Last month, a person was injured in a serious pedestrian accident in Allegheny County. A person was walking across the road when they were struck by a car. At the time of the news report, there was no information about the driver of the vehicle who struck the walker. When the article was released, the victim was originally thought to be dead, but the report was later corrected and reflected that the victim was alive, but suffered injuries.
A Pittsburgh theater is coming under fire as a result of a new lawsuit this month. According to reports, a woman is suing Phoenix Theatres Entertainment LLC, for failing to keep their sidewalks in adequate shape. The woman pursuing the lawsuit was leaving a theater in March when she tripped on the uneven sidewalk and sustained injuries. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure all access areas, including driveways, sidewalks, ramps, etc. are properly maintained and safe for all people who may be using them. If you have slipped or tripped, and fell on the property of another, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and potential pain and suffering. This may include cases where sidewalks were improperly maintained due to the winter weather, such as failure to remove snow and ice. Attorney Doug Stoehr takes cases for clients who have sustained slip-and-fall injuries due to the fault or negligence of another. For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his firm at 814-946-4100.
Many of us are aware of the dangers on the road from construction zones, poor weather conditions, and distracted/impaired drivers, but what about road debris? According to a study from AAA, over 200,000 crashes happened in a three year period due to debris on the road. These types of accidents have increased over 40% in the last 15 years. Most often, these accidents occur from tire blowouts and objects flying off/out of cars. These accidents can cause serious injury and, in extreme cases, death.