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Allentown Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Blog

Know what to do when dangerous dogs pose a risk to the community

Families often think of their pets as members of their family. And most of the time, dogs think of people the same way.

Sadly, there are some dangerous animals out there that can put individuals at risk of severe injuries and harm. And many residents up in Monroe County have recently faced such a risk.

What is the negligent supervision of a child?

Parents are protective of their children by nature. That is why it can be incredibly challenging for parents in Allentown to entrust their young child's care to another person—even another member of their family. Parents know their child best, after all. 

And as parents, we can do as much research as possible about caregivers, from daycare centers to school programs, in efforts to protect our children. Unfortunately, we cannot always protect our children from the negligence of others.

Make sure you take care of mental health after an accident

The physical damage of a car accident is plain to see.

In an instant, a car accident can leave you or passenger with a broken bone or a severe head injury. The car could be totaled and require repairs that are by no means inexpensive.

Efforts to increase motorcycle safety this month

The warmer weather leads many people to bring out their motorcycles and ride through the city's beautiful streets. However, more motorcycles on the road increases the chance of devastating motorcycle accidents. 

This month is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcyclists face more risks on the road than any other driver. And raising awareness can help boost safety for motorcyclists and drivers alike on Pennsylvania roads. 

What do you need to know before getting in the lake?

You are probably familiar with hearing people say, "You have to understand the rules before you can break them." However, to enjoy local lakes safely this summer, you need both understand the rules and follow them.

Most boaters already know that the laws require the use of a personal flotation device (PFD), or life jacket, no matter the type of watercraft involved. But before you get on your personal watercraft (PWC), you should understand the laws designed to keep you safe.

Runners: Let safety jog your mind

When the mornings aren't too hot and the evenings aren't too cold, spring and summer are the perfect seasons for running. Whether you are training for a marathon, getting in shape or just out to enjoy the weather, there are few things more rewarding than a good sweat and a runner's high. As fast as you might be moving, it is important to take a moment to remember safety on your route.

Do you have a favorite route to run? Even if you are familiar with your route, traffic and property hazards can still be unpredictable. Most runners think the biggest consequence they will face is a twisted ankle or a little dehydration. But, without a continued focus on safety, runners could expose themselves to the risk of an accident.

People with brain injuries don't always know right away

Most injuries are obvious. If you sprained your ankle, you won't be able to put weight on it until it heals. If you cut yourself, the blood will make the injury obvious. The same is not always true of brain injuries.

A concussion or other injury to your head can sometimes produce immediate consequences. Someone could experience loss of consciousness, dizziness, headaches or blurry vision right after striking their head or experiencing aggressive shaking and vibration.

Summer rides on a motorcycle can leave you with lasting injuries

Motorcycles are fuel-efficient and fun ways to travel. Whether you drive a large bike intended for cruising or a sleek street bike intended for your urban commute, a motorcycle can be a lot of fun. Getting it out of storage and into operating condition is a big part of spring and summer for many motorcycle enthusiasts in Lehigh Valley.

Unfortunately, with all of that fun comes substantially increased risk. Those who ride on motorcycles are more likely to get hurt or die in accidents than those who drive or ride in enclosed passenger vehicles.

What are the effects of a TBI?

When a reckless driver slams into another vehicle, the other driver could easily hit their head on the steering wheel or the window upon impact. They might even black out for a moment after the crash. When they come to, they might have trouble remembering the accident and have an excruciating headache.

This is only one example of how a brain injury might manifest after an accident. There is a broad scale of the types and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Regardless of the scale, any brain injury can have significant and lasting effects on someone's life after an accident. Here is an overview of the physical, emotional and financial impacts of a TBI.

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