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January 2013 Archives

These blogs are posted on behalf of Hof & Reid LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Wrongful death suits often focus on recalled products

When a Pennsylvania consumer purchases a product, he or she expects that product to perform as intended. When a product fails, the result is often disappointment and the aggravation of having to replace the item. However, there are some products that present a much more serious issue when they fail to function as intended. In such cases, serious injury or even death can occur, which can lead to a wrongful death suit against the manufacturer.

Pennsylvania drunk driving accident injures 2, charges filed

An accident in Pennsylvania has resulted in injury to three people and criminal charges against one of the drivers. A 51-year-old man and a 9-year-old passenger suffered injuries after the man's vehicle was struck by another vehicle operated by someone thought to have been under the influence. Police have termed it a drunk driving accident, and the man suspected of drinking and driving is facing several felony charges.

Elderly Bethlehem man dies in car accident

An elderly Bethlehem man became the victim of a deadly motor vehicle crash recently. The man was hit by a vehicle at an intersection, but the details surrounding exactly what happened were not initially disclosed. Authorities have declined to provide details surrounding the deadly car accident, solely indicating that it remained under investigation.

Pennsylvania wrongful death: Beware of energy drink effects

The effects of certain energy drinks have been in the news often lately and blamed for hosts of health issues and even deaths. The military is now involved in a research study about the drink, concerned about its effects on military personnel. These drinks are extremely popular with personnel and civilians, and the study seeks to further understand the health risks of the drinks. The energy drinks have been at the center of controversy and have even resulted in at least one wrongful death lawsuit. Statistics like these underscore the need for caution when Pennsylvania residents use the products.

Father settles Pennsylvania wrongful death claim in son's death

A wrongful death claim against a University of Pennsylvania fraternity and a beer distributor has been settled. The family also named the university in their lawsuit, but they have since reached a private settlement. The wrongful death claim was initiated after a 20-year-old student fell over a railing and plunged 30 feet to his death.

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