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Who is Liable For Commercial Trucking Accidents?
  • Published: June 7, 2022

In 2019, approximately 158,000 people were injured in large or commercial truck accidents, up from 134,000 in 2016. Due to their sheer size, trucks can be especially dangerous in crashes. Compounded with the rise of aggressive and distracted driving, commercial trucks can pose a big risk if not safely operated. Commercial trucks include more than the infamous 18-wheelers or semis you see on the highway. Delivery trucks, tractor-trailers, garbage trucks, and more are categorized as commercial trucks. Generally, If a large truck is owned by a company and operated by employees as a condition of their employment, the truck is considered commercial.  What Causes Commercial Trucking Accidents?  Commercial Trucking…Read More

I was Injured in a Pedestrian Car Accident. Can I Sue?
  • Published: May 25, 2022

Pedestrian Car Accidents Common as Traffic Deaths Reach Nationwide High Last year traffic deaths reached a nationwide high for the first time in 16 years. Traffic deaths are projected to continue on an upwards trend throughout 2022. The increase is suspected to be a result of reckless driving. Reckless driving has been on the rise since the pandemic, as work from home flexibility lessened the number of drivers on the road. Pandemic drivers became accustomed to speeding on open roads, avoiding road congestion, and violating a number of other traffic laws. The results have been fatal. Last year, 45 pedestrians were killed in Philadelphia alone. And reckless drivers, often…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

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney Reverses Client’s Life Sentence
  • Published: October 18, 2021

Troy Crichton Esq. has secured freedom for his client, Jehmar Gladden, who had been incarcerated for over two decades Mr. Gladden was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 and was incarcerated since he was just 18 years old. On August 10th, Attorney Crichton successfully reversed Gladden’s life sentence and second-degree murder conviction in a hearing before Judge Scott DiClaudio, allowing his client to return home for the first time in 24 years. Gladden’s original conviction was based off the 1996 murder of Bernard Hulon Howard who was fatally shot in his own home. Gladden was at Howard’s West Philadelphia home when an altercation over a small drug debt…Read More

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