Wrongful Death

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According to a report published by the CDC, suicide rates have risen over 30 percent since 1999. In Pennsylvania, the suicide rate has increased by 22 percent since 2008. While these numbers are troubling, there are segments of our population where the suicide rate is even higher. For example, the suicide rate…

The lives of residents of Philadelphia are busier than ever. With work, family and community responsibilities, it can be tough to keep up with it all. It can often seem like there are not enough hours in the day to do everything you need to get done. Many people turn…

Drag racing is a dangerous activity for anyone behind the wheel. Philadelphia drivers who broach the speed limit may be flirting with disaster, as traveling at high speeds can increase the likelihood of a car accident. Two Pennsylvania drivers have learned this lesson the hard way. Tears were flowing as…

As consumers, we trust that the products on the shelves of grocery stores are safe to eat and drink. Not all products on the shelves are reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, however. Energy drinks are one such product because they are considered a dietary supplement rather than a…

Earlier this year on our Philadelphia wrongful death law blog, we had questioned whether consuming energy drinks are dangerous for consumers. Our blog post had also mentioned that emergency rooms across the U.S. have treated thousands of patients who have suffered serious health complications from caffeine toxicity after drinking too…

No doubt our Philadelphia readers remember the news headlines a few years back reporting that defects in some Toyota vehicles had lead to a number of fatal car accidents and subsequent wrongful death lawsuits. Well the first of those wrongful death suits has been settled and according to reports, there…

Last night, a man and woman were in their vehicle driving near the Art Museum. It was late, just after midnight, so maybe they were eager to get home and go to bed. While what they were thinking or discussing remains unknown, whatever it may have been was abruptly cut…

Street racing is illegal. It is a deadly adrenaline that has the potential to go very wrong very fast. In many auto accidents where a victim is killed, surviving drivers are not rendered criminally reprehensible because sometimes, even though the loss of life under such circumstances is always a tragedy,…