If you’re hurt at a sporting event, is the stadium or team liable?

What those liability disclaimers on the back of your ticket really mean If you’ve ever read the back of an admission ticket for a sporting event, including a baseball, hockey, football or basketball game, you've certainly seen all the legal disclaimers that say that you accept the risks of attending and don't hold the team or venue responsible in the event you are injured. Have you ever wondered whether those disclaimers have any legal standing...

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Holiday death toll on our highways isn’t just a number – those statistics are real victims

Let’s all remember to be careful out there on the roadways as the unofficial start of summer begins Across the United States, the Memorial Day holiday weekend began last Friday and hundreds of thousands of motorists took to the highways and roadways for vacations, cook-outs, family gatherings and more. Sadly, traffic accidents involving serious injuries and deaths were also part of this holiday weekend’s travels on our roadways. One thing to remember is that the...

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The truth about medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania: tort reform is not the answer unless you want to give up your rights

Pa. court report shows medical malpractice case filings down for 6th straight year.  Here’s what that means to you, your family and your legal rights Have you been hearing the hype from the Pennsylvania Legislature that more legal reforms are needed to protect doctors and hospitals from outrageous lawsuits in the world of medical malpractice cases? Yes, that’s what they’re talking about again, but the problem is that it’s just not true, according to a...

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Injured on the job? Time to call a lawyer to protect your legal rights

Every day, many thousands of workers are injured on the job in the U.S. and require medical treatment or hospitalization. And when those injuries occur, many times workers aren't adequately covered by insurance or cared for by their employers. They are injured and then their legal rights aren't protected because they don't have someone who is looking out for them as their personal legal advocate. Insurance companies and employers don't want injured victims to secure...

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Swimming pool season is here: are the pools that your family swims in safe?

Increase the safety of your family and guests and reduce your legal liability The unofficial start of summer – the Memorial Day holiday weekend – isn't even here yet and already there have been 37 drownings and 38 near-drownings across the U.S. so far this year, according to government statistics. That's a lot of tragedies and the peak swimming season hasn't even begun for most communities in the nation. To better protect and prepare your...

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Legal update: Contaminated pastries from Rhode Island bakery kill two, dozens sickened

What you need to know about your legal rights when it comes to commercially-prepared foods and protecting your family from foodborne pathogens Two elderly people in Rhode Island have died since March and dozens of other people have been seriously sickened due to apparent Salmonellosis infections after they ate pastries from a bakery that didn't properly refrigerate the pastry ingredients. The incident is another in a series of food poisoning cases that occasionally occur across...

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Tornado safety: what you need to know to protect your family

The killer tornadoes that pummeled the South this week have lessons for everyone More than 340 people died in two days earlier this week – and the death toll is still rising – due to scores of hugely powerful tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia. It's being called the worst tornado-related death toll since March 18, 1925 when 747 people were killed in one day in Missouri, Illinois and...

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Legal update: Young children and window blind safety

In the United States since 1999, one child a month dies from accidental strangulation after becoming entangled in the cords of household window blinds, according to statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For parents who have had to somehow survive after such a tragedy, that number is entirely too large. In a story last week in The New York Times the issue of accidental deaths involving children from seven months old up...

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Tenants beware: foreclosure doesn’t just affect homeowners

If you rent a house or apartment, you may not think that the foreclosure crisis that has plagued the U.S. can affect you at all. If you think that, then you are very wrong. Across the nation, foreclosures suffered by the owners of properties from rental homes to apartment complexes have been causing massive problems for renters who can find utilities shut off and eviction notices – even if they have what they think are...

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