Cooper, Schall & Levy discusses how a pedestrian was fatally struck by a pick-up truck.

Philadelphia Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Pick-Up Truck

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, in 2016 alone, there were 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in U.S. traffic crashes. On top of that, close to 129,000 pedestrians received emergency room treatment for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. The CDC goes on to report that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than occupants of passenger […]

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Cooper, Schall & Levy discusses who is liable for dog bites in Pennsylvania.

Who Is Liable for Dog Bites?

Being attacked by a dog and sustaining a dog bite injury is a scary experience. Pennsylvania law requires that owners and keepers of dogs maintain reasonable control over their dogs at all times. This includes confining their dogs on their premises and using restraint devices such as collars, chains, and leashes when necessary. Unfortunately, dog […]

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Cooper, Schall & Levy discusses who is able to sue for wrongful death in Pennsylvania.

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania?

A wrongful death claim can be brought in cases when someone would have been able to bring a personal injury claim but died before being able to do so because they were fatally injured due to negligence or an intentional, harmful act perpetrated by the defendant in the action. For instance, a wrongful death action […]

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Cooper Schall & Levy gives an overview of damage caps in medical malpractice cases.

Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

Under Pennsylvania law, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional violates his or her professional duty or standard of care. This is called committing “medical negligence.” The applicable standard of care in these kinds of cases is the generally accepted medical practices of a group of medical professionals in the same geographic region treating patients […]

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