Truck Driver Arrested After A Man Dies In Philadelphia

A Brooklyn man has been arrested and brought back to Pennsylvania to face charges that have been filed against him regarding an accident he allegedly caused last April. Truck Carrying Watermelons Crashes, 1 Killed & 1 Injured On April 28th, 2018, Leytong Peralta-Olivo was driving a large tractor-trailer full of watermelons. He attempted to take exit 19 off of [...]

I Didn’t Know My Doctor Made a Mistake. Is It Too Late to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

What is the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice case? Medical malpractice injuries ― unlike injuries caused by car crashes, dog bites, and slip-and-fall accidents ― often are not immediately known to the victim. Indeed, it sometimes takes years before patients realize they may have been harmed by a trusted healthcare provider’s error. Circumstances when patients may not [...]

PA Supreme Court Declines (For Now) to Expand the Meaning of Parentage in Same-Sex Couple’s Child Custody Dispute

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Sept. 21 that a woman who was in a same-sex, unmarried relationship with the biological mother of a boy conceived through artificial insemination is not legally the boy’s parent and is not entitled to partial child custody. The ruling, set forth in an opinion written by Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy, is based upon [...]

Injured by a Drunk Driver: Can I Sue the Bar, Restaurant, or Club That Served the Alcohol?

Can I Sue the Bar, Restaurant, or Club That Served the Alcohol to a Drunk Driver? Pennsylvania State Police recently announced that troopers investigated 5,180 DUI-related crashes in 2017, up 14 percent from 4,520 DUI-related crashes in 2016. The statistics don’t include DUI investigations by other Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies. In 2017, state troopers arrested 19,963 drivers for DUI. [...]

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