Pennsylvania Pedestrian Laws

Like most states, Pennsylvania requires drivers to pass a written and practical test in order to obtain a driver’s license. Obviously, no such test is required to be a pedestrian — which may leave some people unfamiliar with our state’s many laws governing walking in and around traffic. Understanding these laws is important, particularly given…

Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

Which is Right for Me and My Case? When you or a loved one sustains a workplace injury of any kind, it makes sense that you’ll have a ton of concerns about your physical and financial recovery. You may also wonder what is available for you and your family in terms of your monetary losses…

New Jersey Bicycle Laws

It is important to think about the “rules of the road” when it comes to biking. Many people just hop on their bikes and go. Yet New Jersey does have a fairly comprehensive set of laws regarding bicycling in our state — and each of these rules is designed to keep us safe. While biking…

Pennsylvania Scooter Laws

If you’ve visited Baltimore, Hoboken, New York City, Plainfield, Keyport, or Washington, D.C., you may have seen people zipping around on electric scooters. These scooters are a lot of fun, and are a low-cost way of getting around. So why don’t we have them in Pennsylvania? The answer is relatively straightforward: Pennsylvania law does not…

New Jersey Pedestrian Laws

Everything you need to know about the laws and your legal rights as a pedestrian, and driver, on the streets of New Jersey. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) consistently publishes pedestrian safety statistics. The NHTSA calculated that a pedestrian collision happens once every seven minutes. The number of pedestrian deaths per year equates…

  • September 06, 2019
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3D Painted Crosswalks

According to the CDC, in 2016, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States.  This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours.  Additionally, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Therefore, it is easy to understand that when an increasing number of cities…

  • June 07, 2016
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Obtaining personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant in Pennsylvania can be challenging. Defendants will often seek to dismiss a case at the outset if any argument can be made that the defendant does not maintain sufficient contacts with Pennsylvania to be haled into court there. Personal injury attorney John Mattiacci has extensive experience in defeating motions to…

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that occurs naturally in bundles.  It has been used for decades in thousands of different products. Asbestos was commonly used because it was a tough, versatile and cheap product that was resistant to heat, fire, and electrical damage. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos has to been shown to cause fatal cancer and mesothelioma….

Cases involving a slip and fall on ice and snow can be difficult due to Pennsylvania’s hills and ridges doctrine. This defense can be challenging to overcome. Certain types of evidence are essential in being able to defeat the hills and ridges doctrine and to allow an injured plaintiff to recover damages. Below is a…

  • July 08, 2014
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 A roller coaster car derailed at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Reports indicate that a tree branch derailed the first car of the Ninja roller coaster. About two dozen people were stranded on the ride for nearly three hours while 40 feet above the ground. Thankfully the injuries to passengers appear to be minor. Two riders…