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Injured in a Sidewalk Trip and Fall, Can I Sue?
  • Published: January 14, 2022

  Philadelphia is a walking city–over 30 percent of Philadelphia residents do not own or have access to a vehicle and rely primarily on public transportation or walking to travel across the city. Unfortunately, the city’s poor sidewalk conditions have led to many slip and fall accidents.  Sidewalk accidents aren't uncommon, and eldery, disabled people, or children are at a much higher risk of suffering from injuries in a sidewalk slip and fall. Sidewalks accidents can happen for a variety of reasons: cracks in the concrete, uneven pavement, or landscaping negligence. Injuries can range from a broken wrist to a sprained ankle. If you’ve been injured in a sidewalk…Read More

A Malfunctioning Traffic Light Caused my Car Accident.
  • Published: December 4, 2021

An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that Philadelphia's traffic lights are a medley of old and new technology; many of the traffic lights stationed across Philadelphia’s intersections are prone to malfunctions and mechanical breakdowns.  Malfunctioning traffic lights can be dangerous and cause car accidents. While the city has made efforts to repair and synchronize traffic lights across Philadelphia, upgrades are still happening slowly. In 2016, Philadelphia passed legislation that would help drivers avoid traffic violations and tickets for driving through unresponsive traffic lights. The law allows drivers in Pennsylvania to treat a malfunctioning traffic light stop sign. This law comes amidst complaints from drivers that malfunctioning traffic lights…Read More

Can I Recover Damages if I Slip and Fall on Government Property?
  • Published: November 30, 2021

What happens if you slip and fall or are injured on government property? In some cases, you may have opportunities to pursue compensation. However, suing the government for a personal injury claim is much different than suing another individual or a private corporation. This is because the government has protections that can prohibit citizens from filing tort claims. This protection is known as sovereign immunity. Can I sue Pennsylvania for my Injury?  In the United States, sovereign immunity applies to most federal and state level governments. Sovereign immunity law exempts the government from being sued by private parties. In 1946, the federal government waived rights to immunity in some…Read More

Can I Recover for a Hit and Run Car Accident in Philadelphia?
  • Published: November 29, 2021

Yes, personal injury attorney Troy Crichton recently recovered $100,000.00 for a hit and run car accident in Philadelphia. The client  was rear-ended late at night on City line Avenue in Philadelphia and the perpetrator drove off without leaving his/her information. The impact of the accident caused the client to strike her knees on the dashboard. Almost immediately after the accident, the client began to have trouble ambulating and eventually went to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with contusions.  After a few weeks passed, she continued to have trouble walking and followed up with her primary care physician who referred her to an orthopedic consult. She then underwent…Read More

Mid Six Figure Confidential Settlement For Philadelphia Karate Injury
  • Published: November 19, 2021

The Personal Injury Professional Negligence Case In January of 2020, a 28 year old man sustained a karate injury at a Philadelphia Karate Academy where he intended to take an introductory class.  Upon entering the DOJO, an instructor greeted him and signed him up for the evening class. As part of signing up for the introductory class, the client was given a series of forms to fill out.  One of those forms was a "waiver" that was required to be signed before participating in any class.  After signing the forms and donning a gi, the client was ready for his first martial arts class.  The class began with basic…Read More

$200,000.00 Settlement for Philadelphia Fall Injury Crossing Broad Street
  • Published: November 19, 2021

Broad Street Philadelphia Fall Injury In the spring of 2018, the City of Philadelphia embarked on the Broad Street Improvement project on Broad Street south of City Hall here in Philadelphia.  The purpose of the project was to improve pedestrian safety along one of the busiest thoroughfares in Philadelphia. However, the construction of the project resulted in a dangerous condition resulting in a Philadelphia fall injury. “On a typical day, over 80,000 people pass through the intersection of Broad & Chestnut, including people walking, biking, taking a bus, and driving,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “It’s our responsibility to make investments in public infrastructure to meet their needs. However, the…Read More

A Car Caused My Bike Accident. Can I Sue?
  • Published: November 12, 2021

In Pennsylvania, bikes are treated like cars and must follow the same traffic laws as other motor vehicles on the road. Bikes, like cars, must stop at stop lights, signal turns, follow right of way laws, and more. Since COVID-19, biking has become even more popular in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, providing safer alternatives to public transportation and public fitness. With more cyclists than ever on the road, the risk of bicycle accidents caused by cars increases.  Philadelphia is one of the Most Bike-Friendly Cities  In addition to several bike routes and bike storage, Pennsylvania laws protect bikers and cyclists from other motor vehicles more than most states. Motor…Read More

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

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