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Personal Injury: More Than Just Slip and Falls
  • Published: April 28, 2021

One of the most common type of personal injury cases are slip and falls. Slip and fall accidents are accidents that occur when a person slips and falls on water, obstacle or defect of property that a landowner negligently permitted to occur on their property.  However, slip and falls are a small part of a broader type of personal injury case: Premises liability. Although falls are the most common, premises liability includes any physical injuries  sustained on someone else's property due to someone else negligence. For example these can range from injuries sustained at a party at a friend's house to injuries on a work site, ski mountain, or…Read More

First 5 Steps After Being Injured In A Drunk Driving Accident
  • Published: February 9, 2021

The decision to drink and drive not only endangers the life of the person who drives while intoxicated, but also the lives of others on the road. One of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol is the causation of a serious or severe accident. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are a common occurrence. In the United States, thousands of people are injured in drunk driving accidents every year. Tragically, many lose their lives. After an accident with a drunk driver, it is important to recognize that you have legal options and recourses. The state of Pennsylvania considers drunk driving a crime, especially if it caused an…Read More

Pedestrian Accident Update: Sudden Emergency Doctrine
  • Published: February 7, 2021

In December 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Graham v. Check, overturned a trial court's decision to instruct the jury on the sudden emergency doctrine in a pedestrian v. car accident case where the plaintiff was struck while lawfully crossing the street within the cross walk. In Graham, the Plaintiff began crossing the street in downtown Pittsburgh, at approximately 6:00 a.m. while wearing dark clothing. The Plaintiff was walking in a marked crosswalk at ordinary walking speed. When the plaintiff was about halfway across the street, the light turned green for oncoming traffic and simultaneously, a vehicle approached the intersection at speed. The driver of the vehicle testified that…Read More

Delco Car Accident Settlement: $100,000.00
  • Published: January 17, 2021

Delaware County, PA Car Accident Settlement Troy Crichton, Esq., Delco lawyer, has secured a $100,000.00 settlement on behalf of a woman injured in a DelCo car accident.   The client was struck on the passenger side of her Toyota Prius by a Ford D-150 which pulled out in front of her while she was stopped in notorious DelCo traffic. Although the Defendant was clearly at fault for not seeing her Toyota Prius as he negligently pulled into traffic, this matter was initially denied by the Defendant's insurance company on the basis of limited tort.  (Click here for a discussion of the types of auto insurance available in DelCo and make…Read More

$300,000.00 Settlement for Philadelphia Slip and Fall
  • Published: July 8, 2020

The Injury Settlement Troy Crichton, Esq., a Philadelphia lawyer representing victims of slip and fall accidents, has secured a $300,000.00 settlement on behalf of a young woman who was injured while walking to the train. The matter settled during the discovery process of civil litigation after the defendants insurance company was presented with uncontroverted evidence that clearly displayed their liability. How did the Slip and Fall Accident Happen? The client was walking to the SEPTA train at the Yerkes Road station in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania when her foot caught on a cable that was partially buried in the ground. She fell to the ground, but still made it to…Read More

How Do I Get The Video From My Slip and Fall Accident?
  • Published: June 17, 2020

How Do I Get Video Evidence from My Slip and Fall Accident? If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident at a place of business such as a movie theater, grocery store, or parking lot, you may be wondering how you obtain a video from the slip and fall. As we all know, video surveillance is everywhere, but unfortunately, many businesses will not simply turn over video surveillance when it does not benefit them. Defendants typically will require an order from the police or subpoena before they turn over adverse evidence. But if the evidence of your slip and fall is in the possession of the persons…Read More

New Jersey Confidential Dram Shop Settlement Against Shore Bar
  • Published: November 2, 2019

NJ DRAM SHOP: Confidential Settlement Against NJ Shore Bar Pennsylvania and New Jersey Dram shop Lawyer Troy Crichton secured a confidential settlement against a New Jersey Bar in a difficult Dram shop action where his client was seriously injured after being illegally served alcohol in a New Jersey Shore town. Dram shop law are laws that exists to help protect the public from intoxicated people, but it is also a public policy that protects intoxicated patrons from others and themselves. What is NJ Dram Shop Law? NJ Dram shop Law is codified under New Jersey Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Server Fair Liability Act. N.J.S.A. § 2A:22A-1 et. seq. provides the…Read More

How Do I Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer?
  • Published: February 15, 2019

You or one of your loved ones have been injured due to another’s actions, but you don’t know how to go about filing a lawsuit. Looking in the phone book or at the billboard ads on the highway will lead you to a personal injury lawyer willing to take your case, but how do you know that he or she is the right lawyer for you? Finding the right attorney in a personal injury case is essential. You only get one shot at recovering for your injuries and that lawsuit must contain all past, present and future economic and non-economic damages. Whether it may be a car accident, slip…Read More

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