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Man sues hotel for slip-and-fall accident in shower

A man is seeking over $150,000 in damages from a Pennsylvania hotel after a fall in the shower caused him to suffer from a concussion. The slip-and-fall accident took place at the Hampton Inn in Carlisle on Aug. 26, 2012. After slipping during a shower, the man claims that he hit his head on the wall and lost consciousness for a short period of time.

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent law

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, drivers are considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol if their blood alcohol content level is at or above 0.08. Additionally, law enforcement officials may pull drivers over and charge them with a DUI if they are driving erratically. For instance, if a driver is driving too slow, changing lanes frequently or failing to obey traffic signs, they may be found guilty of drunk driving.

The 3 levels of DUI in Pennsylvania

According to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, it is illegal for a person to consume a sufficient amount of alcohol that renders them incapable of operating a vehicle safely. Additionally, a driver may be arrested for drunk driving if their level of impairment falls under one of Pennsylvania’s three categories for DUI. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation states that these three levels include general impairment, high BAC and highest BAC.

The two types of credit card fraud in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, committing any type of fraudulent activity that is connected to using a credit card is against the law. According to the Pennsylvania Legislature, a person may be considered guilty of credit card fraud if the credit card:

Pennsylvania woman sues 7-Eleven for slip and fall

According to a report, a resident of Philadelphia who suffered serious injuries when she slipped and fell at a local gas and convenience store on May 28, 2013, recently filed a lawsuit. The injured woman claims that the incident was caused by negligent employees who failed in their responsibility to keep the walking area by the store's gas pumps clear of ice. She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

Man sentenced to prison after possessing marijuana

In Pennsylvania, it is against the law to possess controlled or illegal substances, like marijuana. Although people may keep drugs in their possession for a variety of different reasons, if it can be proven that they knowingly possessed a drug, they will be found guilty of a drug crime.

GM may have been aware of safety issues since 2005

Pennsylvania residents are likely aware that General Motors has been mired in controversy since the beginning of 2014 regarding defects that have led to the recall of over 16 million vehicles. The Detroit-based automaker had admitted that problems with the ignition switches on cars including the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion have caused 30 car accidents and claimed the lives of 37 people. However, the most concerning questions for legislators and consumer advocates revolve around how soon GM actually became aware of the problem and the nature of their response.

Gregory R. Gifford
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    "Gregory R. Gifford, a partner at the Lansdale law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C., was elected Vice President of the Montgomery Bar Association on January 13, 2017. Mr. Gifford is a past Director of the Association and has also served as its Treasurer and Secretary"Read more...

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Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

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