4 Flash Flood Deaths in Pittsburgh: Why You Should Never Drive Through Standing Water

It might just look like a small amount of water across the road, but standing water over a roadway can kill you. Earlier this month, four people died in Pittsburgh, including a 45-year-old mother and her two young daughters, when rainwater overwhelmed a sewer system and caused flash flooding which overran local roadways, according to a story in The Toledo Blade. The car carrying the woman and her daughters was swept up on a road...

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Tour Bus Safety and You: What Passengers Need to Know to Protect Their Rights

A continuing pattern of serious tour bus accidents across the nation means that you have to watch out for the safety of your loved ones. For the second time this year, a serious tour bus accident on a New Jersey highway has caused a fatality and injured more than a dozen passengers. The crash occurred earlier this week when the bus struck the rear of a tractor-trailer rig that had run into the rear of...

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MyPhillyLawyer negotiates resignation of embattled Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman

Embattled Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman formally resigned her post today in a contract settlement negotiated by the legal team at MyPhillyLawyer. Behind the scenes over the last month, the lawyers of MyPhillyLawyer represented Ackerman throughout the process, ensuring that the terms of her employment contract and compensation were fully met and that the school system would be able to move on with new leadership in an orderly transition. Under the agreement, Ackerman will...

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Prescription drugs: They can hurt you as well as help you

Here are some of the things you need to know to protect your legal rights Prescription drugs can be lifesavers, helping millions of people live with all kinds of medical conditions from high cholesterol to thyroid problems to liver ailments. They're also used in treatment therapies for patients suffering from cancer, high blood pressure and even AIDS. But there are real risks from prescription drugs as well, especially if they are improperly given, if they...

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Celebrate July 4, but be extra careful of the dangers that lurk on this holiday

July 4th is the deadliest date annually on the nation's highways, and accidents and injuries involving fireworks, cookouts and swimming abound – let's be careful out there. On this July 4th holiday weekend we here at MyPhillyLawyer hope that you have a glorious time with family and friends as you remember our nation's history, but we want to remind you to be careful as you travel and enjoy your time off. Did you know that...

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Danger in the trenches: construction workers killed or injured on the job

What you need to know about construction work accidents and liability Just last week, another U.S. construction worker died when he was trapped in a 10-foot-deep trench that collapsed on him as he was helping to lay underground sewer pipes That incident, which occurred in Lancaster County, Pa., left a 27-year-old worker dead, according to a story in The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era newspaper. The man's death is now being investigated by the state Occupational...

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Tune in at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30, to watch MyPhillyLawyer’s Dean Weitzman talk about swimming pool safety on WPHL-17 TV

There may be nothing more relaxing and refreshing than taking a dip in a swimming pool this summer, but pools can also be fraught with danger and liability if you are not careful. To remind parents, homeowners and families about the importance of pool safety across the Delaware Valley, MyPhillyLawyer attorney Dean I. Weitzman will appear at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30,  on the "Better Philly" program on WPHL-17 TV to share his legal insights...

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Recall alert: Be sure that your child’s stroller and other child care items are safe

The recent death of an infant in a stroller accident in Lancaster County reminds us that to prevent tragedies we need to keep abreast of recall notices for child care items from strollers to portable cribs. In a tragedy that cannot even be fathomed, a six-month-old Lancaster County baby died in late April after he was put down for a simple nap in his stroller by his parents. The horror of the baby’s death occurred...

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MyPhillyLawyer’s Dean Weitzman to talk about pool safety tomorrow at noon on CBS 3-TV’s “Talk Philly” program

With the summer swimming season now upon us across the Delaware Valley, MyPhillyLawyer attorney Dean I. Weitzman will appear on the “Talk Philly” program on KYW-TV3 at noon tomorrow to remind viewers about the importance of swimming pool safety. Weitzman will present pool safety tips to remind families of the importance of prevention when it comes to swimming pool tragedies. The live show will air from 12 p.m.to 12:30 p.m. with co-hosts Ukee Washington and...

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