Month: July 2019

Opoid Epidemic

Can I sue my doctor for opioid addiction?

For the most part, physicians are very diligent and careful with respect to prescribing opioids and adhere to strict standards.  However, if those standards are violated by over prescribing beyond what would be considered appropriate pharmaceutical care, then you can sue your doctor in civil court for opioid addiction.  These personal injury lawsuits are difficult …

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How To Find the Best Injury Lawyer | 7 Important Questions to Ask

Choosing the best injury lawyer from the start is very important. It can make the difference in the outcome of your case. This may seem like a daunting task. After all, in a large city like Philadelphia, there are many personal injury lawyers from which to choose. How do you narrow it to a short list, …

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Pedestrian Car Accident

Medical marijuana suspected in tragic Thomas Jefferson Hospital Pedestrian Car Accident

According to 6ABC News, a Dodge Challenger hurdled over a curb and crashed into three people who were walking on the sidewalk on 10th street just after 4 PM on Friday, July 12. The car accident caused tragic pedestrian injuries just outside of Center City’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After hitting the pedestrians, the vehicle …

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As Trampoline Park popularity grows, so do injuries.

What can be better for parents than an open space where kids can run, jump, and play? Trampoline parks are gaining popularity, but doctors say they are not worth the risk of injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that trampoline park child injuries have increased tenfold over the last four years. The parks are …

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2 Philadelphia children suffer severe injuries from illegal explosive devices

Two Philadelphia children suffered severe injuries as a result of illegal firecracker and explosive devices. A 12-year-old boy lost his finger and also suffered severe hand injuries after an illegal device exploded in his hand in Philadelphia. This followed an explosion that occurred eight days earlier in a Kensington home, when a 9-year-old girl suffered …

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2 crashes 3 injured on Roosevelt Boulevard

2 Crashes and 3 Injured in Roosevelt Boulevard Accidents July 5

  Two separate Roosevelt Boulevard accidents occurred in the early morning hours of July 5. The accidents followed fourth of July celebrations as reported by Channel 6 ABC Action News.  Speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard, a joint effort by Vision Zero Philadelphia and city and state officials, have been approved and will be installed to …

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Vision Zero Philadelphia: What is it?

On June 22nd, Philadelphia held its 4th annual Juneteenth parade on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, started by the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Initiative, is a popular annual celebration to commemorate the end of slavery and embrace African-American history. The celebration of freedom drew large crowds and was received positively by …

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Norristown man using cell phone sentenced to up to 4 years in prison for fatal car accident

A Norristown truck driver who was reaching for his cell phone while driving a loaded box truck was sentenced to 13 months to 4 years in prison in a fatal multi-vehicle car and truck accident. The accident happened on Route 222.  69 News WFMZ-TV reports that Khalif F. Skinner, 35, was convicted in May of …

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Mount Airy home collapses after truck slams into building

A Mount Airy row-home collapsed after a truck crashed into the side of the building. The multi-vehicle accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Monday morning, as reported by the Inquirer News. The flatbed truck was traveling on Pleasant Street. The truck driver, who reportedly had the right of way, lost control of his truck in …

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