In Pennsylvania and around the country, accidents will happen. If someone is injured on a business's property, a lawsuit could be filed against the business owner. The business owner is responsible for keeping patrons, visitors and employees safe. The business owner, whether renting or owning, is nearly always responsible for any injuries, such as a slip and fall, under what is called premises liability.
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.
A Philadelphia woman claims that she was injured in a 2012 incident due to the negligence of a construction crew and filed suit on June 5. According to the report, the woman, who is blind, stated that the construction crew that was working on a sidewalk failed to properly block or rope off the section that was under construction.
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.
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.
Lawsuits can be extremely complicated. This is why attorneys are often best suited to handling the matters. A prime example of this is a recent attempt by a worker who was injured while on the premises of her employer. Her on-the-job accident resulted in serious injuries that required medical care and surgery but the courts did not side with her claim.
A recent accident in Lower Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania, which is north of Philadelphia, left two people injured and a house with minor structural damage. Police believe that alcohol was involved in the crash. The results of a blood alcohol content test will determine if the crash was a drunk driving accident.
A Pennsylvania boy is preparing for his fourth surgery in nearly a year. He was injured last year when he and his aunt were struck by an alleged drunk driver. The two were leaving a baseball game on Aug. 4 when a 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a Toyota Tundra struck the boy and his aunt as they were crossing the street.
A news anchor, during a report, was bit by a dog that the anchor had not met before. The owner was present and holding the canine when the dog bite occurred.
A recent accident in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania -- to the north of Philadelphia -- has some specialists worrying about the possibility of a nearby trout stream becoming contaminated. The truck accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. on Brodhead Road.