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Motor scooter accident severely injures Allentown man, others

Earlier this month, an Allentown resident was tragically hit by two motor vehicles while riding on an electric scooter. The first car struck the man as he was riding along, which sent him flying into traffic. A United States Postal Service truck then hit the man again.

Staying safe in Pennsylvania parking lots this holiday season

Pennsylvania parking lots are surprisingly dangerous places. The National Safety Council reports that there are upwards of 50,000 crashes in parking lots and garages each year. These crashes result in more than 500 deaths and 60,000 injuries. We may assume that parking lots are relatively safe because of the slow speeds, but these statistics prove that is not always the case.

Burn injuries affect a surprising number of children annually

A recent Popular Science article relayed information about a previously relatively unconsidered subset of child injuries: burns. Minor burns are pretty common, with children suffering scalds from hot water or touching hot stoves every day across the country, but this article highlights something that many of us might not consider a burn hazard: instant soup and ramen.

Workers' comp not always the answer for a personal injury at work

Suffering a personal injury while working is not just unpleasant; it could affect your ability to function properly going forward. You probably feel comforted in knowing that workers' compensation will provide you with benefits for your injury. However, sometimes these benefits fail to make you whole again.

How can I tell if my parent is a victim of nursing home abuse?

As parents and grandparents age, their family members must make important decisions about their health and well-being. One of these decisions revolves around securing the best environment for elders who can no longer take care of themselves. Most people work full-time jobs and are unable to remain at home with an elderly or infirm loved one. Often, the only remaining option is a nursing home.

Is a civil assault suit the same as a personal injury claim?

In most situations, personal injury claims revolve around some form of accidental injury such as those suffered in a car crash or a pedestrian accident. However, as you already seem to know, a person's intentional actions can also leave victims injured.

Boats and alcohol can be a deadly mix

According to the Coast Guard Compass, the month of April has the highest percentage of boating accidents resulting in death across the nation. Boating is a popular activity in the Allentown area, but it can turn into a nightmare when alcohol is a factor. Warm weather will arrive before you know it, so we thought it was a good time to remind our Lehigh County neighbors about the dangers of boating under the influence.

What are some common injuries suffered in a car accident?

Everyone appreciates the freedom a motor vehicle brings. You can travel wherever you wish, whenever you wish, without having to ask for a ride or take public transportation. However, as you seem to know, using automobiles can pose personal injury risks to motorists as well as pedestrians.

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