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When Walking Can Kill You

Posted by Beville May | Oct 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philadelphia's Pedestrian Deaths In 2018, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in vehicle crashes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control “[m]ost pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, at non-intersection locations, and at n...

Hot Car Deaths – How to Prevent Them

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Heatstroke in Infants due to Soaring Hot Car Temps There is perhaps no sadder job as a lawyer than to handle a “wrongful death” claim.  In a wrongful death case, someone has died, likely due to the negligence or recklessness of another person.  The most heartbreaking type of this case involves th...

Taking the bite out of the dog

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Is your dog overly protective of your home and family?  Does your dog lunge at folks who come to your door?  Are you afraid that your dog may not just bark, but might even bite?  This can be a very costly bad habit.  Personal injury claims due to dog bites can range from $26,000 to more than $500...

Photograph the Scene of Your Car Crash

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Car accidents can be scary and painful too if you are injured.  If you can, however, take lots of pictures of the accident scene so you will have an accurate portrayal of exactly what happened in the months to come.  If you are too injured to do so, enlist the help of another passenger or witness...

PA Dog Bite Lawsuits

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are anything like me, you are a dog lover from way back!  Much as we love our mutts, however, some dogs are downright dangerous.  While some breeds have an undeserved bad rap, dog bite cases can arise with any breed.  Last week alone saw two fatalities from dog attacks.  In one, the family...

Traffic Accident? Seek Medical Care!

Posted by Sandra Worthington | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Car Accident Injuries?  Seek Medical and Legal Help ASAP! If you are injured in a car accident during this coronavirus stay-at-home era, you may wonder what to do for medical care in case of an accident.  The short answer is:  seek medical care immediately! Two reasons dictate seeking medical at...

Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise According to research done on behalf of the Governors Highway Safety Association which represents the state highway safety offices, pedestrian deaths have risen faster than motorist fatalities and are up to 6000 total last year. Why are there more pedestrian deaths i...

Car Accidents On Icy Roads

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Mar 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have been in a car accident or truck accident due to icy conditions, the insurance company is not going to give you a break because you lost control on an icy patch you couldn't see. You have to maintain sufficient distance from the car in front of you to avoid colliding whether it is icy ...

Shelter or Rescue Dog Bites

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Feb 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dog Bite Fatalities in 2015 from Shelter or Rescue Dogs According to DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victim's group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, in 2015 9% (constituting 3 fatal attacks) were caused by dogs re-homed by shelters or rescues. The state of Texas led all states in leth...

Dog Bite Fatalities in 2015

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Feb 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported by DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victim's organization dedicated to reducing or eliminating serious dog attacks, 34 U.S. dog attack fatalities occurred in 2015.  Pit bulls contributed to 82% (28) of these deaths.  Apparently, pit bulls, while many are sweet and docile, along with ...

UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

THE REASON YOU NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE In excess of 1 million people are driving around in the U.S. without any auto insurance because they cannot afford it. This includes 1.1 million drivers in PA! What happens if you are hit by one of these uninsured folks? Despite how badly injured yo...

THE REASON YOU NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In excess of 1 million people are driving around in the U.S. without any auto insurance because they cannot afford it. This includes 1.1 million drivers in PA! What happens if you are hit by one of these uninsured folks? Despite how badly injured you might be, you will have no claim unless your a...

Social Media and your accident

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Dec 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nowdays it is commonplace for people to jump on Facebook or Twitter and spew out personal life details to friends and others. It is certainly an era of lightening quick communication which can be an incredible and efficient tool for updating your contacts with important (and unimportant!) details...

Medical Marijuana and Accident Injuries in PA

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Nov 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Medical marijuana was approved in Pennsylvania by law on May 17, 2016. Under specific circumstances it may be approved by your doctor in non-smoking form (tincture, other edible forms) for “serious” conditions, some of which can result from the trauma of an accident. Chronic and intractable neuro...

Dog Bites at Holiday Gatherings

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Nov 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The holidays are upon us and who knows better than your dog?  This is a time of large and small family gatherings in HIS house.  Who are these people?  Should I protect my human family or are these friends?  These are what I imaging to be the ponderings of a dog met by crowds of rarely seen famil...

IRS SCAMS

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Dec 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Friends, Beware multiple IRS Scams that are quite scary and convincing. Warn your elderly relatives about this because they are quite vulnerable and trusting. IRS Scams are on the rise. The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves agains...

Whiplash Can Be a Debilitating Injury

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most of us have heard the term whiplash. Frequently it brings to mind images of a person wearing a large padded collar to hold his neck in place. But is there more about whiplash we need to know? What Is It? In fact, whiplash is no laughing matter and can be a very serious injury. As suggested by...

When the Insurance Company Totals Your Car

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

More and more people are having the same experience:  They are involved in a collision that is not their fault, but, rather than fixing their car, their insurer declares that it is “totaled.”  The insurance company pays what it claims is the fair market value of the car and tows it away.  However...

Taking the Bite Out of Auto Insurance

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even as payments by insurance companies for property damage and injuries shrink, insurance rates continue to rise. However, there are a number of things that the savvy consumer can do to lower his rates and reduce the auto insurance bite. It Pays to Shop The most important thing to remember is th...

Do’s and Don’ts in a Lawsuit

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

While no one looks forward to being involved in a personal injury lawsuit, keeping in mind some simple do's and don'ts should help to make your case as simple as possible. DO keep all appointments regarding your case, especially those with your lawyer and your doctor(s). DON'T keep any infor...

Auto Breakdown Safety Tips

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

At some point most of us will have to deal with a car that has broken down. Whether the problem is a simple flat tire or something more serious, here are some safety tips for handling a breakdown: If you notice a problem with your car while driving, REMAIN CALM. Keeping a level head is the mos...

Aging Tires Can Cause Accidents

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cars are expensive to own and require the owner to continually buy “consumables” such as gas, oil, filters, spark plugs, and windshield wipers. Among these consumables are tires, and most car owners understand that they will have to replace their tires every so often because the treads will becom...

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