Archive for March 2013
March 29, 2013
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It is uncommon for the average American family to have personal experience with head injuries. More typically, they watch the news and learn about NFL players suffering from brain injuries after repeated concussions on the field. Or perhaps, they hear of veterans being awarded Purple Hearts for head injuries received in the line of duty. In reality, traumatic brain injury can occur in a variety of instances and happen regularly to everyday people. In Pennsylvania alone, 41,000 people a year ... Read More
Posted in: Brain Injury
March 27, 2013
Whether through accidents, contact sports, or physical activity, head injuries can happen to people of all ages. In fact, this type of injury is common and can often result in concussions, dementia, or long lasting damage to the brain.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania want to know more. In their attempt to better understand the functions of the brain, they are in turn helping brain injury lawyers understand the ins and outs of this complex medical universe. Like peeling back an ... Read More
Posted in: Brain Injury, Philadelphia Lawyer Commentary
March 20, 2013
Stephen Covey, the author of several bestselling books, including “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” was considered a pioneer in self-help literature. He co-founded the Utah-based professional services company Franklin Covey and helped millions of Americans achieve their business and personal goals.
Unfortunately, this past year, despite wearing a helmet, the highly energetic business-consulting guru died from complications of a bicycle accident. He was 79.
Covey’s unfortunate death highlights the need everyone has for a bicycle accident lawyer. Such accidents are much ... Read More
Posted in: Philadelphia Lawyer Commentary
March 14, 2013
Earlier this year, a 35-year-old man was cited for illegally backing his truck into a parked vehicle and a pedestrian, 22-year-old Sarah Campbell. She suffered injuries and was taken for treatment at a local hospital. It was a common type of accident that could have occurred at a thousand different locations throughout Philadelphia.
In fact, trucks are involved in a countless number of accidents each year, often ending in injuries that are severe or even fatal. It’s up to you to ... Read More
Posted in: Truck Accidents
March 11, 2013
In Commonwealth v. Lowry, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court recently held that, even when a vehicle never strikes another car or a person, a reckless driver can still be criminally charged and convicted of causing an accident involving death or personal injury and summary offenses of operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility and careless driving. The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code specifies the actions that a driver “involved in an accident resulting in injury or death” should take, including remaining at the ... Read More
Posted in: Car Accidents
March 6, 2013
On Jan. 6, a 20-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle traveling southbound along South Woodbourne Road in Bucks County. He was ejected from the vehicle and did not survive.
While the fatality is among the first handful of vehicular deaths in the state, it will no doubt not be among the last for 2013, especially for motorcycle drivers. Motorcycle accidents are often much more serious than automobile accidents, often resulting in loss of limbs, paraplegia, quadriplegia, head injuries and, as ... Read More
Posted in: Motorcycle Accidents
March 1, 2013
This past November, the Philadelphia Marathon celebrated a number of key runners who have participated in the event over the years. Kim Pohas was one of them. As an avid runner, she trains regularly. However, in 2011, she was injured in a dog bite accident when out for a jog. While a dog bite lawyer could have helped Pohas determine if she could recover civil damages from the dog owner, the dog owner was unable to be identified by police. What ... Read More
Posted in: Medical Malpractice