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Is There Any Other Legal Basis For Personal Injury In Addition To Negligence?

October 4, 2019

Most personal injury claims arise as the result of motor vehicle accidents. All motorists have a duty to exercise reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. If they breach this duty (are negligent) and all of the elements of a negligent case are proven in a civil trial, they may be held liable for damages. […]

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The Pennsylvania Standards For Proving Defective Design Of A Product

July 28, 2017

In Pennsylvania, a plaintiff may bring a cause of action against the manufacturer, seller, or distributor of an allegedly defective product pursuant to one or more of three legal theories: strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. For years, Pennsylvania state and federal courts have been split about the application of the applicable standard for […]

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Do You Have A Products Liability Case?

July 18, 2017

The law of products liability offers special theories of recovery for injured parties, thus enhancing their ability to receive damages in the case of injury caused by a dangerous or defective product. Products liability plaintiffs in Pennsylvania may recover against a manufacturer or seller based on one or more of the following theories: ┬ástrict liability, […]

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Civil Wrongs Vs Criminal Wrongs: What’s The Difference?

August 29, 2016

Well-known personal injury attorney Melvin Belli was known as the “King of Torts.” At the time I first heard this moniker used to describe Mr. Belli, my father was a second-generation attorney serving the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation. Thus, I knew exactly the “kingdom” that Melvin Belli ruled, as I […]

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