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Trampled: The History and Dangers of Black Friday in Philadelphia

For people of a certain age, once platters are cleared and the Thanksgiving turkey has been devoured along with second helpings of Grandma’s pumpkin pie, a plan of action is formed. Coupons are clipped and routes are mapped out to the big box stores opening their...

PA Workers’ Compensation Act – What You Need to Know

The Pennsylvania Workman’s Compensation Act, titled Act No.338, became effective June 2, 1915;  injured employees gave up their Common Law right to file suit and employers gave up their Common Law defenses of contributory negligence and other defenses.  This law...

The Politics of Workers’ Compensation Hurts Workers

I have spent a good portion of my professional life working within the auspices of elected officials who make up Federal and State Government. I always believed when it came to the politics of political affiliation “it’s not personal, it’s strictly business”. Times...

Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Accidents happen. Often, they happen when we least expect them. Regardless of the nature of the accident, they can cause financial hardship along with severe physical and emotional distress. When another party was the cause of your injuries, you can likely recover...

Penalties for DUI or DWI In New Jersey

If You Are Charged With DUI or DWI Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) carries stiff penalties, including fines, license suspension and in some cases imprisonment. Also known as “driving while intoxicated” (DWI), DUI is illegal in every state If you...

Philadelphia Snow Removal Requirements

While some people may enjoy the time off gained from a snow day, snow and other winter conditions can affect more than just a daily routine. Snow and icy conditions can cause a hazardous commute for pedestrians, and might result in serious injury from a slip and fall....