Injuries can happen anywhere. It's especially scary when it happens to someone you love, like your child. Recently, a nursery school/daycare in the Philadelphia area was sued for an injury a child sustained while in their care during the day. According to news sources, a four-year-old minor was playing in a classroom when he fell when climbing on top of a play tunnel in the classroom. When the child fell, he broke his arm and required surgery to repair it, including pins and wire supports for stability. Per the lawsuit reports, the child continues to suffer lasting pain and has has required outside physical therapy.
It's back to school season in PA. Are you aware of the statewide rules and regulations regarding bus safety? According to PennDOT, here are some important rules and regulations you need to know this school year:
When you are driving and another car hits you, you may know that you may be able to seek legal compensation for your injuries. However, sometimes people do not realize that you have rights as a car passenger, too. If you are a passenger and are involved in a car accident in which you are injured, you can also potentially seek compensation for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, one or both drivers may have paid a role in the corresponding injuries. Either way, the passenger may be able to seek compensation for any injuries sustained in the crash.
What are some steps to take if you're injured while on vacation? Many people may think of these injuries as occurring only in home settings, such as car accidents or slip-and-falls around their hometown, but these accidents can happen in any type of setting. Slippery sidewalks, unclearly marked hazard signs (such as "wet floor"), unsafe balconies, and other miscellaneous situations can lead to a variety of injuries while you're on vacation. If you've been injured while away from home, you may be unsure of what to do next.
In Perry County, PA a school bus crashed. The bus driver was attempting to avoid a collision with a large truck, which crossed the opposing lane of travel into the bus's lane. The bus was carrying almost 40 students from the local schools. Over a quarter of the students were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The truck driver was cited for operation of vehicle without certificate of inspection, as well as driving on roadways laned for traffic. Obviously, we hope that accidents like this never happen, but luckily all of the children seem to be generally okay!
You've heard of drunk driving and drunk boating, but what about drunk golf cart driving?! A PA man was recently charged with drunken driving at a Delaware campsite. He was driving a golf cart while under the influence and seriously injured a passenger in the cart with him. Both he and the passenger were thrown from the cart onto the road.
Recently, a driver in Chambersburg was accused of hitting a teenager, then driving away. This hit and run incident resulted in a broken leg. Other people who were walking with the victim made multiple attempts to stop and alert the driver to what had happened, but the driver did not stop. A person who was driving directly behind the car also attempted to get the driver to pull over, but was unsuccessful. State police interviewed the man when he returned to the accident scene about 10 minutes later.
What kind of documentation do I need for a personal injury case? This is a question that many of my clients ask. Although documentation can vary based on your individual case, here are some good guidelines to consider (courtesy of PersonalInjury.com):
An eastern PA area man is suing his apartment complex in a recent case highlighted through PennRecord.com. According to the report, the resident broke his leg after falling on the parking lot in February 2016. The man alleges that there was a significant amount of ice and snow on the parking lot that had not been properly removed by the building's management services. The resident is suing the apartment complex for failing to maintain the apartment complex exterior in safe condition, given the winter weather.
Recently, a PA woman sued Kohl's department store after she was knocked over by a restocking cart. According to records, the woman went to a Kohl's store in November 2015 to do some Christmas shopping. She was approaching a price scanning kiosk to check an item's price when she was knocked over by a Kohl's employee who was pushing a restocking cart full of upright vacuum cleaners. The woman sustained significant damage to her body, especially her right side. Over the past two years since the incident, the woman reports that she has nerve damage in her right leg, which significantly weakens her right leg and ankle. She also stated that her injuries negatively impact her ability to care for her 96-year-old mother, for whom she is the primary caretaker.