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Pennsylvania Car Seat Laws

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm
Children are extremely vulnerable in motor vehicle collisions. In 2016, 723 children 12 and under died in U.S. car accidents. An additional 128,000 suffered serious injuries. Child safety seats and harnesses give children a much better chance of survival in a car accident. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 618,000 children rode in...
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What Is Highway Hypnosis?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 3, 2019 at 2:07 pm
Highway hypnosis, or white line fever, can occur when a driver has been driving for too long. Staring at the lines in the road can produce a hypnotic effect. A driver experiencing highway hypnosis may be able to operate and control the vehicle in a normal, safe manner – yet he or she will have no recollection of doing so...
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Sol Weiss, Shareholder at Anapol Weiss Announces Settlement Agreement with LivaNova PLC to Resolve Certain Litigation in the U.S. Related to the 3T Heater-Cooler Device

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 29, 2019 at 11:09 am
Under the terms of the agreement and subject to certain conditions, including acceptance of the settlement by individual claimants, LivaNova has agreed to a settlement framework that provides for a comprehensive resolution of the personal injury cases pending in the multi-district litigation in U.S. federal court, a related class action case pending in U.S. federal court, as well as certain cases...
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Pennsylvania Seat Belt Laws

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 27, 2019 at 1:42 pm
A seat belt could be the only thing standing between a motor vehicle passenger and a fatal injury. Manufacturers have designed motor vehicles to protect users from injury only if they wear safety restraint systems. A seat belt could be the difference between life and death. It is your responsibility to ensure you and all passengers – including children –...
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Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for PTSD?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s psychiatric health. It can stem from surviving or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a car accident or criminal attack. PTSD can cause debilitating symptoms such as intense anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, depression, and trouble sleeping. If an employee in Pennsylvania develops PTSD after a work-related accident...
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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm
Lane splitting, or lane filtering, is the act of driving a motorcycle between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Many motorcyclists believe in lane splitting for faster and safer travel. It remains illegal, however, in all states except California. Lane splitting is a highly debated topic in and out of the motorcycle community. This has led to...
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Is Pennsylvania a Comparative Negligence State?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm
Two main negligence concepts exist in personal injury law: contributory negligence and comparative negligence. Contributory negligence bars an injured person, or plaintiff, from any damage award if he or she contributed to the injuries at all. Comparative negligence laws, on the other hand, aim to compensate the plaintiff for at least partial damages, according to his or her percentage of...
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Texas Man Dies After E-Cigarette Blows Up in His Face

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm
​FORT WORTH, TX - Authorities say a young man by the name of William Brown died of a massive stroke after an e-cigarette exploded and tore his carotid artery.  According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Williams died in a Fort Worth hospital on January 29th. The explosion reportedly happened on January 27th in the parking lot of a store...
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3M Military Earplug Litigation

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm
3M and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, version 2 (CAEv2) to the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015. These were standard issue devices provided to thousands of servicemembers. The CAEv2 earplugs may have caused permanent and significant hearing loss or tinnitus to military personnel including those who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. The CAEv2 were...
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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm
Sadly, nursing home abuse is a very common issue in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents may be hesitant or unable to report nursing home abuse or neglect. As a result, family members and loved ones should be aware of the warning signs or red flags that might signify a problem. If you suspect nursing home neglect, speak to a...
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Dangers of Dockless Scooters in Philadelphia

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm
Dockless, or electric, scooters from sharing companies such as Bird and Lime may soon become a mainstay on Philadelphia streets. While the companies advertise their scooters as safe and eco-friendly ways to commute around town, they have also become a dangerous nuisance. Reports from other states of abandoned units on sidewalks and users illegally operating the scooters have many citizens...
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EndDD.org Presents On Giving Tuesday

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 10, 2018 at 4:49 pm
Anapol Weiss partner, Joel Feldman is teaching kids to ask mom and dad not to drive distracted. On Giving Tuesday , Anapol Weiss partner Joel Feldman spent the day at Marple Newtown High School, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, talking to students about distracted driving. Feldman, who has litigated distracted driving cases for years, wants to prevent them from occurring in...
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