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SEPTA Accident in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we were greatly disturbed this morning to hear about another SEPTA accident. People need to be able to trust the public transportation system. People depend on the system to get to work, to get home and to live their lives.

When the system fails and people are injured or killed as a result, it is not only a tragedy but a betrayal of the trust we place in our public systems. Accident victims deserve justice and compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

Birth injury lawsuits: 3 frequently asked questions

When your innocent baby is born with a birth injury, due to no fault of your own, it's a devastating feeling for any Philadelphia parent. We want our children to have the healthiest lives possible, and when we see our children with serious health problems, it's never easy.

Also, it might not be easy financially, which is why many parents choose to pursue personal injury lawsuits when their children are born with birth injuries. When evaluating whether they should pursue such a lawsuit, parents usually have a lot of questions.

You may not feel you injuries at first after a car accident

Anyone who has driven in Philadelphia can attest that the streets here are not the easiest to navigate. Between the many one-way streets and trolley tracks that cut through our metropolitan area, not to mention the other common risks of driving, car accidents are to be expected.

After an accident, you may think that you got away without any injuries if your don't have any visible signs of harm and don't feel any pain. Unfortunately, this does not always mean you are injury-free.

TNT recall highlights potential product liability with fireworks

The week before the 4th of July generally yields excellent sales of certain items, such as hot dogs, watermelons, red, white and blue gelatin and fireworks, of course. Americans have been celebrating the anniversary of the country's independence with colorful explosions for many years. Most of the big displays come from businesses or municipalities. While some people do shoot off bigger fireworks at home, the majority of home fireworks are smaller and safer varieties. Popular low-risk fireworks include sparklers, poppers, snakes and smoke bombs.

When it comes to devices that give off smoke or sparks or those that burn or explode, consumers do accept a moderate amount of risk. If you hold a sparkler in someone's face, for example, you could badly burn that person. The sparkler company wouldn't be responsible for your intentional misuse of an otherwise well-made product. For a few people in the days leading up to the 4th of July in 2017, even the proper use of certain low-risk fireworks lead to serious accidents, unexpected explosions and burns. These incidents were related to smoke bombs that should not have exploded, leading to a recall.

Did you go home with a surgical souvenir?

Your surgical error case may have happened something like this: You went to the hospital to receive what you thought was a routine hernia surgery. Your surgeon said that everything went according to plan and you may feel a little bit of pain for a few days as you continued to heal.

After you went home, you did feel quite a bit of pain, and you patiently waited for it to abate. Each day, however, the pain continued to increase until it was so unbearable that you went back to the doctor for a check up. The doctor, with a concerned look on his face, asked you to report back to the hospital for immediate surgery.

Railroad accident victims deserve justice

Of all types of accidents, train accidents are among the most deadly and catastrophic. Victims of train accidents deserve to receive full compensation for their injuries and losses.

Felony Charges for a Serious Tragedy

According to KTLA article, the engineer responsible for a serious Amtrak accident in 2015 will be facing multiple criminal charges, including felony charges of causing or risking a catastrophe. The felony charge could result in up to 10 years prison time.

Who is responsible for my semitruck accident?

Let's say you are driving to the YMCA early on a Saturday, planning to get in your morning swim. However, as you are waiting at a red light a semitruck starts backing up in front of you. The next thing you know, the back of the truck jackknifes around and strikes your vehicle.

Fortunately, the driver realized the error of his ways and stopped, but not before the force of the trailer smashed the side of your car and broke your arm. Your doctor says you won't be able to swim for at least a month, you won't be able to do your job for the same period and medical bills are piling up. Who's liable for this accident?

Why do doctor negligence claims often go unexplored?

Numerous instances of medical malpractice happen in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation, most likely on a daily basis, but the vast majority of these malpractice events remain unexplored.

In a lot of the cases, they go unexplored because nobody suffered serious injury. When a patient doesn't get hurt, the patient won't have a claim.

Four things to know when you are hit by a drunk driver

On your way from a dinner meeting for work, you are slammed into by a drunk driver. You can smell the alcohol coming from the other person's vehicle. You call 911. Police agree with you about the other driver being intoxicated.

You eventually find out that the person had a blood-alcohol concentration that was well over the legal limit. You had to miss work because of your injuries and you are facing some hefty medical bills. Were can you go from here? Consider these points:

6 facts about post-traumatic stress disorder after a crash

Parents involved in a car crash when their children are in the vehicle usually worry about the children and push their own pain and injuries aside. While this is normal, it is something that can lead to problems down the road. Parents who are victims of car crashes might end up with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Consider these six facts about this disorder.

#1: PTSD is more common than some realize

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