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The First Few Minutes After a Hit-and-Run: What to Do

Published on May 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm in Auto Accidents.

The first few minutes after a car accident can be overwhelming. When you discover the other driver has fled the scene, the situation can become that much more stressful. As a hit-run-victim, it’s important to understand what to do immediately following an accident. Taking the proper steps to ensure you take care of your health, make the proper reports, and document important information will help you down the line when you’re trying to seek compensation for your losses related to the accident.

Stay Where You Are

After a hit-and-run, you might have the urge to go after the driver that hit you. This is never a good idea. For one, there’s no way to know the extent of your injuries or how damaged your vehicle is. Chasing the other driver down could also put you in a dangerous situation and compromise your chances for receiving the compensation you need to recover.

Why Can Slip-and-Fall Accidents Be So Dangerous?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm in Premises Liability.

A slip and fall accident has the potential to upend a person’s life. While a minor fall for a younger person might only result in some bruising and the need for rest, a major fall for an older person could end in serious injuries and the need for a hospital stay. Determining how and why the fall happened is crucial to proving the victim deserves compensation for their injuries.

While events like car crashes and instances of medical malpractice, for example, often come to mind when thinking about accidents people take legal action for, a slip and fall that resulted from negligence should be handled with the help of a lawyer, as well. No matter whether the incident occurred on private property or in a public space, the owner is supposed to ensure there are no hazardous conditions. If they neglect their duty and someone gets hurt, they can be held accountable.

In order to understand why slip and fall accidents can be so dangerous, you have to know about who is the most at risk for falling and why, what injuries are often associated with falls, and the long-term consequences people might not think about.

What You Need to Know About a Trucker’s Blind Spots

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm in Truck Accidents.

All types of vehicles share the road on a daily basis. Drivers get used to passing large trucks fairly quickly; however, they may not be doing it as safely as they think. Blind spot accidents are fairly common and typically occur while traveling at high speeds on an interstate or freeway. It’s crucial for drivers to understand the location of a commercial vehicle’s blind spots, how they can be dangerous, how they can be avoided, and what happens in the event of a blind spot accident.

PA Public Utility Commission Finds Uber’s Violation Screening Process Lacking

Published on Apr 4, 2019 at 3:01 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

In May 2018, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) conducted a performance review of Rasier-PA’s driver background check process. According to the PUC, improvements need to be made to the driver background check process and safety functions.

Rasier-PA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber, which means it’s who Uber operates their business through in Pennsylvania. All public utilities, including transportation network companies (TNC), are subject to the power and authority of the PUC. The audit gives Uber a chance to identify weaknesses and deficiencies within their company and gives users the opportunity to be more aware of issues they could run into.

Wrongful Death Statutes of Limitations in Pennsylvania

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 3:25 pm in Wrongful Death.

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences a person can go through. It can be even worse when the death is unexpected. There are many difficulties ahead for a family that’s lost a loved one. While they’re going through the grieving process, they’re thinking about how this should have never happened in the first place. In these situations, it’s possible that someone was the cause of the untimely death. If you feel that negligence caused your loved one’s passing, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable with the help of Shrager & Sachs.

Anytime someone acts negligently, they are putting others around them at risk of injury or death. But whether or not their intentions were malevolent, they still demonstrated a lack of judgement that ultimately cost someone their life, and have turned the person’s family’s life upside down. The cost of a funeral and burial can be expensive, but there are also a lot of other expenses that the family may not have thought about and they’re suddenly responsible for. This could include items like bills from the hospital if your loved one was being treated before they passed. When doctors order tests or go through various types of treatments, the hospital bill can increase significantly.

Are Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Accidents Becoming More Common?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

It’s not uncommon to hear about people being hit, injured, or even killed by a vehicle. Pedestrians are put at risk daily by reckless or distracted drivers. Every year, pedestrian vs. motorized vehicle accidents account for 3.2 percent of all traffic crashes in Pennsylvania. While that percentage may not seem high, it’s important to recognize that those collisions account for 13.2 percent of all traffic crash fatalities. Because of that high figure, it begs the question as to whether or not pedestrian crashes are happening more often.

Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Accidents in Pennsylvania

Pedestrian accidents rates fluctuate in Pennsylvania from year to year, but they are more common in urban areas. This can be attributed to the increase in traffic and congestion and the number of individuals who walk to their destinations on a daily basis.

Most Anticipated Mass Torts in 2019 to Make Headlines

Published on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm in Personal Injury.

The year may have just begun, but there are already major mass tort cases approaching in 2019 that news outlets will be talking about. They involve defective products and drugs that have caused a lot of people harm. In a mass tort, a group of attorneys represent the injured parties individually. Clients are handled individually since the products or drugs in question have caused harm in similar ways, but the harm and/or injuries require separate cases.

Here are some of the top mass torts we’re likely hear about as the year continues to unfold:

How to Maximize the Chances of a Successful Surgical Outcome

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Knowing you’ll be going into surgery can be overwhelming. It’s likely you have many thoughts running through your head about how the procedure will go and what recovery will be like. If you’re worried about the risks, possible outcomes, or medical errors, there are things you can do to maximize your chances of having a successful surgical outcome. Overall, it’s important to remember that you are the one undergoing surgery, which means you should feel as prepared as possible before the operation.

What’s It Like to Have a Birth Injury?

Published on Feb 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm in Birth Injury.

When one hears that their child sustained an injury during birth, they may feel a mixture of overwhelming emotions. They’re worried about their child’s health, how this injury happened, and what this means for their child’s future. Unfortunately, birth injuries can lead to health complications for the rest of a child’s life. If your child has suffered from an injury because of medical negligence, you may be facing a reality that includes affording permanent care for your child.

5 Tips for Maximizing Recovery Time After a Car Wreck

Published on Feb 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm in Auto Accidents.

Auto accidents can be burdensome in more than one way. It’s likely you’ll need to figure out how to repair your vehicle or get a new one. You’ll also have to deal with insurance companies and complex policies. When you’ve been injured, no matter how severe, those burdens are amplified. It’s important to remember, however, that property damage and insurance policies can wait if you have physical injuries that need to be taken care of.

You’ll likely want to deal with everything at once after your crash in an attempt to move past the incident as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, physical injuries often take time to heal, and focusing on your recovery is paramount. Before returning to your normal schedule and work hours, you’ll want to ensure you are healed or at least at a place where you can work without injury yourself further. Let’s take a look at five of the ways you can maximize your recovery time after a vehicular collision.

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