Pennsylvania Superior Court recently decided a case in which a boat owner on Lake Erie was stopped by a wildlife conservation officer. The conservation officer boarded the gentleman's boat and cited him for a safety violation.
It won't be long before many Pennsylvania residents are gearing up for another sports season. College students will return to their campuses, kids will go back to school and parents will do whatever it is they do while all that's happening. As summer wanes and fall sets in, you might eagerly await the times you'll share with friends and family, watching your favorite teams on television (or in person) sharing a few laughs, good food and enjoying the company of those you love.
Not all cases where a person is injured need to go through a full blown trial and appeal process. In some instances, mediation may be the appropriate procedure. In a mediation, both sides agree upon a third party who will attempt to bring the sides together in a settlement. The mediator charges a fee which is split by the parties. Typically, a mediator will meet jointly with the parties at the beginning of the session. After hearing each side's argument, the parties are separated into different rooms and the mediator shuttles back and forth discussing each party's position.
Many people commonly consider legal action after suffering injuries in a serious accident. If you have found yourself in such a predicament, you may believe that seeking compensation from the individual or individuals considered at fault could suit your circumstances. You may also think that by filing a claim you will end up in a heated trial as you fight for justice, much like many fictional scenes depict.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million dog bites occur every year. If you are included in this number, you know first hand how physically painful and emotionally traumatizing this type of situation can be. What you may not know is that you do not have to face the aftermath of this situation alone.
Under a new federal rule, truck drivers will have to switch from paper records to tracking their driving electronically.
If you are a member of a fraternity and are thinking about hazing a potential brother, you should carefully read the following.
The National District Attorneys Association is proposing a bill that would change the way campus sexual assault cases are handled by colleges and universities. The thrust of the bill is that university should consult police before punishing these potentially criminal offenses.
A structured settlement for a personal injury case can be a wonderful way to preserve money especially for children injured in accidents. For example, if a ten-year-old is seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision, the settlement monies are put into a structured settlement and the money is given to the child at a later date, usually payments begin after the minor becomes a legal adult.
If you have ever been bitten by a dog you know how nasty the injury can be. In Pennsylvania a person is entitled to be compensated for the medical expenses as well as pain, suffering and disfigurement in the form of a scar caused by a dog bite.