Stage Collapse Incidents: The Show Must Go On But At Whose Expense?

You go to a concert to hear music and probably don't think much about the potential dangers, yet the accidents, injuries and deaths are real. In August, seven people were killed and another 45 were injured when high winds from a strong approaching storm caused heavy overhead stage lights and speaker systems to collapse onto a waiting crowd at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana Fair, according to a story in The New York Times....

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Tougher rules for teen drivers in Pa. don’t go far enough

A ban on teens texting while driving is missing from the new law When Gov. Tom Corbett soon signs into law a long-awaited bill that enacts tougher rules for teen drivers, it will be a good day for the Commonwealth's teen drivers. In almost every way, it will be a good start toward making teen drivers safer in Pennsylvania, but sadly, the law was diluted before it passed the state House and Senate. What was...

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Truck driver in deadly train-truck crash was using a cell phone just before impact

Such incidents are behind a federal effort that's underway to ban truckers, bus drivers from using cell phones while driving It's dangerous enough when drivers of automobiles and SUVs operate their vehicles on our roadways while using hand-held cell phones to talk or text. It's even worse when the driver using the cell phone is operating a huge, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer, which takes longer to stop and is much less nimble or controllable than a much...

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Reno, Martinsburg Air Show Plane Crash Deaths: What You Need To Know

In the last two weeks, 10 spectators and 2 aircraft pilots have died in crashes at two separate air show events in Reno, Nevada, and Martinsburg, W.V. The deaths have reverberated across the air show community nationwide as people struggle to make sense of the tragedies. In the Reno crash, a 74-year-old pilot – a veteran aviator -- crashed his World War II-era Mustang P51 plane during a national air race, nosediving into a crowd...

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MyPhillyLawyer sponsoring Variety’s Oct. 19 “Kids With Heart Talent Show”

MyPhillyLawyer is proud to announce that it is serving as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2011 "Kids With Heart Talent Show," which is hosted by Variety – The Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at The Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, starting at 6 p.m. and will feature performances by many of the children who are clients of the longtime children's charity here in the Delaware...

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The Tragedies of 9/11 Continue: Sickened First Responders Still Paying the Price For Their Bravery

Today, on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, it is a day of remembrance and reflection. It's also a day to remember the hundreds to thousands of first responders who continue to have major health problems after they jumped into the ruins of the demolished Twin Towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York that day without thinking about anything but helping victims who might have survived...

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MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio Show Alert: Now Broadcasting on 100.3 FM

Starting this Sunday, Sept. 11, MyPhillyLawyer's popular and engaging Court Radio Show will move to a new station number on your FM dial. This week the show's radio home WRNB FM moved and is now broadcasting on 100.3 FM, which will allow the station to broaden its reach and listening audience compared to its former home at 107.9 FM. [caption id="attachment_1383" align="alignleft" width="287" caption="Dean I. Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer and host of MyPhillyLawyer's Court...

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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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