennsylvania are injured because of the negligence of others. While this negligence might seem obvious to some, it must still be proven to successfully achieve compensation from a personal injury claim. This is not necessarily complicated, but does require careful attention to detail and related evidence.

We can help show owner negligence in your personal injury claim

Injuries of any kind can have a profoundly negative impact on a person's life. For some, the emotional trauma of being wrongly harmed can be just as intense as the physical pain and suffering. When a personal injury is the result of a property owner's neglect, victims can pursue compensation that is just and right for their situation.

Pennsylvania personal injury: Train crash injures dozens

There are numerous Pennsylvania residents who depend on the commuter train system as their main mode of transportation. Unfortunately, over 40 people were injured in a crash involving two of these trains on Aug. 22. Each of the injured may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Personal injury Q and A

Pennsylvania residents who have been injured due to the negligence of other individuals may have the right to seek compensation for their losses. In order to do this one has to file a personal injury claim in a state civil court. This week's column will address some common questions that some may have about personal injury claims.

A personal injury suffered in a swimming pool accident is no joke

Summer is still in full swing, and numerous Pennsylvania residents are spending their time at public and private swimming pools. While this certainly is a great way to spend lazy summer days, quite a few people are injured in swimming pool accidents every year. If you have suffered a personal injury or have lost a loved in such an incident, you may have legal recourse.

Pennsylvania personal injury: Distracted commercial drivers

It is scary to see or drive near a commercial truck that is weaving in and out of its lane. Unfortunately, this is a common sight in Pennsylvania or elsewhere. Is this a sign that the driver is having a hard time controlling the truck or an indication that the driver simply is not paying attention? In either event, this can result in a wreck, causing an unsuspecting victim to suffer severe personal injury.

Do not wait too long to file a personal injury claim

Pennsylvania residents who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses. When going through treatment and recovery, though, filing a civil claim may be one of the last things on one's mind. It is okay to wait until one is ready, but don't wait too long to file a personal injury claim.

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