Recent Posts in Accident Category

  • While fracking efforts in the Marcellus Shale region have created a number of jobs for the surrounding area, the rise in drilling accidents has been an unfortunate and unintended side effect. Since 2010, more than 20 confirmed incidents have been reported of varying severity, with at least two occasions leading to lives being lost. These accidents include explosions, pipeline breaches, fires, and ...
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  • Toyota Wins Lawsuit Involving Faulty Braking System

    || 11-Oct-2013

    Toyota Wins Major Lawsuit Involving Faulty Brake System According to CNN.com, a California jury sitting in a Superior Court in Los Angeles rejected the claim that Toyota was responsible for the death of a woman who crashed her car after the brake system failed. The wrongful death claim, brought by the family of the deceased driver, alleged that the driver tried to slow the car, but the vehicle ...
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  • Tragedy on Interstate 40

    || 3-Oct-2013

    Tragedy on Interstate 40 A bus full of people coming from a religious event faced the sheer horror of a malfunctioning tire and violent impact. The church group was returning from a religious conference on their way back home to North Carolina when the front tire on the bus "blew-out" and the bus crossed the median and smashed into an SUV and tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite ...
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  • Hydrochloric Acid Spill - Marcellus Shale

    || 13-Jul-2012

    4700 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled out a drilling site last week about 80 miles northeast of Scranton! According to the Timesleader.com, the spill happened on July 4th. There are currently no reports of contamination of the local waterways, but DEP and local clean-up crews plan to sample the local drinking water on Tuesday. If you are concerned that your drinking water and local lakes and ...
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  • Pennsylvania Bans Texting While Driving

    || 7-Mar-2012

    Texting while driving is an easily avoidable habit that could land you a fine, prison time, or even cause serious car accidents! On Thursday, Pennsylvania joins several other states across the nation to make it illegal to text while driving a car in order to preserve road safety and reduce negligent driving. Negligent drivers are one of the leading causes of traffic accidents and countless ...
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  • Serious Injury Attorney for NEPA

    || 25-Jan-2011

    Over the past few weeks, I, like most Americans, have been following with interest the story of the Tucson shooting. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot during a townhall meeting outside a Safeway grocery store on January 8, has enthralled the nation with her fighter's spirit and compelling will to make a recovery, but for each positive milestone she reaches in her recuperation, we ...
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  • Worries over Marcellus Shale for Area Residents

    || 25-Jan-2011

    More and more families in our area are being notified that land adjacent to their property will be used as a planned site for water withdrawal for potential gas drilling. Saturday's Times-Tribune reports that nine additional NEPA families living in the Marcellus Shale region will be impacted by gas drilling and hydrofracturing, or fracking. For residents whose property borders land owned by ...
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  • Winter Driving in NEPA

    || 12-Jan-2011

    Winter driving season is well underway in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Snow blanketed NEPA Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, causing travel to quickly become hazardous for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre drivers for the second time in less than a week. We're all busy, and roadways are full of motorists trying to get where they need to go, even with slick conditions. But when the negligence of ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injury Lawyer

    || 19-Oct-2010

    The hospitals and emergency rooms of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties are filled with people who have sustained serious injuries and will, undoubtedly, be stuck with a mountain of medical bills for their treatment. An ordinary day can quickly turn into an unexpected disaster, and during a time like this, the last thing you want to deal with is the stress and confusion of medical bills. Injuries ...
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  • Marcellus Shale Attorney: Stay Informed of Your Rights!

    || 11-Oct-2010

    If you are living in Northeastern Pennsylvania, chances are that you have heard a lot of talk lately about natural gas drilling in the Marchellus Shale. Proponents of both sides of this issue feel passionately about their arguments, and most residents of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties are aware that fracking will play a significant role in the future of our region. While talk about fracking and ...
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  • If you have been injured in Scranton, but don't know whether you have a solid case against the party that caused your injuries, then you should speak with a Scranton personal injury lawyer. An experienced Scranton personal injury attorney will tell you that establishing legal responsibility, or liability, is among the first tasks you and your attorney will need to tackle. There are really ...
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  • Poconos Auto Accident Attorney

    || 13-Jul-2010

    The Pocono Record's reports of last Friday's police chase and fatal Poconos car crash demonstrate how tragically things can end when one person makes the reckless choice to put his life and the lives of others in danger. Getting behind the wheel of a car always puts a person at some risk, but drivers who behave with abject carelessness create grave and unnecessary dangers for those with ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injuries Attorney

    || 29-Jun-2010

    Accidents caused by a negligent party unfortunately happen all the time. Walk into any local emergency room, and you are likely to meet someone whose injuries were sustained as a result of such an accident. Some injuries are particularly grievous. Serious injuries, also known as catastrophic injuries or critical injuries, are those which hinder a person's ability to function as normal or to ...
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  • Injured in Drunk Driving Accident?

