A recent snowstorm caused a United States Senator to endure a twenty-seven (27) hour commute from his home in Virginia to the U.S. Capital. He was one of hundreds of drivers trapped in freezing temperatures on a 50-mile stretch of I-95 following a multi-vehicle crash, which brought traffic to a standstill. Could you survive such an ordeal? Here are some simple tips to help you comfortably wait for traffic to start moving again or for help to arrive. Pack a Bag If you must travel during a snowstorm, it is important that you are prepared. In winter, always keep some snacks, such as granola bars, and bottled water in your car. If traveling with children or pets, be sure to keep food and supplies for them, too. Bringing essentials such as food, water, and a charged cell phone can make a huge difference if you find yourself stuck on the road. Beyond these essentials, it would also be helpful to bring survival gear such as blankets, winter garments, boots, sleeping bags, flares, medications, a first-aid kit, a shovel, an ice scraper, jumper cables, and a full tank of gas. Stay Warm If you find yourself stuck on the road during a snowstorm you should not leave your car. Your car is the safest place to be until the storm subsides. It will always be colder outside your car than the air temperature within. Don’t leave your car unless help or assistance is within a short distanced of your vehicle Focus […]
Category: Personal Injury
According to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School (LLI), a personal injury, in its legal context, include[s] every variety of injury to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation, as contradistinguished from injury to property rights.” The LLI goes on to describe the grounds upon which personal injury claims may be brought:
With the bow season underway, together with greater activity due to mating season, we need to be reminded that deer accidents are most common from October through December. Today there are an estimated 1.5 million deer in Pennsylvania. November is the month in which you are most likely to have a deer-related collision. If you drive in Pennsylvania, you have a 1 in 70 chance of being involved in a deer-related accident. Only in West Virginia and Montana do you have a greater chance of striking a deer with your vehicle. The most common time to strike a deer is between 6 PM and 9 PM and unfortunately, deer kill approximately 120 people each year. Deer vs. vehicle collisions are the top animal-related insurance claim in the United States.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have lost at trial or a motion to dismiss, you may be wondering if you’ve run out of options, especially if you feel strongly that you were in the right. It’s at this point that clients and their attorneys start considering an appeal of the negative decision. An “appeal” is a challenge to a legal decision, directed towards a legal institution higher than the court that made the legal decision. In the federal court system and most states, trial court decisions can be appealed to an “appellate court.”
When personal injuries occur during an accident, choosing the right personal injury attorney becomes critical. Whether the accident was a trucking accident, a construction accident, an animal attack, a medical negligence accident or an accident causing a medical injury, a motor vehicle accident, a motorcycle accident, a slip-and-fall accident, a job-related accident, or even an accident that results in the death of a loved one, contact a Stroudsburg personal injury lawyer for help with all of your insurance and legal claims.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. It may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot to the head. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three main types of TBI:
The laws, rules, and regulations that govern our lives can be difficult to comprehend, let alone understand. Statutes, whether they’re on the municipal, state, or federal level, are typically drafted in complicated language, full of legalese and often incorporating and referring to numerous other code sections — some of which are nearly impossible to find, and are equally as vague. And unless you have a law degree, trying to understand certain case opinions is a tall order.
If you’ve watched any true-crime TV show or any trial that has been shown through any form of media, you may have heard of the attorney-client privilege. But what is it? An attorney-client relationship is a relationship that is formed when a lawyer agrees to perform legal services for a client in exchange for some type of payment. For questions about any aspect of the attorney-client relationship, contact a Doylestown accident attorney at Drake, Hileman & Davis today.
The month of May is both National Water Safety Month and the typical start of pool season. In 2020, installing a swimming pool was a popular home addition, as many families opted for “stay-cations” during these COVID quarantine times. Unfortunately, drowning remains the number one cause of accidental death for children ages 1 -4. Additionally, according to government statistics, there were on average an estimated 6,700 pool or spa-related ER visits for non-fatal injuries from 2015- 2017 for children younger than 15. Listed below are five tips to keep your pool safe.
An attorney-client relationship is a relationship that is formed when a lawyer agrees to perform legal service for a client in return for some type of compensation. This relationship includes various duties owed to clients, particularly the duty of confidence. People who aren’t trained in the law have heard these terms thrown around in various popular “true crime” television shows, but they are rarely, if ever, accurately explained.