Philadelphia Can You Sue Your Landlord for Burns Suffered in an Apartment Fire?
If you or a loved one is suffering from burns after a fire, you may wonder, can you sue your landlord for burns suffered in an apartment fire? Depending on the cause of the fire, you can. If there’s good evidence your landlord was negligent and it caused your injuries, you may have a successful case. Wapner Newman has helped accident victims for decades, including those injured by mistakes by landlords. Fires are frighten...
Philadelphia How One Law Protects Negligent Manufacturers
Americans expect that government agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protect us from dangerous and defective products, but that doesn’t always happen. Unfortunately, there is a law that protects manufacturers of dangerous products and increases the chances of injury or even death for those who use them. Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act can protect manufacturers at the expense ...
Philadelphia Philly Rideshare Safety is a Major Concern
Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft are a popular way to get around Philadelphia, but passengers using them should exercise caution for their own safety. There have been several ride-share-related crimes reported in Philly in the last two years that include sexual assaults. The safety issue was brought to public attention recently when 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student from New Jer...
Philadelphia Electric Scooters Stall in Philadelphia. That’s Not Such a Bad Thing.
Electric scooters are popping up in cities all over the United States as a fun, convenient and low-cost car alternative that reduces pollution and provides transportation for people in areas where public transportation is hard to find. Philadelphia has moved closer to joining the scooter craze, as scooter supporters and lobbyists attempt to get the City Council to allow them on our streets by this summer. Representativ...
Philadelphia Pennsylvania’s Nursing Homes Draw Criticism From Safety Inspectors
When we place a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, we expect that the individual will be cared for professionally and competently. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and patients’ safety may be threatened, or they may be neglected, mistreated or even abused. Problems with nursing homes occur all too often in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently announced the r...