The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Last June the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt an important and justified win for injured workers in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District).  The High Court determined that the impairment rating provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are unconstitutional in their entirety.  In so doing the Court wiped out a section of the Workers […]

When a Person Is Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision, Early Investigation Is Key.

This post was originally published on Sep 19, 2016 When a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision, due to a defective product, or the consequence of poor property maintenance, gathering evidence immediately after the injuring incident is crucial.  As one might expect, with time and human intervention, important evidence can be lost, destroyed, […]

GENETIC-BASED ANCESTRY SEARCHES MAY RELINQUISH PRIVACY RIGHTS – FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

Many of our friends and clients have had great enjoyment in learning about their family trees with genetic-based searches. But as is often the case — the details are in the fine print. Your genetic information remains on file. In certain instances, your DNA information can be released to insurers, marketers, law enforcement, and other […]

Tractor Truck Accidents Reduced with Speed Limiters

  On average, more than 1,000 lives are lost annually to speeding Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), studies examining the relationship between travel speed and crash severity have confirmed the common-sense conclusion that the severity of a crash increases with increased travel speed. Additionally, higher speeds extend the […]

REDUCING THE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT FROM .08 TO .05

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has found an increase in vehicular deaths — rising to 37,461 in 2016. According to NHTSA, that is a 5.6% increase. NHTSA estimates that there are in excess of 10,000 deaths per year attributed to alcohol impairment. These fatalities have been determined wholly “preventable”. Now safety experts are […]

I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, but keep putting off doing anything

It was a busy time.  The holidays, the visitors, the prep, and it was a busy time.  The holidays, the visitors, the prep, and the takedown, all demand so much time.  In the midst of it all, you were involved in a motor vehicle accident.  There was just no time to do anything.  Sure you […]