What is negligence and how do I know if someone acted negligently?

June 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Negligence   |   0 Comments

In most cases, an action premised on torts or accidents is based off of the negligence of another. Negligence can also be referred to simply as carelessness. To have a successful lawsuit under a negligence action, you must be able to prove four things: Duty Breach of Duty Causation, and Damages. To illustrate how these […]

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THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT WILL FURTHER OUTLINE THE CONTOURS OF “EXCESSIVE FORCE” FOURTH AMENDMENT CLAIMS

June 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   General   |   0 Comments

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures[.]”  Under what is known as a §1983 Action, persons who have been arrested, abused, or otherwise restrained by “excessive force” may be able to assert their […]

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What is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and Survival Action Claim in Pennsylvania?

June 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Wrongful Death   |   0 Comments

Oftentimes, when tragedy strikes and a loved one perishes as a result of another’s careless acts, negligence or unlawful violence, the family of the deceased will seek damages provided under Wrongful Death and Survival Action statutes. While the two claims are usually intertwined in a lawsuit, it is worth being informed as to how each […]

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Construction Site Negligence

December 26, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Construction Accidents   |   0 Comments

Construction site negligence: Ask your friends and family which profession they think is the most dangerous.  In the wide variety of possible answers, you may hear one come up over and over:  construction worker. A construction site can be dangerous for workers, supervisors, and even bystanders.  Common injuries include:  burns, electrocution, falls (from a scaffold, […]

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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

September 13, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Nursing Home Neglect   |   0 Comments

Nursing Home Neglect: There are many reasons why a resident of a nursing home may develop physical or emotional issues.  Problems may arise as a result of intentional abuse, neglect (intentional or unintentional), or simply as part of an elder’s declining health. Some of the most common signs of Nursing home neglect include: Falls.  A fall […]

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