    || 15-Jun-2010

    Recent Times Leader reports about a local drunk driving accident involving a young woman from Towanda, who was driving with a BAC twice the legal limit, and a U.S. Congressional candidate from Lycoming County bring home the fact that drunk drivers can change any of our lives at any moment. They may not always make the papers, but Wilkes-Barre drunk driving accidents injure and/or kill far too ...
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  • Scranton Drunk Driving Accidents

    || 13-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports this morning on a problem law enforcement officers are facing here in NEPA and nationwide - DUI offenders who are arrested, processed and released, only to immediately commit the same crime. There have been three of these kinds of cases in our area just this year. Repeat DUIs present a major threat to public safety, as do all drunk drivers, who cause injury and death to ...
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  • Scranton Car Accident Attorney

    || 13-Jun-2010

    Scranton motor vehicle accidents are so commonplace in NEPA that we almost don't notice them unless they touch us personally, but car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents and drunk driving accidents have the potential to profoundly impact each of our lives. If you have been injured in a Scranton auto accident or any kind ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Personal Injury Lawyer

    || 9-Jun-2010

    A Wilkes-Barre personal injury lawyer has many professional and ethical responsibilities to fulfill on behalf of clients who are seeking justice in civil court for physical and/or emotional injuries caused by someone else's conduct. When you are searching for a Wilkes-Barre personal injury attorney, you want to find someone who will dedicate significant time and energy in asserting your ...
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  • Moosic Auto Accident on Interstate 81

    || 24-May-2010

    According to the Times-Tribune, a recent, late-night car crash on Interstate 81 in Moosic sent three people to the hospital after a young driver fell asleep at the wheel, struck a tractor trailer, and flipped off the road and down a 75-foot embankment. Accidents like these happen all too often in Scranton and the surrounding area, with serious or even deadly outcomes for those involved. If you or ...
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  • Cell Phone Use While Driving: Mountain or Molehill?

    || 17-May-2010

    A friend and fellow NEPA personal injury lawyer recently vented online regarding his frustration with Oprah Winfrey's high-profile campaign against cell phone use while driving. He asked: They were designed as car phones, weren't they? Does the number of people hurt really warrant Oprah's response? Another Scranton personal injury law firm doesn't seem to think so. Shortly after ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injury Attorney

    || 13-May-2010

    Listening to NPR, I recently heard a story discussing emerging evidence that the massive, catastrophic oil spill that continues to contaminate the Gulf of Mexico was caused by as series of human and equipment failures that could have been prevented by better regulatory oversight. What a shame that the only way we can rely upon many people and corporations to do the right thing is to watch their ...
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  • Wayne County Personal Injury Lawyer

    || 13-May-2010

    With warm weather arriving, I am thinking about summer and the delicious foods that come along with it. Foods that I used to take for granted, though, I have recently begun to reconsider after watching a few films and doing some reading about the food industry, factory farms, sustainable agriculture and what it means to "keep it local." A great place to start if you're interested in ...
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  • Scranton, Pennsylvania Injury Attorney

    || 16-Apr-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU), Abington Heights School District and a former teacher have agreed to pay seven families $5 million to settle a lawsuit which alleges that the teacher repeatedly abused autistic children in her care. A judge has not yet signed the agreement, so details on where the money will come from remain unclear, though ...
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer Scranton, PA

    || 25-Mar-2010

    As a personal injury lawyer in Scranton, PA, one of my main professional objectives is to help clients who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence to recover the money they need to rebuild their lives and to recover physically, emotionally and financially. Though putting money at the beginning and ending of that equation may seem crude to someone who has never been ...
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  • Injury Lawyer Scranton

    || 25-Mar-2010

    Today, looking through my nephew's library books, I read some words that captured my attention. They are from Maya Angelou, and they go like this: "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, and if faced with courage, need not be lived again." In the context of the book, the words refer to the system of apartheid that existed in South Africa for the majority for most of ...
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  • Montrose, PA Auto Accident

    || 18-Mar-2010

    If you live in or near the town of Montrose in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, then you might associate the town with the Montrose Blueberry Festival, Chocolate & Wine Festival, excellent arts and crafts venues, renowned bluestone quarries, or The Montrose Club, a historic country club that is home to one of our nation's oldest golf courses. Or maybe you just think of home. But if you ...
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