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December 2017 Archives

Holiday drunk driving can have devastating consequences


As in any other state, drunk drivers continue to pose a huge risk to other motorists in Pennsylvania. The holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and its attendant revelry, usually means that there are more intoxicated motorists on the road. Unfortunately, the results can be deadly.

What's the time limit for a medical negligence-caused death case?


A recent opinion from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court clarified the statute of limitations - the time limit for filing a lawsuit - in cases where a person dies because of medical negligence. Justice Sallie Mundy wrote the opinion in the case of Dubose v. Quinlan. Although the two-year statute of limitations remains the same, when it begins to run was the crux of the opinion. It now begins to run from the time of death.

Truck accidents underscore potential for serious injuries


Commercial trucks can cause serious injuries when they are involved in accidents. Their sheer size and weight may result in catastrophic damage to smaller vehicles, which in turn compromises the smaller vehicle's ability to protect its occupants. The damage can be even more extensive when a negligent driver is involved.

Health care warranties: compensation for medical negligence?


When medical professionals are negligent or make mistakes, patients and insurers are usually the ones who have to foot the bill. This is different from most other industries where a provider is expected to make good on a faulty service or product. If a person paid a plumber to fix a leaky pipe that continued to leak, that person wouldn't expect to pay the plumber again to fix what was already supposed to have been repaired. Not so in the health care sector.

What are hours of service requirements for truck drivers?


Road trips can be fun adventures for Pottsville residents who enjoy the open road and time behind the wheels of their vehicles. When they take off they may be fueled by the energy and excitement of a new journey. However, when they get tired their excitement may wane and they may decide to pull over for the night to catch some sleep and prepare for the next leg of their excursions.

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