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Victim's family sues five bars after drunk driving accident

If you or someone close to you has ever been involved in a drunk driving accident, you may not know about Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Act, which states that restaurants, bars, and other alcohol-serving establishments can be held accountable for the later careless decisions and conduct of customers to whom they have served alcohol. Recently, the surviving relatives of a DUI accident victim filed a lawsuit against five different bars that served the allegedly already drunk man who caused the accident. 

Slip and fall could result in lawsuit against public agency

It has happened to us all at one point in time; a stumble down an ill-maintained stairway, a trip over an uneven surface, a slip on a wet or icy floor. This seemingly simple occurrence can have a variety of results -- anything ranging from simply feeling embarrassed to an extremely serious injury. These are just a few examples of conditions that can set the stage for a slip and fall in the workplace and beyond.

Band held liable for injuries at Philadelphia concert

If you go to a public event such as a concert, where perhaps hundreds of people have gathered to enjoy a show, each patron of that show should be able to count on the event organizers and performers to provide an environment that is reasonably safe. If an event organizer or a property owner fails in this duty, and if a person suffers serious injuries as a result, then the injured party should be aware of the options for holding the responsible parties liable for damages.

Lafayette Hills couple sues restaurant for premises liability

We've discussed before how attorneys for defendants in premises liability lawsuits commonly seek to have cases moved from state to federal court because the damages sought by the plaintiffs are expected to exceed $75,000. That is the case for a lawsuit brought by a husband and wife from Lafayette Hills, Pennsylvania.

Slip and fall at Lansdale ACME store leads to lawsuit

A woman who slipped down in an ACME store in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, has sued ACME Markets and SuperValu Inc. According to a lawsuit filed by the woman and her husband, a liquid substance on the floor of the store's shampoo and soap aisle caused the woman to slip and fall. She suffered injuries in her leg and ankle, and she was eventually diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Woman falls on property, files suit against business and owner

Reports indicate that a business entity in Philadelphia has been named in a premises liability lawsuit. According to the suit, a woman from Texas was on the property where Chapman Ford Inc. is located when she encountered a defective condition. This condition reportedly caused her to slip and fall, injuring her in several different ways, the suit says. The incident occurred in February 2012 and the lawsuit was filed late last month, according to records.

What are the legal implications of a dog bite?

If you are bit by a dog in Philadelphia, what happens? Can you sue the owner for premises liability if you are on their property? If you are the owner, what rights do you have? Many people in Pennsylvania are unaware of the laws surrounding dog bites. This may be detrimental to those that have been bit or to owners who are unaware of how they can defend themselves and their pets.

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