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LadderSafety

Work Ladders and OSHA Requirements in PA

By Benedum Law |

Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the workplace. In Pennsylvania, OSHA regulations along with state regulations are in place to ensure the safety of workers and all others who enter a construction site. Pennsylvania product liability laws were put into place to ensure that products including… Read More »

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BodilyInjury

What’s the Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury?

By Benedum Law |

The term bodily injury is used to describe the physical injuries someone sustains after an accident or incident. These types of injuries can include bruises, sprains, broken bones, and nerve damage. While the term itself does not refer to a type of legal claim, the issue of bodily injury may often be referenced during… Read More »

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AccidentCauses

What Are the Main Causes of Car Crashes?

By Benedum Law |

About 5.25 million accidents occur each year due to car crashes. This amounts to roughly one car accident every 60 seconds. Data collected by Safe International Road Travel led to the estimate that roughly 37,000 individuals die each year due to car crashes. But what exactly causes these car crashes to occur? Let’s take… Read More »

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TextingDriving

Know the Law and Prevent Texting While Driving in Pennsylvania

By Benedum Law |

While Pennsylvania does not ban cellphone use while driving, the state does have a law that bans texting while driving. The state-wide law went into effect March 8th, 2012, and bans texting while driving when a vehicle is in motion. The law prohibits any Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) that sends and receives text-based… Read More »

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CommercialVehicleAccident

5 Reasons Why You Should Have an Attorney After a Commercial Vehicle Accident

By Benedum Law |

Commercial vehicles can cause serious injuries. Unlike accidents between everyday drivers, an accident that occurs between a personal vehicle and a commercial vehicle can prove to be incredibly dangerous. Commercial vehicles like semi-trucks are much larger, heavier, take longer to stop, and can cause serious if not fatal injuries when they occur. Injuries involving… Read More »

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SlipFall

What Determines a Slip and Fall Settlement Payout?

By Benedum Law |

If you have been injured after a slip and fall incident on someone else’s property, you might choose to move forward with a legal claim against the owner of the property you were injured on. A majority of slip and fall incidents never make it to court and instead are finalized through a settlement…. Read More »

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SpeedLimit

How Fast Can You Go Above the Speed Limit?

By Benedum Law |

Speed limits are meant to keep the roads safe for everyone commuting. Even if limiting yourself to 65 miles per hour on the freeway feels like traveling at a crawl, that’s technically the law. Many drivers have been told by friends and family that there’s a sort of “grace” given to drivers who are… Read More »

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WorkAfterAccident

Returning to Work After Car Accident in PA

By Benedum Law |

A serious car accident can leave you unable to work for weeks or months while you recover. The prospect of returning to work can feel simultaneously urgent and overwhelming. A car crash is no laughing matter and can lead to severe physical and mental ailments. If you’ve been in a wreck and are concerned… Read More »

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Scooter

E-Scooter Laws in Pennsylvania

By Benedum Law |

Electric scooters are becoming a regular staple of short-distance travel in cities around the United States. Particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic and commuters’ rightful hesitancy to take public transit, scooters are seen as an easy, affordable, contagion-free and environmentally-friendly alternative to taking a taxi or bus. A number of ride-sharing apps like… Read More »

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Texting

Pennsylvania Distracted Driving Law

By Benedum Law |

Distracted driving has rapidly become one of the biggest dangers on roads in Pennsylvania and across the country. Distracted driving is, in fact, the second leading cause of driver-error accidents in the state, behind only speeding. You are more likely to be hit by a distracted driver than by a driver whose error was… Read More »

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