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How The Driver’s License Compact Affects Pennsylvania Drivers

July 2, 2020

Pennsylvania is one of 46 states participating in the Driver’s License Compact (DLC), an agreement whereby member states commit to uphold and enforce its terms to further the pursuit of a single system for driving records and driver’s licenses. This allows motorists to only have one driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle legally in […]

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Judges Struggle To Apply Antiquated Products Liability Law In the Digital Age

June 30, 2020

At the end of 2019, a federal court panel ruled 2-1 that “under Pennsylvania law, Amazon is strictly liable for consumer injuries caused by defective goods purchased on Amazon.com.” The case’s ruling is nationally significant as it is scheduled for review by a rare full panel hearing early next year in Philadelphia before the Third […]

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The Latest Trends On Truck Accidents

June 26, 2020

When passenger cars and larger trucks, like big-rig tractor-trailers, are involved in accidents on our nation’s highways, the occupants of automobiles are much more likely to bear the brunt of the harm caused by these accidents. The number of people who died in large truck crashes was almost higher by 1/3 in 2018 than in […]

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Liability For Poor Road Design And Maintenance

June 24, 2020

Motor vehicle accidents not only result from the actions of negligent drivers, but they also sometimes result from the poor design of roads or highways or other defects caused by insufficient maintenance.  Most roads in Pennsylvania and throughout the country are public property and maintained by government agencies. These government entities throughout Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania […]

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Parents With Young Passengers Must Not Text And Drive

June 22, 2020

As technology becomes increasingly intertwined with daily life, it creates significant benefits but new, serious risks. Humans may communicate and interact with family and friends from almost any location, but too often cross the line and allow this use of technology as a distraction at the risk of endangering loved ones. Recent research reveals that […]

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Will My Personal Injury Case Settle Or Go To Trial?

June 18, 2020

Many clients have viable claims for personal injuries. One of the first questions asked at an initial consultation about a possible claim for damages resulting from personal injuries caused by another party is whether the case will settle or go to trial. Of course, every personal injury case is unique with different attendant circumstances, parties, […]

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Distinguishing Furloughs And Layoffs

June 16, 2020

Like most of the fifty states, Pennsylvania is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that an employer may fire an employee at any time, for any reason without recourse. In turn, employees may quit their job at any time without reason or recourse by an employer. The coronavirus pandemic has subjected an unprecedented number of Pennsylvanians […]

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Pandemic Increases Online Shopping Raising Likelihood Of More Defective Products

June 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine has caused a dramatic increase in online commerce. Online sales have increased at a skyrocketing rate during the quarantine, as much as 74% in some sectors. Amazon has benefited the most, while other retailers with a large digital presence such as Target and Walmart have seen substantial sales increases. […]

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Construction Projects Return To Pennsylvania But With Restrictions

June 10, 2020

The construction industry in Pennsylvania resumed operations on May 1, 2020, under Governor Wolf’s order after the shutdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Despite reopening, all construction businesses must follow certain guidelines during operations to counter the spread of the virus. The following provides details about reopening, continuing, or beginning projects. Residential Construction Residential construction […]

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