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According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA ), there are an estimated 70 to 80 million dogs owned in the United States. While dog ownership provides many benefits to humans and our canine companies alike, dogs also have the potential to cause serious injury when they bite.
Often, I consult with prospective and existing clients who are involved in a lawsuit. Normally, their first question is exactly how a bankruptcy case affects a lawsuit. The answer to that question depends on several factors. First, it must be determined if the debtor (the person filing for or contemplating filing for bankruptcy) is the plaintiff, i.e.
Nowadays, the vast majority of people use their seat belts as drivers or passengers in a car, and with good reason. According to the website for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seat belts saved nearly 14,000 lives in 2015, alone. Indeed, Pennsylvania has laws requiring the use of seat belts in nearly all circumstances.
As our viewers are aware, we became aware on August 30, 2017, that at its upcoming September 19th meeting, Lower Merion Township is considering a new firearm discharge ordinance, even after the Commonwealth Court struck down its current discharge ordinance and held that municipalities may not regulate discharge.
With hurricane season underway, at-risk small businesses need to make sure they have a response plan in place to mitigate potential damages. Unfortunately, many small companies, especially law firms, don’t come close to being hurricane-ready. And this lack of preparedness can come at a significant cost.
As of December 15, 2009, New York promulgated a civil practice rule1 that requires the parties to a foreclosure action to participate in a mandatory settlement conference with the court within the first 60 days after service of process. The purpose of this conference is to determine whether the parties can reach an agreement to help the defendant avoid losing his or her home.
Rear guards on tractor trailers have proven effective in preventing accidents with smaller motor vehicles. However, these devices still have issues associated with them. Regardless of the number of safety features on a vehicle, car and truck accidents still occur. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a truck driver or trucking company’s negl ...
Houstonians understand the risks presented by rollover accidents. A recent local accident involving a propane truck rollover that closed down a Loop 610 ramp drove home the dangers of such accidents. Consumer Reports deems such accidents among the deadliest on the road. Even though rollovers comprise only about three percent of all serious vehicle accidents, they are responsi ...
In a continuing effort to minimize homestead foreclosures in the Empire State, New York Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL) Section 13041 requires notice be sent to the mortgagor at least 90 days before a foreclosure action is commenced against the borrower. This provision applies no matter the type or balance of the loan and is equally applicable to lenders, assi ...
Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous and are often catastrophic. In 2015, 40 percent of those riders in fatal accidents were not wearing a helmet, and most motorcycle accidents are a result of the other driver not seeing the motorcycle. If you ride, ride safely. If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, follow the protocol outlined below.
Pedestrian accidents caused by a driver’s negligence can result in serious injuries and damages. After such accidents, insurance companies will do everything in their power to try to limit their liability and exposure. In some cases, the insurance company may go so far as to deny liability altogether.
Teen drivers who have just received their driver’s licenses usually cannot wait to get on the road. Because teenage drivers are typically less experienced and more impulsive than other drivers, it is important that they operate motor vehicles equipped with the latest safety features that can minimize the possibility of an accident.
Uber and similar ride-sharing companies have become ubiquitous almost overnight, challenging traditional taxi services in cities across the country – and the world. Unheard of a few short years ago, Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and the like are now everywhere. You log into the service’s app on your phone, order a ride, and hop in the car once it arrives.
Trucks are a critical part of the economy of the United States. They carry goods to final destinations—including a myriad of retail outlets—providing the food, clothing, and household products that people buy every day. Without trucks, the economy would grind to a halt. Vital as they are, however, drivers of passenger vehicles need to be aware of the risks of sharing the roads with trucks.
Labor Day is one of the biggest and most popular travel weekends of the summer in the Houston area. Over the holiday weekend, many Houstonians head to the beach, to barbecues, and to other outdoor activities. Along with the increased numbers of travelers on the roads, however, comes the risk of collisions with drunk drivers.